Caddell Construction Announces New Vice President

Caddell Construction has announced the promotion of Craig Lazzarini to vice president, estimating and procurement – international.

According to Rod Ceasar, senior vice president – international, Lazzarini was the ideal choice for the newly created position, as he is “an integral part of the company’s future” and “has all of the traits that are important to the successful operation of Caddell.”

Lazzarini, who joined the company in 2000, will provide strategic oversight to the pursuit and acquisition of new work for the firm’s international project portfolio. “Craig combines a high level of energy and enthusiasm for the construction process with solid professional experience and a proven ability to plan, organize, and direct very complex projects,” said President/COO Mac Caddell. “He has exhibited particular finesse in leading diverse project alliances and molding widely varying project stakeholders into focused teams with shared goals and objectives,” he added.

Lazzarini joined Caddell in 2000 after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Construction from Auburn University. Prior to his new role, he served as manager, estimating and procurement – international, where he was responsible to lead and oversee the international estimating department in all phases of estimating, procurement and budgeting. He previously served as project manager for multiple international diplomatic projects, as well as numerous U.S.-based governmental jobs.

Caddell Construction Announces Key Executive Promotions

MONTGOMERY, Ala., February 7, 2022 – Caddell Construction has announced three key promotions among senior leadership. Ricky Byrd has been promoted to senior vice president, commercial. Angela Crosby has been promoted to senior vice president of compliance and ethics. And Jaime Andress has been promoted to vice president and chief human resources officer.

According to President and Chief Operating Officer Mac Caddell, the new positions are a reflection of individual achievement and excellence, as well as an indicator of the company’s past and future growth. “We want to recognize and reward success, as well as create room for individuals to develop under their leadership,” he said. “As we continue our pattern of steady growth, this is just one more way we’re constructing what matters for our employees, as well as our clients and strategic partners.”

 


In April 2017, as part of the company’s plan to diversify, Byrd joined Caddell to launch the new Commercial business unit and open the first corporate branch office in Bentonville, AR. In just five short years, Commercial has won 20+ contracts worth more than $750 million with more on the way. Caddell opened two more branch offices in Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL to support this growing business unit. Again, Mr. Caddell attributes the success to Byrd’s leadership and strategic vision. “The steady growth of the Commercial business unit is a testament to Ricky’s relationship-building with clients and his ability to lead effective project teams,” he said. “We celebrate his success and promote him to senior vice president as part of the global growth strategy for talent at Caddell.”

 

 


Crosby joined Caddell in 2011, initially tasked with developing a more robust ethics and compliance program. She quickly took on additional duties of increasing levels of responsibility, including risk management initiatives and training for employees. Her success in that role led to a promotion to Vice President in 2018. Mr. Caddell said her “Integrity Matters” message to employees has resonated across the board. “Under her leadership, our people have been exposed to a clear and consistent reminder of the importance of making the right choice each and every time,” he said. “Additionally, she has provided invaluable insight as a member of our Executive Committee and has been a vital resource to our Board of Directors’ Ethics Committee. She is a trusted advisor and wise leader who has helped us grow as individuals and as a company.” As senior vice president, Crosby will continue to provide oversight and bear responsibility for the company’s Human Resources and Ethics and Compliance departments.

 

 


Andress joined Caddell in 2018 as the training & development manager. Soon after realizing her ability to take on more responsibilities, she was promoted to HR director. Mr. Caddell said her promotion is a direct result of the hard work and passion she has brought to that role. “Jaime has done a tremendous job in helping us navigate these unprecedented times, including the move to our new corporate headquarters, the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the ongoing war for talent,” he said. “Jaime is a positive ambassador for Caddell in all of her dealings. She understands the role human resources plays in our industry, and especially within Caddell. This promotion recognizes not only Jaime’s achievements, but also the important role human resources plays in attracting, developing, and retaining our most important asset, our people,” he said.

Caddell Construction Names New President / Chief Operating Officer

Montgomery-based Caddell Construction has named Mac Caddell as their new president and chief operating officer. The promotion comes as the growing company is on track to achieve the biggest year in its 38-year history.

