After Hours: Jeff Clarkson
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- Vice President of Healthcare McCarthy Building Companies.
- Born in Norfolk, Neb.
- Attended Univ. of Nebraska where he studied construction management.
- With McCarthy for 15 years in its Tempe office.
Clarkson leads the Healthcare Services Business Unit for McCarthy’s Southwest Region. He has delivered projects totaling more that $840M and nearly 2 MSF.
Sports Teams: Nebraska Cornhuskers, Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos.
Activities: Building things (with my hands), woodworking for example; fishing, skiing and spending time with my family.
Destinations: On a favorite lake in Minnesota relaxing; any place off the beaten path. I would like to visit Alaska.
On a personal level, I’m most proud f my kids. On a professional level, I’m most proud of the award-winning, $121M, 338,000 SF Banner Gateway Medical Center project in Gilbert that my team delivered in a record 20 months.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I bake and decorate elaborate birthday cakes for my children’s birthdays. My interest started when I was a Boy Scout at age 10. The business next door to my parents’ (business) was a craft shop. I spotted cake-decorating items in the window. I was determined to make a haunted house cake for a fundraiser.
Received: From my father: “A job not worth doing right is probably a job not worth doing at all.”
To Share: Always do the right thing.