Press Release: 03.01.2023

Jim Francois Promoted to Project Director at McCarthy

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McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has promoted Jim Francois to the position of Project Director, based in the company’s Omaha office. 

In his new role, Francois leads onsite construction teams on a wide range of McCarthy building projects spanning the healthcare, education, and science & technology sectors. 

Since joining McCarthy as a project manager in 2018, Francois has overseen numerous building expansion and renovation assignments across the region. His recent project leadership experience includes the Elliott Equipment Company headquarters and manufacturing facility, the new Buena Vista High School and Beveridge Middle School for Omaha Public Schools, the CHI Health Infusion Lab and Nebraska Medical Center’s Olson Center for Women’s Health renovation. 

Francois’ current projects include the Durham Science Center and Roskens Hall STEM TRAIL Center renovation at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and the new Administration Tower and parking garage at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

“Jim is a highly skilled project leader with a strong track record of building trusting relationships with team members while delivering exceptional construction outcomes,” said McCarthy Senior Vice President and Business Unit Leader Ryan Sawall.

Francois earned a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering technology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

An active community supporter, his recent volunteer activities include leading a blood drive in McCarthy’s Omaha office for the American Heart Association and participating in the “Pedal the Cause” event to support cancer research.


About McCarthy

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with nearly 160 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 19th largest domestic builder (Engineering News-Record, May 2022). With approximately 6,000 salaried employees and craft professionals, the firm has offices in St. Louis; Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Austin, Channelview, Dallas, and Houston, Texas; and San Diego, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.


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