C.W. Driver Companies, a premier builder providing general contracting, construction management and design-build services in California since 1919, today announced the promotion of Brent Hughes to chief operating officer (COO).

In his new role, Hughes will expand his responsibilities as vice president of operations to provide executive-level oversight on all C.W. Driver Cos. projects spanning the Greater Los Angeles area and San Diego. He will be responsible for the company’s operational oversight and client satisfaction for projects statewide, including contract negotiations, staffing, scheduling, financial controls, reporting and closeout for all projects. As a member of the executive team, Hughes will promote a consistent company culture and vision across affiliates and develop training and performance strategies to ensure the success and safety of more than 300 employees.

“Brent is a master builder, bringing comprehensive construction experience to his leadership role and a strong desire to make every endeavor a success,” said Dana Roberts, chief executive officer at C.W. Driver Companies. “Through his steadfast commitment to his team and clients, diligence in getting every detail right, and proper execution of processes, he will continue to add tremendous value to our company, now and into the future.”

Hughes has more than 25 years of experience in the construction and architectural industry. He joined C.W. Driver Cos. in 2011, serving as project executive for the San Diego office, and has made significant contributions to the company’s work in the commercial office, hospitality and gaming, education, multi-family residential, and civic markets. Hughes holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from California State University, Fresno.

“Reflecting on the past 10 years, I’m so proud of the momentum we’ve built to consistently deliver high-caliber projects for a diverse range of clients,” said Hughes. “I’m honored to join the C.W. Driver Cos. executive team in shaping the future of the company as we build projects that make a difference for the community, whether that be for schools, multi-family housing, hospitality and gaming, civic buildings or commercial spaces.”


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