Saunders Construction founder Richard “Dick” Saunders has been inducted into the 2018 Class of the Colorado Business Hall of Fame.
The honor comes after 46 years of growing Saunders Construction into one of the state’s largest and most reputable general contractors. Saunders is known for a variety of high-profile projects, including current projects such as the renovations of Denver International Airport’s Great Hall and the Denver Art Museum North Building.
“I couldn’t be more honored to receive this prestigious award alongside several longtime friends and colleagues,” Saunders says. “It has been my life’s work to create a company that considers its culture the most important aspect of the business and to offer gainful employment to over 500 people in Colorado.”
After spending 13 years in the construction industry, Saunders founded the company in 1972. As chairman and primary stockholder, Saunders has overall decision-making authority with regard to company strategies and fiscal policy. He provides leadership to the board of directors and remains active and up to date in all aspects of the company’s significant activities.
Saunders also donates much of his time and money to better the communities his company works on. He has served on as many as 14 boards at a time for most of the past 40 years, generally promoting children's, educational and civic causes.