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History of GH Phipps

Gerald H. Phipps, Inc. was founded in 1952 – more than 60 years ago. We thank our clients, employees and partners for helping us mark that milestone anniversary, and joining us as we move forward to continue building our communities’ skylines.

Our firm stands on the broad shoulders and reputation of our founder, whose goal was to build solid relationships with clients, employees, subcontractors and the community. The son of a representative to the United States Senate from 1919 to 1931, Gerald H. Phipps inherited his father’s interest in philanthropic and civic involvement, from supporting Children’s Hospital Colorado to ownership of the Denver Broncos from 1961 to 1981. Gerald began his career in construction by managing the Denver office of Platt Rogers Construction, the firm founded by his uncle. Eventually, Gerald bought the Denver office and began what is now GH Phipps Construction Companies.

Over the firm’s first decade, the business grew, and Phipps opened a Colorado Springs office in 1960. Since then, we’ve established an office in Fort Collins, Colorado, and a offices in Laramie and Sheridan, Wyoming, to serve GH Phipps Construction of Wyoming.

Gerald’s interest in his employees’ success was backed up by action. In 1967, he established a profit-sharing plan to allow employees to share in the success of the company. Before his death in 1993, he had created a plan to transfer the company's assets to a profit-sharing trust, now held as an ESOP and shared by more than 100 of the company's employees.

We realize, however, that legacy only goes so far, and that reputations need careful and constant nurturing. The men and women of GH Phipps know they must prove themselves every day, in a competitive business environment that demands integrity, teamwork and enduring relationships. We know our word must be as good as our work, as we put client and community first.

For a trip through our history, check out our company timeline through 60 years of service to the community.