Robert Betz Promoted to Senior Vice President for McCarthy’s San Diego Office

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An 18-year veteran of McCarthy, Betz will oversee operations of the 60-person office, currently with more than $700 million worth of construction work underway in the region.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (http://www.mccarthy.com), one the nation’s top ten domestic builders, announces the promotion of Robert Betz to senior vice president for the company’s San Diego office.

Betz assumed this position following a six-month transition period working in tandem with Ron Hall, former executive vice president of the San Diego office, who recently retired from McCarthy after 25 years with the firm.

Having joined McCarthy in 1994, Betz has accumulated 18 years of expertise serving in various leadership roles for McCarthy’s Southern California Division, including project engineer, assistant project manager, project manager, senior project manager, project director, and most recently, vice president of operations for the San Diego region. In his new position as senior vice president, he is responsible for the financial performance and overall operations of McCarthy’s San Diego office. He will oversee client relations, estimating, office operations and personnel as well as integration of the company’s scheduling, safety and contracts departments.

“Throughout his career with McCarthy, Bob has demonstrated strong leadership abilities, together with a commitment to quality, safety, and construction innovation,” said Randy Highland, McCarthy president, California region. “He assuredly has earned our company’s trust and that of our San Diego clients, making him the clear choice to take over management of our San Diego operations.”

A 23-year veteran of the construction industry, Betz has played an integral role in the successful completion of 20 large-scale McCarthy construction projects in San Diego and Orange counties. He has been instrumental in establishing McCarthy among the top green builders in the region, and helped lead the division’s use of leading technology on jobsites.

Most recently, Betz has been directing construction for the $115 million UCSD Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility and the $90 million San Diego Mesa College Math and Science Building. He currently is playing a leadership role for the new $35 million J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla.

Past San Diego projects for Betz include the recently completed $17.1 million LEED Platinum Miramar College Police Station and adjoining 828-car Parking Structure, the LEED Gold Allied Health Building at San Diego Community College, the $17.1 million UCSD Biomedical Library addition, the $22 million Salk Institute for Biological Studies East Wing Addition, the $33 million Lodge at Torrey Pines, the $33.4 million Estancia La Jolla Resort, the $26.5 million Rady Children’s Hospital Parking Structure and the $10.2 million Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Parking Structure.

A graduate of California State University at Fullerton, Betz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He earned an Associate of Arts degree in architectural engineering from Cerritos College. He also holds certificates of Construction Technology, OSHA 500 Construction Safety, and OSHA 501 General Industry Safety from the University of California, San Diego.

Born and raised in Southern California, Betz currently resides in the North San Diego County community of Rancho Bernardo with Lisa, his wife of 15 years, and their two children. His personal interests include all types of sports, hunting, and freshwater fishing.

About McCarthy:
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the nation’s 10th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2011) and is one of the nation’s oldest, privately held construction firms. As the largest general building contractor in California and one of the top green construction firms (ENR California, August 2011), McCarthy is committed to the construction of high performance buildings. The company provides general contracting, construction management, program management and design/build services for healthcare, education, parking structure, entertainment, retail, laboratory, biotechnical, microelectronic, and industrial facilities; office buildings; tenant interiors; mixed-use; multifamily residential and bridges and highways. In addition to San Diego, McCarthy has offices in Newport Beach, Sacramento and San Francisco, Calif.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Dallas; Houston; St. Louis; and Atlanta. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at http://www.mccarthy.com.

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