Chris Elder

Christopher Elder

Chief Executive Officer/Chief Financial Officer

Chris has worked in construction all his life. As soon as he was old enough to lift a hammer, he was swinging it alongside his dad, brother Patrick and lifelong friend Austin. Beginning as a laborer, Chris has played an active role in every aspect of Elder Construction. He inherited a fundamental understanding of the construction business from his father, Tom, who taught him that it’s not only the construction of a stunning building that defines the success of a project — the creation of a solid reputation and relationships within the community matter above all else. Chris is passionate about ensuring the core values of Elder Construction are demonstrated during each aspect of the construction process, with a focus on people and the community.

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

Theodore Roosevelt

Background & Experience

After obtaining a Business and Construction Management degree from Colorado State University, Chris gained experience in estimating, project supervision, project management, and business development. He served in the role of President before becoming CEO/CFO of the company in 2022. Chris’s passion for his team, community and clients drives him as he continues to lead the strategic vision for Elder Construction.


  • BS Business Administration, Colorado State University
  • BS Construction Management, Colorado State University