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Innovative Commercial Construction Companies

At Western Constructors, we always want to keep you updated on everything going on with us. But sometimes it’s important to broaden the scope a little, too. We’ve been covering our work and projects around Grand Junction for a while now—if you haven’t already, check out our article about Grand Junction’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan and our article about our work in the Redlands Mesa area—but we think it’s important to talk about changes and innovations in the construction industry as well. That’s why we wanted to take some time to talk about some innovative commercial construction companies and the technologies they’re using that are paving the way for the future of construction. Our goal is to make our blog as helpful and informative as possible, so whether it covers news about us or about the industry, it’s our hope that you’ll find it interesting—and hopefully fun, too.

3D Printers and Robots

One of the recent developments in construction technology has been the use of 3D printers. 3D printers have been around for a while now, but their application in construction is a fairly recent phenomenon. In 2017, for instance, two bridges were constructed with on-site 3D printers. One of the bridges was built in Madrid, and the other was a bike bridge built in the Netherlands. There are several upsides to using 3D printing in construction; without the need for formwork, for example, the process creates a lot less waste. Additionally, 3D printing makes it so that the exact amount of concrete needed is used. That means that the innovative companies using this technology reduced carbon-dioxide emissions for their projects. One of the coolest parts about 3D printing in construction, though, is that it allows construction companies to build bridges and other structures in shapes that were previously impossible to build.

The use of robots is another recent innovation in the construction industry. Though total autonomous construction isn’t feasible yet, robots can help construction projects get done more efficiently and effectively than ever before. And they can perform many different jobs, too—there are bricklaying robots that work alongside masons and even autonomous vehicles like dump trucks. One of the main reasons a construction company might want to use an autonomous or remote-controlled vehicle is the fact that it greatly reduces the risk of injury—if no one is physically present in the vehicle, then there’s no one to get hurt when an accident occurs. There have been robots in the construction industry that have been controlled from 1,000 miles away, which is truly an amazing feat. In the future, you can expect to see more robots helping out around construction sites.

VR, AR, and AI

Another incredible advancement in construction technology is the use of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). AR and VR have an impressive number of applications in the construction industry. Using VR, for example, an innovative commercial construction company can walk a project owner through a simulation of their project before it ever gets built. It allows construction companies and designers to plan their projects in new and exciting ways—some architects have interacted with holograms as a part of the design process. And VR also has important safety applications; VR allows construction companies to train people with new equipment in a safe and risk-free environment. Like VR, AR also has a number of helpful uses. On a construction site, AR goggles can allow construction workers to essentially see through walls that have already been built by helping them visualize the space on the other side.

Another innovation that has applications in the construction industry is artificial intelligence (AI). Even just in the planning stage, AI can help architects and designers choose between options and find the most efficient way to complete their projects. Normally, project scheduling is a nightmare, but AI assistants can help build the most efficient project schedule in just minutes. AI can also analyze 3D models of projects and point out potential flaws and errors—this improves worker safety and helps improve the efficiency of the project delivery. AI can also compile job-site imagery to create a 3D map of project progress that project owners and designers can view to keep them up to date. It’s an amazing advancement that contributes to project efficiency and worker safety, and it’ll continue to have new uses in the construction industry as innovative commercial construction companies figure out new ways to apply it.

Embedded Sensors and Predictive Analytics

More recently, there have been some interesting technological advancements in construction—and there are several things to look forward to as we move closer to the end of 2019. The use of data-driven technology, for example, has continued to rise. By using embedded sensors, project managers and construction companies can collect data about their projects; whether it’s information about the project’s safety, structural flaws, or operational workflow, these embedded sensors help make new construction projects safer and more efficient. The advancement of predictive analytics is another recent technology that’s moving the construction industry into the future. Predictive analytics use systems that can look ahead to point out things like safety concerns or budget outlooks. It uses AI to go a step further and try to predict what will happen in the future of a project.

