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Jim Ciesla Named Chief Executive Officer of Brinkman Construction

Fort Collins, CO, February 6, 2017: Jim Ciesla has been named Chief Executive Officer of Brinkman Construction. Ciesla has served as the company’s President for the past six years and was one of their first employees. 

This is a new role specific to Brinkman Construction.  The CEO position was previously structured over both the construction and real estate groups and was held by the companies’ co-founder, Paul Brinkman. Brinkman will remain in a significant leadership role as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Brinkman Construction. The structure allows for Ciesla to direct a focused vision for the strategy of the organization moving forward.

Over the years, Ciesla has been instrumental in the advancement of Brinkman Construction.  In the past 12 years, they have grown from $1 million to $122 million in revenue.  In that time, they have worked with some of the region’s top companies including OtterBox, FirstBank, New Belgium Brewing, Odell Brewing, Blue Ocean Enterprises, Industry, McWhinney and Poudre Fire Authority, to name a few. 

In October, the company announced their transition to being 100% employee owned. An innovative ownership model which creates a long-term retirement plan for employees through the distribution of shares generated through annual profits. 

“Jim’s leadership is felt by employees and clients, alike. He has been a huge part of crafting the culture and vision of the company and this new role will allow him to further influence the positive impact we can have on the communities in which we work,” said Brinkman. 

Ciesla has over 20 years of construction experience throughout Arizona and Colorado. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management.  He is a former board member for Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain and has served on the Poudre School District Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee and the Colorado State University Strategic Operating Plan Process Committee.

“I am extremely appreciative for the opportunity to lead the vision of Brinkman Construction. Paul has, and will continue to be, a valued mentor and friend. The example he has set with his leadership has created a company that hold integrity, client relationships and taking care of our employees and their families with the highest regard,” said Ciesla.

Brinkman Construction is headquartered in Fort Collins and has an office in Denver. They are committed to being an employer of choice through their focus on their culture, employee development opportunities and comprehensive benefits package.