Over the past 25 years Iron Woman Construction & Environmental Services has seen incredible growth and diversification. We continue to build for a sustainable tomorrow by expanding our environmental capabilities (2015), mining and pipe services (2018), and forming an employee ownership program (2019).
The Iron Woman Timeline
Iron Woman is founded by Shaun Egan and his late mother Phyllis
Iron Woman Construction & Environmental Services was first established with the pledge “Building Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow.”
Founded by Shaun Egan and his mother Phyllis, the company was built with sustainable development as its cornerstone; a central theme that has persisted over time. The name “Iron Woman” was selected in honor of Shaun’s great-great-great-grandmother, a full-blood Blackfeet Indian.
First contract is signed with Stapleton Airport
Shaun and Phyllis sign Iron Woman’s first contract to perform trucking services in support of the redevelopment of the former Stapleton International Airport.
The project included transporting more than 6,000,000 tons of concrete and asphalt rubble to an onsite recycling center for processing into reusable aggregates.
DIA 6th Runway Project
The $166m north-south runway allows larger planes and planes with heavier loads or longer trans-oceanic distances to take off safely and land in Denver’s high-altitude environment. As a subcontractor, Iron Woman imported 500,000 tons of finished aggregates. The 6th Runway project won the 2004 Project Achievement Award by the Construction Management Association of America. The award category is for public projects valued at over $100 million.
Trucking division assists with the expansion of Interstate 25
Iron Woman provides spec materials and transportation (trucking) for one of the most complex transportation projects in Colorado; the expansion of I-25, known as the TREX project.
Iron Woman officially enters the utilities construction business
Iron Woman signs a contract to help complete RTD’s FasTrack initiative project “The Eagle Project”, marking Iron Woman’s official entrance into the utilities construction business.
The new service line includes water, storm, and sanitary sewer construction and evolved through strategic hires that includes key operational staff and field crews.
This business line grew with the support of trucking to become Iron Woman’s largest profit center.
Environmental capabilities expand
Iron Woman expands environmental capabilities through strategic hires.
Capacity is expanded in 2018 to reflect the importance of this service area to Iron Woman’s diversification and growth.
Honored twice by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce
President Shaun Egan is honored with the Dee St Cyr/Colleen Honomichl Legacy of Service Award, given to those who stand for the under-served and contribute to improvements across Indian Communities.
Iron Woman is also awarded Corporation of the Year
This marked the first time that a recipient won both awards in the same year.
Quality Pipe Services acquired, expanding resources
Iron Woman acquires Quality Pipe Services, Inc., adding considerable resources to enhance Iron Woman’s position as the go-to provider for underground infrastructure services.
New services include closed circuit TV inspections, manhole inspection/rehabilitation/replacement, pipe repair and cleaning, and root and deposit removal.
Iron Woman adds specialized mining services
Construction services in support of mining operations are added when Iron Woman Mining Services signed its first contract to build nine bulkheads at the Cleveland Salt Mine.
Iron Woman wins the Safety Excellence Award from AGC
Iron Woman earned first place in the 2019 Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Award (CSEA) program, the industry’s elite safety excellence awards program for companies of all sizes and specialties.
Employee ownership program is announced
Iron Woman announces an employee ownership program. Iron Woman Partners, LLC is formed.
Iron Woman celebrates 20 years
Iron Woman celebrates 20 years in business with a Native American Pow Wow.
Building Today For A Sustainable Tomorrow
Our pledge is still the same as when we started this company, “Iron Woman…building today for a sustainable tomorrow.”