Press Release: 12.09.2014

McCarthy Moves to Larger San Diego Headquarters

McCarthy has moved its San Diego operations to a new 17,000-square-foot office headquarters located within Sky Park Office Plaza at 9275 Sky Park Court, Suite 200, San Diego, Calif. 92123. Previously housed at 6165 Greenwich Drive in Governor Park, the company began occupying its new space on November 24th.

Since the early 80s, McCarthy has been building major projects in San Diego County, including the J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla; Math+Science Complex at San Diego Mesa College; Camp Pendleton Naval Replacement Hospital, in conjunction with Clark Construction; Rady Children’s Hospital Acute Care Pavilion; UCSD Moores Cancer Center; Torrey Pines Lodge; Estancia Hotel; and the internationally acclaimed Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

Recently, the firm received two Orchid Awards from the San Diego Architectural Foundation for construction of the new UCSD Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility and the new San Diego County Waterfront Park, for which it served as the design-builder.

In 2005, McCarthy made a permanent commitment to the San Diego community when it opened an office headquarters in Governor Park, and twice expanded its space to keep pace with the growth of its staff and operations.

“San Diego is a community that has offered diverse building opportunities in markets we specialize in, including healthcare, K-12, higher education, corporate commercial, bioscience and parking facilities,” said McCarthy Executive Vice President Bob Betz, who oversees the operations of McCarthy’s San Diego operations. “After building here for 33 years, we are solidly invested in the community and have built strong relationships with the area’s building owners and facility planners, architects and subcontractors. We have moved to larger headquarters that will support our continued growth and investment in new technology and systems to offer our clients a diverse range of services, from building information modeling, preconstruction and design management to traditional general contracting services.”

Presently the San Diego office of McCarthy has a strong backlog of work in process or under contract. Some of the firm’s current projects include the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute and Anderson Medical Pavilionon the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus in La Jolla; UCSD East Campus Parking Structure #2; Sweetwater UHSD National City Middle School; County of San Diego Cedar and Kettner Parking Structure; San Dieguito Earl Warren Middle School; Sharp Grossmont Heart and Vascular Center & Central Plant; BioMed Realty Trust i3; and the San Diego Zoo Parking Structure and Old Globe Way road improvements.

Founded as a family-owned business 150 years ago, McCarthy is now one of the largest 100% employee-owned companies in America today. The company is committed to the construction of high performance green buildings; progressive job site technology; establishing lean processes; safer, faster and higher quality execution; and ultimately, the best final project cost.

“When McCarthy began, the focus was on serving customers in the local community and building with the highest quality,” explained Betz. “The same principles that helped get the business off the ground in 1864 still guide us today — a focus on meeting and exceeding each client’s needs, a willingness to work hard together to bring exceptional value to every project, and genuine people committed to improving people’s lives. That’s what has sustained our growth.”

About McCarthy
Recognized as one of the nation’s few true builders, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., is the country’s 9th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2014 and the second largest general contractor in San Diego (San Diego Business Journal, June 2014). In addition to San Diego, McCarthy has offices in Newport Beach, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; St. Louis; Dallas; Houston; Atlanta; Albuquerque; Kansas City; and Collinsville, Ill. 

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