C.W. Driver Companies, a premier builder providing general contracting and construction management services in California since 1919, today announced the promotion of Brent Hughes to vice president of operations.

In Hughes’ new capacity, he will oversee projects in the retail, commercial, office, hospitality and gaming, mixed-use and entertainment industries in addition to spearheading signature projects across California. He also will provide leadership and guidance for project teams to ensure they are equipped with the resources needed to see projects through from construction to completion.

“Brent has brought immense value to every project he has been on, and we are looking forward to seeing the impact and breadth of his leadership expand even further in his new role,” said Dana Roberts, chief executive officer. “His impressive track record, as evidenced by a host of industry recognitions, make him an invaluable member of the team.”

Hughes has more than 20 years of construction experience, with projects spanning commercial, offices, resorts, casinos, hotels, parking structures and more. He has served as a critical team member of notable company projects including Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians’ new casino and resort; Hollywood Casino Jamul; Hillsdale Shopping Center, North Block Redevelopment and multiple projects for Qualcomm.

“C.W. Driver Companies’ unwavering dedication to its clients and its team make it an incredibly fulfilling place to work,” said Hughes. “I am proud to take on this new role as the company’s vice president of operations and look forward to helping the company continue its nearly 100-year mark on the construction industry.”

Hughes boasts a host of industry recognitions including the Builder’s Choice Merit Award for 16th & Market Workforce Apartments; DBIA’s National Design-Build Excellence Award for Quechan Casino Resort; and the Structural Engineers Association of San Diego’s Landmark Structures Excellence Award for QUALCOMM’s world headquarters. Named Associated Subcontractors Alliance (ASA) Project Manager of the Year, Hughes holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from California State University, Fresno. He is based in San Diego.