Meet The Board
Doug Rutledge, Chairman of the Board Doug Rutledge, chairman of the Loveland Business Partnership, is a founder and principal of KL&A, Inc., a regional structural engineering and steel construction firm with four offices in Colorado and Wyoming. His firm is responsible for numerous noteworthy projects in Northern Colorado, including the Budweiser Events Center, the Loveland Police and Courts Building, High Plains School, the new biology and chemistry buildings at CSU and the Foundry mixed-use development. The Loveland KL&A office employs 20 employees who receive more than $2.5M in salaries and benefits annually, and generates approximately $12M in gross annual revenue. Doug and his wife Sheila are long-time residents of Loveland and raised their two adult sons in the community. Doug’s professional interest is building collaborative teams of designers and builders with a common goal of delivering greater value, improved efficiency and more reliable quality to constructed projects. Loveland Community Contributions: A life-long public servant, Doug has been and continues to be actively involved in a number of community organizations and projects, including the Loveland Rotary Club, Loveland’s first Human Relations Commission, United Way’s Board of Directors, Loveland Downtown Development Authority, Loveland Downtown Partnership, Pulliam Community Building Capital Campaign, the Warehouse Business Accelerator, Loveland Strategic Partnership, the Loveland Broadband Task Force, and the City of Loveland Economic Strategic Plan Task Force, among others.
Dan Mills, President Dan Mills, president of the Loveland Business Partnership, is northern Colorado sales leader with HUB International. Dan graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs and has been a Loveland resident since 1980. He is married to Margaret Mills and has three adult daughters. Dan is an avid fly fisherman, a college sports fan and a culinary explorer. He is active in the community, having served as a board member for Home State Bank, the McKee Medical Center Foundation, United Way and High Plains Arts Council.
Blaine Rappe, Treasurer Blaine is an expert in property management and overseeing the entitlement process of properties under development and construction. He has more than 20 years’ experience in construction and real estate accounting, purchase and sale contract negotiations, construction finance, real estate tax planning, and property management. He currently manages all of LC Real Estate Group’s properties, which includes a Safeway anchored retail shopping center, a 380-unit self-storage complex, and several other commercial properties in Northern Colorado. Blaine currently sits on 3 different non-profit boards within the construction/development community. Blaine is also the COO of LC Home, Inc. which averages 75 homes built per year.
Chad Brent Chad has been an integral part of structuring successful real estate transactions for commercial and residential land developers in Northern Colorado for over 16 years. A native to the area and second generation real estate veteran, he not only possesses residential, commercial, and land contract experience, but he has an extensive background in understanding the historical, business, political, cultural, and community issues that impact this area. His family has been in real estate for a combined total of over 50 years. Chad is an agent with The Group Inc. Real Estate, which boasted over $1.5 billion in sales and closed 44% of all residential transactions in Northern Colorado in 2015. Chad has held various community board leadership positions and currently sits on the Loveland Parks and Recreation Foundation and the Loveland Business Partnership Board. He enjoys biking, hiking, and helping others. Chad’s daughter currently attends CMU on a running scholarship. Her strength and character inspire and make him proud every day.
Jack Cantley Co-owner of Sweetheart City Wines.
Harry Devereaux Harry has served as the former president chairman of the board of Home State Bank, and is the president of the Independent Bankers of Colorado. He is currently President of Guaranty Bank, Northern Colorado Market. He has served as the Community Foundation, president of Thompson Valley Rotary and is currently on the Longs Peak Boys Scout Council.
As a lifelong entrepreneur and leader of several successful startups and fast-growing companies, Jay’s role as CEO at YouSeeU is a perfect fit. He has a BA and an MBA from Regis University, and experience working in the e-Learning environment. In addition to serving on the LBP Board, Jay has enjoyed establishing the Warehouse Business Accelerator and can also be found spending time with his family in the great Colorado outdoors.
Douglas Donahue Doug is the former president and current board member of general contractor Gracon LLC—formerly Gracon Corporation—in Loveland, where he’s lived and worked for more than 34 years. Along with the LBP, Doug is active in Thompson Valley Rotary Club and Foundation, High Plains Arts Council and Lake Loveland Recreation Club. He’s married and has three grown children.
