New Role Expands Leadership Team in Northern Nevada
McCarthy Building Companies Inc., one of the nation’s oldest and largest privately held construction firms has promoted Jared Carlson to vice president of operations. Underscoring an increased presence in Northern Nevada and with a focus on exponential growth in the renewable energy sector, Carlson will collaborate with internal partners, engineers, designers, and clients to evaluate capital programs for design, budget, schedule, and labor feasibility.
Since joining McCarthy as a project engineer in 2007, Carlson has expertly lent his leadership skills and talents to effectively deliver more than 20 diverse projects across the region. His builder mentality and impressive business acumen has led to the successful execution of more than a billion dollars in work. His passion for identifying innovative solutions has resulted in providing additional client value.
During his 14-year tenure with McCarthy, he has worked on numerous landmark projects and markets throughout the region including a variety of projects at McCarran International Airport, Palms Casino Resort remodel and expansion, Winnemucca Wastewater Treatment Facility and more than 871 megawatts of direct current in solar facilities including the newly completed 60 megawatt Greenbacker Turquoise Solar Plant in Sparks, Nev.
Most recently, Carlson successfully turned over the newly reimagined Virgin Hotels Las Vegas while supporting McCarthy’s Renewable Energy program expansion into Utah and Northern Nevada. Currently, he is leading the engineering, procurement, and construction for over one gigawatt of renewable energy portfolios including two large projects in Northern Nevada and two large projects in Southern Nevada – that’s enough to power about 300,000 homes.
“Jared’s contributions to the development of our projects and team members have been instrumental in growing our specialty markets and elevating the level of service we are providing to clients,” said Jeff Wood, executive vice president for McCarthy Building Companies. “His diverse experience, adaptability, knowledge, and expertise will continue to benefit our clients as construction is once again on the rise. We expect to see continued growth across a number of industry sectors.”
Dedicated to the industry and to professional development and growth, Carlson received his bachelor’s degree in construction management from Brigham Young University. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including U.S. Green Building Council, American Concrete Institute, Associated General Contractors, and NAIOP. He is an Eagle Scout and maintains an active role with the Boy Scouts of America.