Employees

Carmen Hays

Owner

carmen@hkdesignandconstruction.com
970.417.3580

Hi! It’s Wendy, let me tell you about my dear friend and business partner, Carmen Hays…

Carmen is the calmest, most genuine person I know. She cares deeply about clients like you, she’s completely transparent in how she works with them―it’s so important they understand what’s happening every step through their construction journey! A natural educator, Carmen also listens intently, explains things clearly and always says it like it is. That way, questions get answered, the right decisions get made and projects move forward as promised.

Meanwhile, mind you, her analytical mind is spearheading a million details including budgets, construction bids, scheduling, timelines. She’s an artist when it comes to organization and clarity―seeing the “forest” and the “trees.” Plus, Carmen translates all of this into real speak so clients feel included, confident and in control.

Carmen has 22+ years of experience in Engineering, Estimating and Construction Management, which means she’s a master at maintaining cost controls and is a leader in all phases of the construction field―as project manager, superintendent and chief sweeper. Moreover, her ability to visualize clients’ projects and create specific, on-target estimates is invaluable to every individual and organization.

And with her Team First commitment, you’ll frequently see Carmen onsite, alongside our team, ensuring you end up with the most satisfying return possible on your investment.

Topping it off? An avid crossfitter and USA powerlifter, Carmen brings all her strengths―of body, mind and character―to every client relationship.

Education, Licenses & Certifications

Associates Degree, Applied Science Civil Engineering and Construction Management – Iowa
A.B.E.T Accredited Program
Engineering Technician Certified
US Army Corp of Engineering – Construction Quality Certified

Hi! It’s Wendy, let me tell you about my dear friend and business partner, Carmen Hays…

Carmen is the calmest, most genuine person I know. She cares deeply about clients like you, she’s completely transparent in how she works with them―it’s so important they understand what’s happening every step through their construction journey! A natural educator, Carmen also listens intently, explains things clearly and always says it like it is. That way, questions get answered, the right decisions get made and projects move forward as promised.

Meanwhile, mind you, her analytical mind is spearheading a million details including budgets, construction bids, scheduling, timelines. She’s an artist when it comes to organization and clarity―seeing the “forest” and the “trees.” Plus, Carmen translates all of this into real speak so clients feel included, confident and in control.

Carmen has 22+ years of experience in Engineering, Estimating and Construction Management, which means she’s a master at maintaining cost controls and is a leader in all phases of the construction field―as project manager, superintendent and chief sweeper. Moreover, her ability to visualize clients’ projects and create specific, on-target estimates is invaluable to every individual and organization.

And with her Team First commitment, you’ll frequently see Carmen onsite, alongside our team, ensuring you end up with the most satisfying return possible on your investment.

Topping it off? An avid crossfitter and USA powerlifter, Carmen brings all her strengths―of body, mind and character―to every client relationship.

Education, Licenses & Certifications

Associates Degree, Applied Science Civil Engineering and Construction Management – Iowa
A.B.E.T Accredited Program
Engineering Technician Certified
US Army Corp of Engineering – Construction Quality Certified

Wendy Kraemer

Owner

wendy@hkdesignandconstruction.com
970.309.1031

Hey, Carmen here. Let me tell you about my wonderful friend and business partner, Wendy Kraemer…

You know those people who seem a little quiet on the outside but scratch the serene surface and―Wow! That’s Wendy! A powerhouse of thoughtful goodwill and kickass can-do attitude.

Besides being a stickler for staying on budget, Wendy has this amazing ability to gather up clients’ excitement and dreams, fuse her own passion and expertise into their vision, and conjure up a brilliant, cogent plan that makes people feel understood and cared for. At last, because Wendy makes their project so clear, they can really see (and believe) how it will unfold. Such a boost to their peace of mind!

Clients also know they’re on solid ground with Wendy. They get comfortable right away. And love how she layers in style and innovative ideas that make their project exciting, more beautiful and more rewarding than they ever hoped or imagined.

Wendy has 22+ years of experience in Interior Design and Construction Management, which explains why she excels at completing projects on time, within budget and with few to no punch list items. From the conceptual phases of design and layout, and into the construction field as project manager, superintendent and chief sweeper, she’s an expert in scheduling and job oversight.

Moreover, Wendy shares primary responsibility with me (Carmen!) for ensuring all designs, submittals, materials, safety, coordination and procedures are held to the absolute strictest quality standards. Wendy’s moto is Team First, so you can bet you’ll see her at your project site, working alongside our team to create a fantastic, rewarding outcome for your investment.

Bottom line? Wendy’s thrilled she’s “living the dream” here on the Western Slope―hiking, camping, mountain biking and more with family and friends―and treasures helping clients like you to fulfill their dreams.

