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ACEC Colorado Honors Young Professional of the Year
 The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC Colorado) recently honored Ryan Loftus, PE (Sterling Design Associates – Littleton) as the Young Professional of the Year at its virtual Leadership Development Program Graduation ceremony.
The Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes the skills and abilities of the next
generation of engineering leaders. Entrants for this award must be nominated by a leader in their firm and demonstrate a significant impact on public welfare on a project and/or the furthering of professional growth and development within their firm.
Loftus was nominated by Wayne T. Sterling, PLA, LEED-AP, president at Sterling Design Associates, where Loftus has worked for the past five years. “From day one, Ryan has always been about people. This ranges from the clients that hire us to the staff and consultants he works with to the contractors that implement the design and all the way to the built environment end users...[it’s] inspiring to see on a daily basis,” commented Sterling.
Loftus has also made distinguishable contributions to the firm itself. In an effort to help the firm become a more streamlined land development company, Loftus implemented AutoCAD and Civil3D standards. He also produced training manuals and conducted instructional seminars for both individual and companywide sessions.
 Ryan Loftus, PE
 Prestigious Craftsman of the Year Award Bestowed Upon Gallegos Corp.’s Dan Doyle
Patience and passion. This is tradesman Dan Doyle’s secret sauce. Doyle, who first became an employee of Gallegos Corporation
in 1988, was awarded the prestigious Natural Stone Institute’s Craftsman of the Year Award for 2019. The award acknowledges one craftsman who has physically
performed outstanding stone fabrication and/or installation over a period of many
years. The candidate must have served as an apprentice stone mason and risen through the ranks as journeyman stone mason, foreman and superintendent, as well as demonstrate leadership and mentorship.
“Dan has a lot of patience,” says Travis Preston, a Gallegos marble and granite apprentice. “A lot of these pieces are very technical and somehow, someway, he always puts them together and they look beautiful when they’re done.”
Gary Woodworth, Gallegos Chief Executive Officer, says Doyle creates works of art – and everyone loves art. That is what sets Doyle apart from his peers and why he was singled out with the prestigious award.
“Having an employee of Dan’s skills allows us to never say ‘no’ to a problem, a challenge,” says Woodworth. “We have the ultimate confidence in what Dan will bring to the job site every day.”
Vail Valley architect, Hans Berglund, says there are very few who can visualize three-dimensionally like Doyle can.
 Dan Doyle
BluSky Restoration Contractors Names Three Office Vice Presidents
Colorado-based BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC today announced the appointments of three office vice presidents, Craig Turner, Jack Kalinski and Brian Sullivan.
Craig Turner has been promoted to vice president of
the firm's Memphis, TN, office. Turner holds a bachelor's degree in management from Crichton College and earned an MBA from Union University in Tennessee.
Jack Kalinski is now vice president of BluSky's Charlotte, NC, office. Kalinski brings over two decades 26 | Colorado Construction & Design
of experience in residential, commercial, municipal, and federal healthcare construction to his new role with the firm. Kalinski holds a bachelor's degree in construction management from ITT Technical Institute in Illinois.
Brian Sullivan joins BluSky as vice president of the firm's Tampa, FL, office and brings nearly a decade of executive experience in the restoration industry. Sullivan holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. |
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