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ABA Member Spotlight: Marty Hedlund
Sr. vice president and Southwest district manager, Sundt Construction, Inc.
Years in construction: 32
Years at Sundt: 31
Years as an ABA member:
Since the beginning! Sundt was involved in the merging of AGC Building Chapter and the ABC organization into the ABA.
Role at Sundt: I lead about 100 talented employee owners of Sundt in providing services in the construction of projects throughout Arizona, New Mexico and west Texas.
What’s one thing everyone should know about your company?
We are 100 percent employee owned and celebrating our 125th anniversary in 2015.
What are recent projects you’ve worked on in Arizona?
UA Health Science Education Building, Chandler City Hall, ASU Cronkite School of Journalism, Riverpoint Center, Henkel/Dial Headquarters and R&D Building, ASU Sun Devil Stadium transformation.
What’s on your bucket list?
I am an avid golfer. On my bucket list is to play as many of the top 100 golf courses in the world as I can and see some great parts of this great planet.
Why did you join ABA?
ABA provides true industry leadership, from its staunch representation of our interests in the legislative process to developing exceptional leaders and construction professionals through its educational programs. Being active in ABA supports all that is good about our industry.
How has being an ABA member contributed to your professional success?
I participated in the year-long Leadership Development Forum many years ago, and it really opened my eyes to the possibilities for success in our industry and introduced me to many colleagues who I rely on for support today.
What is one of the biggest obstacles that the construction industry will face in 2015?
As our markets continue to improve, and hopefully catch fire, the war for talent in management and craft is critical to win. We are only as good as our people.