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Team Leaders

Great Team Leaders are Teammates First

We approach every project with a true collaborative mentality. Only by adopting a “We, Not I” mindset can we strengthen right partnerships — within our organization and outside of it — to exceed client objectives and strengthen our relationships in the commercial construction industry.

These seasoned leaders are responsible for building and maintaining strong client relationships and for growing capable, reliable teams that improve processes, speed delivery and support all facets of your commercial construction project.

  • Joe Jouvenal

    Joe Jouvenal

    Job Title
    President, Southern Region
    Located in
    Dallas
    Education
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering

    Joe is responsible for overseeing all McCarthy operations in the Southern Region. With more than 21 years of experience, he began with McCarthy as a project engineer and has held multiple field and leadership positions including project manager and project director. In his previous role as executive vice president operations for the Southern Region, he led management on projects in the healthcare, corporate and municipal market sectors.  

    An active advocate for the industry and workforce development, he also spends time supporting community organizations including Children’s Health of Dallas. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

  • Bobby Campbell

    Bobby Campbell

    Job Title
    Executive Vice President
    Located in
    Atlanta
    Education
    Auburn University
    Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering

    Bobby Campbell serves as the Atlanta market business unit leader for McCarthy’s Southern Region. Prior to assuming this role, Bobby helped transform the firm’s Houston Division into a high-performing $250 million business with an outstanding team culture and focus on client service. He also was an integral part of the growth of our Houston and Dallas preconstruction teams while positioning himself as a valuable client resource as a leader of the National Preconstruction and Estimating Committee. With more than two decades of industry experience, including estimating, Bobby has been involved in nearly $900 million in projects since joining McCarthy and brings a great understanding of collaboration with project stakeholders. A LEED AP BD+C accredited professional, Bobby also is a Registered Professional Engineer.

  • Ben Watkins

    Ben Watkins

    Job Title
    Vice President
    Located in
    Atlanta
    Education
    Auburn University
    Bachelor of Science in Building Construction

    As vice president, Ben Watkins supports the McCarthy team based out of the firm’s Atlanta office. He joined McCarthy as an assistant project manager in 2007 and was promoted to vice president in 2015. His experience ranges in project types from higher education to healthcare and solar and encompasses in excess of $1 billion in volume during his 11-year career with McCarthy. Ben’s southern roots and experience in the Atlanta market, coupled with a strong commitment to developing and maintaining strong relationships, have helped him deliver exceptional results for McCarthy’s clients.

    In addition to his responsibilities with McCarthy, Ben serves on the board of directors for the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia) and participates in Georgia Association of State Facilities Administrators, Construction Owner’s Association of America, Georgia Hospital Association, Georgia Society for Healthcare Engineers, Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals, Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Associated Builders and Contractors  and is active in McCarthy’s Heart Hats community outreach program. Ben holds General Contracting Licenses in the states of Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina and is a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction. Ben also participates in coaching youth sports with his family.

     

  • Scott Lawrence

    Scott Lawrence

    Job Title
    Vice President, Operations
    Located in
    Atlanta
    Education
    University of Wisconsin
    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

    Scott Lawrence oversees management and operations for McCarthy’s Atlanta office as well as coordinating preconstruction strategy while serving as the client interface. Scott began his McCarthy career 20 years ago working in the field as a project manager in the Southern California Region. He has helped deliver more than $640 million in construction projects for clients across the country.

    Scott has a depth of experience specifically within commercial office and healthcare building with clients including Children’s Hospital Tennessee, UCLA Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente and Sunset Bronson Studios. In addition to his role at McCarthy, he is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the Design-Build Institute of America.