We Are Builders - Our People

Leadership Team

Ryan Bonner

RYAN BONNER, LEED BD+C, CHC
PRESIDENT

After graduating with an engineering degree from the University of Colorado, Ryan Bonner has close to two decades in the construction industry. After starting as an intern, Ryan has worked in a wide variety of roles moving from carpenter, to project engineer, to estimator, to project manager and is now the President of Vertix. Ryan’s motto is: “Our focus is our people.” He believes that if you focus on your employees and finding the right people, it will make a great work environment which will trickle down to great relationships with clients, trade partners, and consultants, and the result will be great projects.

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Ted Laszlo

TED LASZLO, DBIA, LEED AP, CHC
VICE PRESIDENT

Ted is a true construction industry advocate, using his 17 years of experience to create collaborative and effective teams. His positive and engaging approach allows designers and contractors to come together to solve even the most difficult problems. Outside of his day-to-day role as Vice President of Vertix Builders, Ted works with the University of Colorado teaching young professionals, is a member of the Executive Committee for the DBIA Rocky Mountain Region, and provides continuing education for DBIA and AIA groups throughout the region. Ted’s passion for construction is well known and apparent on each of the projects he is involved with.

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Tom Lough

TOM LOUGH
SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT

Tom started in the construction industry in 1995 as a Carpenter Apprentice, working his way through the field and learning each detail that goes into a building. Now, as the Senior Superintendent at Vertix Builders, Tom not only efficiently manages projects but helps train our less experienced carpenters and assistants. Tom’s construction background includes successfully completed projects in healthcare, education, mission critical, and multi-family facilities. He thrives on utilizing the knowledge of his trade partners and collaborating to create the best possible solution. In Tom’s own words: “I love working with people and a team environment. Also, it’s great to drive by a project and say ‘We did that.’”

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The Best of Vertix

Brady McQuinn

BRADY MCQUINN

With a focus on healthcare for the past 5 years, Brady has project experience in existing hospital settings as well as ground up medical construction. In addition to project management, Brady integrates with preconstruction services, helping to set projects up for success. Brady works in a personal manner building trust throughout the team to ensure a successful project that remains true to the Vertix culture.

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Miles Oren

MILES OREN

Miles is a graduate from the University of Colorado, Boulder and started with Vertix as a Project Engineer and Assistant Project Manager. He brings experience on multiple project types from Rural to Urban settings.

Evan Bernier

Evan Bernier

Evan joined Vertix as a graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder. As past president of the AGC Student Chapter, Evan brings a spirit of teamwork and cooperation to the jobsite as he works closely with our trade partners.

Jarrod Weber

Jarrod Weber

There are a lot of moving parts on a construction project, no matter the size. I always strive to create a collaborative job site using humor and my friendly nature. Communication between trade partners, consultants, owners, and on-site staff is paramount for safety, disruptions, and smooth ow to the project. My focus on schedule, budget, safety, and most important, the user groups, is how my projects succeed.

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Josh Lapp

Josh Lapp

With 13 years of construction experience, Josh brings a diverse project background having worked as a project engineer, project scheduler, and mechanical and electrical coordinator. Josh’s attention to detail and commitment to working with the trades makes him an ideal superintendent.

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Josh Pfnister

Josh Pfnister

A CSU grad, Josh has worked his way up to Superintendent with 6 years of experience. Josh is an eager learner who truly cares about his projects and the people he works with.

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Eugene McQueen

Eugene McQueen

Eugene is a highly skilled carpenter with 35 years of experience. Detail-oriented and skilled in both finish and exterior trades, Eugene is a great asset to any project.

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Eddie Gajdosik

Eddie Gajdosik

A recent graduate of Wisconsin Stout Construction Management Program, Eddie is a skilled carpenter looking to make a big impact in field management. Eddie is an avid outdoorsman and motorcycle enthusiast

Bryce Evans

Bryce Evans

A CU graduate, Bryce joined the company full time as Assistant Superintendent after an internship with Vertix Builders. Bryce brings a passion for the nuts and bolts of building and helps manage the site forces on our projects.

Benny Melendez

Benny Melendez

Benny joined the company as a superintendent with an extensive healthcare background. He is at home on difficult, occupied medical work – interfacing with all facets of hospital construction. A natural leader and skilled tradesman, Benny is a valuable asset to any medical project.

Tom Sauka

Tom Sauka

Tom brings 12 years of experience as a skilled tradesman working in healthcare and education construction. Tom enjoys being part of a strong team where he can he can use his experience to create high quality projects.

Carl Willyard

Carl Willyard

Carl has been working in construction for 27 years, and is well known as a jack of all trades; working as laborer, carpenter, and foreman as the project demands. He works tirelessly to provide a high quality product and helps keep the jobsite running smoothly.

Fernando Olalde

Fernando "Ferny" Olalde

Ferny is a young, hardworking laborer who is eager to learn. He is quickly becoming an integral part of our team.

Alberto Vaquera

Alberto Vaquera

A carpenter with extensive background in structural concrete, Alberto is a skilled tradesman with a high level of dedication to the project. Alberto is cross-trained as a crane operator making him invaluable to our urban projects.

Matt Espinoza

Matt Espinoza

Matt is a skilled carpenter with over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He can pitch in on rough carpentry, finish carpentry, concrete work, framing, and drywall and has a ton of experience in occupied campus settings and healthcare. Matt is sensitive to infection control procedures and is efficient in containment set-ups. In his free time, Matt is an avid hunter and works on fixing his truck.

Alberto Contreras

Alberto Contreras

Alberto “Cuate” Contreras is a versatile carpenter, skilled in finish carpentry, rough carpentry, and an ace at infection control for medical work. With 25 years of experience in the construction industry, he has experience in a large range of roles and projects. Alberto also pitches in as a field supervisor where needed on interior remodel projects and is dedicated to making each project a success.

Benny Arch

Benny Archebeque

Benny is a dedicated laborer who never sits still. You will find Benny moving from task to task, ensuring that the jobsite is kept clean, safe, and productive. Working in construction his entire career, he is a jack of all trades and knows how to keep a site humming.