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Dave Colling

Dave Colling

Huntsman School of Business: National Advisory Board
Title:  President
Company:  Henriksen/Butler
Location:  Sandy, Utah

Education

BS, Marketing, Colorado State University
MBA, Utah State University, 1994 

Huntsman School Interactions

USU Huntsman School of Business National Advisory Board
Executive Leadership Speaker - March 10, 2010

Biography

Dave Colling started his career in contract interiors in 1989 when he took the role of Architectural Representative for Armstrong World Industries. During his tenure with Armstrong he learned the commercial construction industry through his work with contractors and the architecture and design community.

In 1992, Dave joined Herman Miller, Inc. as a Market Manager for the states of Utah and Idaho. This experience provided him with a technical understanding of furniture products and their application within a project. Herman Miller also provided extensive training in issues inherent in work, healthcare and educational environments. In this role Dave also acted as the liaison between the owner, specifier, dealer and manufacturer on major furniture projects.

In 1998, Dave joined Henriksen/Butler (H/B) as a partner and the VP of Sales & Marketing. During seven years in this role Dave directed the sales and marketing activities of over 20 employees. He also led a diversification strategy at H/B that included opening two new business units; Spacesaver Intermountain which sells and services high density and specialty storage and H/B Services which provides furniture installation and management services. He also led a geographic expansion with the opening of offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and St. George, Utah. In 2005, Dave became the President of Henriksen/Butler and affiliated companies.

In 2011 Dave led a management buy-out of the original founders and became the majority shareholder and CEO of H/B Intermountain Holdings which consists of four operating entities (Henriksen/Butler Design Group, Henriksen/Butler Services, Henriksen/Butler Nevada and Spacesaver Intermountain) and a real estate holding company (H/B Real Properties). Over the past two years the company has also opened a division to handle pre-fabricated custom interior construction and opened an office in San Diego as the exclusive distributor for Spacesaver Products.

In addition to Dave’s business activities he also serves his community through active participation on a number of boards and organizations. He has been a Planning Commissioner for the City of Sandy since 2009 and is a current board member for EDCUtah and the University Hospital Foundation. He was recently appointed to the National Advisory Board for the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State.

Dave’s formal education consists of a BS in Marketing from Colorado State University and an MBA from Utah State University. He has been married to wife, Heather for 24 years and he has two boys ages 12 and 16. Dave’s passion outside of work is physical fitness, spending time at his vacation home in St. George, attending his kid’s hockey games and watching a variety of sports with his family.