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Graycor Promotes Rusty Martin to Head of Growing Southwest Division

As General Manager, Martin will lead efforts to expand Graycor’s regional presence


Leading national general contractor Graycor Construction Company has promoted Rusty Martin to General Manager of the Southwest Division. In this role, Martin will lead Graycor’s Phoenix-based team and work to strategically expand its business in the Southwest, both within the core industrial buildings market and through new adjacent markets.

Martin joined Graycor in 2017 as a Project Executive. Last year he was promoted to Operations Manager, providing operational oversight for the Phoenix office and directing all Graycor project operations in the Southwest to ensure consistency and continuous improvement throughout the construction pipeline.


“Rusty is a big part of Graycor’s Southwest success story and is respected for his leadership abilities and expertise across a wide range of building product types,” said Graycor Construction Company President Tim Hanifin. “He is committed to our employees, our project partners and our clients, and is eager to lead our team into a time of continued demand and opportunity.”


An Arizona native and 26-year industry veteran, Martin has completed landmark and award-winning projects in the industrial, manufacturing, retail, mixed-use, hospitality, corrections, office and tenant improvement spaces. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Brigham Young University and is a graduate of the Arizona Builders Alliance Leadership Development Forum (LDF) program. He is also a member of NAIOP and an affiliate member of SIOR.


Graycor has developed millions of square feet across the Southwest region, most recently at G303 – a 1.2 million-square-foot NAIOP Industrial Spec Project of the Year in Glendale, Arizona. Graycor is also the tenant improvement contractor for a high-tech manufacturing facility in this same building.


The company has completed multiple Class A office and industrial buildings at Gilbert Spectrum in Gilbert, Arizona, which includes two award-winning office build-outs for Northrop Grumman; multiple light industrial buildings at the airport-fronting Skybridge project at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona; and the award-winning Camelback Collective in Phoenix, which features a boutique AC Marriott Hotel and a Class A office building recently sold for the highest price-per-square-foot ever achieved in Phoenix for a pure office building.


In 2021, Graycor Inc. celebrated its 100th anniversary. A third-generation, family-owned and operated company, it has 10 offices nationwide, more than 50,000 projects in its portfolio and has been recognized for performing more than one million safe man-hours on its projects.