Mizel, Fulenwider family, Caulkinses are 2016 Business Hall of Famers

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The 27th class inducted to the Colorado Business Hall of Fame on Thursday night includes men and women who shaped progress in Colorado and today wield their influence to help elevate and protect the communities in which they live and work with significant social and cultural contributions. The inductees include people working in Colorado today, as well as three business and cultural pioneers.

Fulenwider Family

Since 1904, the Fulenwider family's company, L.C. Fulenwider Inc., has shaped the housing and real estate market in Colorado, with founder L.C. Fulenwider Sr. helping to write Colorado Real Estate License Laws, many of which remain on the books today.

The company is credited with building Denver's first residential condominiums in 1959, which was followed by the city's first high-rise condos then complexes in Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge.

In the 1970s, Fulenwider led the development of Copper Mountain Ski Resort. Other notable projects include Greenwood Acres, Polo Club North, Polo Field West, Frontier Airlines' headquarters, the Chase Bank building and the Larimer Place condominiums.

Fulenwider now is focused on development near the airport, including Reunion, which is anchored by Buffalo Run Golf Course, and, Peña Station, a mixed-use transit-oriented development anchored by the North American Headquarters of Panasonic Enterprise Solutions.

The company today is led by Cal Fulenwider III, who still holds Colorado Real Estate License No. 1, which originally belonged to his grandfather.