Haydon Building Corp promotes 4 key leaders
Haydon Building Corp, a leading family-owned, full-service general contractor serving the Southwest for more than 30 years, promoted four executives to take the company to the next level. These strategic appointments reflect both the company’s dedication to developing its employees and its continued efforts to drive future innovation and growth.
“We are excited and very proud to announce the promotions of four extremely important and talented people inside our organization,” said Haydon Executive Vice President Katie Perry. “Joe Malone, Heather Marin, Christian Davis and Chance Raser are key pieces to the future of Haydon, ambassadors of our brand and masters of their trades. Each one of them not only lives our core values, but they also bring distinct perspectives, unequivocal skills and experience that takes Haydon to the next level. We celebrate their success and look forward to seeing them continue to rise, excel and achieve great things in their careers.”
Joe Malone Named Executive Director, Civil Division
Joe Malone displays a blue collar work ethic from birth, having started in construction in the fifth grade. He officially began his career at Haydon in 2006 as an intern. After graduation, he began full-time as a Project Engineer with the Civil Division. He played critical roles in the Town of Queen Creek West Park CMAR, the City of Buckeye Apache Road Water Treatment Plant and Cardon Development Aspera ADOT Improvements in Peoria, AZ. A widely-respected leader known for developing his team, Malone provides leadership, clarity around work structure and guidance to project engineers, project managers, project directors and superintendents in the Civil Division at Haydon. He also is very involved with Haydon’s summer internship program for college students. He completed his B.S. in Construction Management at the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University. Malone is an active Associated General Contractors member, and he is a Maricopa Association of Governments’ Standard Specifications & Details Committee member. He enjoys traveling with his wife and daughter, outdoor activities, hunting and building jeeps to rock crawl.
Heather Marin Named Director of Operations, Building Division
Heather Marin joined Haydon in 2022 and is known in the industry as a trustworthy builder with quality workmanship who focuses on customer satisfaction on all her projects. When owning her own business, her relentless dedication earned her top honors, ranking her company among the Top Ten of Construction Companies in Ranking Arizona’s Best of Arizona Business in 2010 through 2015. Marin played an integral role in revamping Haydon’s standard operating procedures and projection processes to align with the company’s growing size and how it operates. She excels at building strong relationships with her teams and industry partners in the Building Division’s vertical market. Marin brings almost three decades of field and operations experience to her role, having held positions ranging from Project Engineer right out of Arizona State University, Del E. Webb School of Construction and then elevating to Operations Director. She is married with two daughters and is committed to helping other women in the construction industry develop and succeed.
Christian Davis Named Director of Preconstruction, Building Division
Christian Davis relocated from Atlanta to join Haydon in 2021, bringing vast experience with both large and small general contractors. He will lead both Preconstruction and Estimating for the company’s Building Division. Davis offers expertise and creativity in various delivery methods and types of commercial and industrial projects. He played an instrumental role in Haydon’s Desert Mountain Golf Club projects as well as in health care construction projects for MedCraft Health Care Real Estate and NexCore. Davis’ ability to build deep and lasting client relationships is vital for Haydon. He excels in positively motivating the people around him, especially due to his ownership mentality. Davis studied Construction Management at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA. Outside of work, he attends sporting events with his wife, is a dog father, loves to travel and is a competitive bodybuilder.
Chance Raser Named Director of Estimating, Civil Division
Chance Raser joined Haydon in 2012 from Austin Bridge & Road. He has held a number of Operations positions including Project Engineer, Project Manager and Project Director and most recently, Preconstruction Director. Raser brings his deep and comprehensive experience to oversee Haydon’s bid submissions, maintaining key relationships with trade partners and suppliers throughout the entire process while interfacing with the Operations and Preconstruction Divisions. A respected leader and mentor with a superior reputation for resourcefulness, outside-the-box thinking and problem solving to find meaningful solutions, Raser is a certified registered professional civil engineer who mentors colleagues working toward their certifications. His vast operations experience translates into understanding potential projects’ risks and processes as it relates to estimating and applying his firsthand field experience. Raser played a key role in Haydon’s work on the Loop 303 and US 60 Interchange and the Pima Road reconstruction project in Scottsdale. He received his B.S. in Construction, Engineering Technology from Montana State University. Raser is married with two young daughters and enjoys woodworking and the outdoors. Raser creates smiles and laughs among coworkers as he remains Haydon’s undefeated prank war champion.
Launch powered by Compass opens North Scottsdale location
Launch Powered by Compass is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated grand opening of its newest luxury real estate office in North Scottsdale. This marks the expansion of Launch’s exceptional services to a broader base of Scottsdale residents. This office, spanning an impressive 3,000 square feet, represents Launch’s commitment to delivering premium services and establishing its presence in the prestigious North Scottsdale community.
Situated at the intersection of E. Pinnacle Peak and N. Pima Rd., in the iconic General Store Launch’s new office strategically positions the company to serve the discerning clientele of DC Ranch, Pinnacle Peak, McDowell Mountain Ranch, Troon and neighboring communities of North Scottsdale. “As one of the leading luxury brokerages in Arizona, having a presence in north Scottsdale was eminent. This location is a landmark as it was the start of development in this area many years ago. Our space speaks to the culture and character of Launch powered by Compass” said partner and Real estate professional Julie Pelle.
Sean Zimmerman, President of Launch Real Estate, expressed his enthusiasm for the North Scottsdale office, emphasizing the company’s commitment to delivering exceptional services to the area’s luxury homeowners. “The North Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and Arcadia neighborhoods share a unique synergy,” Zimmerman commented. “By establishing a presence in North Scottsdale, we are better positioned to cater to the needs of our agents, homebuyers, and sellers, ensuring they receive the highest level of quality service.”
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