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Here’s a look at employment moves that occurred in the construction industry this month.

Big-D Construction

Big-D Construction became nationally Certified by Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation. The award is based on what current employees said in an anonymous survey about their experience working at Big-D Construction. This year, 94% of employees at Big-D Construction say it is a great place to work—59% higher than the average U.S. company. Big-D Construction is an award-winning construction firm with multiple offices across the country.

Frampton Construction Company

Andrew Myers was named project executive of Frampton Construction Company, LLC, a full-service construction firm providing planning and design support, preconstruction and construction services. Myers has been in the construction industry for more than 15 years, focusing primarily on business development, recruiting, preconstruction, contract negotiation and project buyout.

JK2 Construction

 Paul Holmes, founder of JK2 Construction, will retire at the end of 2022 and move into an advisory role as chairman. Holmes started JK2 in 1987 with the goal of building a multi-generational business that worked with honesty and integrity. JK2 specializes in design-build, commercial, retail, entertainment, restaurant, industrial and amenity projects—and is celebrating its 35th year.


Tracey Salazar joined Jviation, a Woolpert Company, to lead its new business line dedicated to renovating and replacing air traffic control towers. This business line combines Salazar’s experience as an innovative strategist with the Federal Aviation Administration, Jviation, and Woolpert’s decades of architecture, engineering and geospatial work at commercial and general aviation airports.

Kaufman Lynn Construction

Chris Long was promoted to president from chief operating officer of Kaufman Lynn Construction. Long will draw on more than 35 years of experience, including leadership roles at Kaufman Lynn and other top construction firms. Kaufman Lynn Construction is a full-service construction manager and general contractor providing services for a variety of public and private clients throughout Florida and North Carolina. 

McCarthy Building Companies

Joe Jouvenal was promoted to chief administrative officer for McCarthy Holdings Inc., previously serving as the company’s Southern Region president. McCarthy Holdings, Inc., is comprised of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., and Castle Contracting, LLC. In addition, Bryan Kuster was promoted to Southern Region president, previously serving as senior vice president, business unit leader in the McCarthy Southwest Region. McCarthy’s Southern Region serves markets including health care, aviation, renewable energy, mission-critical, civil and marine.

Ruppert Landscape

Jon von Staden was named director of finance and administration in Ruppert Landscape’s landscape construction division. He will be working in close partnership with local branch teams and division leadership to further develop best practices and help capitalize on efficiencies. Ruppert Landscape is a family- and employee-owned commercial landscape construction and management services firm.

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