After 39 years of construction, BONE Construction has stopped building and constructing. The work of Chuck Kroger, Paul Engbring, Rich Mitchell, Peter Garber, Johnny Carmola, Aaron Smith, Pedro Ortiz, Tommy Mortell, Tom Goodwin, Marie Goodwin, Anton Viditz Ward, Chad Morton, Rudi Chavez and so many incredible Bone Crew members will live on in homes and buildings around Telluride.
Ron Gilmer retired to Grand Junction and is busy with amazing gardening. Kathy is transitioning to another type of construction – ART! In college, Kathy Green imagined a future art business called KG Design. After marrying Chuck Kroger, she imagined a future art business called KG Design for Kroger and Green. Now the art business is happening, but sadly KG Design is Kathy Green Design with Kathy always remembering Chuck’s art axioms: all art should move and make you laugh.
Kathy will continue to teach various fabric dyeing classes for Ah Haa School for the Arts, have her weekend art collective events – like discharge dying. Kathy will continue creating her Word Play mixed media mosaics and making scarves, ponchos and more. Kathy will also explore printing making and jewelry – her college interests.
About Bone Construction
In 1980 Chuck Kroger and Ron Gilmer started a house building company, Back of Nowhere Engineering, which evolved into BONE Construction.
A self-taught welder, Chuck used that knowledge to create one-of-kind practical architectural elements in the homes he built. He also taught the men on his crew to weld. BONE continued to be one of the few General Contractors in Telluride that did their own framing, finish carpentry, and steel work.
In 2007, Chuck Kroger passed away but left behind a legacy in the knowledge he passed on to his employees. His one-of-kind machine shop still gave BONE Construction the ability to produce most metal parts needed for projects. The employees still welded remarkable steel creations for homes. After 2007 BONE Construction still ran like a tight ship with Ron and Kathy Green, Chuck’s wife at the helm.
BONE Construction projects were distinct for their quality. BONE didn’t cut corners, always seeking the strongest method for longevity, while incorporating imaginative solutions with the use of steel and other structural elements.
PO Box 303
Telluride, CO 81435