Roseville, Calif.(Nov. 8, 2018) – McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.(McCarthy), a national design-build general contractor, is pleased to announce the addition of Ann Poppen as Project Director for its Northern Pacific Region. Drawing on more than 26 years of experience in design, planning, preconstruction design phase services and project execution, Poppen will directly oversee projects from development through occupancy. She serves as part of the Sacramento Business Unit in the company’s Roseville office.
“Ann brings a wealth of experience engaging with clients to assist them in realizing their business objectives from the onset. With extensive expertise in design phase services and operations, she has the added understanding of project life-cycle considerations,” said Rich Henry, McCarthy’s Northern Pacific Division President. “Ann’s hands-on approach in executing the most complex and innovative projects, with sensitivity to our clients’ and end users’ needs, are among the many reasons we are delighted to have her on our team.”
As Project Director, Poppen will lead McCarthy’s project teams and is already working on the planning phases of McCarthy’s newest high-rise project, Stanislaus County’s New Modesto Courthouse, with construction set to begin in early 2020. She is responsible for overseeing a collaborative integrated CM-at-Risk delivery model.
“I’ve been a long-time admirer of McCarthy’s projects, but its team-oriented methods and ‘project-first’ attitude are what really attracted me to the company,” says Poppen. “Collaboration and the inclusion of ideas from all parties are rare in the field, but they serve as foundational elements of the culture here. In addition to truly leveraging my expertise and institutional knowledge to deliver exceptional projects, I benefit from the best practices and lessons learned from others, which elevates us collectively as a company and enhances the broader community.”
Poppen’s dedication to enhancing the built environment can be seen throughout California. Over the course of her career, she has managed more than $1 billion in projects of all delivery methods, including public-private partnership (P3), design-build and CM-at-Risk. Well versed in all project aspects, Poppen’s specialty is preconstruction design phase services planning, which she has successfully leveraged on behalf of the City of Napa, UC Merced, private development partners and numerous CSUs throughout the state. Additional project highlights include the Judicial Council of California’s San Diego Courthouse, Verizon Wireless Data and Call Center, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility and 500 Capitol Mall in downtown Sacramento.
Prior to joining McCarthy, Poppen was a Vice President with Sundt Construction Inc. She is LEED AP certified and a member of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). She earned her B.S. in construction engineering and management from Purdue University.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that spans all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with advanced technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 16th largest domestic general builder (Engineering News-Record, May 2016). With approximately 1,960 salaried employees, the firm has offices in St. Louis; Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Omaha; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online atwww.mccarthy.com or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter,LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.