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CFC History

Proud to call Colorado home for 40+ years.
CFC Company Timeline
A HISTORY SPANNING OVER 40 YEARS

FIRST DECADE

At only 17, CFC Founder and CEO EJ Olbright moved to Summit County the day after he graduated high school, building a lodgepole teepee that he lived in for two years as he established himself in construction. After starting out in drywall, painting, and general construction, he quickly moved on to building spec houses and duplexes, managing entire projects himself. Thereafter he began working as both a developer and general contractor, starting to build his CFC team and identifying design-build opportunities throughout Summit County, including:

  • Single family homes
  • Rental duplexes
  • Small apartment complexes
  • Large apartment complexes

SECOND DECADE

  • Primarily operated in Summit County as a developer and builder
  • Formalized company culture of customer service
  • Focused on winning work through relationships rather than public, hard bid
  • Developed systems and processes to offer large-project care and skills to smaller, local projects
  • Maintained high-priority focus on building subcontractor relationships
  • Expanded into the commercial market, building projects such as:
    • Retail
    • Office
    • Hotels
    • Ski resort facilities
  • Sustained wood frame construction:
    • Workforce housing
    • Market rate apartments
  • Spread footprint of the company to resort towns throughout Colorado

THIRD DECADE

  • Established branch offices in Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, and Denver
  • Partnered with ski lift manufacturer Doppelmayr to build the Strip people mover tram in Las Vegas, NV, and Toronto Airport
  • Expanded target market to schools, higher education, and public works facilities throughout Colorado
  • Created builder teams and processes to excel at building wood frame construction
  • Created a larger presence in Metro Denver

FOURTH DECADE

  • Strategically survived the construction market contraction of the Great Recession
  • Focused on wood framed apartment construction as the first market in Metro Denver to emerge from the Great Recession
  • Built a team of estimators and builders to expand delivery of excellence
  • Attracted national/institutional clients targeting multifamily development in Metro Denver
  • Created a senior management structure to deliver excellent customer service

THE NEXT DECADE…

  • Created a Warranty Service function to offer clients “cradle to grave” care
  • Developed a profoundly accurate and precise preconstruction team
  • Appointed Orville Hinerman as President to round out executive leadership with Founder/CEO, EJ Olbright
  • Partnered with OSHA in the National Stand Down Day to promote job site safety
  • Earned the privilege of joining the AGC/OSHA CHASE Partnership safety excellence program
  • Returned to the mountain resort market with a signature hotel project in Dillon, CO
  • Returning to our roots with several multifamily projects in Summit County
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