McCarthy Building Companies promoted Justin Kelton to head of the Education Services business unit for its Southwest division.
In this new position, Kelton will oversee all aspects of K-12 education projects in Arizona and New Mexico, as well as work closely with the business development team to target new pursuits. Prior to this promotion, he served as vice president of operations at McCarthy.
Over the course of his 12-year career with McCarthy, he has led the construction of more than $450M in K-12 school construction projects in Arizona and New Mexico. TheEducation Services team is one of the most active teams within the Southwest division.
“Justin’s business development savvy and drive has helped McCarthy forge numerous new client relationships in the education sector,” said Bo Calbert, president of McCarthy Building Companies’ Southwest division. “His strong operational background and his commitment to delivering projects that meet our stringent safety, quality and budget management expectations make him a good fit for this role.”
Kelton’s career in construction began as a laborer. He joined McCarthy in 2001 after serving as a U.S. Marine, and he has received several promotions over the past decade. He earned a Civil and Environmental Certificate from Vermont Technical College. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Western Maricopa Coalition (WESTMARC). 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 communityprojects and fundraising efforts.