One Construction Industry
Not in Recession
Recession has hit hard nearly every sector of U.S. business, and one of the most hard hit is the construction industry. But one company, Colorado ResCon, has experienced significant upside growth each and every year of its eight-year history. Beginning in the restoration field performing water and fire damage clean-up for insurance carriers in Colorado, ResCon has grown to be one of the largest construction companies along Colorado’s Front Range.
A preferred construction contractor for more than 20 major insurance carriers, ResCon adds a lot to the local economy through its 25-50 workers employed depending upon the current workload. During high-volume periods such as the “annual freeze” or hail losses which hit the Front Range at least once or more per year, the workforce swells to absorb all the additional work from this large referral source.
AIMING HIGH, MAKING HER DESTINY
Jackie Dennison, the owner of ResCon, grew up in southern Colorado approximately 100 miles south of Denver in a town called Pueblo. Her father worked nearly 40 years for the local steel mill, and her mother and father developed an enterprising janitorial service and craft boutique where Dennison worked after school and on weekends. Dennison, the youngest of six daughters, credits her parents for instilling in her the importance of hard work, honesty and integrity, and of taking control of her destiny.
Following graduation from high school, Dennison moved to Denver to begin her career in commercial property management and brokerage and finish her BSBA degree at the University of Phoenix. It is in this dynamic field that she learned about commercial building operations, energy management, construction and tenant finish, HVAC and electrical systems, plumbing, elevators and much more. Her last position was with a company that owned the largest single real estate holding in Colorado, encompassing 2.5 million square feet. It spanned a two-square-block area of premier downtown real estate that is now anchored by the Ritz Carlton. It included several high-rise office buildings, a large, three-story athletic club, a luxury hotel, high-end apartment homes, and a state-of-the-art multimillion-dollar security operations center. Dennison states, “This was the most demanding yet thrilling time of my life. I had a large operations team to work through to manage approximately 250 office tenants. In this position I oversaw operations and managed a several-million-dollar annual operating budget as well as capital projects.” Dennison flourished in her fast-paced and demanding role.
WORKING HARD, RISING HIGH
Dennison returned to Pueblo in 2002 where several years later she met her husband, Jack, who owned a restoration company. With Dennison’s strong operations and construction background, the husband-wife dynamic duo teamed together and added full-service construction to their thriving business. In five short years, ResCon quadrupled in size and has become a dominant presence in the insurance contracting arena in Southern Colorado, awarded “Top Performer” for 2011 by the carriers it serves. Dennison said with confidence, “It is all about providing a superior customer experience. All the other good things you want for your company will follow if you consistently achieve this one main thing which is at the core of our business.”
Dennison describes herself as a “person of the heart” and indicates she truly cares about the customers she serves. With her business philosophy and keen management and operations experience in construction services, she has proven to be an industry leader. ResCon was ranked by Colorado Real Estate Journal as one of the largest El Paso County Commercial General Contractors in 2011 and 2012, and named to Colorado Biz Magazine‘s “2012 Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses,” which speaks well for Dennison and for the excellence ResCon stands for.
2938 Janitell Road | Colorado Springs, CO 80906
719-266-4492 | www.coloradorescon.com