Craig Denman

Founder and CEO since 1977


Hometown: Brookings, SD


Craig, having grown up in a building family, has been gaining construction experience since a very young age. While he worked alongside his father, Roger, during summers and college breaks, learning the trade first hand, his father’s dream of becoming a supreme builder became his own.

Craig’s college education trained him in Architectural Drafting and Engineering. His training and demand for precise design and quality craftsmanship is what gives Denman Construction an edge over the competition. After college, Craig worked as an Architectural Draftsman for over a year before starting his own construction business in 1977.

What path brought you here? 
I fell in love with Montana the first time I came to visit with my cousin for a hunting trip. From then on, I knew this is where I needed to be.

What’s your favorite outdoor activity? 
Really everything, but fishing would be at the top of the list.

What’s the best vacation you’ve ever been on? 
Peru. Getting lost in Peru with my two sons for two weeks – finally finding civilization the third week.

What food is always in your fridge? 
Eggs and beer. What else do you need.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without? 
God in my life.

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would the title be?
 Lost in My Own Imagination

What’s your favorite part about working at Denman Construction? 
The people and the lifelong relationships made make this the best job I could ever imagine.