McCarthy Building Companies Names Laris as New Project Director for Civil Team
HOUSTON, TX McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has appointed Jorge Laris as project director for McCarthy's transportation business in Houston. In his new position, Laris will be working with McCarthy's heavy civil team to pursue and manage hard bid and design-build transportation projects throughout the Houston and South Texas markets.
"As a continued effort to invest in our civil business, it is important that we add the most talented individuals we can," said McCarthy Texas Division Vice President of Civil Operations, Kurt Knebel. "With more than 25 years of transportation experience in Texas, Jorge brings a tremendous skill set that will be an asset to our team. We look forward to working with him to grow our transportation practice in Houston."
Prior to joining the McCarthy team, Laris spent 14 years at Zachry Construction in Houston with roles ranging from area manager to Senior Vice President. His duties included providing successful oversight in the development, estimating and construction operations of projects throughout the Texas Gulf Coast Region. Laris also worked for both public and private owners with the majority of his efforts focused on Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) projects and design-build and hard bid projects. His most recent role was providing oversight to the Grand Parkway SH-99 design-build project in Houston.
Laris graduated with a civil engineering degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and went on to receive a master's degree from Texas A&M University. He brings with him many strong relationships with TxDOT staff, private clients and individuals throughout the subcontracting and craft professional community. Laris currently resides in Katy, Texas.