about us

A strong commitment to quality and
integrity, for over half a century.

A Family Business
With A Lot of History

As third generation owners, we remain fiercely
committed to always putting our clients first.

A strong commitment to quality and integrity, for over half a century.

Arnold Jens Kirkegaard founded AJK Contractors in 1956 with a firm dedication to expert workmanship, fine architectural details, and client satisfaction. He honed these principles in AJK’s early work, which included schools, churches, and other community buildings. Then, Arnold passed the business—along with its values—to his first son, Bob Kirkegaard, who then handed it to his grandson, Scott Kirkegaard, and grandson-in-law, Jon Crabtree. 

Scott and Jon joined forces in 2010 to carry on the family tradition, and the Kirkegaard family continues to be widely known and respected in the luxury building industry, both for the quality of its work and the integrity of its word. Now, AJ Kirkegaard specializes in building hand-crafted, individual custom homes with an average price of $3 million in Denver’s most affluent neighborhoods. 

Unlike other builders, Scott and Jon are proud to work closely with each homeowner, involving them at every step of the building process to create a highly-personalized, extraordinary space. This hands-on process ensures every client ends up in their forever home. So don’t be surprised if Scott or Jon drop by the construction site, or give you a call after move-in, just to say hello.

Long after we build, we’re here for you.

Meet The team

Scott Kirkegaard did not grow up with a hammer in his hand but home construction was in his blood. Scott graduated from CSU with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and a Colorado Real Estate License.

After graduating he spent the next 7 years buying and remodeling homes in the Denver area. Until 2010, when Scott took the reigns of AJK Contractors.

Scott’s attention to detail and great eye for design contributed to nearly a decade of fine custom home building for many happy homeowners in a variety of Denver neighborhoods.

Scott Kirkegaard

Prior to joining AJK Contractors, Jon developed a successful basement finishing company, Basement Solutions Inc. A former Marine and a Metropolitan State graduate, Jon brings a well-rounded perspective along with great attention to detail.

With 23 years of experience in all aspects of construction, Jon has been building charming and beautiful custom homes. Since 2010, Jon has worked with AJK, committing to creating individuality and superior quality homes.

Jon Crabtree
Owner/Field Supervisor

Melissa is the proactive, self-motivated, and resourceful operations manager at AJ Kirkegaard Contractors. She has a masters in project management from Colorado State University Global and has over five years of experience delivering outstanding customer service.

At AJK, she designs and implements office operations and manages relationships with over 180 subcontractors and vendors. 

Melissa Sypniewski
Operations Manager/Project Coordinator

Todd started his career in construction in 1984 in the small town of Platte Center, Nebraska, building everything from custom homes to agricultural buildings. He and his wife moved to Colorado in 1990, where he’s worked as a customer service manager, back end superintendent, front end superintendent and project manager.

Todd joined the AJ Kirkegaard team in 2020 as a site project manager, managing custom home projects and working with contractors, suppliers, and customers to create a smooth building process.

Todd Eisenmenger

Rob is an innovative manager responsible for coordination of pre-planning, performance, and completion of large and complex projects. He demonstrates a results-driven "can do attitude" and is a creative problem-solver with significant progressive experience and expertise in project management. 

Rob applies financial analytics to visionary strategy, assimilating past performance with current results. He forecasts future possibilities that enable sound decisions, furthering company success.

Rob Barlow

Laura is an accountant and real estate agent with a passion for people. She studied at Regis University and has worked in finance for a number of Denver area home and real estate companies. She’s proud to work for a company like AJ Kirkegaard Contractors, with such a rich local history and commitment to service.

Laura Reichardt