Project Description

Past Project Experience – Cortina Lot-11 – Mountain Village, CO

Project Scope and Relevance: This project included the export of 1,550 cubic yards of material from the excavation of a 5,978 square foot custom home. The import of 1,600 tons of crushed rock for building backfill and slab prep. The installation of all underground utilities to new house (power, gas, communication and cable tv). This project was also a fast track project with an accelerated schedule. All work this project was confined to a lot size of only 9,148 square feet with a building footprint of 4,626 square feet. However, we were restricted even further to an area of only 6,684 square feet to perform all work due to trees on the lot that could not be removed or damaged and steep slope on the front side of the property. This project was started in Mid-October 2018 and substantially completed in late March of 2019.

Project Challenges: The biggest challenge on this project was amount of snow that we had to deal with almost weekly or at times daily. This project is located Cortina Dr. which is a narrow private driveway with a steep switchback. So, it was very challenging to keep the road cleared and sanded in order to get haul trucks to project site. Because this was a fast track project, we had to get the foundation crew in to start forming the lower levels while we continued with the excavation of the upper level on a multi-tiered foundation and still maintain project schedule. It was also necessary to coordinate with the framing contractor to leave holes in main level deck in order to get slab prep gravel into the basement. We then started foundation backfill 4 days after a 34-inch snow fall event that we had to dig out from in order to continue.

Change Orders: There was extensive time and materials work done for snow removal and sanding of roads in order to get export trucks up the steep road to the project location. There were no other change orders on this project.

Contract Amount: $141,000.00 Privately Funded

Project Details


General Contractor: Finbro Construction, LLC, 70 Pilot Knob Ln, Telluride, CO 81435
Werner Catsman (970) 519-1379 [email protected]

Civil Design Engineer: Alpine Land Consulting, LLC P.O. Box 234, Rico, CO 81332
Gregory E. Anderson (970) 708-0326 [email protected]
(Note: We had no interactions with the engineer)

Project Superintendent: Chris Drew, Finbro Construction, LLC (970) 728-3635, [email protected]

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