Universal Construction and Roofing traces its roots back to 1997 in Colorado and since then have never looked back. With thousands of successful projects under our belt, we can proudly say that we are one of the most trusted construction companies in Colorado performing both domestic and international construction work.
For more than 20 years, Construction has offered a wide range of construction services in Colorado and Texas, many other cities of United States and around the world. We strive to maintain the highest standards while exceeding client’s expectations at all levels. We not only honor commitments, but are known for meeting tough deadlines while delivering nothing but the best. We aim to create a responsive client relationship that allows us to meet and even exceed the goals of each of our projects.
Universal Construction and Roofing is well known for its innovation and by collaborating successfully with our customers, designers, sub-contractors, consultants as well as suppliers; we have been able to provide more specialized level of services. We are continuously evolving and understand the different aspects of delivering high value construction and complex projects with ease.

Lankford Ewell

Owner

I've worked in construction for 30+ years, and while working in construction is very satisfying, it's also awesome when you see something wrong and fix it and make it right. I love the Lord and my family with my wife of 16 years and our son that is 12 years old.

Paul Jones

Owner

I was born and raised in the UK, where I played Rugby for 22 years and had the opportunity to travel to countries all over the world. I completed a degree in Disaster Risk Management from the University of Portsmouth, and worked in both the medical device and construction industries before moving to Austin in 2014. I started a construction company shortly after, focusing on residential remodels and custom construction services, and then joined forces as an owner partner with Universal in 2018. I pride myself in my practical problem solving abilities, integrity, professionalism, acute attention to detail, and vast range of skills both on and off the construction site. My wife and I live in Austin, TX with our two rescue dogs, Austin and Noa.

Carl Hudgins

Co-Owner

I'm a veteran of the U S Navy and a graduate of Georgia State University, with a degree in Management. I was in the insurance business for 35+ years, as an agency owner and a district manager. Although I'm relatively new in the construction and roofing business, it's basically a people business just like the insurance business. We treat our customers like we would want to be treated, with honesty and integrity. I'm both a licensed agent and a licensed insurance adjuster.

I'm a Christian and have been married for 44 years to my beautiful wife Carol. We have one daughter and one granddaughter, who is a senior at Texas State University this year.

Dakota Hopson

Construction Manager

I'm 22 years old but I'm not afraid to work hard. My uncle, Lankford, gave me the opportunity to work with him about a year ago. I love Jesus and I love my family. I aim to please each and every one of our clients.

Jose Hodges

Sales Manager - (602) 410-4147

I’m an US ARMY Veteran and have a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. I previously worked in the sheriff’s office, however, coming from three generations of Civil Engineers, construction has always run through my veins.  I’ve been on job sites learning the business since I was 12 years old.

Universal Construction asked me to join their team to better serve our current and future clients.  My goal is to ensure that all clients get the best service and top-quality workmanship.

I have 2 young boys and a loving and beautiful wife.