A 30-year construction industry veteran, Brian joined the company in 1993 when it was known as Barnhart, Inc. in San Diego, California. In the years since, his passion, commitment to the business, and strong leadership skills have remained consistent as he climbed the ranks within the organization. In 2012, he was promoted to president of the Southwest Division, where he oversees operations and business acquisitions throughout Southern California and Arizona. In 2015, that role expended to his current position of Division President for the California Division, which includes all of California as well as Arizona.
Respected and admired by his peers, Brian was recently acknowledged by the San Diego Daily Transcript as a “Top Influential” by the San Diego Daily Transcript in acknowledgement of his leadership, dedication to our Zero Harm safety culture, and continuous commitment and support of the communities where we build.
Through his dedication to several community organizations, buildings have been built and donations have been raised to support important causes. In fact, Brian played a key role in coordinating the effort for Balfour Beatty Construction and its mission-aligned trade contractors to construct the 65,000 square foot Ronald McDonald House of San Diego for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego at-cost – saving the charity millions of dollars.
Brian is a Certified Construction Manager and a LEED AP, holds a degree in Aviation Science from San Diego Mesa College, and attended San Diego State University. He is also a certified flight instructor and served for five years in the U.S. Navy as a deep sea diver, having graduated from the U.S. Navy Deep Sea Diver School in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He serves on several Boards including Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties, Western Science Center in Riverside County, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego.