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Saunders Construction’s Preconstruction Department Promotes From Within

Centennial, Colorado (July 9, 2012) – Saunders Construction, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotions of F. Graham Coddington to Vice President of Preconstruction Services and Jim MacKinnon to Chief Estimator.
 “As we continue to innovate and evolve as an organization, it is as important now as it ever has been that we remain focused on responding to the needs of the industry.  Jim will play an instrumental role in ensuring our customers continue to receive the high level of service and care they have come to expect from Saunders, while Graham will remain focused on enhancing and expanding the services offered to our customers” said Greg Schmidt President for Saunders Construction.

Headshot of F. Graham CoddingtonGraham Coddington, P.E., LEED AP, joined Saunders in 2003 after serving as a Structural Engineer with consulting firms in both Denver and Dallas.  For the past eight years Graham has been in Saunders preconstruction department as a senior preconstruction manager.  Graham received his B.E. in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. 


Head Shot of Jim MacKinnonJim MacKinnon, LEED AP, joined Saunders in 1996 and during his tenure with Saunders has held positions from senior estimator to senior preconstruction manager.  Jim has had numerous articles published in several trade publications and has held leadership positions with the Associated General Contractors Board of Directors, Future Leaders Forum and Tilt-up Concrete Association.  

About Saunders Construction, Inc.
Saunders Construction, Inc. serves the commercial building industry as a full-service general contractor and construction manager.  A leader in the Colorado construction industry since its inception in 1972, Saunders’ experience includes a wide range of project types. Saunders is one of the region’s largest general contractors and is the recipient of more than 100 industry awards for its construction excellence, employee achievements and community contributions.  In addition, Saunders is a member of the Citadel Group – an alliance of nine regional construction-related companies with operations in 19 cities. For additional information, please visit