No. 31

Ditesco Newsletter

As we bid farewell to 2023, I want to express my sincerest gratitude for your trust in Ditesco. It has been a year of innovation, collaboration, shared accomplishments, and yes, challenges too. We are honored to have had the opportunity to work alongside you.

As we stand at the threshold of a new year, we reflect on the strides we’ve made together and the project marvels we’ve brought to life. Your partnership and trust have been the driving force behind our collective achievement, and we are excited about the possibilities the upcoming year holds for all of us.

Our commitment to delivering exceptional service remains unwavering, and we are eager to contribute to the success of your project goals. We look forward to another year of partnership; we are grateful for the opportunity to be part of your project delivery team. 

Wishing you and yours a year filled with engineering, construction, and project excellence!


From our team to yours,

Keith Meyer Signature

Keith Meyer, P.E.


Projects Completed in 2023

City of Greeley

WTRF Nitrification Phase II

Biological nutrient removal (BNR) may be a mouthful, but it's how we remove excess nitrogen and phosphorus from our wastewater – before it's discharged into our rivers. The City of Greeley recently completed its $35.5 million Nitrification Phase II project in October 2023.

Group photo of City of Greeley project team celebrating project completion.

Converting the City's WTRF treatment process to BNR was a four-year feat for the project team. Upgrades included improvements to aeration basins, RAS pumping, yard piping, construction of selector basins, a new aeration basin, and electrical building, along with site and process improvements. The City of Greeley, Garney Construction, Carollo Engineers, and Ditesco worked side by side to complete the project on time and on budget for the community.

Larimer County | Acute Care Facility

Our firm intentionally pursues projects that will have a lasting impact on our community. The Acute Care facility on the Larimer County Behavioral Health Services at LongviewTM Campus will provide care to individuals throughout the County – over 360,000 people. This 60,000 SF building has been four years in the making and opened to the public in December 2023. Ditesco operated as the Owner's Representative during the design and construction of the facility and partnered with the Architect, Page Southerland; Contractor, Haselden Construction; and Larimer County to bring this facility to fruition.

Sculpture at Larimer County's Acute Care Facility.
Signage at Larimer County Behavioral Health Services at Longview campus.

City of Loveland | Pulse

Connecting the City of Loveland with a high-speed broadband network that is locally owned and operated has been a rewarding experience for our firm.

After four years, Pulse completed its capital construction in November 2023. At nearly a $110 million investment, Pulse is the largest capital project in the city's history.

Pulse 2019 groundbreaking.

What makes Pulse especially meaningful for Ditesco is the fact that it was the first broadband initiative our firm had the pleasure of managing. Pulse catapulted Ditesco into the broadband space. We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to partner with the City of Loveland, Colorado Boring, and Ontrac, Inc. to deliver a project to the community that has been nationally and locally recognized for excellence.

And it gets better – with the capital construction complete, the project team is leveraging regional partnerships to connect homes and businesses across Larimer County with high-speed broadband.

Respite Care 41st Annual Ball

We traded in our safety vests for cocktail attire at Respite Care's 41st Annual Holiday Ball in November. After dining in style, we participated in the live auction, and even hit the dance floor!

This event raised over $646,000 for Respite Care, a non-profit that provides short-term, quality care for children with developmental disabilities and respite for their families in Northern Colorado.

Ditesco team at the Respite Care Holiday Ball.

If you're looking for an organization to support in the new year, you've found it. Getting involved with Respite Care is easy – you can volunteer, donate, host a fundraiser, and so much more!

Support Respite Care
The Ditesco Way in Action

Ditesco is committed to the customer experience; we focus on strong relationships, consistently provide high-quality service with unwritten value, and do whatever it takes to transform our communities.

This is The Ditesco Way, and we maintain this standard by hiring the right people. Our team embodies our core values – being dedicated, honest, collaborative, and trusted – and continually strives to anticipate the needs of our clients and approach our work with a project-first mentality.

As we move into 2024, we are introducing The Ditesco Way in Action – an employee spotlight geared towards celebrating success and team appreciation.

Employee Spotlight

Kelsey Madsen

Kelsey Madsen is a Project Manager and has been with Ditesco for four years. Kelsey exemplifies The Ditesco Way by: Maximizing a project's budget and scope to best meet our client's needs.

Kelsey tackles every project with a value-add approach. With her keen attention to engineering design, she identifies and mitigates risk before projects break ground. During construction, Kelsey provides invaluable on-site issue resolution that ensures a project stays within budget without sacrificing quality. What sets Kelsey apart is her ability to collaborate in any team dynamic and foster success around a common goal.

Justin Zandt

Justin Zandt | Construction Manager

Alma Mater: Colorado School of Mines

Current Project:

Northern Colorado Regional Airport Terminal

Favorite thing about working at Ditesco:

Getting the opportunity to see projects from the owner’s perspective rather than that of the contractor.

Fun Fact:

I enjoy ice fishing, and I have attended a 2-day tournament at Lake John with the same group of friends almost every year, since 2016.

We hope you enjoyed our newsletter. If you have any questions, comments, or news to share, please feel free to reach out to us. Thanks for reading!

The Ditesco Team

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