Brian Cahill has been a leader in the local construction industry for three decades. As head of the Southwest division for San Diego’s largest general contractor, Balfour Beatty Construction, Cahill said the last decade has been particularly transformative.
Ever since he discovered his passion for the construction industry as a college student in the late 1980s, Jamie Awford has built his reputation on overcoming tough challenges, problem-solving, and making difficult decisions to ensure the success of his clients and the many marquee projects on which he has worked on up and down the West Coast.
One Saturday, when Mark Payne was about 11 or 12 years old and growing up in Ohio, his father -- a construction superintendent -- took Payne and his older brother to the site of a bridge being built under his father's supervision. The experience proved to be a catalyst for Payne's successful, lifelong career in the construction industry.
Two years ago, the area surrounded by biotech offices in Torrey Pines Science Park was a parking lot. Now, the lush green space is an oasis for employees, a nature classroom and a supplier for a campus restaurant.
From Qualcomm Inc.'s "Tech Cave" break room to Sony Corp.'s headquarters building to the new Scripps Green Breast Care Center, Pacific Building Group has made significant contributions to San Diego's construction scene.