Mark Young Construction’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction for the Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation was a very successful event. Around 100 people attended the affair and bid on items ranging from gift certificates to restaurants to adventurous things such as learning how to scuba dive.
We had 24 people make chili which included an assortment of green and red options for tasters to enjoy. Congratulations to Tony Roberts from Proud Souls BBQ for being the winner of the 1st Place Red Chili as well as the overall Popular Vote for their chili named “Smokin’ Souls Brisket & Brew Chili.” The guest judges had a three-way tie for the best green chili between chilis named “Aka Mai Mouth is on Fire!,” “I am Groot – A.K.A Green Enchilada Chili,” and “Old Farts.” After the tie breaker vote, the award went to Ivan Garcia from Akaimai for his chili aptly named “Aka Mai Mouth is on Fire!.” The award for the best chili name went to Mandy Swarts from MYC for her green chili named “Try and Deflate this Brady.”
We want to thank everyone who made a chili for the event, as well as everyone who attended to help raise the funds for this important charity. The event raised more than $10,000 for the Foundation which will help to educate families, emergency workers, and the medical community about burn prevention and care while providing burn survivors and their families support and recovery assistance.
Congratulations to the MYC team for another successful project completion.
The King Soopers #75 in Parker, Colorado celebrated it’s grand re-opening on Friday, November 10th, 2017. Congratulations to the MYC team for all their hard work on this project.
MYC’s worker’s compensation carrier, Pinnacol Assurance, insures more than 55,000 Colorado businesses. Of those 55,000, Pinnacol found MYC’s safety program to be in the top 1% of all their insureds and have awarded us the Circle of Safety Award at the top Gold Level. MYC would like to thank all our employees as this was a team effort all the way from estimating up to the final owner’s meeting and grand opening when we turn over the keys of the finished product and everything in between. We would also like to especially thank our Safety Manager, Lance Murray, for all his hard work in keeping employees, clients, and those around our project sites safe.
On July 28, 2017 Mark Young Construction, Inc. hosted the 3rd Annual Charity Golf tournament benefiting American Military Family. American Military Family is a local charity that aids veterans in the community with a huge focus on preventing veteran suicide. American Military family brought over 10 veterans to the event which really brought the message home to all the players, sponsors, volunteers and other attendees. We are so proud to be able to contribute to this charity that helps so many of our heroes.
The tournament was sold out and raised over $20,000! Check it out!
On Saturday, April 29, The American Subcontractors Association of Colorado held its annual awards night in Denver to recognize outstanding performance in various categories. Our own Matt Carlson was recognized as the “Outstanding Field Professional of the Year” as part of the safety recognition for contractor execution of safety in the field. As superintendent on the King Soopers #125 in Castle Rock, Matt’s work in pre-planning, coordination, and execution of safety on the project earned him this statewide recognition. Well done Matt and congratulations!
On February 24th, Mark Young Construction, Inc. hosted a charity fundraiser to support the Denver Fire Fighter’s Burn Foundation at CB & Potts. This fun event challenged cooks to create a chili that could win the favor of attendees and the guest judges. Everyone who attended voted for their favorite by placing a Lego piece in the chili cup of their choosing. The fire fighters were the guest judges and awarded first and second place, with the popular vote being the deciding factor for third place. The winners took home prizes for their hard work. There were 20 chili entries. First place was awarded to Dennis Wolfe from MYC for his Big Ass Elk chili, second place went to Garrett Burrell from MYC for his Chili Wailua, and third place went to Scott Marks from Horizon Reprographics for his Dragon’s Breath chili. There was also a creative chili name competition that attendees voted on and the winner was Pete Wybenga from Europtics for his chili named Hydrant Humper.
The event also showcased wonderful silent auction items to bid on from local companies. Attendees came from all backgrounds of the AEC community and had the opportunity to mingle and network. Kristen Tonsager from Clutch Design Studios said “I was impressed at the quantity of entries; from spicy green chili to traditional red chili – the spice and flavor did not disappoint! What a great event to benefit a great cause!”
MYC would like to thank everyone who participated and attended. Thanks to our amazing chili pot sponsors, the more than 75 attendees, and silent auction sponsors, we were able to hand over $5,417 to the Denver Fire Fighters representatives who were there for the Burn Foundation.