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Balfour Beatty Construction Hires New Senior Vice President for Houston Division

Balfour Beatty Construction adds John Waltz as senior vice president for the Houston division’s Large Projects group.

Balfour Beatty Construction Hires New Senior Vice President for Houston Division
Houston, TX, March 21, 2012 --( Balfour Beatty Construction announced today the addition of John Waltz as senior vice president for the Houston division’s Large Projects group. In this role, John will help the company grow its presence in Houston as a leading contractor for vertical construction projects.

“We’ve had great success providing clients with interior construction services in the Houston area for 31 years,” said Steve Mechler, president of Balfour Beatty Construction’s Houston division. “John brings additional strength to the growing Large Projects group in our Houston office, helping us to expand our operations and better serve our clients.”

Balfour Beatty Construction’s Houston division began as SpawMaxwell Company, the largest interior construction company in Texas and 6th largest general contractor in Houston. In November 2009, Balfour Beatty Construction acquired SpawMaxwell, which then adopted the Balfour Beatty Construction brand and expanded to offer construction management and design-build services for vertical construction projects in addition to interior construction.

“We see significant opportunities in the Houston market,” said Mechler, “and we are focused on bringing the right talent and resources into our organization to better support the clients here. John represents some of the best talent our industry has to offer.”

Waltz has more than 25 years of experience in the commercial construction industry, including work in the office, energy, retail, healthcare and education markets. Active in industry organizations, he has been co-chair for the Houston Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors and member of the Katy Economic Development Council. Waltz is a graduate of the University of Houston and has spent his entire professional career in Houston and the surrounding cities.

About Balfour Beatty Construction
A leader in the U.S. commercial construction industry, Balfour Beatty Construction provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services through more than 2,400 professionals nationwide. The company has been cited as a Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering-News Record for the past two years, and as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® by FORTUNE magazine for three years in a row. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global leader in professional services, construction services, support services, and infrastructure investment, with more than $18 billion in annual revenues. To learn more about the company and its subsidiary—Howard S. Wright—visit
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