Hammersmith Construction was established in 2008 as part of the breadth of services offered by Hammersmith Management, Inc. What started out as an owners representative and consulting service has expanded to a wide variety of services tailored to our clients unique needs. In the last thirteen years we have helped our Commercial, Homeowners Associations, and Residential clients save more than $20,000,000 in project costs and have completed more than $100,000,000 in total projects ranging from rehabilitation to restoration projects.
CEO John Hammersmith founded Hammersmith Construction Services in 2008. Like many other offerings under the Hammersmith name, Hammersmith Construction Services was created from the intersection of Homeowner necessity and John’s desire and ability to fill it.
With more than 38 years in the real estate management industry, John began to realize that many Homeowners lacked the knowledge and experience necessary to make decisions on construction issues. From writing the scope to procuring bids and all the way up through the actual completion of the project, he recognized that the construction process is foreign and complex to many, and that Homeowners needed a representative available to assist them every step of the way. Thus, Hammersmith Construction Services was born.
John is a native of Colorado and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, their four children, and their grandchildren.
Sarah focuses on both the large and small details of Hammersmith’s financial direction and well-being. Her work helps maintain our financial stability and provides a strong foundation to better serve our clients. Sarah’s stringent oversight over our construction financials is driven by a desire to provide the team with all the tools and financial information required to make well-informed and responsible decisions. Sarah thrives on daily interaction with colleagues, and she is well respected and much appreciated.
Sarah has extensive experience in the property management industry in Florida and Colorado, working as a CPA in California before moving to Colorado and joining us. Sarah graduated from the University of California in Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Business Economics.
Greg Gerlach grew up in various parts of Iowa from Okoboji, Clear Lake to Des Moines. He attended Iowa State University after he went to Simpson College to play football and studied business management. During summers he spent his time framing and roofing houses. He has been involved in a few startups, from a wireless internet service provider in the Midwest, to a moving and storage company franchise. Greg became involved in disaster restoration at Service Master in Des Moines for five years. There he secured new projects and managed the projects to completion. He became certified in several areas of restoration, including water, smoke/fire, and odor restoration. From there he became interested in learning the insurance side of the restoration business, so he studied and became a multi-line claims adjuster for ACE, specifically the Rain & Hail, Farm & Ranch division. Through handling large loss P&C claims for farm and ranch policyholders throughout the United States and working closely with underwriters, he obtained a clear understanding of the carriers’ claims process including strategy and settlement.
Greg and his wife Jessica moved to Denver at the end of 2012. He worked for a local roofing company managing their estimation and production departments. Greg felt there was more to his path and decided it was best to directly serve the Community and Clients with his knowledge of all sides of the industry. This led him to join a public adjusting firm in Nov. 2014 to help investigate, plan, and estimate commercial building and HOA projects. He joined Hammersmith Construction in May 2019 to further his experience managing construction projects in the HOA industry. Greg holds his Class C General Contractor Certification.
Outside of work, Greg dedicates his time to his son and daughter, wife Jessica, and their two dogs Yoshi and Chloe. He loves to be outdoors, workout, watch any sport, travel, and working on their old Victorian home in Denver. They absolutely love being in Denver, CO.
Juliane has more than 37 years of experience in the construction industry, and Hammersmith Roofing is proud to have her expertise in our operations. She began her career working for a local home builder, and then spent 18 years working for a supply distributor. Juliane helped get the company onto a computer system, and she became Controller. Juliane most recently managed the office at a family-owned roofing contractor for 20 years. Her knowledge in supply chains, the construction and roofing industries, and her office acumen helps us provide our clients with valuable information. Juliane is a proud Colorado native.
Larry has more than 46 years of experience in the construction industry, and Hammersmith Roofing is proud to have his expertise on-site for your roofing projects. The majority of his career has been spent in roofing, a subject he knows everything about. Larry is a Denver native, and he enjoys all that Colorado has to offer. His knowledge in the construction and roofing industries, along with his aptitude for managing the roofing crews, makes him an indispensable part of our team. Larry supervises all crews, and he is on project sites daily.
“Since HCS has come onboard not only has our stress gone away but our costs are controlled and the work has progressed on schedule and within budget. All of the work has been done well and with no problems.”
Diane S., Board Member
“HCS knows how to customize that to your specific problems.”
Amanda S., Board Member
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