Eddie Stewart, who has served as president and chief executive officer since 2012, will remain as chairman / chief executive officer. He said the move was a “natural step” in the company’s steady growth and one that was especially gratifying to him. “I have watched the growth and maturity of so many leaders at Caddell,” he said, “and none has been more special than Mac. I truly believe he has a vision for the future of this company that will serve us well for many years to come.”

Mac joined the company as a teenager cutting grass and working in the warehouse during summer breaks from school. He learned the value of hard work and humble service firsthand through the sweat equity he poured into the business his grandfather had started in their family home years earlier. After college, he worked long hours in the field gaining experience in all aspects of construction management.

Since then, the company has transitioned from a small family affair to an employee-owned international success story. Mac’s 25-year career has steadily developed alongside the maturing business. He has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility, both in the field and at the home office. He has directly participated in all project phases—from business development efforts and estimating, to direct hands-on planning and management of preconstruction and construction.

Mac has a B.S. degree in Operations Management from Auburn University and serves on numerous national committees and task forces industry wide. He was an inaugural recipient of Alabama Associated General Contractors’ (AGC) “40 Under 40 in Construction” Award, as well as an honoree among ENR Southeast’s “40 Under 40.” He currently serves on the Alabama AGC state board and will become president of the Montgomery section in 2022. Mac will also begin serving on the AGC national board in 2022.

In his new role, Mac will have single point responsibility for all aspects of the daily operations and finances of Caddell Construction. He will continue to lead in the strategic planning and implementation efforts that have seen the company grow exponentially in recent years.

Caddell Construction Opens New Corporate Office in Jacksonville

Montgomery-based Caddell Construction officially opened its fourth corporate office in Jacksonville, FL today. A small reception was held onsite with employees, clients and strategic partners in attendance.

The new location was a strategic move for the company, according to Executive Vice President Mac Caddell. “This certainly raises our edge in terms of acquiring new work, but the real draw is not about projects for us. The real difference at Caddell has always been our people,” he said. “Jacksonville is just a great hub for talent in our industry. Our presence here gives us yet another place to find and foster relationships with talented construction professionals.” According to Caddell, attracting, retaining and developing talent is the company’s number-one strategic objective.

According to the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, the city has been voted three times as the “Number one city for expansion and relocation in America” by Expansion Management Magazine and was declared by TIME Magazine to be the #2 most up-and-coming city in America. City officials say, “The Jacksonville area continues to experience positive growth as more people discover its perfect balance between business opportunities and lifestyle.”

Caddell Senior Market Leader/Director of Construction Jason Carnes has been tapped to lead the new office. A long-time Jacksonville resident, he has seen firsthand the level of talent available in the region. “Northeast Florida has great schools like the University of North Florida and University of Florida to help fill the pipeline of new professionals just starting out, as well as a number of seasoned professionals who enjoy the beach and the outdoor lifestyle this area has to offer,” he said. “Plus, Jacksonville’s easy-access airport makes travel to our sites easy and convenient. It’s really the best of all worlds.”

According to Caddell, the new office will serve as another resource for the company’s rapidly growing Commercial Division. With the addition of multiple Fortune 500 clients and a solid standing in the booming logistics construction market, Caddell has continued to experience solid performance. In fact, the new space is just the latest example of the company’s steady growth pattern that shows no sign of slowing. 2020 was Caddell’s biggest revenue year ever, and they are on track to top it for 2021.

“We expect nothing but great things from our team in Jacksonville. We’re confident we have the right people in place, and we can’t wait to see how many other talented professionals will join them here in the future,” Caddell said at the Grand Opening reception.

Caddell Myth Busters

In October, Caddell joins our peers in celebrating Careers in Construction Month (#CICM), and we’re excited to focus on the exceptional career opportunities in our industry and at our company. A career in construction can be a lucrative venture, offering a solid paycheck for highly in-demand skills. We take it one step further by offering meaningful work building projects that support national security, education, healthcare, research, energy, and international diplomacy.

Just a few years ago, a LinkedIn Contributor wrote, “Job security is a complete myth, as is long-term employment. They (companies) just make sweeping cuts when they need to. The average employee tenure is under five years and for millennials it’s under three years.” (Clark, 2014)

If job security is a myth, then we are the MythBusters. The average tenure of Caddell employees is over a decade, and we pride ourselves in reporting over 12 dozen employees with 10, 15 and 20+ years of service. But tenure metrics are just data—objective measurements of how many people choose to make a career and a life at Caddell. It doesn’t explain why our people choose stay with us… So why do they?

