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AOC Show 327: Deep Dive Series Episode 2: How to Build Out an I/DD Project

Jim Shipton of PNT LLC and Greg Krause of K2 Residential Solutions join us for episode 327 of Art of Construction!

This is episode 2 of a 4 part series on constructing housing for I/DD adults! If you hear any background noise or laughter - that’s because this podcast was recorded LIVE from the Nuts and Bolts Conference in Colorado Springs in November 2023!

It’s always about people, and it’s about leadership and guiding those people…It’s about who’s educating that team, who’s guiding that team, who’s leading that team so that decisions can be made timely.” Jim Shipton was born in the Midwest and raised in Story City, Iowa, the heartland as they call it. He loves being from a small town where you have an opportunity to participate in all aspects of life. Jim played football, basketball, golf and learned to work hard in the farming community. He completed one year of undergraduate civil engineering at Iowa State University before transferring to Colorado State University where he met his future wife and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture. Upon graduation he and his wife, Denise, moved to the San Diego area for several years, gained valuable experience and his first license in 1992, before moving back to the Denver Metro area. He has been delivering his exceptional services to owners and developers in the western region of the US for the last 35 years. Currently he and his wife live in Littleton where they are trying to figure out how to become empty nesters. Jim enjoys outdoor activities, skiing, golfing, camping and all things Ford Bronco. Greg Krause is a co-founder and principal of K2 Residential Solutions. With over 22 years of construction management experience, Greg heads up K2’s Business Development and Pre-Construction efforts. Prior to establishing K2 Residential Solutions in 2015, Greg led the construction efforts of K2’s affiliate company, Metropolitan Homes, Inc. from 2001-2014. Krause has been active on the boards of both the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver and the Construction Education Foundation. He is also very involved in philanthropic endeavors including long-standing relationships with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Children’s Hospital, and Trailhead Community. Krause is a native of Colorado, residing in Metro Denver his entire life, with the exception of his undergraduate studies at the University of Washington where he competed as a member of the UW Crew. Gre­g continued with his competitive athletic pursuits after college as a professional triathlete and cyclist. Greg trained and raced the Ironman Hawaii, Cape Epic, La Ruta, and the Leadville 100 to name a few. He currently lives in Jefferson County with his wife and daughter. The Krause’s enjoy spending family time in the great outdoors skiing, hiking, and cycling.

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