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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.

Find a Leader for Your Next Project

  • Joe Brunsman

    Joe Brunsman

    Job Title
    Sr. Vice President, Operations, Denver Business Unit Leader
    Located in
    Arizona State University
    Bachelor of Science Construction Management

    As the business unit leader for McCarthy’s Denver office, Joe Brunsman leads the strategic direction of the company’s Colorado operations. Joe brings over 35 years of industry experience across market sectors, including significant expertise in aviation, water/wastewater and healthcare construction., which along with solar and higher education, are key focus areas for McCarthy Colorado. He is one of McCarthy’s most experienced leaders of large, self-perform civil and concrete construction projects, working closely with owners, design teams and trade partners to deliver outstanding quality while meeting complex schedules and budgets.

    Joe began his construction career as an apprentice carpenter and has served at McCarthy as a project manager, director, estimator, preconstruction lead, business development manager and business unit leader. He has a degree in Construction Management from Arizona State University and holds LEED AP BD+C certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. He is an active member of the Water Collaborative Delivery Council and the DBIA RMR W/WW Committee, and is active in his community through coaching sports, serving as Boy Scout Committee Chairman, as well as active local involvement. This includes McCarthy’s Heart Hats community outreach program, which is dedicated to ensuring real community needs are being met through hands-on activities and financial support to a variety of nonprofit causes.

  • Justin Kelton

    Justin Kelton

    Job Title
    President, Southwest Region
    Located in
    Vermont Technical College
    Bachelor of Science Civil and Environmental

    Justin leads all company operations within the Southwest, including Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado. His career with McCarthy began as a laborer on a hospital construction project. After several years in the trades and service in the United States Marine Corps, Justin became a project engineer with McCarthy in 2001. He served as project director, vice president, senior vice president and executive vice president prior his current role. He has been instrumental in developing and expanding the region’s education services, including the launch of Job Order Contracting, and McCarthy's national solar, healthcare, municipal and commercial market sectors. He serves as a board chair of the American Heart Association’s Greater Phoenix Chapter and the Support Sky Harbor Coalition, and also is a member of the Arizona Builder’s Alliance, American Society of Civil Engineers and WESTMARC. Justin earned a civil and environmental engineering degree from Vermont Technical College.

  • Jim Lauer

    Jim Lauer

    Job Title
    Vice President, Business Development
    Located in
    University of Missouri, Columbia

    Jim Lauer oversees business development efforts in Denver, including building and maintaining key relationships in Colorado with an emphasis on aviation, mission critical and health market expansion initiatives. Lauer brings more than 35 years of industry experience – from a tradesman to senior project manager to vice president – to the Colorado office. With expertise in a variety of market sectors, Lauer has dedicated his career to delivering exceptional results for clients and partners from early in design phase through final project completion and beyond.

    Lauer studied at the University of Missouri, Columbia, before beginning his work as a tradesman with McCarthy.