BONE Construction has been published numerous times throughout the years. Our attention to detail and expert workmanship have garnered BONE many accolades and continues to bring us new projects simply by word of mouth from our many happy clients.
In 2008, owner Kathy Green was selected as Citizen of the Year, due to her extraordinary community efforts. The Telluride Foundation created its Citizen of the Year award in 2003 to honor San Miguel County residents who make remarkable and unselfish contributions to the region. Kathy has served on the Telluride Planning & Zoning Commission since 1983. She is also involved in the Telluride Ecology Commission, Streetscapes Taskforce, Traffic Calming Taskforce, and is on the board of directors for the Ah Haa School, and The New Community Coalition.
BONE continues to win many awards such as the 2010 HARC Preservation Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation and Restoration for the Old Stone Building also known as the Ah Haa School bookbinding studio. The award was shared with Connie Giles, project architect.
Kathy Green, President
Kathy is one of the original founders of Bone Construction in 1980. Over the decades, Kathy’s role has evolved from doing all the bookkeeping, some ordering of materials and scheduling of subcontractors to finalizing all bids and estimates, attending all client & architect meetings, sourcing materials, doing most of the scheduling and overall management. With Chuck Kroger’s death in late 2007, Kathy took over as President and being the “buck stop here” person for Bone. Kathy had extensive management training in her National Park Service job prior to moving to Telluride. Kathy has served on the Telluride Planning & Zoning Commission since 1983. She is also involved in the Telluride Ecology Commission, Streetscapes Taskforce, Traffic Calming Taskforce, and is on the board of directors for the Ah Haa School, and The New Community Coalition. Kathy is also an artist working in fiber arts, metal and mixed media mosaics. Kathy’s art work is seen around town in various stores, special art shows, in homes, on people and as part of BONE Construction projects. Kathy and Aaron Smith often collaborate on metal art pieces. Kathy enjoys the Valley Floor trails for hiking throughout the summer.
Ronald Gilmer, Senior Vice President
Ron helped Chuck & Kathy start BONE in the early 80’s but went off to pursue his career as an oceanographer until returning to Telluride full time in 1992. As a senior research associate at Woods Hole Oceanographic he was in charge of logistics for large expeditions and developed expertise in numbers, sourcing, logistics, grant writing and overall project management. Today he runs the office for BONE overseeing all aspects of general accounting. He has worked on numerous local community projects & boards including CCAASE since 1998, The Telluride Foundation Board of Directors since 2003, Palm Theater capital campaign fund co chair, and is the patriarch of the Telluride AIDS Benefit.
Peter Garber, Vice President, Estimator and Construction Manager
Peter came to work for Bone part time as a high school student more than 27 years ago. With time off for college, travel and mountain guiding and to build his own house, Peter has been a key employee for over 20 years. Peter was the job superintendent on the recently completed Baked in Telluride Project. After Chuck’s death in 2007, Peter took over estimating for Bone and much of the overall management of the company along with Kathy. Peter has extensive experience in setting up for special events including several film festivals and in special event set building and production. Peter is an avid trail user on bikes and skis, and volunteers for TASP.
Aaron Smith, Lead designer, Welder and Metal Worker
Aaron first came to work for Bone part time about 20 years ago while getting a 2 year welding degree from Trinidad State. Over the next 15 years, Aaron perfected his welding and metal working skills designing and building furniture, railings and stairways. In August 2007, Aaron attended The Design School at ASU in Tempe, AZ to increase his knowledge of design. In May, 2011, Aaron graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design. During his 4 years at ASU, Aaron studied and applied the Design process, brainstorming exercises, rapid ideation, ergonomics, 3D modeling, rapid prototyping, materials specifications, marketing and the business of design to team based multidisciplinary projects. While at ASU, Aaron was the team leader for the ASU Gel Fuel stove that won awards and was showcased at the Smithsonian. The stove was invented to provide a cleaner burning, safer, and more fuel-efficient way for people in the developing world to cook. Some prototype-stove construction was done in the Bone Shop. This development work has morphed into a business dedicated to inventing and manufacturing new simple technological devices for the Bottom of the Pyramid market with the goal of poverty alleviation. While in Tempe, Aaron frequently assisted Laurie Lundquist with fabricating of prototypes and installing several of her public design projects in the Valley of the Sun. Aaron is back to work for Bone Construction as the main welder, helps with all specifications and sourcing and does the in house design work. Aaron Smith serves on the board of Telluride Aids Benefit and is an avid bike and ski trial user as well as a trail runner.
Johnny Carmola, Supervisor
Johnny has 15 plus years of experience of supervising large complex jobs for Bone Construction and over 20 years helping to build & unbuild various Film Festival Theaters and AIDS Benefit stages & backs stages.
Last year he supervised the Grandstand project in Town Park, which included daily interaction with a variety of park users, maintaining a very safe, orderly and small site for the construction so other park uses could continue as normal. He also managed to work around one major music festival, and keep close control of subcontractors access, driving and parking while in the park for the construction.
Johnny, recently finished a large project with very fussy neighbors, a NYC lighting designer interacting with local electricians. The project had unusual design elements and installers.
His children are very involved in a variety of sports and as he lives directly across the river and Colorado Avenue from the Pavilion and the Park, he uses the park almost daily with his children.
PO Box 303
Telluride, CO 81435