Chris Jacobson Returns to McCarthy's Arizona office as Vice President – Project Executive

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PHOENIX - Nov. 20, 2018 - PRLog -- McCarthy Building Companies Inc. ( is pleased to announce that Chris Jacobson, vice president – project executive in the Southwest region, has relocated to Arizona from the firm's Southern California region.

Jacobson, launched his construction career in Arizona where he led numerous hospital construction projects, including the construction of the $180 million, 470,000-square-foot Banner Thunderbird tower addition and renovation. Returning to the market, he has expanded his construction expertise beyond healthcare and into commercial construction projects and will be leading some of McCarthy Southwest's most complex jobs across the Valley. Thanks to his two decades of experience in Arizona and California, Jacobson provides clients with best-in-class services through all phases of complex construction projects.

His career with McCarthy began as an intern in 1998 while he was pursuing his Construction Management degree at Northern Arizona University. After graduating NAU in 1998, Jacobson was hired on as a project engineer for McCarthy. Over the next decade, he was promoted three times to the roles of assistant project manager, project manager and project director and amassed great depth in hospital-specific experience, working on more than 14 healthcare projects totaling in excess of $1 billion.

"Chris possesses vast experience managing multi-million dollar projects for some of the biggest players in the healthcare industry," said Justin Kelton, president of McCarthy Building Companies in the Southwest. "His proven leadership skills, keen understanding and extensive industry relationships make him a natural fit for this position."

Jacobson is a member of American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and Central Arizona Society of Healthcare Engineers (CASHE). He also participates with McCarthy Heart Hats, the volunteer-based community outreach arm of McCarthy Building Companies that includes McCarthy employees and their family members who support the communities in which they live, work and play by volunteering for community projects and fundraising efforts.

About McCarthy Building Companies

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 20th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2018). 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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