Press Release: 03.27.2018

Justin Peterson Named New Top Executive of McCarthy in Colorado

Justin Peterson

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., is pleased to announce Justin Peterson has been elevated to the position of Vice President of Operations. In this new role, Peterson will lead McCarthy’s operations in Colorado.

“McCarthy has built long-term relationships here in Colorado, many that I am proud to be a part of,” said Peterson. “In this new role, I am excited to support our talented local team and will do everything I can to ensure our employees are empowered, our clients achieve their goals, and we help our trade partners grow and succeed.”

Peterson has spent the past 14 years with McCarthy helping to deliver more than $875 million in construction solutions for clients across Colorado’s Front Range and Western Slope. He has a deep understanding of the Colorado construction marketplace and is committed to developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients, trade partners and designers.

“Our Colorado team has had a great deal of success utilizing the Integrated Project Delivery method to provide real value for our clients,” commented Peterson. “By working in tandem with our design and trade partners, we are consistently able to deliver the best outcome for clients for the best final cost.” McCarthy is currently implementing this process on work with Banner Health, Children’s Hospital Colorado and Kaiser Permanente.

McCarthy has worked in Colorado for more than 25 years, opening its permanent Colorado office in January 2015. Since that time, the office has grown to include more than 50 salaried and trade staff in the state.

Peterson began his career with McCarthy in the field as a project engineer, moving up to assistant project superintendent, superintendent, project manager and project director before assuming his current role. He holds a Healthcare Construction Certificate from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and McCarthy’s ICC Class A General Contractors licenses. Peterson received his B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Willamette University.

An avid outdoorsman, Peterson is also active with Larimer County Boys & Girls Club, Fort Collins Vipers Lacrosse, and NFL Play 60 Flag Football.

About McCarthy

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 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 15th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2017). With approximately 1,900 salaried employees and offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; and San Diego, Newport Beach, 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, Instagram and Google+.

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