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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 Brunsman

    Joe Brunsman

    Job Title
    Sr. Vice President, Operations
    Located in
    Phoenix
    Education
    Arizona State University
    Bachelor of Science Construction Management

    Joe Brunsman serves as the business unit leader of the Infrastructure team for McCarthy in the Southwest. In this role, Joe is responsible for overseeing water and wastewater projects, airport projects and general civil projects within the region. His team offers general contracting, construction management, program management and design-build services for infrastructure projects in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Texas.  

    During his nearly 30 years in the construction industry, Joe has managed many of the firm’s largest construction projects. He started his career as an apprentice carpenter and joined McCarthy in 2008 as a project manager. Since then he has become one of the firm’s most experienced managers of large self-perform civil and concrete construction projects, working closely with owners, design teams and trade partners to deliver outstanding quality.

  • Paul King

    Paul King

    Job Title
    Vice President, Business Development
    Located in
    Newport Beach
    Education
    University of Cincinnati
    Bachelor of Arts Business Administration

    Paul King has more than 15 years of business development and marketing experience for the construction industry where he has focused on healthcare, commercial, parking structure, education, and specialty projects. In his role as vice president, business development, he is responsible for overseeing the business development and marketing team in Southern California while maintaining client relationships, developing the strategy for project pursuits, building strong project pursuit teams and seeking out new business opportunities throughout the region.

    In addition to his responsibilities with McCarthy, Paul is a former board member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services Orange County and San Diego County Chapters and served as a committee member for Design-Build Institute of America Western Region. He also has been involved with various philanthropic programs including the Boys and Girls Club, Warrior Foundation Freedom Center, March of Dimes and the American Heart Association along with supporting the philanthropic efforts of McCarthy clients including Sharp Healthcare, Scripps Health and Rady Children’s Hospital.

  • 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 Southern Region, overseeing the firm’s Civil business unit in Texas. 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.

  • Michael Benford

    Michael Benford

    Job Title
    Director, Business Development
    Located in
    Dallas
    Education
    University of Southern California
    Bachelor of Science Psychology
    Minor Business Administration & Communication

    Michael Benford is responsible for leading specific market initiatives for the Dallas Commercial Business Unit, Civil/Transportation Business Unit and McCarthy’s Southern Region as a whole. His market focuses include aviation, parking structures, civil/transportation and general commercial. Michael has more than 10 years of experience in the construction industry in roles ranging from project engineer to director, business development. In addition to his current responsibilities at McCarthy, he serves on committees for ACE Mentorship and the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).  He is also an active participant in the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).