This month the Great Hall Project is featuring another M/WBE that has been working on the project from the beginning, Four Star Drywall. We spoke with the owner, Ricardo Ruvalcaba about his experience on the project and how his company got to where they are today.
Ricardo and his brothers started their company 21 years ago with small projects. But that all changed when they started partnering with larger contractors. It wasn’t long until they hitched their wagon to contractors that brought them to DEN. Since then, Four Star Drywall has been working non-stop at the airport for over 20 years. One of their first projects was a partnership with FCI Constructors to work on a United Airlines lunchroom.
Four Star Drywall continues with airport tenant renovations and new restaurants, but they are also working on the two biggest projects at the airport: Concourse Expansion and the Great Hall.
For the Great Hall, they are working on the most visible part of the project, the new ticketing pods that will be the future home of United Airlines and Southwest Airlines, as well as the exterior expansion of the terminal.
Ricardo and his brothers now have a staff of 150 employees (40 of them are working on the Great Hall Project) and do most of their work in the Denver metro area. Four Star Drywall is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).
“We started working at DEN over 20 years ago as a small minority-owned business, it was a major part of our long-term strategy for the company. We are proud of the work we have performed over the years and the relationships we have built with exceptional clients and various general contractors. Starting from a small concession build-out, we are now part of some of the major concourse expansions and the Great Hall Project. We look forward to the future at DEN as we continuously improve our abilities to execute work there and provide the best possible service and craftsmanship,” states Ruvalcaba about his experiences with DEN.