A 30-year construction industry veteran, Brian joined the company in 1993 when it was known as Barnhart, Inc. in San Diego, California. In the years since, his passion, commitment to the business, and strong leadership skills have remained consistent as he climbed the ranks within the organization. In 2015, he was promoted to his current position as president, California, where he oversees operations and business acquisitions throughout California and Arizona.
Respected and admired by his peers, Brian was acknowledged by the San Diego Daily Transcript as a “Top Influential” in acknowledgement of his leadership, dedication to our Zero Harm safety culture, and continuous commitment and support of the communities where we build.
Brian is also recognized as an industry expert in the education market and recently co-authored a new book titled, Humanizing the Education Machine. The book acknowledges the many challenges facing public education today, and explores learning as a uniquely human experience. The book joins Balfour Beatty with futurist Rex Miller, who first introduced the K12 MindShift project.
Through his dedication to several community organizations, buildings have been built and donations have been raised to support important causes. In fact, Brian played a key role in coordinating the effort for Balfour Beatty and its mission-aligned trade contractors to construct the 65,000-square foot Ronald McDonald House of San Diego for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego at-cost – saving the charity millions of dollars.
Brian is a Certified Construction Manager and a LEED AP, holds a degree in Aviation Science from San Diego Mesa College, and attended San Diego State University. He is also a certified flight instructor and served for five years in the U.S. Navy as a deep-sea diver, having graduated from the U.S. Navy Deep Sea Diver School in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He serves on several Boards including Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties, Western Science Center in Riverside County, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego.