G. Michael Hoover Named Chairman of Sundt Board of Directors
TEMPE, Arizona (Sept. 29, 2017) – Sundt President and CEO G. Michael Hoover has been named Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors effective Oct. 1, 2017. Hoover, an industry veteran with nearly 40 years of experience, was named President of the 127-year-old general contractor in 2015 and CEO in 2016. He replaces J. Doug Pruitt as Board Chair. Pruitt will remain on the Board as an outside (non-employee) member.
Hoover began working for Sundt in 1978 while completing his mechanical engineering degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He joined the company fulltime soon after graduation and went on to advance through several roles including project engineer, project superintendent, project manager, senior project manager, manager of the company’s Transportation Group and chief operating officer before becoming President and CEO.
A former chairman of the Highway and Transportation Division of the Associated General Contractors of America, Hoover is active in several community and industry associations including Greater Phoenix Leadership, the Construction Industry Round Table, the Beavers (a national heavy civil organization), the University of Arizona Foundation National Leadership Council, Expect More Arizona and the American Cancer Society.
Hoover is a firm believer in giving back to the construction industry and the people and communities it serves. Since assuming Sundt’s top leadership role, he has spearheaded the development of a new strategic plan that emphasizes the company’s purpose: “to build environments where our clients, employee-owners and communities prosper.” In 2017, he led the company across the $8 million mark in donations made to nonprofit organizations serving disadvantaged children and families.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 127-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building and concrete work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has offices throughout Arizona, Texas, California and Utah and is 100 percent owned by its approximately 2,100 employees. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities and in 2016 it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America for the second time in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim. Sundt’s charitable arm, the Sundt Foundation, has donated approximately $8 million to hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country.Download >