Mark O’Brian and Andrew Gibson founded Squareroot in 2003. They have been working together since 1995 when they were both hired on the same day by a local engineering consulting company that specialized in large scale transportation and environmental projects. Mark was about 2 years out of CU with a degree in Civil Engineering, and Andrew was a graduate student at CU Denver in the School of Architecture and Planning. They worked together on a number of projects throughout the West as consulting Project Managers including transportation work and mixed use developments.
We are profoundly grateful for the opportunity to own and operate Squareroot because the work is so satisfying and provides such positive, concrete meaning to so many people. We view Squareroot not as just a construction company, but as a vehicle for positive change in our community. Sometimes in the thick of construction when you are on the working end of a shovel it does not seem like what we do is so lofty. However, we believe that change starts small and is best accomplished by those living and working in the community. We see it as our responsibility to contribute in whatever way we can to our city and the successful and profitable operation of Squareroot allows us to do just that.
At the heart of Squareroot is the desire to create projects that complement and enhance our neighborhoods. We did not start the company because we had to, we did it because we wanted to. Everyone that works for Squareroot does so because of their dedication to their craft and their desire to get it right.