PCL Marks its 40th Anniversary in Denver

This year, PCL Construction celebrates its 40th anniversary in the United States, and more specifically, the Colorado market. PCL’s roots in Denver​​​ run deep, and while its proud history is cherished, the organization is excited about future growth opportunities.

Denver International Airport is the largest project in
the history of PCL Denver.

Denver employees volunteer every year
for the Habitat for Humanity build days.

PCL celebrates 40 years of successful building in


Since the office’s origination four decades ago, some of Colorado’s most prominent landmarks have been constructed by PCL, including the 714-foot-tall Republic Plaza skyscraper, the tallest building in downtown Denver, the Jefferson County Government Center in Golden, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Vail and Aspen.  But the largest project in the history of PCL Denver is represented by construction of the main terminal building for Denver International Airport and its 4,000-linear-foot tunnel.
“PCL is rich in history in the Denver area, and I am honored to represent our organization as a local contractor focused on providing solutions for our partners and clients,” said Frank Terrasi, Denver’s vice president and district manager. “We are passionate about what we build and continue to engage in bettering our communities.”


PCL is seen as a leader not only in construction, but also in the community, and as one of the most philanthropic companies in Denver. The organization focuses its efforts in the areas of community development, health, education, and sustainability. PCL believes in constructing a future for those in the communities in which employees live and work.
One factor that adds to PCL’s success is the detail that goes into every aspect of each project. As an employee-owned company, PCL’s employees are invested and passionate about their partners’ success. Walk through PCL Denver’s doors and you will find a dynamic organization whose 220 employees meet a full spectrum of needs from a $250,000 interior build-out to multimillion-dollar, mixed-use developments in the commercial, hospitality, residential, educational, and aviation sectors. 
“PCL has been an exceptional partner from preconstruction through execution,” said Chris Waggett, CEO of D4 Urban LLC. “Throughout the process, PCL has been collaborative, proactive, and client-focused; we couldn’t be happier with their performance.”
Recently, PCL successfully built Colorado State University’s first LEED Platinum Laurel Student Village, the DPS Emily Griffith downtown campus, and the award-winning Mile High United Way Morgridge Center for Community Change. Since PCL Construction can excel throughout 40 years of a changing economy and environment, they are poised to build on the strong foundation for the future. PCL’s Denver operations are grateful to its clients who have enabled the organization’s exceptional team members and partners to build in Denver since 1975.

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