LAS VEGAS – McCarthy Building Companies Inc., one of the nation’s oldest and largest privately held construction firms, has named Ross Edwards as vice president of operations for its Las Vegas office. Edwards returns to Nevada from McCarthy’s Southern Region and brings more than two decades of expertise and impressive qualifications to his new role including the eight-years of construction industry experience he previously spent right here in Las Vegas.
“Ross brings to our team many established relationships with local owners, subcontractors and suppliers that enables him to make an immediate impact in this market,” said Jeff Wood executive vice president for McCarthy Building Companies. “He has proven himself as an effective leader within our company, managing and developing high performing teams. Having Ross join our team in Las Vegas helps us to continue exceeding our clients’ expectations.”
During his impressive career, Edwards has contributed to nearly $5 billion in gaming and hospitality projects including working directly for Station Casinos and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Most recently, Edwards worked as a project director for McCarthy in Atlanta managing multiple project teams during the preconstruction and construction of large projects around the state of Georgia.
A graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in building construction, Edwards has worked in all facets of the business, as both a general contractor and owner’s representative in varying capacities across California, Nevada and Georgia.
“I’m looking forward to returning to Las Vegas and working with the top talent that McCarthy has attracted to not only build iconic projects but also long-lasting relationships,” said Edwards. “My breadth of experience offers me unique perspectives on all aspects of the industry which will continue to bring substantial value to McCarthy and our clients.”
Edwards has previously been active with a number of professional organizations including serving as a board member on the Georgia Tech School of Building Construction Advisory Board. He has represented McCarthy with the Associated General Contractors of America, Georgia Association of State Facilities Administrators (GASFA), Construction Owners Association of America (COAA), and Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA).
When not at work, Edwards enjoys all things outdoors with his wife and children including camping, hiking, skiing, and golf and is active with his kid’s sports teams in basketball, soccer, football and baseball.