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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.

  • Ray Sedey

    Ray Sedey

    Job Title
    President, Texas Region
    Located in
    Dallas
    Education
    Montana State University
    Bachelor of Science Construction Engineering

    Ray Sedey oversees all McCarthy activities in Texas. Through his expertise and leadership, Sedey has been a mentor to many throughout the company, overseeing the day-to-day activities of McCarthy’s Las Vegas, Albuquerque and Denver offices prior to assuming his current role in Texas. He has positioned himself as a valuable resource to owners and project partners on large-scale construction projects in a variety of markets including water/wastewater, solar, healthcare, hospitality, education, transportation, commercial, public and private markets.

    Ray displays great passion and commitment to the construction industry, as well as to the community. He plays an active role in the community through his involvement with the American Heart Association, Dallas Regional Chamber and is also involved with various industry organizations.

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  • Kurt Knebel

    Kurt Knebel

    Job Title
    Executive Vice President, Operations
    Located in
    Dallas
    Education
    Texas A&M University
    Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering

    Kurt Knebel is Executive Vice President for McCarthy’s Texas Division, overseeing the firm’s Civil business unit in the region. With more than 30 years of experience working on infrastructure construction in Texas, he is responsible for all McCarthy civil, transportation and marine projects throughout the state.

    Kurt has spent his entire career in the heavy civil construction industry collaborating with a variety of state and federal agencies including the Texas Department of Transportation, North Texas Tollway Authority, Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the Army Corps of Engineers, along with various municipalities and private entities. This depth of industry knowledge, together with his understanding of the unique quality, safety and environmental, construction and project delivery requirements of these projects, has helped firmly establish McCarthy as a builder of choice in the Texas civil construction market.

    In addition to his role with McCarthy, Kurt is a member of the AGC of Texas, serving as a member of the Alternate Delivery Task Force, and chairing the AGC/CTRMA task force.

  • Charles Buescher

    Charles Buescher

    Job Title
    Vice President, Business Development
    Located in
    Dallas
    Education
    University of Kansas
    Bachelor of Architecture
    Bachelor of Science Architectural Engineering
    Bachelor of Environmental Design

    With more than three decades of experience, Charlie Buescher leads McCarthy's business development activities and client relationships in Texas, focusing on McCarthy's commercial and healthcare businesses. His deep industry relationships and strength in leading multi-disciplinary internal and external teams makes Buescher a valuable member of McCarthy's Texas team.

    A LEED Accredited Professional, Charlie is a licensed architect in the states of Texas and Missouri. In addition to being an active member of TEXO and the American Institute of Architects, he also serves on the board of directors of Mi Escuelita and the Dallas Regional Chamber Economic Development Taskforce.

  • Ed Prendergast

    Ed Prendergast

    Job Title
    Vice President, Business Development
    Located in
    Dallas
    Education
    University of Southern Mississippi
    Bachelor of Science Building Construction Technology

    As Vice President, Business Development, Ed Prendergast oversees efforts to build new and maintain existing relationships with clients and partners throughout Texas. With more than 35 years of experience in the industry, he served as Vice President, Preconstruction Services for McCarthy in Texas prior to assuming his current role.

    A LEED Accredited Professional, Ed is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Associated General Contractors, Associated Subcontractors Association and the American Institute of Architects. He also serves on the Board of Directors for ACE Mentoring, The Health Industry Council Design and Construction Committee and the AIA/TEXO Leadership Board. 

  • Joe Jouvenal

    Joe Jouvenal

    Job Title
    Sr. Vice President, Operations
    Located in
    Dallas
    Education
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering

    Joe Jouvenal leads management and operations for projects sites across Texas, with a focus on healthcare, corporate and municipal market sectors. With nearly 20 years of experience in construction, he began his career with McCarthy as a project engineer in the Southeast, moving up to superintendent, manager and director before assuming his current role in Texas. Today, Joe combines this field expertise with strong leadership and a collaborative approach to assist clients on every project.

    Joe is an active advocate for industry and workforce development. In addition, he spends time supporting a variety of community organizations in Texas including Children’s Health of Dallas, Mi Escuelita Preschool in Dallas and the American Heart Association. Joe is a LEED AP BD+C.