McCarthy Promotes Chris Nickle to Executive Vice President

March 4, 2019

McCarthy Building Companies Inc. ( recently promoted Chris Nickle to executive vice president of the Southwest Region as well as named him as a member of McCarthy’s Executive Committee.


Prior to this promotion, Nickle served as senior vice president of operations at McCarthy Southwest, where he led safety, quality and manpower concerns for numerous projects across the region. He also oversaw all field operations and worked closely with the business development team to acquire new projects, including the Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal 4 concourse expansion, a major hospital expansion and new laboratory at Arizona State University.

“Chris has embraced our One Company approach and his all-in attitude has been instrumental in delivering exceptional experiences to our clients,” said Justin Kelton, president of McCarthy’s Southwest Region. “His commitment to delivering projects that meet our stringent safety, quality and budget management expectations has been evident in all of his projects.”


Over the course of his 20-year career with McCarthy, he has led the construction of more than $1 billion in construction projects throughout Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.


Nickle’s career in construction began as a project engineer at McCarthy upon graduating from Montana State University with a degree in construction engineering. He is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineering, East Valley Partnership and Phoenix Community Alliance.  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.

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