We can’t believe it’s already the end of 2022! This past year has been full of excitement with projects closing out, new ones beginning, and several company events in between. As we prepare for 2023, we’re looking back on the top 22 highlights of 2022.
1. Completed Arkins Promenade
We finished this iconic project over the summer, and since then it has been dubbed as one of Denver’s most unique outdoor spaces. The promenade combines recreation and the natural environment in a linear park along the South Platte River and includes an elevated walkway with seating areas, outdoor classrooms, and viewing platforms 16 feet above the river bank.
2. Celebrated Mast Stepping Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial
The Veterans Memorial is an iconic space at Riverdale Regional Park in Brighton, and the Mast Stepping Ceremony gathered project partners, Adams County commissioners, and members of the U.S. military for a moving tribute.
3. Raised $28,000 for the Aims Foundation at the ECI 4th Annual Golf Tournament
Thank you to the sponsors and partners who participated in ECI’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament in September. Because of their support, the tournament raised $28,000 for the Aims Foundation’s Construction Trades Scholarship.
4. Completed Kenney’s Run Greenway
This project removed much of the Molson Coors property from the 100-year flood plain, which positively impacted this flood plain along Ford Street. The project created a wider sidewalk on the east side of Ford Street, and the channel bottom featured naturalistic landscaping.
5. Participated in CSU Career Fairs
It was great to be back at CSU and participate in the Department of Construction Management’s spring and fall career fairs. We met with numerous promising candidates and are confident the future is bright for the Colorado construction industry.
6. Broke Ground on Cheyenne-Arapaho Park
This 4.6-acre park in Arapahoe County will include a community garden, off-leash dog area, natural play area with extended cottonwood creek bed, and multiple picnic and shade areas. The park will benefit residents by supporting quality of life and providing additional opportunities for recreation and nature experiences close to home.
7. Celebrated Summer at Company TopGolf Event
We don’t often get the opportunity to gather as an entire company, so it’s extra special when we do. We celebrated the summer with an employee outing to TopGolf in Thornton and enjoyed sharpening our skills and great company.
8. Completed Erie Community Park Final Phase
ECI completed Erie Community Skate Park in 2013, and we were contracted to finish the final phase eight years later. This last stretch includes basketball courts, a sledding hill, restroom buildings, shade structures, and many more amenities.
9. Helped Host Construction Con
As part of the leadership committee for the Northern Colorado Construction Sector Partnership, we helped host the first ever Construction Con. This event gathered more than 500 high school students from school districts in Larimer and Weld Counties and more than 200 industry professionals for a day of career exploration.
10. Made Significant Progress on Englewood Parks Renovations
ECI has been working on renovations for Cushing Park, Centennial Park, and Baker Park in Englewood, and we completed Cushing Park in the fall. The finished parks will include numerous new features, including a new skate park, restroom buildings, picnic shelters, playgrounds and site furnishings.
11. Brian Peterson Retired
Congratulations to our founder, Brian Peterson, who retired from ECI in September of this year. We are incredibly grateful for everything Brian has given to ECI throughout the years, and we wish him all the best in his retirement.
12. Completed Downtown Westminster
ECI’s work on this project started with the construction of the Downtown Plaza, which consisted of a splash feature, restroom building, and pavilion area. Our scope continued with putting the final touches on five city blocks.
13. Company Trip to Mexico
Our crew works incredibly hard to deliver quality projects on time and within budgets, and we rewarded everyone’s dedication with a company trip to Mexico in the spring! It was a great way to bond as a team and enjoy some fun in the sun.
14. Started Anthem Community Park
Anthem Community Park in Broomfield will feature many new elements, including parking, MTB Skills Course, shade shelters, lighting, and landscaping. Future phase will include baseball fields.
15. Participated in the MS Walk
Team ECI met up in Windsor to continue our annual tradition of participating in the MS Walk to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This is a cause we are very passionate about and it was a great opportunity to show our support.
16. Completed Cherry Hills Country Club
ECI rerouted Little Dry Creek through holes 13-17 of Cherry Hills Country Club. We removed thousands of feet of grouted boulders from the banks of the creek, banked the slopes back to create a more natural stream, added rock to the bed and banks of the creek to help with flow, and removed and replaced two brick cart bridges.
17. Participated in Roosevelt High School’s Career Fair
We had a great time interacting with high school students at Roosevelt High School’s career fair in the spring. There are so many career paths in the construction industry, and we love introducing students to the many options available.
18. Started Coal Creek Park
This park redevelopment for the Town of Erie will include the following elements: Splash pad/ice rink, restroom/shelter, utilities, shade shelters, storage building, lighting, landscape and irrigation.
19. Welcomed Several New Employees
We added several talented new recruits to the team this year, including project engineers, project managers, estimators, and field staff.
20. Started Circle Point Park
This project consists of the redevelopment of an existing park in the Circle Point Business Park in Westminster to a true amenity. There will be outdoor workspaces, meeting spaces, walking trails, grass field, social areas with one even including a putting green.
21. Celebrated the Season at ECI’s Christmas Party
The ECI Christmas party is always a jolly good time, and this year was no exception. Our team gathered at The Summit in Windsor for bowling, laser tag, great food and even better libations.
22. Gearing Up to Start Denver Museum Nature Play and Box Canyon
ECI is creating an ecological park off the plaza of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science through City Park. The project features several unique elements to mimic natural areas in Colorado, including multiple different types of boulders, a box canyon, and several natural play areas.
Thank you to all our employees, partners, and subcontractors who have made 2022 a great year, and we look forward to an even better 2023!