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

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

Co-Owner & COO

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


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 & Project Manager

Elisabeth grew up in the Roaring Fork Valley. She received her Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structures from University of Colorado Boulder in 2011. She moved back to Aspen after graduating and has worked for Pattillo Associates Engineers and KL&A Engineers over the past several years. She decided to make the move from the design side to the construction side of the industry and joined Rutgers Construction in 2018.

Elisabeth White

Project Manager