Colorado Hardscapes had humble beginnings in 1947 when it was founded by Wendell Van Heukelem. It was one man with a mixer behind his pickup truck. The company grew over the years and was then run by Cal Van Heukelem (Wendell’s son), and then Vince Van Heukelem (Cal’s son). Cal shifted the company into the decorative concrete, water feature, and artificial rock-work markets. Cal’s vision culminated in the creation of Colorado’s first Concrete Design Center in 2001. Vince then solidified the company’s position as being the industry experts, and in many ways, the go-to consultants in the decorative concrete market. Vince and our people kept the company upon the everchanging construction market and focused more on commercial projects. Most importantly, each generation has excelled at giving our people the best opportunities possible.
Due to the Van Heukelems’ efforts and the efforts of our people, we now “Lead Our Industry”. We do so with “Integrity through Employee Development, Client Relationships, and Profitable Business.” Our mission statement has become a way of life for our employees that, in many cases, have blessed us with spending their entire careers here. The quality of our work is only possible because of our dedicated people that show up every day, year after year, with the same intense desire to do their best. Our people are encouraged to grow, to utilize their strengths, and to help others do the same.
The services we provide are for the greater good of our employees, our clients, our families, and the communities where we work. Generational successorship has been common in all areas of our company not just with ownership. I can honestly say I work with some of the best people around and am privileged to be a part of something that is considered more than a place to work. We have had a great impact on Denver’s buildings, parks, and communities over the years, and we get to reminisce about these projects still in place decades later. We have a history we can be truly proud of and we are excited to keep that prioritized thinking as a mainstay of our efforts to come.
Our Integrity, Vision, and extraordinary people have brought us to where we are today, and we will continue to do things the right way while having fun in the process. Thank you for considering us as a partner in building our beautiful state together!