Balfour Beatty Construction

Robert Van Cleave

Chairman and CEO


Robert Van Cleave

Mr. Van Cleave joined Balfour Beatty Construction in 1996 as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company’s Southwest Division. In March 2003, he was promoted to his current position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Balfour Beatty Construction.

In addition, Mr. Van Cleave chairs the company’s Executive Leadership Team, which serves to guide and direct the strategies, future growth, and direction of the entire company.

Mr. Van Cleave has more than 25 years experience in the construction industry. Prior to joining Balfour Beatty, he spent 15 years with another ENR Top 10 construction firm. During his tenure there, he held senior level leadership positions in Estimating, Preconstruction, and Operations.

Mr. Van Cleave graduated in 1981 from Texas A & M University with a B.S. in Building Construction. In addition to his leadership within Balfour Beatty, he sits on the Board of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center Foundation, the Dallas Museum of Nature and Science, TACA (a Dallas Arts organization), and previously has served on the boards of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center,
Goodwill Industries, and as chairperson for the Real Estate Division of the Greater Dallas United Way Campaign.

3100 McKinnon Street
Dallas, TX 75201
United States