CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Balfour Beatty Construction has hired Mike Baumbach and Jeff Thompson to lead its newly formed healthcare business unit in its Carolinas Division. The construction executives will lead the division’s efforts to grow its expertise and client pipeline within the Carolinas, eastern Georgia and southwest Virginia.
“The move to Balfour Beatty is important to us for several reasons,” said Jeff Thompson, who will assume a business development leadership position. “The ability to combine national healthcare expertise and Balfour Beatty’s leading local market presence is a good strategic fit. Their reputation for their people-focused culture, streamlined local decision-making, and the entrepreneurial spirit of employees are among the many reasons we feel comfortable bringing our already established relationships to their healthcare business unit.”
Baumbach and Thompson bring strong relationships from across the Carolinas and more than 50 combined years of industry experience to the Balfour Beatty Construction team. The two have worked together serving healthcare clients in both public and private sectors, and have worked for two other firms since their careers began in the mid 1980s.
“Personally, it is very gratifying to once again work closely with Mike and Jeff, having started my career working shoulder-to-shoulder together at the same Charlotte-based construction company in 1986,” said David Dooley, executive vice president. “They both share a relentless passion and purpose for servicing clients in alignment with the values and culture we have built at Balfour Beatty Construction.”
“We were attracted to Balfour Beatty’s people-focused environment and its reputation as an innovative leader,” said Baumbach, who will assume leadership of the healthcare business unit. “Balfour Beatty Construction has established itself nationally with notable healthcare projects at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and the Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda. This, combined with national expertise and a dominant Southeast presence supported by offices in Charlotte, Raleigh and Atlanta, made this a perfect match for us.”