Joel Canchola Joins Burns & McDonnell in Arizona to Lead and Expand Construction/Design-Build Services Across the Southwest

May 20, 2020

Joel Canchola joins Burns & McDonnell to lead and grow the firm’s construction/design-build services in the Southwest. Within his 15-year career in construction management, Joel has led major-capital projects for critical infrastructure clients in the commercial, healthcare, manufacturing, residential and transportation sectors.


 “With design and construction teams that collaborate from conceptual design through post-construction phases, our clients’ projects reap the benefits of faster delivery, lower costs and higher quality,” says Patrick Edwards, vice president and general manager for Burns & McDonnell in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. “Throughout the past decade, Joel has spearheaded some of our region’s premiere alternative delivery projects and is a tremendous addition to our construction team in Phoenix. His unwavering commitment to safety, quality, schedule and performance perfectly aligns with our sole overarching goal: making our clients successful.”


Well-versed in integrated project delivery methods, Joel specializes in the execution of design-build projects to provide comprehensive, cost-effective solutions. The firm’s construction/design-build team in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, supports a wide range of markets including electrical transmission and distribution, commercial, aviation and energy projects.


Burns & McDonnell, a 100% employee-owned engineering, architecture and construction firm, established its presence in Arizona in 1999. In 2019, the firm was named Engineering News-Record Southwest’s Design Firm of the Year.


Joel is a member of the Arizona Builders Alliance and the Partners in Construction committee through the American Subcontractor Association of Arizona. He received his bachelor’s degree in construction management from Arizona State University. 

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