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Frank Scopetti

McCarthy's Scopetti Named To board Of Advisors For CII

Frank Scopetti, senior vice president of the Water Services team at McCarthy Building Companies, has been named to the board of advisors for the Construction Industry Institute.

The Construction Industry Institute, based at The University of Texas at Austin, is a consortium of more than 100 leading owner, engineering-contractor and supplier firms from both the public and private arenas.

These organizationshave joined together to enhance the business effectiveness and sustainability of the capital facility lifecycle through research, related initiatives andindustry alliances.

“Frank brings strong experience in mechanical and civil work to this prominent national industry organization,” said Bo Calbert, president of McCarthy Southwest. “He always approaches his work with ‘best practices’ thinking, which is an asset to an organization that’s dedicated to improving the delivery of capital facilities.”

At McCarthy, Scopetti is responsible for all aspects of water/wastewater treatment plant projects and serves as the team lead on some of the largest and most complex projects in the nation.

In addition to his work at McCarthy, Scopetti has professional and community affiliations with the AZ Water Association and the Association for Construction Excellence (ACE) where he served as the chairperson for the Design Assist Task Force-Services and Deliverables.

He also serves on the board of directors for the Elite Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Network-Arizona Chapter (Elite SDVOB-AZ).

The Scottsdale resident holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University as well as a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Robert Knochenhauer & Frank Scopetti

Robert “Big Job Bob” Knochenhauer Retires From McCarthy After 4 Decades Of Service

Robert Knochenhauer recently retired from McCarthy Building Companies as senior vice president of the Water Services team after serving the company for four decades. He was responsible for all aspects of the Southwest division’s water/wastewater treatment plant projects and served as team lead on some of the largest and most complex projects in Arizona and beyond.

Under Knochenhauer’s leadership, the Water Services team won numerous awards for its work, including the prestigious 2008 National Design-Build Award from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) in the “water/wastewater over $15 million” category for the Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant in Phoenix. His vast project experience has garnered him the nickname of “Big Job Bob.” His project highlights include:

  • Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant, Phoenix: $215M, 80 mgd water treatment plant
  • Greenfield Water Reclamation Plant, Gilbert: $148.4M, sewage treatment plant expansion
  • ADOA 4,000 Public Prison Beds, Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma: $175M, new 4,000 bed prison expansion at Perryville, Tucson and Yuma prison facilities

As a third-generation Knochenhauer in the construction industry, he followed in his grandfather and father’s footsteps. His father, the late Lloyd Knochenhauer, started TGK Construction Co. in New York in 1944, then moved it to Phoenix in 1950. Bob joined TGK in 1972 as a carpenter, moving his way up to superintendent and project manager after McCarthy bought the company.

Knochenhauer worked closely with Frank Scopetti prior to his departure at McCarthy. Scopetti is now the new senior vice president of the Water Services team and has three decades of experience working in the industrial mechanical construction field. He previously served as vice president of mechanical services at McCarthy.