Leadership
Groundbreakers
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    • Pleas Mitchell

      President, Texas
      Relentless Ally since 1997

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      Pleas has a strong operational background, and proven relationships with the company’s clients and partners across the state. He has a passion for developing custom solutions that best address the needs of our clients, while also creating the high-performance teams and strategic plans needed to execute the work most effectively. His focus on performance excellence led Pleas to play a leading role in the creation of SmartStart®, a Balfour Beatty-trademarked philosophy and process that sets the foundation for an integrated and proactive project mentality enabling teams to consistently deliver unparalleled projects and experiences to our clients.

    • Keith McCoy

      Senior Vice President, Business Unit Leader, Austin
      Relentless Ally since 1993

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      Keith provides direction and oversight for our Austin office working in partnership with his team to expand growth across Central Texas. His long-standing client relationships and innate ability to build collaborative, high-performance teams have served as a growth catalyst for the Central Texas market and infused additional energy into our flourishing, people-centric culture. As a contemporary servant leader, Keith supports our employees' enthusiasm for personal and professional growth, their passion for the safety and welfare of all who encounter our workplaces, and their drive to employ Lean and innovative practices that successfully deliver on the client’s vision.

    • Ed Prendergast, LEED BD+C

      Vice President, Austin
      Relentless Ally since 2002

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      Ed works in partnership with his team to expand growth across Central Texas. Seen as an innovative thought leader in the A/E/C industry, his 40 years of construction experience and deep market knowledge enable him to provide high value and sound business solutions for our clients. Ed personifies the spirit of a servant leader and is committed to developing empowered teams that deliver operational excellence to the communities where we serve and build.

    • Lou Saksen

      Project Executive, Capitol Complex Master Plan
      Relentless Ally since 2016

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      Lou oversees the Construction Manager Agent contract for the Texas Facilities Commission Capitol Complex Master Plan. During his 40-year career, Lou has executed over $4 billion in facility program projects exceeding 15 million square feet. Prior to the Capitol Complex Master Plan, Lou worked for Parkland Hospital and led the construction program for the $1.3 billion New Parkland Hospital replacement campus in Dallas. This project was completed on time and $25 million under budget.

    • Craig Land, LEED AP

      Operations Director, Central Texas Large Projects
      Relentless Ally since 2001

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      Craig is a shining example of not only setting superior standards, but also providing the leadership to meet them. Craig thrives on building high-performance teams to deliver large, complex projects with a relentless focus on meeting and exceeding project needs. His local knowledge, relationships and success in the Austin market are true assets.

    • Travis McGarraugh

      Operations Director, Central Texas Interior & Special Projects
      Relentless Ally since 2004

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      Travis is an industry veteran that leads a team of construction professionals adept at delivering distinctive spaces ranging from commercial office interiors to unique community facilities. Travis is a team builder and his goal for the Special Projects Group is to achieve high quality work in a team-based, collaborative environment.