The construction industry continues to grow and change each year as innovative commercial construction companies find new ways to improve project efficiency. If you’re interested in reading more about the future of the construction industry, we recommend checking out this article here. At Western Constructors, we think it’s important to keep looking ahead and to stay informed about the industry—and we think it’s fun to learn about, too. We hope you’re just as excited about these new technologies as we are. Already, many construction companies have begun to incorporate these new technologies—and though not all of them are widespread yet, we’re sure that they will become more and more prevalent as the years go by. The construction industry has an exciting future ahead, and we can’t wait to see all the new innovations that will shape it.

*This post was written by Third Loft Marketing.

Grand Junction 2020 Comprehensive Plan

It’s an exciting time to live in Grand Junction. Already, the landscape around the city has begun to change—and at Western Constructors, we’re proud to say that we’ve been a big part of that change. Our work at the Las Colonias Business Park, in the Dos Rios area, and our projects at Redlands Mesa have all helped make Grand Junction a better place to live (for news and information about our current projects, check out the rest of our articles on our blog here). But even more exciting things are coming to the city: if you haven’t already heard, the city has started developing a Grand Junction 2020 Comprehensive Plan that will act as a roadmap for the future. But the best part about this is that they’re looking for feedback from the community—that means that you could have a hand in the future of Grand Junction.

Changes in Grand Junction

One of the main goals of our blog is to bring you hope for a better Grand Junction—we want you to be just excited about the future of our beautiful city as we are. Grand Junction has had a history of ups and downs, but our work in the city has helped turn it into a place where people are excited to live and work. We’ve already seen people moving in from California, Texas, and all over the Front Range to participate in new opportunities and for Grand Junction’s incredible access to the outdoors. We’re dedicated to continuing that process—we want to make Grand Junction a city that all of us can be proud of. That’s why we wanted to inform you about the Grand Junction 2020 Comprehensive Plan; your input is incredibly valuable, and we want to make sure that your voice is heard.

The plan will include new zoning in the city, new construction, and many new changes throughout Grand Junction. It aims to take a look at services that the community would like to see (such as parks, roads, and fire stations) as well as new plans for residential and commercial growth. The planning process started in February of this year and is still ongoing—the city estimated that it would take about 18 months to complete, which means that it should be done by August of 2020. You can find even more information about the plan on the city website here. It’s important to the city that the final vision for the plan is a community vision, one that everyone works together to create. That’s why they’re encouraging everyone to share news about the plan with friends and colleagues in Grand Junction—they want the news to spread far and wide.

How You Can Help

One of the ways in which Grand Junction has opened its ears to residents is through its interactive map. Anyone who lives in the area can give the city feedback on what they’d like to see change in the future of Grand Junction by going onto the interactive map and highlighting areas they’d like to see fixed. You can find a link to the Grand Junction 2020 Comprehensive Plan interactive map here. The map has several tools for you to share your opinion about upcoming changes you’d like to see. For example, there are different markers you can place on the map for areas that you think are community assets that you want to see maintained or areas that you think are public safety concerns. Already, more than thirty maps have been created by residents, and the interactive map also allows other residents to review those maps and make comments.

Additionally, the city has provided two different online surveys that you can take to put your ideas out there. They have separate surveys for residents of Grand Junction and for business owners in the city—they’re looking to get as much information as they can from as many people as possible so that they can truly change the city for the better. When more people speak up and have their voices heard, the city continues to grow. The community survey asks questions about everything from how long you’ve lived in Grand Junction to what kind of residential developments you’d like to see in the future. And even though the questions have many options to choose from, you can provide more detailed feedback if you’d like; almost every question has an attached text box where you can answer the question without being restricted to a multiple-choice format.

One Grand Junction

Overall, the theme of the plan is “One Grand Junction,” and we couldn’t agree more with their goal. Our city has a beautiful community, and we want to do everything we can to continue to improve it. At Western Constructors, we’ve always made improving Grand Junction our top priority. We’ve been striving to achieve our vision for the city, and we think that the Comprehensive Plan will help us make it a reality. Every insight you can provide the city about the future of Grand Junction, no matter how small, works toward improving our community. If you’d like to learn even more about the Grand Junction 2020 Comprehensive Plan, be sure to check out this article by The Daily Sentinel.

By participating in the Grand Junction 2020 Comprehensive Plan, we hope that you can help make the city a better place. With more input and feedback from residents and businesses about how they’d like to see the city change, we’re confident that the city will make great decisions for construction companies like ours that will allow us to continue serving the Grand Junction community. Just as we’ve helped improve specific areas around the city (take a look at our articles about developments in the Dos Rios and Redlands Mesa areas, for example), we hope that Grand Junction’s 2020 Comprehensive plan will continue to change Grand Junction into a place where people are excited to live. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the city, and we hope that you take the time to be a part of the coming change.

*This post was written by Third Loft Marketing.

General Contractors Redlands Mesa

Redlands Mesa is one of the nicest areas in Grand Junction, and we’ve helped make it what it is today. With beautiful homes, an amazing location, and wonderful amenities, we think that Redlands Mesa is a perfect area to live. That’s why we’re proud to be the general contractors that homeowners in Redlands Mesa trust most. Western Constructors built many of the homes in the Redlands Mesa area, and we think that our work there speaks for itself. But when you first drive past a home, the first thing you think probably isn’t going to be, “I wonder who the general contractors for that project were.” So while we’re confident that you’ll be impressed with what we’ve built if you take a look around the area, we also wanted to let people know that we’re behind a lot of the work there.

We’ve talked a bit about our work at Redlands Mesa before because we’re proud of the work we’ve done—and the work we continue to do—in the area. The homes in Redlands Mesa are well designed in a modern way that stands out to people who go by. They’re built with a high-desert flair that blends seamlessly with a modern look, and the location is incredible. Redlands Mesa offers amenities like hiking trails, a community pool, and the #1 rated golf course in Colorado. And when you consider that the community is only five minutes from downtown Grand Junction, it’s hard not to think that it’s the best place in the city to live. We’re proud to say that many of the homes there are the work of Western Constructors, and the high quality of the Redlands Mesa area is a reflection of the high quality of our work.

Proximity to the Outdoors

Another great thing about building a home in the Redlands Mesa area is its proximity to the outdoors. For those who love to hike, bike, or swim, Redlands Mesa has many opportunities for you to keep active. Many of the homes that we’ve been the general contractors for have direct access to the outdoors and are built so close to the many trails and rivers that you’re never far from your next adventure. Being able to stay active is one of the best parts of living in Grand Junction—it’s one of the best things about living in Colorado in general. Why wouldn’t you want to enjoy the outdoors in the most beautiful state in the United States?

Even if you’re not interested in outdoor activities like kayaking, the view from the Redlands area is unbeatable. If someone living in the Redlands Mesa area wants to see the desert, the Valley, and the many mountains and mesas around Grand Junction, all they have to do is look out their window. Many of the homes we’ve built are also near the Redlands Mesa golf course and club house, which you can read more about on their website here. One of the amazing things about building a home there is that you have instant access to a community, and being a member of the club at Redlands Mesa has many beneficial perks for homeowners. With outdoor activities, a wonderful community, and the best view in Grand Junction just outside your door, we think that the Redlands Mesa area is one of the best places in the city to build a home.

Upcoming Residential Projects

Though we’ve been talking a lot about our business and commercial construction lately—take a look at this article about our work beginning in the Dos Rios area, for example—Western Constructors will also be the general contractors for several upcoming home projects. Some of these homes are in the Redlands Mesa area. Neighbors and community members have enjoyed the homes we’ve built for residents so much that they keep asking us to come back and build more. And we’re happy to do it, too. We love the area, and we’re happy that we have the opportunity to keep coming back and keep making Redlands Mesa a wonderful area to live. We think that building homes for people in parts of Grand Junction as beautiful as Redlands Mesa is a benefit to homeowners and the community at large.

One of the things we’re proudest of is the fact that many people have come to us recently asking us to be the general contractors for their homes. They know about our work at Redlands Mesa, our work at the Las Colonias business park, and our work at the Dos Rios area, so they know what to expect from us: quality. Often, a family looking to build a home has asked specifically for Western Constructors, and we think that says a lot about the level of quality we strive to maintain. Some families we’ve spoken with have said that they won’t buy a home built by anyone but Western Constructors. We’re so grateful to those people who have seen our work and chosen to make us the general contractors for their homes. We know that it’s a lot of responsibility—that’s why we always try our best to do things right.

Making Our Vision a Reality

We don’t just want to tell people that we’re the best general contractors in Grand Junction; we want to show them. And if you drive by the Redlands Mesa area, you can see the quality of our work for yourself. Every time you drive by and see a beautiful home there, there’s a good chance that we had a hand in the project. We like to refer to our work in the Redlands Mesa area as one of the projects in our “string of pearls,” which you can read more about in this article here. For a long time, we’ve had a vision of developing Grand Junction, and we’re proud to help bring it to life. We’ve helped revitalize some of the oldest areas in the city, and we’ve helped improve the Redlands area in our effort to make the city of Grand Junction the best it can possibly be.

*This post was written by Third Loft Marketing.

 

Grand Junction, CO Homes

Bella Mesa at Redlands Mesa is a 16-lot subdivision in the Redlands that features some of the finest newly constructed Grand Junction, CO homes. As with all our projects, these homes are not only high-end construction and material, but connect homeowners with the outdoor beauty that Grand Junction, CO offers. As you may know, the Redlands is considered one of Grand Junction’s most desirable living spaces. As you drive up the hill leading to our development you see the wide range of Grand Junction’s “Bookcliffs”, the Grand Mesa, the National Monument, and pieces of the Grand Valley spread out around you. The Redlands has its own golf course. Trails for hiking and biking cover the area. And of course, the Redlands has some of Grand Junction’s nicest homes and developed space.

Five Minutes From Downtown Grand Junction

The design of these homes is also unique in Grand Junction because they are higher-end development homes, built with a certain style. These Grand Junction, CO homes are built with high-desert flair, combined with a modern look. The subdivision comes right off Ridges Boulevard, placing it centrally within the Redlands. Bella Mesa is a five-minute drive from downtown Grand Junction, and about the same distance from 7th Street or Patterson Road, which is where most of the great things to do in Grand Junction are located. The Redlands is also right in the middle of some of Grand Junction’s best outdoor spots.

The Redlands Has Access To Grand Junction’s Outdoors

People live in Grand Junction because of the outdoors – it’s what this area is known for. Whether you love hiking or biking, getting out into nature, kayaking, or any other outdoor activity you can imagine – or if you prefer the scenery itself – the Redlands offers access to it all. Of all Grand Junction, CO homes, those built in the Redlands are positioned in the best possible space. There’s really nothing like waking up and seeing the beauty of Grand Junction from your doorstep. The desert, the Valley, and the surrounding mountains and mesas create an incredible backdrop. It’s an experience you can’t get anywhere but in Grand Junction. And within Grand Junction, the best views are found in the Redlands. Even among the Redlands, we feel that the views and location of the Bella Mesa lots are unforgettable.

The Grand Junction, CO homes at Bella Mesa range from five hundred thousand to six hundred thousand in price. They are located very near the Redlands golf course and club house, giving homeowners a view of deep green amidst the desert and mountain landscape. Parks surround the Redlands area, making it a great location for families. We are very excited about this development because we know the value this project brings. They’re the kind of homes in which we would want to raise our kids, which is how we approach all of our projects.

Western Constructor’s String Of Pearls

Bella Mesa at Redlands Mesa is another one of what we call Western Constructor’s “String of Pearls.” Back in the 1980’s, community, political, and business leaders in Grand Junction put together a plan to improve the city of Grand Junction’s look and feel. Their plan involved building several parks along the riverfront, and the creation of trail system to connect them. They likened the project to a string (the trail) of pearls (the various parks built to beautify the area). It was a large project because Grand Junction’s riverfront had some problems and required cleanup. But ever since, the riverfront trail has become a highly popular and pleasant place to visit. It’s made a substantial difference in the Grand Junction community.

As we began the process of looking to build in Grand Junction once again – both residential homes and commercial properties – we thought very hard about what kind of difference we wanted to make. It made sense to us to try to leave Grand Junction better than we found it. We took inspiration from the string of pearls project back in the late 1980’s, and we feel that it’s a good metaphor for our construction projects now. Western Constructors builds community and gives people hope of a better tomorrow for Grand Junction – we don’t just build homes and commercial buildings.

We also feel that our Grand Junction, CO homes at Bella Mesa are truly a pearl. They’re homes we’ve been proud to build. We know that the people who get to live in them will be very happy there. Their lives will be enriched by the community, at the foremost, and the surrounding environment and views as well. The Redlands are an incredible place to live, and we’re fortunate as builders in Grand Junction to have found space there that we truly love and find passion in developing.

We Are Back In Grand Junction To Stay

You may not have heard of Western Constructors. That company name may be new to you. Many people know us around Grand Junction as “Bruce’s company,” though we’ve become so much more as the company has grown and developed. We left Grand Junction for some time when the economy took a downturn in 2008. But we’ve always been excited to get back to the place we love. And we’re excited to announce and share with you the news about Bella Mesa.

If you or someone you know is interested in lots in Bella Mesa at Redlands Mesa, you can find our Reservation Agreement here. If you are interested in looking at our other Grand Junction, CO homes, you can find our residential portfolio here. If you haven’t heard a whole lot about us yet, we’ve been in business since 1974. We’ve constructed over 2,700 Grand Junction, CO homes, which you can read more about on our blog. People have literally built their entire family legacies in homes and commercial properties we’ve constructed during our forty-five years in business. If you’re looking for the right place to call home, we are the builders in Grand Junction who people look for. It’s rare that families wait to buy homes built by specific contractors. Yet it’s an experience that we have often with our Grand Junction, CO homes. People love our work and seek out homes we build.

 

*This post was written by Third Loft Marketing.

Western Constructors Is Family-Owned

Many people know Bruce Milyard. He’s ran Western Constructors since 1974. For a long time, in fact (and even some to this day), Western Constructors was simply known as “Bruce’s company.” There’s a rich legacy when a person who’ve lived in an area for their entire lives has also helped build that area from the ground up. You can see projects of Bruce’s and Western Constructors all over Grand Junction and the Grand Valley. Western Constructors is family-owned and though we perform work all over the United States, we’re deeply committed to the Western Slope of Colorado. So, of course people know Bruce’s name.

Western Constructors also used to be known as “Constructors West.” Like many of the companies growing/ developing in Grand Junction today, we started small. There are many similarities, in fact, between Western Constructors’ origin and companies like Bonsai Design and Rocky Mounts, who’s new corporate headquarters we’re currently building (as of the time of this writing) at Las Colonias. We began our business to help people and to make a difference in the community we love. Bruce raised his family in Grand Junction, and while raising them, brought together a talented group of people to also raise up the city in which they all lived. It’s amazing to look back at some of the things Bruce and Western Constructors have accomplished over the last 47 years.

Some Of Our Residential And Commercial Construction Projects

If you’re unaware of the types of construction Western Constructors has performed in the Grand Valley and across the country, here’s a short list of companies for whom we’ve built, and links to some of our commercial and residential projects. If you click on any of the links you’ll be able to actually see some of our legacy projects.

U.S. Bank: 10,000 sf building in Fruita, CO. This building is right along I-70.

Major Mortgage/ Keller Williams Building: 23,000 sf building in Grand Junction, CO.

Timberline Bank: 18,000 sf building in Montrose, CO.

Café Rio: 2,500 sf building in Grand Junction, CO. One of Grand Junction’s more popular places to eat, on Patterson Rd.

Panchero’s Mexican Grill: 6,000 sf building in Montrose, CO.

Rib City: 2,800 sf building in Montrose, CO.

Allen Unique Auto: building in Grand Junction, CO.

BOS Solutions: building in Grand Junction, CO.

Williston Multi-Family Homes: apartment complexes in Williston, ND.

Remax 4000: tenant improvements in Grand Junction, CO.

Sports Authority: retail space in Montrose, CO.

The Egg & I: building in Grand Junction, CO.

Game Stop: building in Montrose, CO.

Petco: building in Montrose, CO.

Radioshack: building in Montrose, CO. The whole Montrose, CO complex that we built is now the largest combined retail area in the city.

Our many residential projects: placed across the United States.

Our Legacy Is That We Build Relationships

We’ve been successful over time because of the great relationships we’ve built. Whenever we work with a new partner or company, we give them the very best treatment that a person could ask for. We exceed our clients’ goals because we recognize that every project is different, and every person has unique ideas and needs. Our detailed attention to our clients’ projects saves time and money for everyone involved. We’re always asking ourselves and our clients: “is there a better way?” It’s never worth it to go for good: you have to go for great. When you work with us, you’re part of our family. And family gets only the best.

Today, Western Constructors is so much more than one person, and it’s becoming so much more than just commercial and residential construction. Bruce’s children have joined him in his legacy business, and they in turn have brought many others with them to grow the company. Western Constructors has, and will continue to perform projects all over the United States as our company continues to grow, but we’re especially excited about what’s happening now in Grand Junction, CO.

And we’re especially excited about providing more opportunities for those around us as we continue Bruce’s legacy. One of the advantages of Western Constructors developing to be more than just its owner is that we have so many more people now on our team. We’ve become so much bigger than just one person.

We’re Working To Improve Grand Junction

If you’ve read our latest blogs, you seen the changes taking place in Grand Junction right now. Our construction projects at Cornersquare, in the Redlands, at Dos Rios, and especially Las Colonias are helping to shape the future of our wonderful city. They’re stretches that were formerly known as “a blighted area” because of trash buildup, unsafe environmental problems, and abandoned buildings. Now, as mentioned on the Colorado Public Radio, many residents of Grand Junction believe that the Las Colonias/ Dos Rios improvements will do for Grand Junction what the Lower Downtown (LoDo) redevelopment did for Denver.

It will be wonderful for all of us to see more tenants move in to the Las Colonias business park and the revitalization that success produces for the rest of Grand Junction.

As the legacy of Western Constructors continues, one of our main goals is to help Grand Junction no longer be a boom-and-bust town. Of course, no single company can single-handedly fix a problem like that. So, our contribution to the goal is our “string of pearls” – a series of residential and especially commercial projects that provide excellent building space and residential homes to people living in and moving to Grand Junction. We also want to entice/ keep more large, national-size companies that fit into the Grand Junction lifestyle, to set up long-term or permanent headquarters in Grand Junction – companies like Bonsai Design and Rocky Mounts.

Staying “Grand Junction” But Moving Into The Future

We still have a certain type of company we want here. We’re dedicated to still staying “Grand Junction,” but we want to improve what we already have by getting rid of that boom-and-bust cycle that Grand Junction’s known for. The only way we’ll do that as a community at this point is by bringing in more high-quality, large-scale companies.

One of the biggest advantages to working with Western Constructors for any person looking to build a new home or commercial space is that they’re getting expert advice and construction services from an entire family who’s made Grand Junction their home. We know the Grand Valley and the people in it. We have an entire team dedicated to your projects. Because when you’re building with us, your project is our project. And we want every location we build to be as incredible as possible.

 

*This post was written by Third Loft Marketing.

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