Press Release: 02.12.2015

McCarthy Ranks Among Top 10 Global Training Organizations

McCarthy, one of America’s premier commercial construction companies, was honored Monday night with a 2015 Training magazine Top 125 Award. As the highest ranking construction company, McCarthy was ranked #7 on this year’s list. This represents the fifth year McCarthy has received this prestigious recognition and the fourth year in a row the firm has placed in the top 10.

Presented during the Training 2015 Conference & Expo in Atlanta, the Top 125 awards recognize the leading training organizations based on excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs.

“In scoring the 2015 applications, the Training Top 125 judges focused relentlessly on how applicants demonstrated the effectiveness of their training,” said Lorri Freifeld, editor-in-chief of Training magazine. “That ratcheted up the level of competition, with the winners demonstrating a commendable commitment to employee training and development that resulted in the achievement of key corporate strategic goals. Congratulations to all the companies named to the 2015 Training Top 125.”

McCarthy Chairman and CEO Mike Bolen commented, “Through our strategic approach to training and development, our employee-owners are equipped to deliver world-class solutions and strengthen client relationships. Our innovative approach stands alone in our industry, and we believe this is an important investment in our employees’ personal and professional development. We are honored to once again to be included among the Training Top 125 global training elite.”

Founded as a family-owned business more 150 years ago, McCarthy is one of the largest 100% employee-owned companies in America today. The firm has long fostered a culture dedicated to continuous improvement, and “Learning” represents a critical facet of the company’s ongoing goal to be The Best Builder in America. While a formal McCarthy Training Program had been in place for decades, McCarthy launched an entirely revamped training program in 2008 under McCarthy Build U®. Unusual in the construction industry and among best-in-class training programs outside of the construction industry, McCarthy Build U is a personalized approach to employee development. Through a comprehensive array of in-person, online and self-directed training opportunities, employees are empowered to take control of their personal and professional development. Ensuring the safety of all individuals who work on or near all McCarthy project sites is the firm’s number one priority. This vigilant approach to safety is supported by McCarthy’s comprehensive Safety Training Program. Further, employees have access to an extensive on-the-job training program, as well as approximately 150 instructor-led classroom sessions, 100 instructor-led virtual classroom sessions and 350 online, self-paced modules focused on building, business and management skills.

About the Training 125
Training magazine’s Training Top 125 Award has been the premier learning industry awards program for 15 years. Winners are the organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world. The Training Top 125 ranking is based on myriad benchmarking statistics such as total training budget; percentage of payroll; number of training hours per employee program; goals, evaluation, measurement and workplace surveys; hours of training per employee annually; and detailed formal programs. The ranking is determined by assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs, and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives. More information about the 2015 Training Top 125 Award winners may be obtained online at

About McCarthy
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been building communities across America for more than 150 years. With 2014 revenues approaching $3 billion, McCarthy is repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer. The firm has approximately 1,600 salaried employees with offices in St. Louis; Atlanta; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Dallas; Houston; Albuquerque; San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif.; Collinsville, Ill.; and Kansas City. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company’s history is available online at or by following McCarthy on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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