King of the Mountain – Nick Blea, President of Lone Mountain Contracting: A Conversation
Hello, out there. We hope you are doing well on this fine Monday. We are happy to be doing the business of supporting business in New Mexico. We here at the ABQ Hispano Chamber, are always pleased and amazed by the reach of our Membership. We are well aware that within our 1,400 Member book of business, there is a multitude of services and goods being offered. We are just always made completely happy when we see just how dynamic the range of our Membership is.
We were reminded of the scale of the work, in regards to our Members, when we recently took some time to speak with one of our appreciated Members, Lone Mountain Contracting. When we say the scale of work, we do have some pun-intended there – as Lone Mountain Contracting just so happens to be in the business of large scale sports facility builds!
Lone Mountain, President and CEO Nick Blea recently answered a few questions we had for him. Mr. Blea is an incredibly busy man, so we appreciated the time and attention he gave our inquiries. We mainly wanted to know about the growth, the clientele, and the accomplishments of Lone Mountain Contracting. Mr. Blea was quick to provide us with some answers. What we do want to note about Mr. Blea’s fielding and answering of our questions, is that his focus was not really on his business, so much as it was on the communities his business impacts. He spoke to some of his “favorite” projects when we gave him the opportunity.
“Our favorite projects are when we get to work with schools and communities that put a ton of effort and enthusiasm into their youth development programs—where we get to see the spirit of community span generations. At Hatch Valley Schools we got to attend a grand opening of a field we built where they honored their most titled softball coach in school history. Her students and athletes from the 1980s and 1990s attended in droves to say thank you and give encouragement to HVPS students today. In the City of Rio Rancho, we got to put up lights at a Little League complex and were able to see firsthand the impact of an active and committed Little League—they were directly responsible for making that project happen. All over New Mexico communities small and large, work hard to make sure their kids have the best opportunities available, so it is a huge privilege when we get to be a part of making those dreams a reality,” he said.
It was easy to see that the commitment to community by Lone Mountain is one that is taken very seriously. Their dedication to doing an amazing job, while honoring the needs of those they are doing the job for, is something we as the ABQ Hispano Chamber are proud to say we support and also practice in our efforts to serve. As we discussed the future of Lone Mountain, and asked Nick to tell future clients how he and Lone Mountain can be of service, he summed it up by saying “How can we help? A unique thing about LMC is that we don’t just show up to build your facility—we can be there from the day the idea gets put on the table. We can design it, assist in producing renderings and PR material, help connect a school with a grant writer, make presentations to boards or communities—whatever a client needs to get a project off the ground. Our work consistently gets nationally recognized (#1 in the US for 2015!), and our goal is not only to build high quality and safe facilities, but to serve the communities we work in as well.”
Sounds great right? Want to read about and learn more about Lone Mountain, Please visit their FaceBook.