Wayne started his first business at age 20 in Omaha, Nebraska. Having learned to fly while still in high school, Wayne founded and managed a charter flight company that quickly grew and evolved into a substantial airport operation offering aircraft maintenance, parts, flight training, aircraft rental, charter flights, avgas and jet fuel sales, aircraft sales, and corporate aircraft management services. After operating the aviation business for 21 years, he sold it and joined a friend in Colorado Springs who owned a commercial general contracting business. For the next several years, he immersed himself in the construction business, learning all he could about operating a professional and competent construction contracting firm.
In 2004 he started Great West Construction, LLC. Earning his A-1 Unlimited Building Contractor’s License from the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department, Wayne set about building a company based on experience, integrity, and reliability. These cornerstones of Great West Construction have served the company well in establishing a reputation and market presence as a general contractor known for its high-quality workmanship, and strict adherence to budgets and schedules.
With a firm commitment to his faith, an unwavering trust in God, and a desire to operate and act in line with Biblical principles, he is building a business with a clear mission to give back to others and operate in complete integrity.
Wayne and his wife Denise have two daughters, Jordan and Taylor. Jordan is married to Nate Middlebrook, and is Mommy to twins Isaiah and Reverie, son Arlo, and daughter Nova. Taylor is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, with a political science degree. She is married to her college sweetheart, Dylan Takanishi. Wayne's interests include travel, dual-sport motorcycling, college football, and spending time with friends and family.
Great West Start Date: January 2009
George was born and raised in Connecticut. Immediately after graduating from high school he joined the United States Air Force. His Air Force career as a construction equipment operator had him stationed in New Hampshire, Maine, Alaska and finally Germany. His exposure to diverse cultures and organizations has taught him to approach situations with an open mind.
After his retirement from the Air Force in 1994 he moved to Denver, Colorado where he worked for 7 years with a large earth-moving general contractor. After moving to Colorado Springs in 2001 he worked for a single-family tract home builder for 6 years and then for a short time with a paint and drywall contractor. George currently holds a Building Limited (B-1) license with the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department.
George is a team player who recognizes that every trade involved in the project is a valuable member of the team. Not willing to sacrifice quality or safety he leads the team to complete the job on schedule and within budget.
George and his wife Sabine live in Peyton, with 3 of their 7 children. His 2 oldest daughters live in Denver. Their family fellowships at Church For All Nations and are involved with a local youth orchestra. George enjoys hunting and archery with his kids.
Senior Project Manager / Estimator
Great West Start Date: March 2010
Bob began his career in the Construction industry in 1978, working part time as a laborer while attending high school. During Bob’s 30 plus years in the industry he has performed the duties of Estimator, Project Superintendent, Project Engineer and Project Manager on numerous commercial projects.
In 1993 Bob moved to the Colorado Springs area and began his own general contracting business. For 16 years Bob gained valuable experience in performing all the duties associated with owning and managing a company, whose main focus was the construction of large scale ministry related projects.
Bob earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Structural Engineering from California State University Northridge. From his education and previous training he has become very detailed oriented and places a high emphasis on being well organized and prepared. Above all Bob prides himself in performing his duties with the utmost integrity and honesty.
Bob and his wife Terri live up the pass in Cascade. They have two daughters, Brittany and Melissa, and two of the cutest grandkids you have ever seen. Bob and his family worship together at Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel and he holds firm to the truths which are proclaimed in Titus 3:4-7. Bob is a big fan of the Air Force Academy football team and when he is not cheering on the Falcons he enjoys playing golf, and camping and fishing in Colorado’s great outdoors.
Great West Start Date: February 2014
Jennifer is a true Colorado native. Prior to joining Great West, she worked as the accounting / office manager for a meat packing plant. Jennifer currently runs the accounting department at Great West. She also performs Project Engineer responsibilities in support of our Project Management team.
Jennifer is married to Jason, and has two beautiful daughters, Tyli and Isley.
Jennifer and Jason are members of the Colorado Dwarf Cars Club, and are actively campaigning their cars at tracks throughout Colorado, and at tracks as far away as Utah and Nebraska. Jennifer was State Champion in her class in both 2015 and 2016 in her #86 car.
Great West Start Date: September 2016
Retired: December 2021
Jim began his construction career in 1980 as a drywaller working on custom homes and residential remodels in Southern California. He teamed up with a commercial construction company in 1983, and in 1987 Jim obtained his California C-9 Classification License as a Commercial Framing and Drywall Contractor.
In July 2000 Jim moved his family to Colorado Springs, the birth place of his father, and formed Jim Thompson Construction. Here he primarily focused on basement finishes, residential remodels and commercial tenant finishes. In 2008, Jim took his 25 years of construction and management experience and began superintending.
Jim is married to his 2nd wife Michelle. They have 14 children and 5 grandchildren between them. Six of their children are college grads, and 3 presently attend college in the University of Colorado system. Jim received Jesus as Savior in 1979 at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and called Calvary Chapel his home fellowship for more than 25 years. Jim believes “The greatest joy next to receiving and serving Christ and His church, is seeing your children do the same.”