30 years’ successful experience in owning and operating general contracting companies.

Gary A. Torrance, P.E.

Work: (719) 488-8866 • Cell: (719) 499-4662 • aspengoldgc@comcast.net

(Construction & Engineering)

30 years’ successful experience in owning and operating general contracting companies

Dependable leader known for attention to detail, organization, and creating successful projects both in residential and commercial construction. Experienced professional in the role of project management responsible for the safe completion of projects that are within budget, on schedule, high quality, and to the customer’s satisfaction.

• Construction Document Development
• Planning and Scheduling
• Accounting & Cost Control
• Estimating and Managing Budgets

• Job Site Supervision
• Business Development
• Leading and Developing Construction Teams
• Client and Trade Interface

• Oversight of Safety Program
• Negotiating & Closing Agreements
• Contractual Documentation
• Material Procurement


Aspen Gold General Contracting & Engineering, LLC Monument, CO

—   1999 to Present

Specializing in residential and commercial projects offering exceptional services in the areas of project management and engineering with extensive expertise in overseeing construction projects including new construction, remodeling, additions, and tenant finishes.  The mission of our company is to provide unparallel customer service and to engage the customer in all aspects of the decision making process. Award winning building company in Home Builder’s Association Parade of Homes.

Lifestyle Builders Inc., Colorado Springs, CO
Lifestyle Land Development Company, Colorado Springs, CO Founder/Owner

—   1991 to 1999

Principal owner of general contracting and land development company managing the design, construction and development of residential and commercial projects.  As vice-president and treasurer of both companies, was responsible for the acquisition and financing of real estate properties and project management duties.  Award winning building company.

Martin Marietta Corporation, Falcon, CO
Electronic Control System Engineer

—   1990 to 1991

Facilities and Quality Control Engineering for the build-out of facilities at the National Test Facility at Falcon Air Force Base.  Responsible for oversight of electronic control systems on Energy Management, Mechanical and Security Systems as quadrants were being constructed.  Oversight of design-build activities and coordination meetings with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Ford Aerospace Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO
Facilities Engineer

—   1986 to 1990

Facilities engineering with responsibilities for the Energy Management Control System and facility related activities for a two building office complex.

Consulting Engineer, Denver, CO
Mechanical Engineering

—   1982 to 1986

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Consultant.  Responsibilities included the design, layout, sizing, and specifying mechanical equipment for commercial applications.


Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1980
Concentration in Energy Conversion and Conservation


Professional Engineer, Colorado
Building B-1 Contractor License
Better Business Bureau, Southern Colorado, Accredited Business
Housing & Building Association, Colorado Springs, CO