Featured Opportunity

CEO Opportunity:

Opportunity for a visionary and decisive construction executive to lead a historically dominant open shop self-perform construction company that is poised for profitable growth. The company is financially strong and is in a desirable and economically robust mid- Atlantic market.

The Company:

Our client is a family-owned company that grew from two brothers and a bulldozer in the late 1950’s into an innovative and market dominate company offering total site development services in the Northern Virginia market. The company has committed itself to delivering high quality work, safely, on time, under budget while providing value above and beyond contractual terms.

Today the company is poised for growth with assets that include:

  • An exceptionally strong balance sheet
  • A skilled workforce of over 550 employees
  • State of the Art equipment
  • Access to capital
  • Repeat customer base.
  • A region that is economically robust with government, technology, and defense industries.

Reason for the opening:

The current CEO has decided to retire. The family and the Board of Directors are committed to hiring an industry leader to ensure the continued success and profitable growth of the company.

Reporting Relationships:

Title:Chief Executive Officer
Reports to:Board of Directors and directly to Chairman of the Board.
Reports:Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Engineering, Safety Director and Equipment Manager
Location:Corporate Office is in VA.

Professional Characteristics:

The ideal candidate will have “come up” through the ranks with a self -perform general contractor, (civil experience is ideal but not necessary) with experience in the field, estimating, engineering, project management and division management currently leading a profitable company or business unit with a minimum annual volume of $100M. The candidate must have experience leading a team that includes, estimating and engineering, operations, finance, business development, human resources, safety, and IT.

*Business acumen with experience running a profitable company or business unit.
*Experience developing and leading process improvement.
*Hands on decisive leader who holds themselves and those around them accountable.
*A strong understanding of financial metrics
*An ability to develop relationships with customers and other key stakeholders.
*Passion for developing talent.

CEO Duties and Responsibilities:

*Work collaboratively with the board to assure effective corporate governance.
*Formulate and implement a strategic plan to increase profitability and market share.
*Oversight of budget preparation.
*Provide effective leadership through an effective communication strategy and alignment of roles and responsibilities with individual skills.
*Talent development at all levels of the company
*Promotes a safety mindset into the culture of the company.

First year initiatives:

The new CEO will take over amid an ongoing project that is intended to improve performance and productivity and to lay a strong foundation for the new CEO to build upon. Expectations for the first year will include:

*Develop a strong working relationship with the Board of Directors.
*Learn the company culture and begin to evolve it, as necessary.
*Access the talent pool and initiate appropriate actions to strengthen it.
*Evaluate the business practice of all units and initiate needed change.
*Work with the board to update the mission and vision and assume leadership of the development of a strategic plan.

Compensation and Relocation:

Competitive base salary, uncapped bonus potential, company health insurance, 401k, company car, association memberships and full relocation and temporary housing allowance.

For immediate consideration or to confidentially recommend someone please contact:

Jerry Adams
Adams Partners