McCarthy Building Companies Inc. is pleased to announce that Mike Gonzalez, LEED AP, has been promoted to vice president, where he will play a critical role in guiding and expanding McCarthy’s Southwest Region in higher-education, advanced manufacturing, and science and technology.
Gonzalez has nearly three decades of construction experience managing design-build, design-assist and traditional construction projects servicing multiple industries, including life science, infrastructure, manufacturing, industrial, power, hospitality, healthcare, science and technology, and higher education. He has dedicated his career to delivering exceptional results for clients and partners from early in the design phase through final project completion and beyond.
Prior to this promotion, Gonzalez served as a project director with McCarthy for the past eight years holding key roles on a variety of significant projects, including the award-winning, LEED Platinum Arizona State University Biodesign Institute C facility and OdySea Aquarium. He retired as a colonel in the United States Army after 30 years of service where he served honorably in both Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
“Mike has a very entrepreneurial leadership style, blended with a strong technical background,” said Justin Kelton, president of McCarthy Building Companies Southwest Region. “He is also an outstanding mentor committed to the next generation of industry professionals, we are lucky to have him on our team.”
Gonzalez earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Arizona State University. He holds key positions on numerous external boards and associations, including the Industry Advisory Board for the ASU Del E. Webb School of Construction, chair of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Arizona Chapter, board member of DBIA Western Pacific Region, Proposal Review committee member for the Society of College and University Planning, and most recently being named to the board of Maricopa Community College Foundation.
In addition, he holds LEED accreditation from the United States Green Building Council and certification as a DBIA Designated Design-Build Professional™ from the Design Build Institute of America.