Suffolk Construction Hires Andy Ball as President of West Region

National contractor hires local industry icon and opens new office in San Francisco to lead and expand the company’s presence in the West

SAN FRANCISCO–Suffolk Construction, one of the most successful, privately held building contractors in the country, announced today it has hired construction industry icon Andrew Ball as its new president of the West region. Suffolk will also open a new office in San Francisco which will allow the organization to strengthen its foothold and expand opportunities for future growth in the West.

“I always said that if I was to return to the construction industry, the company would have to be the right cultural fit, and the perfect situation. I have found that company and situation.”

“We are absolutely thrilled that Andy has joined our organization to lead our operations in the West region,” said John Fish, Chairman and CEO of Suffolk Construction. “Andy clearly has the experience, unique skill set, and local relationships that will strengthen Suffolk’s existing presence in that area of the country. We are confident that Andy’s impeccable leadership will help us expand our reach from the Irvine and San Diego areas and successfully deliver our ‘build smart’ promise to clients in the San Francisco and Northern California markets, and beyond.”

“I always said that if I was to return to the construction industry, the company would have to be the right cultural fit, and the perfect situation. I have found that company and situation,” said Andy Ball, new president of Suffolk’s West region. “I have always been extremely passionate about building buildings, particularly in the San Francisco area. Suffolk shares that passion and offers the most visionary leadership team, dedicated employees, and effective systems and procedures in the industry. Leading an entire Suffolk operation in the city that I love is a dream come true, and I’m very excited to get started.”

Andy Ball is the former CEO of San Mateo-based Webcor Builders. Under his leadership, Webcor grew to become one of the Bay Area’s largest and most respected building contractors with more than $1.4 billion of revenue during the peak of construction in 2007. Webcor was also recognized as one of the “greenest” contractors in the country. Ball eventually sold the company in 2007 to Japan’s Obayashi Corporation.

Suffolk Construction Company
Suffolk Construction is one of the most successful privately held building contractors in the country. With annual revenue of $2 billion, Suffolk provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the healthcare, science and technology, education, federal government, and commercial sectors. This year, Engineering-News Record ranked Suffolk #40 on its national list of “Top 400 Contractors” and #17 on its list of “Top 100 CM At-Risk Firms.” Suffolk’s corporate office is based in Boston, Massachusetts, and the company has a strong national presence with main offices throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and West regions.

Suffolk is committed to delivering its “build smart” approach to construction management on every project. The company’s project teams provide clients comprehensive planning services, innovative solutions and technologies, and proven processes, such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), to deliver the most complex building construction projects on schedule and on budget, with minimal risk.

Suffolk is a community-conscious organization dedicated to environmentally friendly and sustainable business practices, and is committed to making a positive impact in its local communities through grassroots volunteer work, employee fundraising, and corporate giving. For more information, visit and/or follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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