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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.

  • Preston Hodges

    Preston Hodges

    Job Title
    Vice President
    Located in
    Houston
    Education
    Texas A&M
    Bachelor of Science Construction Management

    As Vice President in Houston, Preston Hodges leads business development and client service efforts in the region. He joined McCarthy as a Project Manager, moving up to Senior Project Manager before being named Project Director in 2016. During this time, Preston was instrumental in launching the McCarthy Specialized Solutions Group in 2014, serving the specific project needs of the Texas Medical Center and surrounding institutions.

    In addition to his responsibilities with McCarthy, Preston is an active member of the AGC of Houston, AGC Construction Futures Committee, American Society of Healthcare Engineers, American Hospital Association, served on the AGC Construction Leadership Council Board and is currently serving on the Champions for Children Texas Children’s Cancer Center board. Volunteer projects include working with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Texas Children’s Hospital and the American Heart Association. Preston is a licensed Certified Healthcare Constructor and holds a Healthcare Construction Certificate.

  • Jonathan W. Schmaltz

    Jonathan W. Schmaltz

    Job Title
    Director, Business Development
    Located in
    Houston
    Education
    Texas A&M University
    Bachelor of Science Construction Science

    Jonathan brings over 15 years of Heavy Civil and Marine construction experience to his role in McCarthy’s Southern Region. He is responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with partners doing business in the Heavy Civil, Marine and Ports market sectors. Before joining McCarthy, he worked on a wide range of projects along the Southern Atlantic and Gulf Coasts as a project engineer, project manager, estimator and in business development. Jonathan holds OSHA 30 Hour Hazard Recognition and PADI Rescue Diver certifications, and is an active member of the WEDA Gulf Coast Chapter, Economic Alliance of the Houston Port Region, Lonestar Harbor Safety Committee and the Maritime & Logistics Youth Expo. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science from Texas A&M University.

  • Aaron Lich

    Aaron Lich

    Job Title
    Vice President
    Located in
    St. Louis
    Education
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Bachelor of Architecture

    As vice president of the Industrial market of the Central Region, Aaron works closely with the firm’s industrial clients in the region and oversees the strategy and growth for the firm’s regional industrial portfolio. He joined McCarthy’s preconstruction team in 2012, eventually moving to lead the industrial preconstruction team before being named vice president. Today he brings two decades of experience to help industrial clients achieve outstanding project results. Prior to joining McCarthy, Aaron worked in the mechanical contracting industry on both the preconstruction and field execution sides in the Midwest.