Turner Construction Appoints Healthcare, Commercial Leader in the North Texas Region

Steve_Whitcraft_-_06-2011DALLAS, Texas — Turner Construction Company recently announced the appointment of Steve Whitcraft as its director of commercial and healthcare segments in North Texas. In this role, he is responsible for leading growth, managing project execution and developing staff in these markets. Whitcraft is based in Dallas.

“Steve is a strong leader with a rare combination of skill, vision and deep industry relationships that have helped drive the success of Turner’s projects during his 20-year tenure with the company,” said Matt Papenfus, senior vice president of Turner Construction Company’s Texas region. “Given the success Steve has demonstrated in the healthcare segment and the relationships he has built with key players throughout North Texas and the surrounding states, we are confident he will continue to facilitate growth in Turner’s commercial construction market.”

As the great, great grandson of Henry C. Turner, the founder of Turner Construction Company, Whitcraft has been with the company for the majority of his 27 years in the construction industry, and has worked his way up through a variety of management positions. A recognized professional, he has earned designations as Certified Healthcare Constructor by the American Hospital Association, and Certified Professional Constructor from the American Institute of Constructors. During his career, Whitcraft has provided leadership on more than 100 different projects, including 35 commercial and 18 healthcare facilities, totaling over $1B in construction volume.

“I am very pleased to be leading Turner’s efforts to bring our experience and expertise in the Texas market and across the country to benefit our clients around the region,” says Whitcraft. “We have learned a lot through our history of leading the industry in construction innovation and I am proud of our success in implementing integrated BIM, prefabrication and LEAN construction initiatives on new projects here in Texas.”

A Dallas native, he earned a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and serves on the Executive Committee for Preservation Dallas.

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Posted August 18, 2011

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