Each employee might individually have a different answer to this question, though you’d find commonalities and shared experiences that span the generational, gender, ethnicity and otherwise diverse cultural backgrounds represented in our workforce. As our company grew, our leadership team wrote down what it meant to be a Caddell team member, defining The Caddell Way. When we’re looking to hire new people, our recruiters act as talent surveyors, and The Caddell Way is the plumb line.

We’re accountable for our actions, meaning we own our mistakes, apologize, and learn from them. We’re respectful and compassionate toward one another; this means we care about one another and become involved in each other’s lives outside of work—weddings, funerals, babies and surgeries…we’re there. We’re unmatched in our work ethic, and this shows when a project team and office support staff get it done by pulling together to complete a difficult project. We’re positive ambassadors who speak with excitement about our company when we run into friends at the grocery store. We’re committed to collective success, and know when you do well, we all do well, and we win as a team. We embrace a culture of continuous improvement, constantly learning to shift, pivot, flex, grow, and adapt to the changing industry environment in order remain in business for 38 years.

The construction industry can be cyclical and uncertain, but we believe we’ve found the balance of risk, reward, and purpose. Caddell has been able to offer a special kind of stability and leadership to guide through challenges, making payroll when times are lean, and remaining humble during times of plenty (and we’ve ‘enjoyed’ both). Caddell people are trustworthy—it’s less worrisome to ride the roller coaster when you know you can rely on the person buckled in next to you. Caddell people are resilient, and are glad to share their knowledge. We invest in our people and train for the skills needed to be successful.

Caddell’s mission statement is “Constructing what matters for the long-term success of our employees, clients and strategic partners.” Our company is continuously looking to the future while keeping this mission squarely in focus. We’re constantly progressing forward, punching out one project and mobilizing two more. While we offer a long-term career path, this doesn’t mean our people coast or embrace complacency. In this industry, reputation is still built on dirty boots, low bids, and AGC BuildAmerica awards. So, if any of this is resonating, you might be a fit for Caddell, and us a fit for you.

Consider a career in construction, and consider constructing what matters for your life and career at Caddell.

Ryan Stanford, PHR, SHRM-CP

HR Manager & Corporate EEO Officer

Citation: Clark, D. (2014, September 18). Forbes. Retrieved from www.forbes.com: https://www.forbes.com/sites/dorieclark/2014/09/18/job-security-is-dead-and-heres-why-thats-awesome/?sh=241f743a484e

 


 

Caddell-Nan JV Awarded Fourth Contract on Island of Guam

Caddell Construction, along with joint venture partner Nan, Inc., has been awarded another contract on the island of Guam. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific division recently announced the contract for the design and construction of a $36.5 million base warehouse on Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz.

The 53,335 SF warehouse will provide storage and administrative space to support several agencies. “This project provides a general support warehouse required for storage and administrative space to support the distribution management office, base supply, food services, and general services administrative daily operations,” said NAVFAC Pacific Design Manager Grant Nakata in a published press release.

The project scope includes associated parking and a special paved area where heavy vehicles can be safely parked, called a “vehicle hardstand.” The structure of the building will be reinforced cast-in-place concrete appropriate for Guam’s earthquake and environmental conditions, as well as all necessary security requirements.

This marks the fourth project that Caddell-Nan JV has been awarded on Guam. Construction began in 2018 for a new medical outpatient facility at Apra Harbor, and work is underway on three barracks facilities that were awarded last year.

Caddell Construction Awarded Contract at Ft. Jackson, SC

MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 22, 2021 – Caddell Construction has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District for the Phase II construction of a battalion training complex at Ft. Jackson, SC. The base award, in the amount of $42,614,000, includes construction of a Basic Combat Trainee Complex with associated company training pits and other site development, as well as options for additional work.

The project consists of two Basic Trainee combined barracks with Company Operations Facilities (COF), each approximately 60,000 SF in size. The standard-design Trainee Barracks Complex will house 1200 soldiers during their important, mission-critical Basic Combat Training at Ft. Jackson.

