Sundt CEO Recognized with Prestigious Industry Award

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TEMPE, Ariz. (January 30, 2024) – Sundt President, CEO and Chairman of the Board G. Michael Hoover received the Golden Beaver Award for leadership at the 68th annual Golden Beaver Awards dinner on January 19. The award recognizes individuals for their achievements and contributions to the heavy engineering construction industry.

The Beavers, a Heavy Engineering Construction Association, promotes goodwill, friendliness and consideration within the industry. The organization recognizes leaders who have demonstrated skill, responsibility and integrity.

Since becoming Sundt’s chief executive officer and chairman of its board of directors in 2016, Hoover has led the company’s transformation into one of the country’s largest and most skilled general contractors. Under Mike’s leadership, the company’s annual revenue has nearly tripled since 2015 and its geographic reach has expanded from just four states to nearly two dozen. Hoover has continued the company’s tradition of generosity through the Sundt Foundation, leading to over $14 million in donations made to hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country.

Prior to his current role, Hoover served as president and chief operating officer managing the company’s transportation, mining and industrial, concrete, building, safety and quality control groups. Hoover began his career in the field working as a laborer and carpenter while earning his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona.

Hoover has served in two positions with the Associated General Contractors of America: National Division Chairman in 2013 and Arizona Chairman in 2007. In 2018, he served as president of The Beavers. Hoover is a member of the Construction Industry Round Table, a board member of Greater Phoenix Leadership and a contributing member of the Council on Competitiveness.

About Sundt

Sundt Construction, Inc. ( is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 134-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building, concrete and renewable power work and is owned entirely by its approximately 3,000 employees. Sundt is distinguished by its diverse capabilities and experience, unique employee-ownership culture and depth of self-perform expertise in multiple trades. Much of Sundt’s workforce is comprised of skilled craft professionals who, together with the company’s administrative employees, enable Sundt to fulfill its mission to be the most skilled builder in America. Sundt has 13 offices throughout California, Arizona, North Carolina, Texas, Utah and Florida and is currently ranked the country’s 62nd largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.

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Sundt Construction, Inc.
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