October 6, 2015
HOUSTON- October 6, 2015 - McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., a Texas builder for 36 years, recently appointed Jorge Laris as project director for McCarthy's transportation business in Houston. In his new position, Laris will be working with McCarthy's heavy civil team to pursue and manage hard bid and design-build transportation projects throughout the Houston and South Texas markets.
"As a continued effort to invest in our civil business, it is important that we add the most talented individuals we can," said McCarthy Texas Division Vice President of Civil Operations, Kurt Knebel. "With more than 25 years of transportation experience in Texas, Jorge brings a tremendous skill set that will be an asset to our team. We look forward to working with him to grow our transportation practice in Houston."
Prior to joining the McCarthy team, Laris spent 14 years at Zachry Construction in Houston with roles ranging from area manager to senior vice president. His duties included providing successful oversight in the development, estimating and construction operations of projects throughout the Texas Gulf Coast Region. Laris also worked for both public and private owners with the majority of his efforts focused on Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) projects and design-build and hard bid projects. His most recent role was providing oversight to the Grand Parkway SH-99 design-build project in Houston.
Laris graduated with a Civil Engineering degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and went on to receive a master's degree from Texas A&M University. He brings with him many strong relationships with TxDOT staff, private clients and individuals throughout the subcontracting and craft professional community. Laris currently resides in Katy, Texas.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been a community builder across America for more than 150 years and in Texas for 36 years, creating and developing positive working relationships with clients in a diverse range of markets. Throughout all phases of a project, from early integrated design phase services, through construction and after completion, McCarthy builders utilize industry-leading construction techniques and the most sophisticated technology to deliver the highest quality, job-site safety and ultimately, the best value. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the ninth largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2014) and is the leading healthcare and federal builder in Texas. McCarthy performs general contracting, construction management and design/build services for the following project types: healthcare, education, industrial, marine, transportation, water infrastructure, entertainment/hospitality, federal, parking, science and technology, and office. The firm has approximately 1,600 salaried employees with offices in Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, Atlanta, Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Denver, and 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 at the website or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.