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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.

  • Justin Kelton

    Justin Kelton

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

    As President Southwest Region, Justin Kelton has leadership responsibility for all commercial markets 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 a stint in the United States Marine Corps, Justin became a project engineer in 2001 with McCarthy in the Southwest. He was quickly made a project director, and within a few years his professional construction career advanced him to vice president, senior vice president and executive vice president prior to him moving into his current role.

    Over the years, Justin’s leadership has been instrumental in developing and expanding the region’s education services, including the launch of Job Order Contracting. In addition, his leadership has been essential to growing McCarthy's national solar, healthcare, municipal and commercial market sectors. He enjoys nurturing trusted relationships with clients and community leaders, while fostering an environment where engaged teams excel. He is currently serving the community as a board member of the American Heart Association’s Greater Phoenix Chapter and the Support Sky Harbor Coalition and is a member of the Arizona Builder’s Alliance American Society of Civil Engineers and WESTMARC.

  • Jeff Wood

    Jeff Wood

    Job Title
    Executive Vice President, Operations
    Located in
    Las Vegas
    Missouri University of Science & Technology
    Bachelor of Science Engineering Management & Industrial Engineering

    With 15 years of development and construction experience, Jeff Wood currently oversees McCarthy operations to ensure performance of the company and project teams in Nevada. Since joining McCarthy in 2012, he has helped establish the company as one of Las Vegas’ top gaming, hospitality and entertainment builders, collaborating with clients such as Station Casinos, Hakkasan, Brooklyn Bowl and Top Golf, among others. In addition, Jeff has helped reinforce our commitment to the Rocky Mountain Region overseeing the establishment of a full-service Colorado office.

    Jeff currently serves on various committees with the Associated General Contractors and is a member of the Nevada Contractor’s and Nevada Professional Facilities Manager Association. He lends his leadership and talent to support numerous organizations including the American Heart Association, Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, St Jude’s Ranch in Boulder City, and the School Community Partnership Program with Clark County School District. His commitment to community and the construction industry has led to numerous awards including being named an Engineering News-Record Southwest Top 20 Under 40 in 2015.

  • Nate Jacobs

    Nate Jacobs

    Job Title
    Director, Business Development
    Located in
    Las Vegas
    Montana State University, Bozeman
    Bachelor of Science, Construction Engineering

    With more than 10 years in the construction industry, Nate is responsible for managing our strategic client relationships and market visibility in Nevada. With experience in aviation, infrastructure and K-12/higher education markets, he has assisted in delivering nearly $500 million of projects across the Southwest region by developing key relationships with owners, architects and subcontractor partners. Nate is a LEED Accredited Professional and was named Nevada Contractor Association’s 2017 Member of the Year. He is also active in a number of industry and community organizations, including the National Association of Industrial Office Properties and NCA Young Constructors Forum.