MYC Chili Cook-Off for the Denver Fire Fighter’s Burn Foundation


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.

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Volunteer Day at Food Bank of the Rockies

MYC employees and friends were out volunteering at the Food Bank of the Rockies on February 4th. MYC helped package around 500 food boxes that will be delivered to senior citizens.

Volunteer Group Thank You MYC

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Volunteer Day at The Wild Animal Sanctuary

On Saturday, September 24th 14 MYC employees and friends volunteered at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg. Volunteers helped take care of the animal habitats by weeding the old alpaca enclosure which included cactus, burrs, and thistles as well as clearing out the shed in the area. After working hard, the volunteers were rewarded with a tour on the walkways to hear about the rescue stories and visit the content animals who now can call the sanctuary their forever home.IMG_0079 (2)

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King Soopers #90 Grand Opening


On August 10th, 2016, the MYC project team and friends celebrated the grand opening for King Soopers #90 in Edgewater.

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Grand Opening for Sam’s Club #4987

On Thursday, June 30th, we joined Sam’s Club #4987 in Longmont to celebrate their Grand Opening. Mark Young Construction was proud to be a part of building this new store for the community.

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Are you ready to PAR-TEE? Save the date for our 2016 Charity Golf Tournament held on July 29, 2016 at Saddleback Golf Club. Stay tuned for registration and more information!


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Breaking New Ground In Castle Rock

16Jun15-CastleRock-SitePlan-pageOn November 22nd, MYC broke ground on The Promenade Shops at Castle Rock. The 115,000 SF of construction consists of five junior anchors that will house TJ Maxx, Pet Co, Sports Authority, Ulta Beauty and one other mid level retail store. MYC was recently awarded two smaller core and shell buildings that are part of Block 1,  C-1 and C-2. On the same site MYC will be breaking ground on the new 120,000 SF King Soopers #125 in January 2016. MYC looks forward to teaming with Alberta Development Partners and plans to pursue further opportunities on the site.

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MYC Takes Home Two Awards from ENR Best Projects Mountain States 2015

The team at Mark Young Construction, Inc. took home two awards Thursday, October 29th from the ENR Best Projects Mountain States awards breakfast. The newly constructed Denver Fire Station #18 took Best Project in the Small Project Category (Under $10 Million) and the recent renovations of the Spot Booth and Beer Garden at Red Rocks Amphitheater earned the award of Merit in the Cultural/Worship category. Each project posed unique challenges to the project teams that were overcome through a great amount of teamwork and creativity.

Denver Fire Station #18 at Lowry:DCIM100GOPRO

OZ Architecture met the needs of the City and County of Denver by designing a building that could perform multiple functions, serving as both a station and training facility, with the latest fire technology, an efficient design, community space, and LEED Gold certification. The 14,000 SF project consisted of 3-bays, 8-bedrooms, a workout room, a commercial kitchen, and a common area for the staff and a community room for the public. A 120’ communication tower was added to improve communication between this station and other first responders during a crisis.

Mark Young Construction, Inc. was able to adjust construction of the geothermal installation, planned on the site near an old landfill, in order to continue other construction activities while planning and permitting for the geothermal work was sorted out by the team. Despite the unforeseen conditions MYC accomplished the project nearly a month ahead of time and within budget.


Red Rocks Spot Both and Concessions Renovations:Beer Garden View

Red Rocks Amphitheater has gone through many additions and renovations since opening in 1941. Pahl Architecture and MYC completed the most recent renovations to the park. The two old spot light booths were demolish and new ones were constructed on the same foot prints, two new beer gardens were added, along with a platform at the visitors plaza to provide separate ADA seating and an additional stairway to the trading post. A lower level storage area was remodeled to accommodate ADA restrooms.

This project was successful due to Pahl Architectures’ dynamic floor plans that were visually appealing and MYC’s ability to preserve the integrity of theater through matching the original 1936 stonework style by working on the stone by hand. After the project was completed many visitors could not tell the difference between the new structures and the old, arguing that they had always been there. This is the highest compliment anyone could pay the design and construction team on such a historic site.

MYC would like to congratulate both project teams! Job well done!

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King Soopers #101 Remodel Grand Reopening

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Today we celebrated the reopening of King Soopers #101 in Thornton, CO. The store remained open during the remodel, which consisted of structural slab repairs, relocation of the Frozen Food Department and US Bank, the addition of a Little Clinic, a new Floral Department, and remodeled Deli. Great job to the MYC Team and all of our Subcontractors!

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MYC Completes Projects for Several School Districts



DPS JFK High School Renovation

DPS JFK High School Renovation

Mark Young Construction, Inc. completed a number of education projects this summer, 23 in all, mostly school remodels spread across four districts along the Front Range.

MYC completed seven projects with Denver Public Schools at six different school locations, including the renovations of Edison Elementary, Lincoln High School, Schmitt Elementary, East High School, Place Bridge Academy, and JFK High School. These renovations consisted of remodeling classrooms, major MEP upgrades, and building envelope repairs.

The DPS Lincoln High School project posed a few unforeseen challenges for the MYC Construction team. “MYC was exceptional. When faced with the challenge of a non-contractor caused flood, filling the sub-basement with over 18 in. of water, MYC staff jumped in to help, diagnose, mitigate and address the unforeseen challenge as a team,” said DPS Project Manager Renee Verspoor. “The ability to recover and adapt to unforeseeable challenges with a positive attitude was invaluable. In the end, there was no impact to student return. MYC staff understood the importance of meeting the district’s educational needs, and worked diligently to ensure success.”

Kullerstrand Elementary was one of the 14 Jefferson County schools MYC worked on this summer. The renovation at Kullerstrand consisted of ADA Upgrades, minor structural improvements, and architectural upgrades. MYC also remodeled the kitchen of Cherry Creek High School’s West building in Greenwood Village, and renovated Greeley West High School.

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