Education, Licenses & Certifications
• Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, Interior Design – Univerisity of Nebraska – Lincoln
• Allied ASID American Socient of Interior Designers
• Associate AIA – American Institute of Architects
• LEED for Home Certification
• Top 100 Mountain Designers 2008 & 2009
• OSHA 30 Hour Certification

Hey, Carmen here. Let me tell you about my wonderful friend and business partner, Wendy Kraemer…

You know those people who seem a little quiet on the outside but scratch the serene surface and―Wow! That’s Wendy! A powerhouse of thoughtful goodwill and kickass can-do attitude.

Besides being a stickler for staying on budget, Wendy has this amazing ability to gather up clients’ excitement and dreams, fuse her own passion and expertise into their vision, and conjure up a brilliant, cogent plan that makes people feel understood and cared for. At last, because Wendy makes their project so clear, they can really see (and believe) how it will unfold. Such a boost to their peace of mind!

Clients also know they’re on solid ground with Wendy. They get comfortable right away. And love how she layers in style and innovative ideas that make their project exciting, more beautiful and more rewarding than they ever hoped or imagined.

Wendy has 22+ years of experience in Interior Design and Construction Management, which explains why she excels at completing projects on time, within budget and with few to no punch list items. From the conceptual phases of design and layout, and into the construction field as project manager, superintendent and chief sweeper, she’s an expert in scheduling and job oversight.

Moreover, Wendy shares primary responsibility with me (Carmen!) for ensuring all designs, submittals, materials, safety, coordination and procedures are held to the absolute strictest quality standards. Wendy’s moto is Team First, so you can bet you’ll see her at your project site, working alongside our team to create a fantastic, rewarding outcome for your investment.

Bottom line? Wendy’s thrilled she’s “living the dream” here on the Western Slope―hiking, camping, mountain biking and more with family and friends―and treasures helping clients like you to fulfill their dreams.

Education, Licenses & Certifications
• Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, Interior Design – Univerisity of Nebraska – Lincoln
• Allied ASID American Socient of Interior Designers
• Associate AIA – American Institute of Architects
• LEED for Home Certification
• Top 100 Mountain Designers 2008 & 2009
• OSHA 30 Hour Certification

Jessica Mruczek

Project Coordinator / Administrative Assistant


Hi! I’m Jessica Mruczek and what I love best is watching your idea―your dream!―go from paper to reality.

As Project Coordinator and Administrative Assistant here at HK Construction and Design, I coordinate the flow and completion of all paperwork and critical documentation for your project from start to finish. I’m a stickler for detail and delivering the best outcome possible so that you can enjoy the process. If you ever have any questions, I’m here for you! And happy to help any way I can.

It’s especially fun doing this for you because of Carmen and Wendy. Their experience and knowledge, drive and goals for HK Design and Construction were a big deal for me when I joined. Plus, everyone is helpful and supportive of one another, and each team member has the opportunity to soar. The sky’s the limit here!

As I’m constantly learning and expanding in my role here, that means I get to help you in new ways too. I also draw on my background―from granite countertop sales and hands-on small home remodels to positions in human resources as an executive assistant and in-store management―to give you the high-touch, personalized experience you want.

Outside of work, my number one favorite thing is being a mother and grandma. My two daughters and three little grand babies melt my heart and light up my life! I also like volunteering―often helping out and joining in on hikes organized for homeless children through a non-profit organization I support―along with spending time with my family enjoying the outdoor activities offered here in Colorado.

Hi! I’m Jessica Mruczek and what I love best is watching your idea―your dream!―go from paper to reality.

As Project Coordinator and Administrative Assistant here at HK Construction and Design, I coordinate the flow and completion of all paperwork and critical documentation for your project from start to finish. I’m a stickler for detail and delivering the best outcome possible so that you can enjoy the process. If you ever have any questions, I’m here for you! And happy to help any way I can.

It’s especially fun doing this for you because of Carmen and Wendy. Their experience and knowledge, drive and goals for HK Design and Construction were a big deal for me when I joined. Plus, everyone is helpful and supportive of one another, and each team member has the opportunity to soar. The sky’s the limit here!

As I’m constantly learning and expanding in my role here, that means I get to help you in new ways too. I also draw on my background―from granite countertop sales and hands-on small home remodels to positions in human resources as an executive assistant and in-store management―to give you the high-touch, personalized experience you want.

Outside of work, my number one favorite thing is being a mother and grandma. My two daughters and three little grand babies melt my heart and light up my life! I also like volunteering―often helping out and joining in on hikes organized for homeless children through a non-profit organization I support―along with spending time with my family enjoying the outdoor activities offered here in Colorado.