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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Expands Regional Leadership Team in Phoenix

Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a top national construction management firm and general contractor with a $1 billion aggregate bonding capacity, recently made a series of key appointments in its Phoenix office. The new leadership team will oversee the timely completion of the company’s ongoing projects in Phoenix and continue to grow the firm’s portfolio of projects across the Southwest region.

AP promoted Scott Salyer to Regional Manager of AP Southwest, where he will be responsible for developing business plans and risk management programs, as well as driving business results and operational decisions. AP also welcomed Director of Business Development Melissa Bennett and Regional Marketing Director Amara Boesch. Bennett will be responsible for fostering strong partnerships with existing clients and identifying new business opportunities. Boesch will be responsible for enhancing the visibility of AP Southwest, driving culture, and shaping its strategic planning efforts.

“We’re excited to welcome Scott, Melissa, and Amara to our Phoenix office,” said Corbett Nichter, executive vice president and chief operating officer of AP’s eastern regions. “AP is invested in providing conscientious, timely, and safe construction management services to clients throughout Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico. Their leadership will help us broadcast that mission to clients, subcontractors, and owners across the region, and deliver with every project.”

“I’m excited to collaborate with Melissa, Amara, and our strong preconstruction and operations teams to continue growing our presence in Phoenix,” said Salyer. “Even in the pandemic, Arizona continues to experience enormous growth, and I look forward to helping AP meet the construction needs of owners and developers across the region.”

AP has a long and accomplished history in Phoenix, providing construction management services on five micro-hospitals for United Surgical Partners Inc., the Clubs on Grand Recreation Center in Sun City, Cirrus Logic and Acronis office improvements, and 11 construction projects for Honeywell. AP also performs repeat work for educational institutions in the region, including campuses for the Academies of Math and Science, BASIS Charter Schools throughout the Valley, and Phase 1 of the North Scottsdale Campus for Candeo Schools Inc.

About Scott Salyer

Salyer has 18 years of construction management experience. Throughout his career, he’s generated over $1 billion in work across multiple sectors including higher education, healthcare, K-12, mixed-use, and municipal. Salyer, previously a project executive for AP Gulf States, joined AP in 2017 and has since led multiple teams in executing over $200 million of projects in the region. Prior to joining AP, he completed nearly $500 million worth of renovation work for Dallas Fort Worth International Airport as part of its $1.9 billion terminal renewal and improvement program. Salyer holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management technology from Oklahoma State University.

About Melissa Bennett

Bennett has more than 12 years of business development experience in the construction and insurance industries. Prior to joining AP, she served with CORE Construction, Haydon Building Corporation, and Valley Schools Insurance Trust. Her experience has landed her work with clients such as Purdue University and the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township. Bennett holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and criminology from Glenville State College.

About Amara Boesch

Boesch has more than 19 years of marketing experience in architecture, engineering, and construction. Throughout her career, she’s developed cohesive marketing plans to increase brand awareness through strategic, targeted, and effective messaging. Boesch joins AP from Hunter Contracting Co., where she served as director of marketing and communications. She holds bachelor’s degrees in corporate communications and Spanish from Castleton State University.

About Adolfson & Peterson Construction:

Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) is a family-owned company that is consistently ranked among the top construction managers and general contractors in the nation while maintaining one of the safest records in the industry. With a mission of building trust, communities, and people, AP focuses on projects that enhance where we live and work. Founded in 1946, AP is known within the building industry for its uncompromising commitment to its clients, employees, and the communities where it builds and works. AP offers preconstruction and construction services to the commercial, education, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, multifamily, municipal, recreation, and senior living market segments. AP supports an employee base of 700+ who work from offices in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Texas, and Wyoming. For more information, visit


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