The Southwest division of Graycor Construction Company has promoted Kyle Walker and Geovanni Villalta to the position of Senior Project Manager – a move indicative of the company’s focus on growing its footprint of professionals in the Southwest and fully capitalizing on Graycor’s national platform and capabilities.
As Senior Project Managers, Walker and Villalta are responsible for cultivating client relationships and overseeing the execution of key construction projects, including major office, retail and mixed-use development, hospitality, tenant improvements and industrial facilities including distribution centers, manufacturing and cold storage.
“With more than 30 full-time employees, we have a deep bench of experts in the Southwest who are eager to build on their already strong understanding of the industry,” said Todd Ostransky, Graycor Construction Company General Manager – Southwest Division. “Kyle and Geovanni are great examples of this core of experts. Recognizing and encouraging their dedication is one of the best ways we can continue to develop our people, resulting in superior services to our regional clients.”
Since joining Graycor in 2013, Walker has been integral in the development of ALDI Regional Headquarters and Distribution Center in Moreno Valley, California, Red Hook Academy in Las Vegas and Chandler Crossroads in Chandler, Arizona. He is currently managing the StitchFix.com distribution center expansion and preconstruction for the LaPour Camelback Collective project, both in Phoenix.
Villalta has worked for Graycor since 2011, most recently completing East Valley Commerce Center and the FedEx Ground distribution warehouse, both in Chandler, Arizona. Villalta is currently managing the development of Liberty Logistics Center II and the Bath and Body Works distribution center, both in Phoenix.
The promotions underscore Graycor’s strategic market expansion, which was initiated in April with an official name change to Graycor Construction Company and the relocation of its Southwest regional office to Washington and 44th streets in Phoenix. The Phoenix team provides industrial and commercial construction services, including tenant improvement, and is rapidly growing its pipeline in the office, retail and hospitality arenas – a strategic move that maximizes the value of Graycor’s national platform.
Nationally, Graycor represents 95 years of building experience and employs more than 1,500 construction experts. Locally, the Graycor legacy extends over more than three decades, with a portfolio including Chandler Airport Center, AMC Esplanade Fork and Screen Conversion, Buckeye Logistics Center (including 600,000 square feet for Amazon.com), JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Camelback Inn Renovation, Salvation Army Southwest Divisional Headquarters and women’s shelter, FedEx Chandler Distribution Center, Home Depot Distribution Center, Mountain Vista Medical Office Building, and Sunrise Assisted Living of Chandler. Tenant improvement and interior deliveries include Davis at Hayden Ferry Lakeside, StitchFix.com, InEight Hard Dollar and Southland Engineering at Papago Buttes, named among the Top 10 Offices in Arizona by AZRE Magazine.