Press Release: 12.06.2016

McCarthy’s Bo Calbert Named ‘Mentor of the Year’ as Part of 2nd Annual Landmark Leaders Awards

Bo Calbert Receiving 'Mentor of the Year' Award

McCarthy’s Robert “Bo” Calbert was named “Mentor of the Year” at the Phoenix Business Journal’s 2nd annual Landmark Leaders Awards. The Landmark Leaders Awards recognize and honor an elite group of top leaders in the Phoenix-area real estate and construction industries.

“I have always had an affinity for mentoring students and young employees interested in pursuing or furthering their construction careers,” Calbert said. “As I transition into retirement at the end of the year, this award reinforces why I’m passionate about continuing my involvement in industry and community initiatives like workforce development and Career and Technical Education.”

Calbert, who is retiring at the end of 2016 as president of McCarthy’s Southwest Division to be followed by incoming president Justin Kelton, will continue to serve on McCarthy’s board of directors and with various industry and community leadership groups on the issue of workforce development. Under his leadership, McCarthy earned the prestigious industry honor of being named 2014 Contractor of the Year by Engineering-News Record Southwest. During his 35-year tenure with McCarthy, he has been involved in building communities across more than 10 states with major projects in healthcare, water/wastewater, solar, education, labs, hospitality and entertainment, science and technology, aviation, office and retail.

Calbert’s community leadership encompasses involvement in civic, industry and nonprofit organizations, including Greater Phoenix Leadership, Arizona Chamber of Commerce, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Alliance for Construction Excellence, Arizona Builders Alliance and Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commission. Thanks to his commitment to the community, Calbert was named Executive of the Year by the Construction Finance Managers Association and was named to the inaugural list of Most Admired Leaders by the Phoenix Business Journal. He was also recently named to the Presidents’ Circle of Distinction by the Association for Career Technical Education of Arizona (ACTEAZ).

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 16th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2016). With approximately 1,700 salaried employees and offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; 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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