Our Company

The Gallegos Legacy

It all started in 1970 with one man, a stone fireplace, and a vision for a company that embraced excellence and unrivaled craftsmanship.

That man was Gerald Gallegos. From that one fireplace, the leader in quality commercial and residential construction services emerged. One built on those rare qualities of hard work, dedication, family, and craftsmanship, with a genuine love for the materials. 

Now, we have a combined workforce of over 300 employees (some who’ve been with us for over 3 decades) who are experts in creating custom works of art in stone, masonry, stucco, plaster, concrete, marble, and granite.

In short, we don’t just do this for a living. We live to build the impossible.

ABOUT US AND OUR SERVICES

One word above all others describes Gallegos. That word is passion. It’s what our founder Gerald Gallegos had when he built his first stone fireplace. It’s what the craftsmen he assembled had when he created our company. And, it’s what we all have now, as the leader in commercial and residential construction.

Serving Aspen and Denver, with corporate headquarters in Vail, we are Colorado’s finest craftsmen working in stone, masonry, stucco, plaster, concrete, marble, and granite. We also have expert crews that provide quality installations in Montana and across the United States. To date our crews have performed work in 17 states.

A FOUNDATION OF TALENT

Building a truly successful company starts with the people. Gallegos may have started with just one man, but it has grown into a successful company led by people just as passionate about the industry, and the community, as he was. The leaders at Gallegos embrace the outdoor life, and enjoy activities like hiking, biking, horseback riding, skiing, camping, and everything else Colorado has to offer. 

Suzanne Gallegos

Suzanne is honored to be the Chairman of the Board of Gallegos, and is committed to honoring the vision Gerald had for the company. In addition to her role at Gallegos, Suzanne donates her time to many worthy organizations within the community.

Gary Woodworth

Since joining Gallegos as Director of the Plaster and Stucco Division in 1987, Gary has risen to become President and Chief Executive Officer. He has been in this role since 2010. Gary is dedicated to childhood learning and our communities, and sits on several boards including the Board of Directors for the Vail Valley Foundation, the Board of Governors for Vail Valley Partnership, and HomeCare and Hospice of the Valley.

David Little

Starting out as a general laborer in 1974, Dave honed his skills to become a brick mason, working on many Denver high rises. After joining Gallegos in 1989 as an estimator, Dave has overseen business development since 1995, and is now Chief Business Development Officer. Dave is passionate about giving back to the construction industry and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Associated General Contractors of America, and the Associated General Contractors of Colorado, as well as several trade organizations

Jim Bingaman

With over 27 years of management and leadership experience at Gallegos, Jim is now a regional President responsible for overall operations throughout the Aspen market. An active member of his community, Jim supports multiple organizations throughout the Roaring Fork Valley, with a focus on youth education and sports.

Scott Christensen

Scott began his career as a carpenter and plasterer, then progressed into foreman and project manager roles. Joining Gallegos in 2006, Scott went from Senior PM to Division President, and now oversees the Denver division. He promotes a positive and engaging atmosphere, leveraging his 35 years of construction experience to bring creative solutions and a “yes, we can” approach to each project.

Casey Kraft

Casey joined Gallegos in 2004 as an estimator and has since become Vail Regional President. He is experienced in commercial, residential, and civil projects, and holds two B.Sc. degrees from Colorado School of Mines in Civil Engineering and Economics. His background in engineering took our concrete division from being a place and finish provider to a full service concrete contractor.

Frank Gutierrez

After starting his work life as an operations manager at Beaver Creek in 1980, Frank joined Gallegos as a foreman in 1997. Because of his devotion to learning the stone industry he is now the Regional President for the Stone Yard, Retail Sales, and Quarry Operations.

Dan White

Growing up in Denver, Dan graduated from the Metropolitan State College of Denver with a B.S. in Accounting. After 10 years at a Denver-based CPA firm, he moved to the Vail Valley in 2006, and joined Gallegos in 2015 as a controller. Dan has spent the last several years improving the accounting systems at Gallegos and is now the Chief Financial Officer. He also volunteers for the local Habitat For Humanity as treasurer.

Tanya Rippeth

With over 20 years of expertise in HR and operations, Tanya joined the Gallegos Team in 2020 as the HR Director. Tanya is a results-focused leader who delivers talent acquisition, retention, and motivation solutions for Gallegos. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking, by empowering and motivating employees to realize their full potential and bring their best to the job, Tanya promotes continuous personal growth and customer loyalty.

GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITIES

We put the passion in compassionate, and are just as dedicated to our communities as we are to the work we do. Our founder, Gerald Gallegos believed in helping those in need, and we are honored to continue on the path he forged. We spend our time, money, and effort supporting numerous local organizations in Colorado and Montana.

Gallegos gives more than $100,000 annually to local charities, and we actively encourage our employees to find their own philanthropic passions, giving them the time they need to donate to causes close to their hearts.

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When you are dedicated to craftsmanship, excellence, community, and distinction, it’s only natural that word will spread about your achievements.