Teri Jones

President, Building


University of Southern California


Industry Entry: 1978


Teri Jones is the President of the Building Group for Sundt Construction. In this role, Teri is responsible for the safe, profitable execution of more than 60 projects each year performed by 400-plus employees across multiple states. Under her leadership, the Building Group’s annual revenue has increased by 50% to just over $1 billion.

During her 43-year career, Teri has developed expertise in nearly every aspect of construction while advancing through multiple positions including estimator, project manager, project executive, district manager, group manager, owner’s representative, inspector and even CEO of her own construction company. She joined Sundt 22 years ago and today is the company’s highest-ranking female executive as well as the only woman to serve on its board of directors.

Teri is a LEED Accredited Professional, Certified Professional Constructor, a former board member of the Performance Based Building Coalition and the Construction Management Advisory Board at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a guest lecturer at the University of California, Davis and a regular panelist and presenter at industry conferences. In 2019 she was named one of “Arizona’s Most Influential Women” by AZRE and AZ Business magazines.

Teri’s interest in construction began in high school when she registered for drafting classes and soon realized a passion for the built environment. As the first member of her family to attend college, she holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California in civil engineering – building design.

e : tljones@sundt.com