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Robert G. Tointon

Chairman - Phelps-Tointon, Inc.


A graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Robert G. Tointon was actively engaged in general contracting from 1955-1989, with the exception of three years (1956-59) when he served as a pilot in the United States Air Force. He has worked as an estimator, project engineer, superintendent, and project manager in all phases of general contracting in addition to being CEO. In 1963, Tointon joined the Hensel Phelps Construction Co. (HPCC) as a Project Engineer. He was named President in 1975 and continued as CEO until 1989.

In 1989, Phelps-Tointon, Inc. was formed from the non-general contractor assets of HPCC. Phelps-Tointon Inc. has two operating divisions: Rocky Mountain Prestress (Denver, Colorado), which manufactures structural precast/ pre-stressed concrete units for buildings and bridges and high-quality architectural pre-cast cladding for buildings (this division was sold to the employees on January 1, 2015); Southern Folger Detention Equipment Company (San Antonio, Texas) is a detention equipment manufacturer and contractor.

Mr. Tointon's community participation is equally wide-ranging. He was Chairman of Greeley's Downtown Development Association, Trustee of the Longs Peak Council of Boy Scouts of America, a past Chairman of the Trustees of the University of Northern Colorado, a Trustee Emeritus of the Kansas State University Foundation. He is also a member of the Greeley Rotary Club.