When picturing a high-powered executive, most of us envision a wealthy businessman or woman in a sharp suit. Someone who holds several advanced degrees from exclusive institutions, but has never held a hammer. Someone who has always worked within four office walls that somebody else built. At McCarthy, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Highly-skilled tradespeople are the heart of their business. In fact, their own Chairman and CEO, Mike Bolen, began his career with McCarthy as a carpenter. He leveraged his experience in self-perform building construction to progress into project management and eventually, executive management. Today he is CEO of one of the nation’s top construction firms.
Mike’s story isn’t one-in-a-million. He didn’t overcome impossible odds, beat a system, or dismantle a hierarchy. He simply worked hard and reaped the rewards. In fact, every single team member at McCarthy has the same opportunity.
Your own journey from entry-level craftsmanship to a position in executive management is not only possible – McCarthy does their best to make it incredibly accessible. They want to turn doers into leaders. They want the people who build their most successful projects to help build a successful company. With the option to start with no more than a high school diploma and the desire to do exceptional work, you will be given the resources to cultivate your dream career no matter your experience level.
Sound too good to be true? Take a look at their Craft Career Path and see how you can work your way through the ranks for yourself.
As a 100% employee-owned company, McCarthy knows that each worker has different goals and deserves the opportunity for a rewarding career no matter the circumstance. The three most common paths that McCarthy team members take after high school are attending a community or technical college, working as an entry-level craftsman, or obtaining a four-year university degree. While each of these paths has its own pros and cons, they all have the potential to end in the same place. So bring your drive, your skills, and a desire to create innovative solutions, and McCarthy will provide the rest!
Interested in learning more about a career with McCarthy? Find more information at mccarthy.com/careers.