Construction Trades Banking

Construction Trades Banking

Construction siteSunflower Bank’s Construction Trades Banking Group provides financial solutions for businesses that support large scale construction-related industries. Our professionals are the foremost industry leaders in delivering the strategic financing and cash flow management tools that contractors need to flourish in a competitive and cyclical market environment. This deeply experienced and specialized group has dedicated their careers to this industry, bringing direct expertise that includes surety bond underwriting, Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) designations, and countless hours on job sites.

Serving Large-Scale Contractors, Subcontractors, Engineers and Suppliers

The Construction Trades Group is based in Broomfield, Colorado serving companies with annual revenues of $10 million to $250 million across Colorado and beyond with relationship-driven banking solutions to help execute their short- and long-term business plans. Our clients include general contractors, heavy civil contractors, specialty and skilled-trade subcontractors, engineering and design firms, and material suppliers. We are active participants in trade and professional organizations including Associated General Contractors, Colorado Contractors Association, Independent Electrical Contractors, Associated Builders and Contractors, Rocky Mountain Surety Association, and Hispanic Contractors of Colorado.

Banking and Lending Solutions for the Construction Revenue Cycle

As your partner, we’ll work with you to understand your business. We can help you successfully manage through the revenue cycle challenges inherent to the construction industry. We specialize in meeting the unique lending needs of contractors through services that include:

  • Working capital lines of credit
  • Equipment financing,
  • Real estate financing including 1031 Exchange and Reverse transactions
  • Construction company valuation
  • Acquisition financing,
  • Cash flow management
  • Treasury management
  • Securities in lieu of retainage

In addition, we pride ourselves on a deep knowledge of how debt structure may positively or negatively impact surety bond capacity.

Creating Possibility Is What We Do.

Contact our team to find out how we can help with your construction trades industry financial needs.

Jeff Laird

Jeff is the Senior Vice President and Team Lead for the Sunflower Bank Construction Trades Group. Jeff began his career in the contract surety industry in 1982 with the Aetna Casualty and Surety Company in San Francisco and relocated to Denver in 1994 to open a contract surety office for Insurance Company of the West. In 2001 Jeff made the move from bonding contractors to banking contractors. His entire 35 year career has been dedicated to serving the unique credit needs of contractors.

Jeff is passionate about working with contractors to help them achieve their goals. He has been active in the Colorado Contractors Association, Associated General Contractors, Construction Financial Management Association and the Rocky Mountain Surety Association. He currently serves as the co-chair for the 2020 AGC ACE Awards. Jeff has a proven track record of supporting contractors in both up and down markets. His expertise spans a wide range of contractors including: general contractors, specialty contractors and heavy civil contractors.

You can reach Jeff at [email protected] or 303.962.0163.
Marc Hendrikson, CPA, CCIFP
Marc brings over 30 years of experience as a career banker to the Sunflower team as SVP and Commercial Banker. During this time, Marc has held positions in corporate accounting, finance and for the last 23 years in commercial credit and banking. Focused on contractors, manufacturers, and non-profits, Marc is one of only a handful of bankers in the country that holds both the CPA and CCIFP designations (Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional). With this unique background, he goes the extra mile to achieve the best solutions for his clients, educating them along the way on the underwriting process and demonstrating his ongoing support of the construction industry though up and down cycles. A Colorado native, Marc has been active in serving on a variety of non-profit boards, currently Vice Chair of Denver-based The Adoption Exchange, and is active with multiple construction industry associations. He serves on the Events Planning Committee of Associated Builders and Contractors and the Diversity Committee of Associated General Contractors.
You can reach Marc at M[email protected] or 303.831.6735.

Lauren Kvamme
Lauren is focused on building strong relationships and understanding the unique needs of her clients. Lauren specializes in the Construction Trades industry and has successfully served a range clients, including small operators, and large general contractors. A Colorado native, Lauren is no stranger to community banking, having spent over 17 years working in the Denver Metro market, where she worked mostly with local business to help them to achieve their financial goals. Passionate about community banking and its possibilities, Lauren provides best in class service that allows her clients to save time and money and gives them the freedom to run their business.

You can reach Lauren at [email protected] or 303.831.6721.

Michelle Reyes
Michelle is customer-service driven and thrives on building long-lasting relationships. She has over 20 years of banking experience, all in Colorado. In addition to expertise in the Construction Trades industry, Michelle is a specialist in deposits and bank operations. She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and uses her communication and problem-solving skills to make sure her customers’ accounts run smoothly.

You can reach Michelle at [email protected] or 303.962.0167.