McCarthy Appoints Mike Benford as Director of Business Development, Southern Region

February 26, 2019




McCarthy Appoints Mike Benford as Director of Business Development, Southern Region




DALLAS—February 26, 2019 McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Southern Region has appointed Mike Benford to Director of Business Development. In this role, Benford is responsible for commercial business development as well as the civil and transportation market across the region. Specifically, he will focus on aviation, parking structures, site civil, transportation and general commercial construction.



Benford brings over a decade of experience in the construction industry and has worked with McCarthy for more than five years, proving himself on the job site and working his way up from a project engineer to project director. Benford applies hands-on, in the field experience to working with clients and expanding business. Prior to joining McCarthy’s Southern Region, he served as Director of Business Development for the Southern California Region. He was responsible for leading initiatives for the commercial business unit and parking structures group, working across numerous markets including entertainment, transportation, private development as well as science and technology.


“Mike’s previous experience within McCarthy and exemplary talent will be beneficial to the growth and success of our Southern Region within aviation, commercial design-build, civil and transportation markets,” said McCarthy Southern Region President, Ray Sedey. “We are excited to welcome Mike to the team.”


Benford earned a Bachelor of Science in Business and Psychology from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and is a mentor for high school students through the Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) mentorship program.


About McCarthy


McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 14th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2018). With approximately 3,700 salaried employees and craft professionals, the firm has offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; 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 or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.