Top national construction manager taps Phoenix-based industry veteran to lead Southwest growth
TEMPE, Ariz., December 06, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm, general contractor and Engineering News-Record Top 100 Contractor, has welcomed Robert Cortazzo as Southwest division president.
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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Southwest Regional President Robert Cortazzo (Photo: Business Wire)
Cortazzo will leverage more than 30 years of construction industry experience in a variety of executive leadership roles to provide operational and fiscal management for AP’s Southwest region, including client relations, growth, safety, quality and team member development.
"Rob Cortazzo is an experienced, dynamic leader with the proven ability to oversee complex, high-caliber projects that reflect AP’s quality standards," said Jeff Hansen, CEO of AP. "His experience in aviation, healthcare, industrial, commercial and higher education construction projects aligns well with AP’s current portfolio and prospects. I am excited about the positive impact he will have on the region and our business."
Before coming to AP, Cortazzo worked in various sales and operations leadership roles, including Division Manager, VP of Business Development and Senior Executive of Construction Operations. During his tenure at various companies like Tutor Perini Building Corp., Martin Harris Construction, Skanska and Turner Construction, he led high-profile, large-scale projects in Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas and Chicago.
"I’ve always admired AP’s impressive portfolio and reputation for quality," said Cortazzo. "I’m ready to use my three decades of experience in the industry to help strengthen AP’s existing relationships and build new ones that will help grow AP’s portfolio. I look forward to being a part of AP’s continued success and accelerated growth in the Southwest region."
Cortazzo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and is a graduate of the FMI Leadership Institute. He’s been affiliated with the Advisory Council for the NAU and ASU School of Construction Management, the Executive Advisory Council for the ASU School of Construction Management and several other local organizations.
AP has maintained a Phoenix office for 30 years and recently established a new Southwest regional leadership team, including Vice President of Operations Scott Salyer, Directors of Business Development Melissa Bennett and Mark Mitchell, Project Executive Michael Smith and Marketing Director Amara Boesch. Since then, AP Southwest has won, started and completed many new industrial, healthcare and K-12 education projects for clients such as Honeywell, Reunion Rehabilitation Hospitals, United Surgical Partners Inc., Candeo Schools, Riverside Elementary School District No. 2, Higley Unified School District, Douglas Unified School District and the Leona Group.
About Adolfson & Peterson Construction:
Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) has been building trust, communities and people for 75 years. Founded in 1946, AP has expanded its services and geographic footprint to become one of the leading construction management firms in the U.S. and is ranked as a Top 100 Contractor by Engineering News-Record (ENR). It remains a trusted family-owned business that is known for quality, reliability and strong partner relationships, while maintaining one of the strongest safety records in the industry. AP offers preconstruction, construction and contracting services to the commercial, education, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, multifamily, municipal, recreation and senior living market segments, and currently employs more than 600 team members and thousands of subcontractors and trade partners in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Texas and Wyoming. Dedication to its clients, communities, and employees, along with a commitment to core values and innovation, has allowed the company to remain an industry leader and dependable partner for decades. For more information, visit www.a-p.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. AP is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Justin Luera (AP Southwest)
Ben Saukko (AP Corporate)