Amy Sherman, President
Northwest Douglas County EDC
8351 Rampart Range Rd, Ste. 111
Littleton, CO 80125
Amy Sherman is the President of the Northwest Douglas County Economic Development Corporation, an organization she helped create in November 2011. The Northwest Douglas County EDC covers Roxborough, Sterling Ranch, Santa Fe Corridor, and western Highlands Ranch. The organization is focused on infrastructure improvements, public policy, and marketing of the region as a premier place to locate or expand a business. Amy was recognized in 2013 as the Economic Development Rookie of the Year by the Economic Development Council of Colorado.
Previously, Amy was the President & CEO of the West Chamber Serving Jefferson County for ten years. Prior to that Amy worked for the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Travel & Tourism Authority (now Colorado Tourism Office), and the National Potato Council.
Amy is a Douglas County native and lives in Roxborough.
2013 Board of Directors
Diane Smethills, Chair
Sterling Ranch, LLC
1805 Shea Center, Suite 210
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Highlands Ranch Community Association
Recreation Center at Eastridge
9568 University Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Senior Vice President – Littleton
101 W County Line Rd
Littleton, CO 80129
John Moore III, P.E.
Director of Civil Engineering
12499 West Colfax Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215
Comcast Business Class
8000 East Iliff Avenue
Denver, CO 80231
Commissioner Jill Repella
100 Third Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Business Banker VP
66 W. Springer Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Martin/Martin, Inc. is a full service civil and structural consulting engineering firm that has been a leader in the Rocky Mountain region since the 1940s. We provide consulting engineering services to a broad range of clients including architects, building/property owners, contractors, developers, government sector clients, and manufacturing companies. Although focused on projects in our region, Martin/Martin has completed projects in 48 states, Canada, Mexico and overseas.
Martin/Martin’s professional credentials are extensive. Our civil engineering expertise focuses on all aspects of civil site/infrastructure design including: traffic/transportation, utilities (water/wastewater), parking, street layout/lighting, stormwater drainage, circulation, surveying, paving, security issues, and other site considerations for projects ranging in size from less than one acre to several thousand acre developments. Our structural engineering experience includes meeting design requirements for new facilities and expansions. We have designed structures for use as transit-oriented developments, mixed-use, public administrative, computer research, office, maintenance, airport, sports/recreation, and educational/training facilities. Martin/Martin’s engineers have experience with sustainable design, the LEED certification process and have LEED project experience. Our annual fee volume represents the design for approximately $2B in construction projects.
Creative engineering, anticipation of problems based on experience and rapid response to changes result in meaningful design solutions. Martin/Martin engineers stress collaboration in developing design concepts which tap the expertise of our people. Our production and quality control systems allow us to produce consistent, high quality drawings. Customization of drawing and engineering software has allowed us to maximize the use of available technology.
Civil Engineering Services Including
- PPP/Site Infrastructure
- Construction Engineering
- Stormwater Management
- Traffic Engineering
- Water Systems
- Wastewater Systems
Structural Engineering Services Including
- New Construction
- Investigative Services
- Historic Assessment
- Construction Engineering
Grist Brewing Company Hosting Grand Opening
Grist Brewing Company, located at 9150 Commerce Center Circle, just south of C-470 off Santa Fe, will be hosting its grand opening Saturday, November 2nd. Doors open at 12pm. Grist is the first craft brewery to open in Highlands Ranch and aims to be a favored destination for beer enthusiasts all over the Front Range.
Grist Brewing Company will have 8 beers available on tap. We will be serving our Kolsch, India Pale Ale, Hefeweizen, Brown, Stout, and Belgian Strong Ales. Taster sizes (4oz), half pints (8oz), pints (16oz), and growlers (32oz) will be available for purchase as well as Grist Brewing Company’s branded merchandise.
We are thrilled to be joined at our grand opening by El Toro the Tot, a fantastic Denver-based food truck. They will be on-site at 12pm serving lunch and early dinner, so come hungry. There are also multiple dining options within a block of the brewery.
The primary focus at Grist is to make ales and lagers that are of the highest quality, approachable, and true to style. We are also striving to create a comfortable atmosphere for our guests. Our tasting room has great views of the brewing area, fermentation vessels, and three 50” televisions provide additional entertainment. The bar is constructed of beetle kill wood sourced from our home state of Colorado.
Our goal is to make exceptional beer while being equally committed to becoming an integral part of the Highlands Ranch community. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and come down and join us in celebrating our big day!
Calling all Douglas County Businesses!
The Douglas County Educational Foundation’s “Career Connect 8th Grade Expo” will be held on Wednesday, November 13. They are recruiting Douglas County and Metro-Denver area employers to participate by providing an interactive, interesting booth for 8th grade students to visit at the Expo to learn about future careers.
The Expo is a county-wide effort, with students from 21 middle schools in the Douglas County School District participating. The event will draw over 4,800 students throughout the day. Last year, over 75 companies and organizations participated in the Expo, to the appreciation of the students and middle school staff. More information and a registration form is attached, and also found online here.
Welcome new Investor, Redland!
Redland provides a suite of consulting services to private developers and public agencies. Their services and industry leading innovators and professionals have allowed them to help our clients, colleagues and communities deliver some of the world’s greatest places. Check them out at www.Redland.com Thank you for your investment in Northwest Douglas County EDC!
July 31, 2013 PRNewswire
M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MDC) today announced that its Richmond American Homes of Colorado subsidiary (“Richmond American”) has been selected as the lead builder of single family homes at Sterling Ranch, an innovative community located in the premier area of Chatfield Valley, southwest of Denver.
Harold Smethills, Managing Director of Sterling Ranch, said, “We are excited to have Richmond American as our lead builder. Our senior leaders, including Diane Smethills, Jack Hoagland, Jim Yates and I, have known Richmond American’s management team for many years, and we look forward to a strong relationship for years to come as they help us realize the vision we have for Sterling Ranch. We believe that this project will have an immensely positive impact on the Denver area, not only providing an incredible place for thousands of Coloradans to live, but also generating a sizeable economic impact for the area.”
David Mandarich, Chief Operating Officer of M.D.C. Holdings, said, “Richmond American has built more than 40,000 homes in Colorado over the past four decades, which is more than any other builder, with many homes including our environmentally-friendly EnergyWise and WaterSense features. We are honored to have the opportunity to leverage our experience to help make Sterling Ranch a leading master-planned community in the Denver metropolitan area for years to come. Furthermore, we are grateful to work with Mr. Smethills and his talented team, who have already accomplished so much in making Sterling Ranch a reality.”
About Sterling Ranch, LLC
Sterling Ranch distills Colorado’s best in the beautiful Chatfield Valley. The development in northwest Douglas County blends Old West heritage with New West ideas to deliver a community that is a touchstone of 21st Century living, including the most innovative water conservation plan in the state. Residents will enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle at Sterling Ranch, which includes 30 miles of trails, parks, a sports village, schools, healthcare and other unique features.
Since 1972, MDC’s subsidiary companies have built and financed the American dream for more than 170,000 homebuyers. MDC’s commitment to customer satisfaction, quality and value is reflected in each home its subsidiaries build. MDC is one of the largest homebuilders in the United States. Its subsidiaries have homebuilding operations across the country, including the metropolitan areas of Denver, Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, Riverside-San Bernardino, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Orlando, South Floridaand Seattle. The Company’s subsidiaries also provide mortgage financing, insurance and title services, primarily for Richmond American homebuyers, through HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, American Home Insurance Agency, Inc. and American Home Title and Escrow Company, respectively. M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “MDC.” For more information, visit www.mdcholdings.com.
SOURCE M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.