Doug Erion Doug Erion has been an Erion Foundation board member since 1986 and is currently its president. Doug is President and Chief Executive Officer of the ACTIAN family of companies. He has served as a board member of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, Loveland City Council, Loveland Planning Commission, Loveland United Way, Loveland Parks and Recreation Commission, Loveland Visual Arts Commission, Loveland Economic Development Council, Loveland Development Fund, Loveland High Plains Arts Council, McKee Medical Center, McKee Medical Center Foundation, and The Community Kitchen.
Evan HyattEvan Hyatt is the director of hospice operations for Banner Hospice of Northern Colorado. He has been a valued member of the northern Colorado community for more than 30 years, volunteering on several boards of directors including North Colorado Medical Center Foundation, United Way of Weld County, Loveland Business Partnership and the Better Business Bureau serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming. Evan holds a Bachelors of Science, Political Science; minor in history, from Colorado State University (CSU) and received a teaching certificate in Secondary Education from CSU as well.
Don MarosticaDon Marostica was born in Sterling, Colorado and graduated from Roosevelt High School in Johnstown, Colorado. He attended Colorado State University on a full athletic scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1971. Don received his master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 1975. While attending CSU, Don completed the ROTC program and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant. Don then completed Army Armor School and Army Jump School. He then joined the Colorado Army National Guard and was promoted to a rank of 1st Lieutenant. Don was promoted to the rank of Captain in the US Army Reserves in 1978 and was honorably discharged from the US Army Reserves in 1979. Don has been involved with the real estate industry since 1977 and is a former partner in Loveland Commercial, LLC. Loveland Commercial has entitled and developed more than 1,000 lots in residential subdivisions in Loveland. Don is married to Carol and they have one child, Blaine, who is married to Robin. Blaine is a Partner/Controller for Loveland Commercial, LLC. Don is also the proud grandfather of three grandchildren: Liberty, Wyatt and Honor. Don has enjoyed extensive political involvement in local, state and national boards, as well as commissions and policy committees. Don is retired and currently serves on eight non-profit boards.
As Chairman of the Board and Founder of ECI, Brian has worked in every facet of the company. His diverse knowledge provides the expertise to lead the company through the full cycle of construction. He now focuses his efforts in the marketing and development of the company and wants to keep his legacy alive here at ECI- ensuring the highest level of service delivery to our clients and partners. Brian’s perfect day includes heading up to Winter Park, standing in the Fraser River with his waders, fly rod and making multiple casts while landing some beautiful trout. Now a certified guide, if you are ever ready to take up fly fishing, reach out to Brian as he would love to put you on the fish.
Diana Precht Originally from Idaho, Diana has served as the Director of the Chamber of Commerce in Canby, Oregon with a focus on business growth and developing community leaders. That experience allowed her to easily transition in her role as an owner at Vergent Products to grow sales and nurture client relationships. This contribution has allowed her to work with people who have an idea, a working prototype or a developed product enabling her to participate in the evolutionary process of continually elevating our client’s products. She is an avid golfer, passionate gardener with a knack for growing dahlias. She has two grown children and seven grandchildren. She is a member of Foothills Service League and is an officer of the McKee Hospital Foundation board. She and husband Terry started a contract manufacturing company in Loveland in 1996.
Rocky TurnerRockwell “Rocky” Turner is the founder and CEO of LPR Construction, a Colorado-based company specializing in complex steel erection and heavy industrial construction, founded in 1979. Rocky holds a Master’s and Bachelor of Arts degree from Ball State University in Industrial Arts Education. Prior to founding LPR, Rocky taught high school and junior high in Indiana. He’s been recognized as one of Engineering News Record’s 25 Newsmakers for LPR’s development of a fall protection system for steel erection. He served on OSHA’s Steel Erection Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee and contributed to the drafting of a new standard that has dramatically reduced injuries and deaths in the industry. Rocky served as president of the Steel Erectors Safety Association of Colorado for 15 years, and as a board member of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Colorado for more than 3 years. He’s been married for 44 years, and has three sons and five grandchildren.