Sunnyside Builders is a Real Estate Development and Professional General Contracting Services company out of Denver, Colorado. We specialize in superior quality building projects in the Denver Metro Area and surrounding municipalities. We offer many different services in the commercial and residential markets, throughout all phases of the building and development process.
Sunnyside Builders is invested in everything we build. We take pride in making certain that our projects reflect the promise of the communities in which they are built. As equity investors in most of our projects, we are focused on efficient processes that help to minimize the impacts of the building process, while also optimizing the end result.
Tony Zangoglia and Brian Lucas grew up in neighboring blue collar towns in New Jersey, where they became friends while competing in local sports. They went on to earn degrees at Clemson University and West Point before joining the U.S. Army. They were introduced to the beauty of Colorado in 2008 when they were both stationed at Fort Carson. In the years since, they pursued civilian careers with Fortune 200 companies that fueled their passion for customer service. They have rejoined forces as co-owners of Sunnyside Builders, using their leadership skills to help the Denver Metro Area flourish.
Our belief in people has led to the development of a highly skilled and motivated team, capable of overcoming any challenge. That team extends to many of the outside organizations that are integral in the completion of a successful project.
Jennifer grew up in Mexico City, where she began her career working with her parents at their family owned jewelry business. That early experience in small business is where she learned the value of people, relationships, and prioritizing peoples’ needs. Those lessons drew her directly toward the pursuit of a degree in Psychology at Universidad de las Americas. Jennifer is passionate about wellness in the workplace, team building, authoritative leadership, and embracing the diversity that is necessary to create a high-functioning, innovative organization. As Co-Owner of Sunnyside Builders, she works tirelessly toward empowering women and minority groups to follow their passion in construction.
Brian grew up in a family of New York City dock builders, the first inspiration for his hardworking and goal-oriented leadership style. After West Point and service in the Army, Brian embarked on a career in sales for Johnson & Johnson and EMC. He holds an MBA from Seton Hall University with a focus in General Management, building upon his leadership skills and practical experience. At Sunnyside Builders, Brian promises to deliver quality, accountability, and outstanding customer service.
Tony has a passion for building unique homes and providing customized personal service to his clients. After moving to the Sunnyside neighborhood in 2012, Tony followed his passion for building and customer service. He established Sunnyside Builders in 2012 as a tribute to the neighborhood that inspired him to pursue his dreams. As a lifelong engineer, Tony has previously been in aerospace quality assurance, the Army Corps of Engineers, and received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
Bobby is a West Point graduate, New York City native, and enthusiastic convert to the Colorado way of life. His diverse experiences as an officer in the Army have given him a unique perspective on holistic, solutions-oriented problem solving and have provided a crucible for his lifelong passion of team leadership. After the Army, Bobby cultivated a mindset focused on satisfying complex customer needs as he excelled in diagnostic sales for Thermo Fisher Scientific. He brings exceptional enthusiasm, work ethic, and talent to the team at Sunnyside.
Carter is a New Jersey native with 13 years’ experience leading building projects for the U.S. Army. As a Company Commander for a Combat Engineer Company and a Construction Engineer Company in the Army, Carter’s leadership, planning, and problem solving skills are second to none. Since honorably departing the military, Carter continues to pursue his passion for building in the Denver area, specializing in core and shell and multifamily projects. Carter has a B.A. in Business Management and is currently pursuing his M.S. in Construction Management.
Casey is a Penn State Graduate, New Jersey native, and third generation carpenter who gained his construction knowledge in a first-hand capacity. In addition, he has worked as a Realtor which helped him hone his project management skills and develop a keen awareness of home buyer needs. He has a passion for the outdoors and that is where you will find him when he is not working. He enjoys hiking, camping, and road tripping with his wife Jaclyn and golden retriever Sawyer. He is excited to finally call Colorado home and brings that enthusiasm with him to Sunnyside Builders.
Quentin is a New Jersey native who came to Colorado in pursuit of his passion for an active, outdoor lifestyle. He is a highly motivated individual who has a passion for construction, a passion that was cultivated through his time in the Dock Builder’s Union in New Jersey. While living in New Jersey, he volunteered with the local fire department and earned the status of full-fledged Firefighter after only a year. In his free time Quentin enjoys working out, hiking, fishing, and snowboarding.
Nate grew up on a New York dairy farm, where his grandparents taught him the value of problem solving and hard work from a young age. That work ethic allowed him to start a successful concrete company at the age of 21, and he has been honing his talents for construction ever since. Before coming to Sunnyside Builders, he ran his own home remodeling company, and brings deep insight and a broad range of skills to the team. When Nate is not striving to build incredible homes, you can find him on the baseball diamond, coaching his sons, Caleb and Luke, or spending time with his wife Lizmar, who is the worship pastor at their church.
Brooke is a native of Wichita, KS and a recent graduate of The University of Kansas with a B.S. in Exercise Science. While she braved the adventure of her move to Denver on her own, she does have a large family network in the city. Many of them work in the construction field and have helped her understand the importance of teamwork and strong relationships. She has also cultivated a passion for real estate and all its associated industries to go along with her intense focus on delivering exceptional customer service and an uncommon attention to detail. When she is not keeping everything at Sunnyside Builders in order, Brooke enjoys spending time outdoors, exercising, and exploring Denver’s restaurants.
Max is a student at Colorado Mesa University, pursuing his B.S. in Construction Management. He has called the Colorado Front Range home since he was seven. When he is back in Denver on a break from school, he interns with Sunnyside Builders, and is able to apply the knowledge he accumulates in the classroom, and combine it with the practical knowledge of being in the field. In his free time, Max enjoys spending time with friends, going to the gym, and snowboarding.