Press Release: 07.21.2015

McCarthy Promotes John Buescher to Central Region President

McCarthy recently selected John Buescher, PE, LEED AP BD+C to serve as president of the firm’s Central Region. Based in McCarthy’s St. Louis office, Buescher will be responsible for managing company operations from the Rockies to the East Coast not including the Southeast. Buescher replaces Scott Wittkop who was promoted to corporate president and chief operating officer for McCarthy Holdings, Inc.

With nearly 25 total years of experience in design and construction, Buescher joined McCarthy in 1998 as an assistant project superintendent and worked his way up to manage advanced technology and manufacturing operations as vice president for McCarthy’s Central Division. Most recently he served as senior vice president managing healthcare operations for the division prior to assuming his new position.

John Buescher Headshot

“John has been an outstanding leader at McCarthy,” commented Wittkop. “He is committed to working closely with our clients and industry partners to deliver an exceptional experience on every project. Under his leadership, McCarthy will foster a creative, innovative and healthy company culture while continuing our strong tradition of giving back to the communities in which we live and work.”

A professional mechanical engineer and LEED Accredited Professional with the United States Green Building Council, Buescher holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in business administration from Washington University. He is an active member of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers and also holds a Healthcare Construction Certificate from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.

In addition to his strong industry involvement, Buescher is committed to giving back to the local community. Among other activities, he currently serves as president of the board of directors for The Women’s Safe House in St. Louis and is active in local youth sports.

About McCarthy
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest commercial construction companies. Founded in 1864, the firm is currently the 12th largest builder in America (Engineering News-Record, May 2015). Throughout all phases of a project, from early integrated design phase services, through construction and after completion, McCarthy builders utilize industry-leading construction techniques and the most sophisticated technology tools to deliver the highest quality, jobsite safety and ultimately, the best value. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy has approximately 1,600 salaried employees with offices in St. Louis; Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Denver; 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 and Google+.

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