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Michael J. Gritters to lead McCarthy Healthcare Business Unit in Southern California


McCarthy, one of the nation’s leading healthcare builders, announced today that Michael Gritters has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Healthcare Services for the firm’s Southern California Division. The change takes place as Steven Mynsberge, who previously served in this role, retired in December 2012 after 33 years at McCarthy.

Formerly Senior Vice President of Operations, Healthcare Services for McCarthy, Gritters is based in the firm’s Newport Beach office. In his new role, Gritters is responsible for identifying and pursuing new healthcare projects and supervising the delivery of preconstruction and construction services on all healthcare projects in Southern California.

“With the explosion of innovative technology such as Building Information Modeling as well as advancements in healthcare technology, this is an exciting time in the healthcare building marketplace,” said Randy Highland, McCarthy California Region president. “Healthcare projects require specialized construction expertise and offer significant challenges. Mike’s commitment in bringing additional value to our clients through the use of technology and collaborative building approaches has been instrumental to our success in responding to those challenges. Mike has been preparing for his new role over the past year, and I am confident that under his leadership we will continue to provide creative building solutions in response to the competitive environment that our healthcare clients face.”

Throughout his more than 27 years with McCarthy, Gritters has played a significant role in the company’s success and growth of its healthcare business. He has been involved with over $3 billion in healthcare work, aiding in all stages of the project from marketing and preconstruction through project close-out.  Some of the projects he has worked on include: CHOC Children’s new South Patient Tower in Orange; Phase 4 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital; St. Jude Medical Center Patient Tower in Fullerton; St. Joseph Hospital Patient Care Center in Orange; Mission Hospital Patient Care Tower in Mission Viejo; Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in La Jolla; Rady Children’s Hospital Acute Care Pavilion in San Diego; Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia and six projects for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California. In addition to healthcare building projects, Gritters has also been responsible for the management of retail, parking structure and hotel projects as well as six entertainment facilities for the Walt Disney Company.

“McCarthy is currently ranked as the top healthcare facility contractor in California,” said Gritters. “My goal is to continue building relationships and growing McCarthy’s business in this market by working closely with healthcare building owners and providing them with the most collaborative, lean and effective construction delivery methods to exceed their expectations and achieve their project goals.”

Gritters’ construction career has touched on nearly every aspect of the building industry. In addition to the aforementioned, he has held professional construction management positions such as vice president/project director, vice president of business development, senior project manager, project manager, assistant project manager, safety and risk manager, and project engineer. 

Gritters holds a bachelor of science degree in construction engineering from Iowa State University and is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional BD+C.  He was, until recently, an active board member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California Orange County District and is currently a member of the AGC Union Craft Committee. He is actively involved with community organizations such as the Children’s Hospital of Orange County’s Corporate Partnerships committee and the March of Dimes.

About McCarthy
Recognized as one of the nation’s few true builders, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the largest healthcare facilities builder in California (ENR California, July 2012) and the largest general building contractor in California (ENR California, July 2012).  The company is committed to the construction of high performance green buildings; progressive job site technology; and safer, faster and more cost-effective execution. In addition to Newport Beach, McCarthy has offices in San Diego, Sacramento and San Francisco, Calif.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Albuquerque; St. Louis; Collinsville, Ill.; Dallas; Houston and Atlanta. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned.  More information about the company is available online at .