Jim Lauer

Vice-President, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

An industry veteran, Jim Lauer has more than 35 years of construction experience, beginning his career with McCarthy in the early 1980s and rising through the ranks from laborer to senior project manager over the course of 20 years with the company. Over the past 16 years, his passion for the industry has only grown as he crafted his leadership skills via construction management, particularly in the aviation and healthcare sectors.

Lauer has dedicated his career to delivering exceptional results for clients and partners from early in the design phase through final project completion and beyond. Some of his significant completed projects include the Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal 3 Modernization as well as the Rental Car Center. He also completed multiple projects for Scottsdale Healthcare and St. Joseph’s Hospital (Dignity Health).

Lauer studied at the University of Missouri, Columbia, before beginning his work as a tradesman with McCarthy. He completed the Carpenter Union Apprenticeship Program and AGC Supervisory Training Program. He is a member of the Support Sky Harbor Coalition, an ambassador for New Pathways for Youth and a board member for the East Valley Partnership.

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