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About CEI

CEI boasts award-winning projects and is your go-to General Contractor for innovative contracting such as design-build, CM-AR or CM-GC deliveries.

CEI is a locally owned and operated company that started in 1986 as a small concrete paving company. Incorporated as Concrete Express, Inc. in 1988, it has developed into a full-service heavy highway civil contractor with a strong background of delivering projects on time and on budget.

"We created this company to physically make Colorado a better place."

- Xernie Meritt, President

As an award-winning organization, CEI takes pride in each project and the customer relationships they build. CEI constructs with safety, efficiency and sustainability; understanding that getting the job done right the first time takes experience and integrity.

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For 30 Years...

Our services span from providing alternative construction delivery methods (i.e. Design-Build and CM/GC) and complicated preconstruction planning to constructing multiple signature roads and bridges throughout Colorado.

Our management philosophy includes safety, quality and productivity that all contribute equally to the success of our projects.

At the core of this commitment is our expectation that every employee demonstrates leadership by means of their commitment to our core values:
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    Working incident and injury free is the only acceptable result.
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    Delivering highly skilled and distinguished craftsmanship.
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    Leading with the highest moral and ethical standards.
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    Embrace opportunities to tackle difficult projects by delivering solutions that satisfy the needs of our clients.
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    CEI is 100% employee owned. CEI is focused on relationships, teamwork, and sustainability.