Overview

The MCG Civil management team has spent a combined 80 years working specifically in the heavy civil construction industry. After building one of the largest locally owned civil construction companies in Colorado - MCG acquires and manages companies performing heavy civil capabilities within the United States. Using our national relationships to broaden and diversify revenues, increase purchasing power and improve economies scale we become directly involved in growing these acquired operators across the county. By empowering existing employees and providing the tools and knowledge necessary to accelerate growth we aim to provide strong risk adjusted returns and upward mobility for those locally within the construction industry.

Specificity

Here at MCG we are not generalists. Having spent many years in civil construction, we know that there is a unique set of management skills necessary to grow a $25 million business to a $100 million one. We take great pride in our ability to grow family owned and local businesses and recognize that would not be possible without the great personalities and work ethics present throughout the construction industry.

HEI Civil

Started more than 45 years ago by brothers Dan and Bill Hudick, HEI Civil is a large locally operated heavy civil contractor in Colorado. MCG has been formed to utilize HEI’s decades of experience to grow other local operators around the country. The same management team that has successfully realized sustained double-digit net income margins while quadrupling HEI’s size, will also oversee each acquired company. It is through our continued growth and operation of HEI Civil that MCG’s management and operating strategies are validated. We find this aspect of our buyer profile to be the most reassuring to business owners as it relates to understanding the questions and concerns they may have about a possible change of ownership.

Process

From personal experience we know that there is more to selling one’s business than just the price. Personal relationships, company reputation and confidence in the future of your employees often outweighs the more tangible aspects of a transaction. At MCG we make sure to run a transparent process and hope to answer as many questions about a possible transaction upfront. We’ve always believed in doing things the right way, and we approach transfers of ownership accordingly.

Our Approach


People First

Planning for succession can be difficult. We recognized that employees often feel like family and no transfer of ownership will be successful without prioritizing the people and cultures that make a company unique. For decades MCG’s management team has cultivated productive and dynamic organizations. We strive to create a team-oriented elite cultures and recognize that it is the great people we work with that make this possible. Our focus is to empower, grow and provide opportunity for current and future associates of MCG.

Clear Communication

Communication is paramount both during ownership transfer and operating a business. It is our intention to be a trustworthy and reliable source for questions before, during and after the sale process. We know that selling a business is a sensitive matter and we strive to be as equally transparent about our purchase process as you are about your organization. We measure success on the level at which all parties feel satisfied and know that your satisfaction with the process is necessary to a successful transition.

Clear Communication

Communication is paramount both during ownership transfer and operating a business. It is our intention to be a trustworthy and reliable source for questions before, during and after the sale process. We know that selling a business is a sensitive matter and we strive to be as equally transparent about our purchase process as you are about your organization. We measure success on the level at which all parties feel satisfied and know that your satisfaction with the process is necessary to a successful transition.

Long-Term Positioning

We are a strategic partner. Providing the opportunity to mitigate your own personal risk while allowing for you to remain as involved as you’d like to be. Change happens slowly, and our ability to grow a business rests on the continued buy in of an entire organization. We don’t force change; ensuring that we take the time to explain and validate new processes to your entire organization. When we look at an opportunity we plan to eventually double its size but know that growth will lead to failure if it is rushed.

Dynamic Resources

A partnership with MCG provides access to a wide ranging deep resource pool. Decades of successful execution with national clients provides an immediate ability to diversify customer concentration and expand your organization’s lines of business. Our sophisticated equipment management at a large scale has led to preferred pricing with American equipment manufacturers, which provides for a competitive advantage when expanding our fleet. Recognizing the investments required to grow beyond $25 million can be hard. By validating our organization structure and systems in the real world we have identified which investments are worthwhile. By expanding administrative, management and technological resources across multiple companies we are able to provide the resources much cheaper than if each company paid for it individually.

Dynamic Resources

A partnership with MCG provides access to a wide ranging deep resource pool. Decades of successful execution with national clients provides an immediate ability to diversify customer concentration and expand your organization’s lines of business. Our sophisticated equipment management at a large scale has led to preferred pricing with American equipment manufacturers, which provides for a competitive advantage when expanding our fleet. Recognizing the investments required to grow beyond $25 million can be hard. By validating our organization structure and systems in the real world we have identified which investments are worthwhile. By expanding administrative, management and technological resources across multiple companies we are able to provide the resources much cheaper than if each company paid for it individually.

