McCownGordon’s Vice President of Construction Operations to retire

Kansas City, MO (March 28, 2019) – Jay Lucas, Vice President of Construction Operations at McCownGordon for the past 10 years, will retire on March 28, 2019. He played a key role in McCownGordon’s growth and oversaw all the firm’s field operations.

Jay garnered more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry as a superintendent, manager of self-perform and director of field operations for some of the largest commercial construction companies in the region. His successful supervision of more than 200 projects includes oversight of field operations, encompassing strategy, organization, staffing and allocation, site logistics, tools and equipment management, productivity management, risk management, and superintendent leadership and training.

Jay graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Technology. His accolades include being named Superintendent of the Year by the American Subcontractors Association of Kansas and being featured in the Kansas City Business Journal’s 2016 “People on the Move” spotlight. Jay is also an active member of the Associated General Contractors and the Concrete Promotional Group, Midwest Concrete Industry Board.

“Jay has been hugely instrumental in our success over the last decade,” said Brett Gordon, Chair of the Board for McCownGordon. “He has supported the company’s project teams and provided leadership and wisdom to a myriad of projects. His oversight has helped ensure that preplanning through execution on all of our projects is successful for the company and our clients.”

About McCownGordon
McCownGordon Construction is recognized as one of the region’s largest construction managers with offices in both Missouri and Kansas. Focused on core values of integrity, relationships and performance, McCownGordon is committed to building collaborative partnerships and specializing in construction management, design-build, sustainable construction and general contracting. With strong experience and expertise in a variety of market sectors, the company is 100 percent employee owned and has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal for the past 14 years and ranks as a Fortune 2018 top 20 best mid-size company to work for. More information about McCownGordon is available at