Overview

The MCG Civil management team has spent a combined 80 years working specifically in the heavy civil construction industry. After building one of the largest locally owned civil construction companies in Colorado - MCG acquires and manages companies performing heavy civil capabilities within the United States. Using our national relationships to broaden and diversify revenues, increase purchasing power and improve economies scale we become directly involved in growing these acquired operators across the county. By empowering existing employees and providing the tools and knowledge necessary to accelerate growth we aim to provide strong risk adjusted returns and upward mobility for those locally within the construction industry.

Specificity

Here at MCG we are not generalists. Having spent many years in civil construction, we know that there is a unique set of management skills necessary to grow a $25 million business to a $100 million one. We take great pride in our ability to grow family owned and local businesses and recognize that would not be possible without the great personalities and work ethics present throughout the construction industry.

Foundation

MCG was formed to grow local civil contractors by using the processes and procedures created and utilized by HEI Civil. A large privately owned heavy civil construction company with 45-years of operating history. It is through our continued growth and operation of HEI Civil that MCG’s management and operating strategies are validated. We find this aspect of our buyer profile to be the most reassuring to business owners as it relates to understanding the true drivers of their business.

Process

From personal experience we know that there is more to selling one’s business than just the price. Personal relationships, company reputation and confidence in the future of your employees growth often outweighs the more tangible aspects of a transaction. At MCG we make sure to run a transparent process and hope to answer as many questions about a possible transaction upfront. We’ve always believed in doing things the right way, and we approach transfers of ownership accordingly.

Our Approach


People First

Planning for succession can be difficult. We recognized that employees often feel like family and no transfer of ownership will be successful without prioritizing the people and cultures that make a company unique. For decades MCG’s management team has cultivated productive and dynamic organizations. We strive to create a team-oriented elite cultures and recognize that it is the great people we work with that make this possible. Our focus is to empower, grow and provide opportunity for current and future associates of MCG.

Clear Communication

Communication is paramount both during ownership transfer and operating a business. It is our intention to be a trustworthy and reliable source for questions before, during and after the sale process. We know that selling a business is a sensitive matter and we strive to be as equally transparent about our purchase process as you are about your organization. We measure success on the level at which all parties feel satisfied and know that your satisfaction with the process is necessary to a successful transition.

Clear Communication

Communication is paramount both during ownership transfer and operating a business. It is our intention to be a trustworthy and reliable source for questions before, during and after the sale process. We know that selling a business is a sensitive matter and we strive to be as equally transparent about our purchase process as you are about your organization. We measure success on the level at which all parties feel satisfied and know that your satisfaction with the process is necessary to a successful transition.

Long-Term Positioning

We are a strategic partner. Providing the opportunity to mitigate your own personal risk while allowing for you to remain as involved as you’d like to be. Change happens slowly, and our ability to grow a business rests on the continued buy in of an entire organization. We don’t force change; ensuring that we take the time to explain and validate new processes to your entire organization. When we look at an opportunity we plan to eventually double its size but know that growth will lead to failure if it is rushed.

Dynamic Resources

A partnership with MCG provides access to a wide ranging deep resource pool. Decades of successful execution with national clients provides an immediate ability to diversify customer concentration and expand your organization’s lines of business. Our sophisticated equipment management at a large scale has led to preferred pricing with American equipment manufacturers, which provides for a competitive advantage when expanding our fleet. Recognizing the investments required to grow beyond $25 million can be hard. By validating our organization structure and systems in the real world we have identified which investments are worthwhile. By expanding administrative, management and technological resources across multiple companies we are able to provide the resources much cheaper than if each company paid for it individually.

