Sean Smith’s 20+ years of hands-on development and construction experience means he understands the project life-cycle — from conception to completion — as well as everything it takes to make any idea a reality. Direct, action-oriented, quality-focused, and transparent at all times, Sean is resolute in his commitment to supporting his team while providing CFC’s clients with the highest-level service in the industry.
Professional and Educational Background
After graduating from Cornell University with a BS in Applied Economics and Management and moving to Colorado, Sean tried — and failed — to feel at home in a desk job. He lasted six months before returning to construction, and soon had the opportunity to leverage his connections and experience to start his own business. For more than 15 years, Sean ran a successful development and general contracting business with several employees and an impressive track record of building townhomes and custom homes. He learned everything from entitlements and project finance to material sourcing, sub management and scheduling, to what it takes to achieve LEED Certification as well as to get a Certificate of Occupancy on the final home stretch.
Eventually, Sean was ready for a new challenge. The right conversations with the right people at the right time yielded the January 2018 opportunity to join CFC. His previous roles at CFC construction include Business Development & Vice President of Preconstruction. Sean also serves on the Board of Directors for AGC of Colorado.
What Sean Values Most About Working at CFC
Most of all, Sean values CFC’s collaborative environment and feeling of camaraderie. His approach to leadership is to empower and support each other, holding each other accountable without micromanaging. No question is without merit, and every associate deserves to be heard.
Sean grew up in a small town in upstate New York. An avid skier, he moved to Colorado in 2002. Though he favors independent, old-school ski areas like Monarch, Sean and his wife also enjoy Winter Park and Steamboat, as well as other gems they love to visit in both winter and summer.