ENR Southwest's 2011 Top 20 Under 40
Grew firm's interior construction division in Arizona from ground up
35, Executive Vice President
Layton Construction Co. Inc., Phoenix
The son of a contractor, Geier learned construction at a young age. He was the first employee hired to open Layton's new interior division for the Arizona market in 2004. Today he is an executive vice president and shareholder, responsible for the oversight of business development, preconstruction and marketing for both interior construction and new buildings. Despite adverse market conditions, Geier's team is heading into 2012 with a healthy backlog of work. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Maricopa County Community Colleges Foundation. He believes that scholarships at these types of schools make the largest impact on individuals and the community as a whole.
Guided his start-up company through a tough economy
GCON Inc., Phoenix
Godbehere is that rarest of Arizonan: a third-generation state native. With more than 24 years of construction experience, Godbehere co-founded commercial contracting firm GCON Inc. in 2003 and helped navigate it through one of the worst recessions in Arizona history while gaining a reputation for efficient project delivery and customer service. Previously, he spent nine years at Intel Corp. supporting large capital asset development programs and was a recipient of Intel's Corporate Services Divisional Recognition Award five times for his community service. Godbehere is currently a member of Leadership West Class XIV and Honorary Commander for the 607th Air Control Squadron at Luke Air Force Base.
Jason W. Harrington
Fulfilled childhood dream by running successful family business
HB Construction, Albuquerque, N.M.
Harrington's father started HB Construction in 1991 with only two employees, one of whom was Jason. Sharing a one-room office and working side by side on jobsites, Jason Harrington garnered an extensive knowledge of the various construction trades and insight into running a construction business. In 2005 he took the reigns as president and CEO. Since then, Harrington has overseen $240 million in commercial construction projects, the company's staff has grown, a new 10,000-sq-ft headquarters was completed and revenue has increased by double digits. Recently, the American Subcontractors Association of N.M. named HB Construction the 2011-2012 General Contractor of the Year. This past year Harrington worked with state officials to write much-needed revisions to strengthen New Mexico's procurement law. The bill recently passed and went into effect earlier this month.