Dynamic Resources

A partnership with MCG provides access to a wide ranging deep resource pool. Decades of successful execution with national clients provides an immediate ability to diversify customer concentration and expand your organization’s lines of business. Our sophisticated equipment management at a large scale has led to preferred pricing with American equipment manufacturers, which provides for a competitive advantage when expanding our fleet. Recognizing the investments required to grow beyond $25 million can be hard. By validating our organization structure and systems in the real world we have identified which investments are worthwhile. By expanding administrative, management and technological resources across multiple companies we are able to provide the resources much cheaper than if each company paid for it individually.

REALIZING FULL LONG-TERM POTENTIAL

Leveraging a broad construction network and knowledge, we aim to build strong local businesses. Our integration plans cover the first 100 days, the first year and 5 five years out.   We focus on long-term opportunities in expanding markets that will allow for the best application of our unique set of management skills. Recognizing employees and intangible aspects that will continue to grow as the company does.

TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT

MCG uniquely creates value in situations where our capital and management experience grow local business and present upward mobility for those within the construction industry. We are proud to be members of the construction industry and we strive to manage each acquired company in a way that inspires the same self-respect.

MORE THAN A BOARD OF ADVISORS

We are a hands on strategic partner that looks to work with civil construction companies at any stage in the company life cycle. No matter where your company may be at this point in time, we have either been there ourselves or seen it before. Our passion for civil construction and broad reaching capabilities will allow for us to provide whatever resources each specific company may need.

Our Team


Dan Hudick | CEO

One of the original founders of Hudick Excavating, Inc. (HEI Civil), 48 years ago Dan found a passion for the heavy civil construction. As a young man, who with his older brother Bill, started the company while Dan was still in high school, Dan worked summers with Bill and quickly graduated from the handle of a shovel to the seat of every manner of equipment. Realizing the need for a more structured company, Dan has done it all from estimator and project manager positions to the manager of the business. As the company grew, the need for a more sophisticated management team became evident. Dan has consistently found himself cast into the leadership role of HEI, and as growth demanded, progressed to the position of President of HEI and CEO of the HEI and MCG organizations.

Through the years, highly skilled partners who ascribe to his ethics and standards of conduct gravitated to Dan’s vision. Individuals, ranging from craftsmen to tradesmen, to office staffers, to mangers at all levels, look to Dan to provide vision, wisdom and draw on his almost 5 decades of experience, so that they can be a part of creating and maintaining the best civil construction companies. Dan’s unwavering objective is to create strong, financially sound companies for all the men and women that work with us, so that they, and their families, will prosper for many generations to come knowing that they work with a company that values them and leads by example when conducting its business and personal lives.

Dan can be found during his “down time” with his grandson or pursuing his passion for reading all manner of books on history, economics, philosophy, or scriptural studies with a great cigar. Dan insists the greatest gift is reading, and that one thing will expand your knowledge and so your world.

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Leo Denslow | President

With over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, Leo Denslow joined HEI Civil in 2016 as Vice President of Business Development. As Vice President, Leo led the company through the establishment of MCG Civil in 2018 and the acquisitions of Peabody General Contractors in Austin, TX in 2018 and Horsepower Site Services in Charlotte, NC in 2019. Now as Chief Operating Officer of HEI and President of MCG, Leo applies his business acumen and formal leadership training to keep the family of companies focused on continual improvement and growth.

As a proud graduate of Ferris State University’s Construction Management Bachelor’s program, Leo gained experience in most types of construction, from residential homebuilding to underwater marine construction and everything in between. Always looking to challenge himself, Leo went on to secure a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business in 2008 and apply his studies to business operations in construction. He thrives on reducing complexity, communicating clearly, and removing obstacles to increase performance.

When Leo isn’t at work, he can be found spending time with his two daughters and dog, both on and off the golf course.

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Opportunities


Those within the civil construction sector who would like to explore a partnership or transfer of ownership with MCG are encouraged to reach out. We pride ourselves on being a best-in-class buyer who through personal experience understands and accommodates the unique aspects of selling a family run or lifestyle business. We strive to accommodate a seller’s needs as it pertains to deal structure and expectations.
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Partners


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