Firms in Focus: Turner Construction Co. 11211 H. St., Sacramento
Area General Manager: Frank Dai Zovi
Calif. Employees: 740
What's New: Crews have begun demolition work to clear the site for the $477-million Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Center. The arena is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016.
Patrick Hastie, Senior V.P./Regional Manager
Alston Construction - Formerly Panattoni Construction
Hastie, a 25-year construction veteran in Sacramento, is optimistic about the area's improving market. He says that e-commerce appears to be driving the demand for distribution centers in the region, adding that the wine industry is also giving a boost to the sector. "We are seeing an influx of Pacific Rim companies in the food manufacturing sector opening U.S. operations in the area," Hastie adds. Speculative development is starting again, though at a cautious pace, he says.