McCarthy Building Companies Inc., one of the nation’s oldest and largest privately held construction firms, has promoted Travis Nestor to southwest regional safety director. In his new role, he will oversee regional and company-wide safety initiatives as he continues to provide high-level service in training, communication, case management, policy and procedure improvements and promotes McCarthy’s genuine safety culture throughout operations in Arizona, Colorado and Nevada.
Since joining McCarthy as a safety manager in 2012, Nestor has capably led and developed a safety-focused team and brought strategic thinking and a collaborative approach to his many impactful projects. Nestor has been instrumental in improving safety performance and in shepherding McCarthy’s comprehensive safety-driven culture. He has worked on numerous landmark projects and markets throughout the region including a focus on commercial, transportation, and K-12 education construction throughout Arizona, the Odysea Aquarium in Scottsdale, and Colorado Springs utilities in Colorado, before moving to Las Vegas to serve as the regional safety manager. In a short time, Nestor was dedicated to Allegiant Stadium, the new home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders. In this capacity, he led a team of joint venture and trade partner safety professionals and worked hand in hand with job site leadership to provide a safe workplace on one of McCarthy’s most challenging and high-profile projects.
“Travis’s endless focus on safety is invaluable and permeates any project or personnel he comes in contact with,” said Justin Kelton, president of the Southwest Region at McCarthy Building Companies, “He takes the safety of his team members personally, making him an excellent leader in the field and has a demonstrated track record of success in collaborating with clients, trade partners, and industry experts to implement a customized approach to safety planning each and every day.”
Nestor has more than two decades of construction industry experience and expertise. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from West Virginia University. Additionally, Nestor holds certifications and licenses from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) OSHA, and the U.S. Department of Labor. Nestor is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.