McCarthy Building Companies' Ben Johanneman Elected to the Rice Design Alliance 2016 Board of Directors

Business and Professional

June 28, 2016

HOUSTON June 28, 2016 The Houston office of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., a 2016 top 10 Houston-area commercial contractor, recently announced its Vice President of Operations, Ben Johanneman, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Rice Design Alliance (RDA). The RDA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of architecture, urban design and the built environment in the Houston region.

"Ben's inherent leadership skills and commitment to improving the construction industry in Houston have brought him to the top of his profession, and we are confident he will be a solid addition to RDA's 2016 Board Directors, helping further the organization's mission," said McCarthy Houston Division President, Jim Stevenson.

Johanneman is new to the board this year and will serve from June 2016 through May 2019. In his three-year term, he will assist with the strategic planning process and implementing the board's goals in addition to participating in policy setting and supporting the executive director in funding assistance and resources to operate the organization. Other responsibilities include recruiting and orienting new members and taking on special committee assignments.

"Ben has contributed so much to RDA through his involvement on the auction and fundraising committees," said RDA Executive Director, Linda Sylvan. "We know that he will be an asset to our board and I look forward to working with him over the next few years."  

Johanneman has been with McCarthy for 16 years, and he has extensive experience in the architecture, engineering and construction industries. He has led some of the most challenging, award-winning projects in the firm's history including The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Alkek Hospital Expansion. Johanneman's expertise includes problem solving and process improvement, developing long-term goals into actionable strategy, team building, client relations and mentoring high potential employees.

Johanneman is a member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Texas and the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP).

Johanneman has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky, is a recognized U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional, and he holds an American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) Healthcare Construction Certificate.


About McCarthy

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been a community builder across America for more than 150 years and in Texas for nearly 35 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 12th largest domestic builder (Engineering News-Record, May 2016) 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 1,700 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+.