REALIZING FULL LONG-TERM POTENTIAL

Leveraging a broad construction network and knowledge, we aim to build strong local businesses. Our integration plans cover the first 100 days, the first year and 5 five year out.   We focus on long-term opportunities in expanding markets that will allow for the best application of our unique set of management skills. Recognizing employees and intangible aspects that will continue to grow as the company does.

TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT

MCG uniquely creates value in situations where our capital and management experience grow local business and present upward mobility for those within the construction industry. We are proud to be members of the construction industry and we strive to manage each acquired company in a way that inspires the same self-respect.

MORE THAN A BOARD OF ADVISORS

We are a hands on strategic partner that looks to work with civil construction companies at any stage in the company life cycle. No matter where your company may be at this point in time, we have either been there ourselves or seen it before. Our passion for civil construction and broad reaching capabilities will allow for us to provide whatever resources each specific company may need.

Our Team


Dan Hudick | CEO

One of the original founders of Hudick Excavating Inc. (HEI Civil), Dan found a passion for the heavy civil construction business in 1973. From the end of a shovel handle to the seat of a loader, through the estimator and project manager position, to the manager of the business, he progressed through every position with the need to achieve an ever-higher standard and breadth.

Through the years Dan has surrounded himself with highly skilled partners who ascribe to his ethics and standards of conduct. Individuals ranging from craftsmen to tradesmen, to office staffers, to mangers at all levels look to Dan to provide vision so that they can create and maintain the best civil construction companies. Dan’s unwavering objective is to create strong financially sound companies for all the men and women that work with us. So that they and their families will prosper for many generations to come knowing that they work with a company that values them and leads by example when conducting our business and our lives.

When not spending time flying or with his family, Dan likes to discuss business over a slow burning cigar.

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Leo Denslow | President

Leo combines his 25 years of construction industry experience with his business acumen and formal leadership training to keep our portfolio focused on continual improvement. A graduate of both Ferris State University’s construction management program and the Daniels College of Business MBA program Leo concentrates on aligning our people, systems, and resources, using his farsighted thinking and ability to recognize areas of improvement to lay the foundational groundwork for a construction organization’s continued growth.

He thrives on the challenge of reducing complexity, communicating clearly, and removing obstacles to increase performance.

For as many balls as he hits on the range, Leo wishes he was a better golfer than his scores suggest. That’s why he spends an increasing amount of time with his two daughters and his dog, Zeke

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John Paranto | CFO

John brings more than 30 years of experience operating as a CFO within the civil construction industry. He received his undergraduate degree from Black Hills University in South Dakota and then went on the receive his MBA from the University of Colorado School of Business. He brings with him an unparalleled ability to actively manage working capital and work-in-process requirements unique to the construction industry.

He has built and maintained accounting departments while acting in both a CFO and consultant capacity, successfully implementing modern finance and accounting processes and software. John also uses his extensive background in heavy equipment purchase and procurement to effectively structure fleet expansions. A civil construction company’s largest asset is its fleet of heavy equipment, and John has spent a career focused on yielding the highest return possible on those assets.

Prior to his more professional career, John began accumulating an eclectic entrepreneurial background that among other things includes owning and DJ’ing for a radio station on Lake Powell.

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Matt Lyons | Manager

Raised within a now disposed 2nd generation family-owned construction company, Matt has personal knowledge of the considerations and effort that it takes to sell a business. More importantly, he understands the implications of employees depending on you and is strongly motivated by the prospect of improving the upward mobility of those within the local construction industry.

Matt’s professional career includes the execution of over $500M in acquisition activity. His transaction experience is used in valuation and the structuring of deals to meet the needs of potential sellers. He takes great pride in the clear communication and candor present during a change of ownership and will always strive to uphold MCG as a best-in-class buyer. Matt holds an MBA from the Daniels College of Business.

Like most millennials, Matt’s family consists of as many dogs as it does people. As a group they are passionate about conservation and spend their free time enjoying the Colorado outdoors.

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Opportunities


Those within the civil construction sector who would like to explore a partnership or transfer of ownership with MCG are encouraged to reach out. We pride ourselves on being a best-in-class buyer who through personal experience understands and accommodates the unique aspects of selling a family run or lifestyle business. We strive to accommodate a seller’s needs as it pertains to deal structure and expectations.
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