The project has a base bid duration of 540 calendar days. Sustainable principles, including life cycle cost-effective practices, will be integrated into the design, development and construction of the complex.

This is Caddell’s second project at Ft. Jackson, as they currently have a site HVAC piping system replacement project soon to break ground.

Caddell Construction Announces New Vice President Position

MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 19, 2021 – Today Caddell Construction announces the promotion of Nathan Raycroft to a new role in the growing company: vice president, Guam operations.  

In recent years, Caddell has greatly increased its project load on the island of Guam, in support of the U.S. Military’s preparations to move servicemen there from Okinawa, Japan. Guam is a U.S. island territory in Micronesia, the southernmost and largest island in the Mariana Island chain, and is located in the western Pacific Ocean.

Most of the company’s work on the island is being performed as part of a long-standing and successful joint venture with Nan, Inc. In fact, the Caddell-Nan Joint Venture (CNJV) currently has more than $369 million of work in progress on Guam.

“To keep our focus on intentional changes and to put us in the best possible position on current contracts and future pursuits, we felt we needed a strong leader to head up our operations there,” said Executive Vice President Mac Caddell. “I can’t think of anybody better suited for the task than Nathan Raycroft,” he said.

Mr. Raycroft is a senior construction professional with 24 years of experience in mechanical, structural and general construction administration and management. He has been with Caddell since 2019, where his most recent role was construction executive. His environmental management acumen and careful attention to quality and safety best practices make him the ideal leader for the specialized requirements of constructing on an island in the western Pacific.

According to Mr. Caddell, CNJV’s position on Guam will be strong through at least 2025. “Mr. Raycroft will work closely with our teams and strategic partners to make sure we are managing each opportunity for long-term success,” he said. “This is a large task, and Nathan is ready for the challenge. We are confident that Nathan’s dedication to The Caddell Way will lead us to continued success in Guam and beyond.”

Together with their joint venture partner, Caddell currently has more than $369 million of work in progress on Guam.
Photo courtesy of Caddell Construction.

Caddell Construction Announces Key Executive Promotions

MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 8, 2021 – Today Caddell Construction announces the promotions of key leaders in the company.

Caddell has experienced exceptional growth in recent years. Since just 2013, revenues have increased by more than 150%, and the number of full-time salaried staff has increased by 50%. Caddell has solidified its expansion into the commercial market, moved into a new corporate headquarters in downtown Montgomery, AL, opened corporate offices in Northwest Arkansas and metro Atlanta, and is preparing to open their latest branch in Jacksonville, FL.

According to Executive Vice President Mac Caddell, this level of sustained growth has come as a result of intentional planning carried out by employees who fully support the “collective success” ideal. “This growth is attributable, in large part, to the hard work of our employees in conjunction with our adherence to an effective and dynamic strategic plan,” he said. “Our team’s continued commitment to the Caddell Way and support of our mission is what sets us apart.”

To adapt to the recent growth, and to make room for future expansion, Caddell has promoted Stephen Strickland to the position of senior vice president, governmental. Mr. Strickland has been with Caddell since 2008. He began his tenure at the company as manager of operations support and was promoted to vice president of business operations in 2018.

Brian Stewart has been promoted to vice president, business administration and general counsel. Mr. Stewart has been with Caddell since 2008, most recently serving as the company’s general counsel and manager of operations support.

Brian Golden has also been promoted. He will assume the role of manager, operations support. Mr. Golden joined the company in 2015, working as a project engineer, assistant project manager and quality control manager before assuming the contracts manager position at the corporate headquarters in 2019. “Each of these individuals has proven himself a valuable asset to the company,” Mr. Caddell said. “Their leadership and talent are part of the reason for our success to this point, and we see nothing but the brightest future for each of them and for our company as a whole,” he said. “Being intentional in our changes reinforces our mission to construct what matters for the long-term success of our employees, clients and strategic partners.”

2020 Year in Review

The 2020 Year-In-Review edition of On the Level, Caddell’s flagship magazine, features the people, projects and corporate highlights that made headlines in 2020. See how the company thrived during UNPRECEDENTED times.

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