Mike Hoover replaces David S. Crawford as president and CEO for Sundt Construction. Crawford will be retaining his title as chief executive with the firm. Hoover and Crawford both started out as laborers with the company. Hoover will oversee Sundt’s national projects group as well as its Southwest district and safety/quality operations.


Sundt Construction has also appointed Tom Case to chief operating officer of its civil group. Case previously served as senior vice president of the civil group for Sundt. Case was recently chairman of the Highway & Transportation Division for the Associated General Contractors of America before taking on his role with Sundt. He has more than three decades of experience in the industry.


In addition, David Ollanik joined Sundt Construction as project executive at the company’s Tucson location. Ollanik has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry as an entrepreneur and project manager, mostly in Southern Arizona.


McCarthy Building Cos. has promoted Justin Dent to vice president of operations for its Southwest division. In his new position, Dent will be overseeing commercial construction projects in Arizona and New Mexico. Dent previously served as project director. He has been with the company since 1999 and has worked on projects such as the Sandia Casino in Albuquerque and Motorola Buildings 93 and 99 in Tempe, Ariz.


In addition, Antonya Williams has been promoted to director of design integration for the Southwest division at McCarthy. Williams will primarily be involved in the preconstruction phase, working with the project teams and collaborating with the project stakeholders. Williams has more than a decade of experience in the industry. Williams is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Design Build Institute of America, Alliance for Construction Excellence and the National Association of Women in Construction.

MWH Global has elevated Todd Kerschbaum to vice president and director of global energy. Based in Tempe, Ariz., Kerschbaum will focus on fossil and renewable energy. He brings 25 years of experience in developing, engineering and constructing large capital projects in the power industry. To date, Kerschbaum has completed more than $5 billion in generation projects in North America.

Kate-BeattyEverest Holdings has hired Kate Beatty as vice president of financial operations. Previously, she spent 14 years providing real estate services for Ernst & Young in New York City and Phoenix.

Hannah-SandersHannah Sanders has joined AME Landscape Cos. in Gilbert, Ariz., as a business development professional. Her background includes marketing experience for commercial and residential contractors.

Serge_KalajdzicSerge Kalajdzic will be taking over design responsibilities at Van H. Gilbert Architect in Albuquerque, replacing 30-year-veteran Jim Graf, who is retiring. Kalajdzic has experience with institutional and commercial projects of varying degrees of scale. He is currently working on a new elementary school at Santo Domingo Pueblo for the Bernalillo Public Schools and the Del Norte Elementary school for the Gallup McKinley County School District.