Our Team

Tony Rutgers1

Tony has lived in Aspen for 40 years and he founded Rutgers Construction, Inc. in 1988. During his time in Aspen, he has successfully constructed over 70 projects and taught even more to ski during his time as a ski instructor on both Aspen and Buttermilk. He is married to Diane and lives in Woody Creek.

Tony Rutgers

Founder & Owner
Chris Morrow1

Chris joined Rutgers Construction in 2008 as a project manager and was promoted in 2017 to Chief Operating Officer and Owner. Chris has 24 years of general contracting experience in the Roaring Fork Valley. Chris is responsible for generating overseeing all projects, budgeting and value engineering, schedules, managing subcontractors & supplies, and contracts.

Chris Morrow

Chief Operating Officer & Owner
Heimata Rutgers1

Heimata is Tony's son. Heimata joined the family business in 2016 to assist with management responsibilities including special projects, business strategy, human resources, implementation of new technologies and client relations. He joins the business from Oracle Corporation, and holds a certificate in Real Estate Finance & Development from MIT, and an degree in Energy Finance from Tulane University.

Heimata Rutgers

VP of Operations & Owner

Jan has been part of the Rutgers executive team for 25 years, and is responsible for executing and value engineering all of Rutgers Construction's projects. Jan is an ex-Pro ski racer, who co-founded Performance Ski and Aspen Paragliding before joining the team.

Jan Stenstadvold

Senior Project Manager

The financial process and organization begins and ends with Carol. As Rutgers Construction's CFO since 1989, Carol will make sure every cent is accounted for. On time and on budget is a key tenant of our company. She provides all clients with clean, and accurate progress payments.

Carol Nemiec

Chief Financial Officer
James Guest1

James joined Rutgers in 2016 to help oversee and implement new technology initiatives, as well as assist with project management. James ensures our projects are organized and tracked through our digital applications, like Smartsheet and Riolink, to keep both the owner, and project stakeholders aligned.

James Guest

Head of Technology & Associate Project Manager