With over 245 years of experience, our executive team provides leadership and guidance that empowers employees, provides the necessary tools and knowledge, and helps companies accelerate their growth.
One of the original founders of Hudick Excavating, Inc. (HEI Civil), 49 years ago Dan found a passion for heavy civil construction. Older brother Bill started the company while Dan was still in high school, Dan worked his senior year 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 set up the office in the early 1980’s. Dan has done it all from operator, to super, to estimator and project manager positions, to the manager of the business. Dan progressed to the position of President of HEI and CEO of the HEI and MCG organizations.
As the company grew, the need for a more sophisticated management team became evident. Through the years, highly skilled partners who ascribe to his ethics and standards of conduct gravitated to Dan’s vision. Individuals look to Dan to provide the vision, financial acumen, wisdom, and draw on his almost five 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 great people 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.
After working closely with HEI Civil on the implementation and utilization of Spectrum software for many years, Jeff Kohorst joined MCG Civil and its family of companies in 2021. As the Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure, Jeff oversees the integration of applications and streamlining processes, ensuring everything is communicating effectively. With over 30 years’ experience, Jeff has worked as an Implementation Manager, IT Manager, and Controller. With a focus in his education on finance and computer science, Jeff recognized a need in the construction industry for integration and implementation of systems.
Jeff was born and raised in construction; his grandfather started his own construction company in 1933 spurring Jeff’s desire to dedicate his career to the same. When Jeff’s not at work, he sits on the board of a nonprofit in South Florida, acting as Secretary and Treasurer.
General Counsel Brian Waters applies his legal and financial knowledge to oversee risk, contracts, M&A transactions and to provide advice with respect to all other legal aspects of the enterprise. Brian worked as an insurance defense litigator (with an emphasis in construction defect litigation) for nearly 25 years before joining MCG Civil, HEI Civil, and its family of companies. Brian’s experience includes state and federal trial work, as well as oral argument at the Colorado Court of Appeals and Colorado Supreme Court. Throughout college, Brian worked as a construction laborer, where he used sledgehammers, jackhammers, trowels, and other construction equipment. Then, he used his finance degree to work as a financial analyst for Coldwell Banker Residential Group before attending law school at Wake Forest. Brian used to get involved when disputes were so broken that lawsuits were filed, but now he now enjoys helping to mitigate conflict long before lawsuits are contemplated.
As Executive Vice President of Asset Management, as well as one of the owners of MCG Civil, Adam Williams is familiar with every piece of equipment that HEI Civil and its family of companies owns, working to track and manage the heavy machinery to ensure that each piece is used effectively and efficiently. With close to 20 years’ experience in the equipment management field, including the last five years at HEI Civil and its family of companies, Adam currently sits on the Caterpillar Customer advisory board and is actively involved with the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP). He is the former Vice Chairman of the Education and Training Committee for AEMP.
Adam grew up in the construction and mining business and has always been passionate about leadership development and building systems that empower teams and the business.
With 17 years’ experience, Stephanie Gombos joined HEI Civil and its family of companies in 2020. As the Vice President of Accounting of MCG Civil, Stephanie oversees the accounting departments within the family of companies, providing leadership and support to her team in maintaining compliance, financial reporting, and internal controls. Before joining HEI Civil, she spent 16 years working in public accounting as a Financial Statement Auditor with an industry focus in construction. Stephanie holds many certifications including being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP). She has held memberships in various organizations including Colorado’s Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).
Stephanie graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, specializing in Accounting. When Stephanie’s not at work, she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking, and snowboarding with her family.
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.
As Chief Financial Officer, Chad Bakken has overseen all accounting and finance functions for all matters at MCG Civil, HEI Civil and its family of companies since he was promoted to CFO in early 2020 after initially serving as HEI’s controller when he joined in 2019. With almost 25 years’ experience, including 14 years with Richmond American Homes and Oakwood Homes before joining HEI Civil, Chad enjoys the financial facets of the construction, homebuilding, and manufacturing industries. He credits the advancement of his career to the successes of his team, believing that mentoring colleagues leads to exceeding expectations, hitting deadlines, and preparing accurate reports. Along with being an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chad is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).
Chad graduated from University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. When he’s not at work, Chad enjoys spending time in the Colorado sunshine golfing, cycling, playing basketball, and weightlifting with his wife and two teenage sons. His favorite thing to do is attend and support his sons’ athletic events and competitions.
JP Morgan joined HEI Civil in 2004 as Estimator and Project Manager. Currently in his roles as Executive Vice President of Estimating & Project Management of MCG Civil and Owner/Partner of HEI Civil, JP consistently fosters and supports considerable growth of top line revenues alongside his valued team members. With over 30 years of experience in various aspects of heavy civil construction, most of that time with HEI Civil, JP still enjoys employing his passions of managing people, building relationships, and coaching/ teaching.
JP graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. He is a born-again Colorado native, and he and his wife, Laurie, have three sons and a black lab.
With over 17 years’ experience, Kathy Freeman joined HEI Civil and its family of companies in 2017. As the Executive Vice President of Safety for MCG Civil, Kathy provides management, training, and education, with a focus on compliance and practical site safety, working to keep employees, site personnel, and the public safe. She is responsible for developing and implementing the corporate health & safety plan for all operational groups, conducting records maintenance, on-going training, and accident response.
Kathy holds many certifications including being a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS), CRIS (Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist), OSHA Outreach Trainer, CPR/First Aid Certified, and BLS Instructor (AHA). She holds memberships to various organizations including Colorado Safety Group (CSG), Associated General Contractors (AGC) Safety Council, National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), and many more. Kathy is also the Construction & Utility Division Secretary for the National Safety Council (NSC), the Chair for the National AGC Safety Utility and Infrastructure Subcommittee, and sits on the Occupational Safety and Health Technology (OSHT) Advisory Board for Trinidad State College.
Laurie Morgan joined HEI Civil in 2011 as Human Resources Manager where she created the existing Human Resources department as the company grew from 45 employees to 280 employees over five years. Currently in her role as Executive Vice President Human Resources for MCG Civil, Laurie leads her team in recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees, training and developing existing employees, developing organizational policies, and managing employee relations.
Laurie is a graduate of Colorado State University, is part of the Society for Human Resources (SHRM), and is certified in Professional Human Resources (PHR). She and her husband have three children and a dog.
With over 25 years’ experience in site preparation and underground utilities, Clint Eskridge joined HEI Civil and its family of companies in 2010 as General Superintendent. As General Superintendent, he built projects from $200,000 to $30,000,000, scheduled subcontractors, company equipment, and material deliveries, and enforced safety programs and inspections. Now as Executive Vice President of Operations of MCG Civil and one of the owners of HEI Civil, Clint uses his expertise in many areas of construction to manage production, trenching operations, and personnel management techniques. Clint is certified in CPR/First Aid, as an OSHA Competent Person, and in the OSHA 10 and 30-hour courses.
Even after 25 years in the business, Clint still enjoys all aspects of construction, from earthwork to utilities, concrete to paving, surveying to heavy equipment operation, and everything in between.