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Monteith Construction Announces New CEO

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 20, 2022
Bryan Thomas
Monteith Construction Corp. appointed its president, Bryan Thomas, to the role of CEO, according to an announcement Thursday.

Company founder John Monteith, the previous CEO, is now expanding his focus on leadership development and environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives, a news release stated.

“Monteith Construction has seen exponential growth over the past 24 years, and Bryan—who started his career as an assistant superintendent with Monteith a year after our company was founded—has been at the helm of that growth,” John Monteith said in the release. “His shift to CEO reflects a natural progression of the company, laying the framework of a sustainable growth model in decades to come.”

Thomas had served as president of the commercial general contractor, which is headquartered in Wilmington, since 2019. As CEO, he leads the company’s long-term strategic planning, in
addition to overseeing high-level operations, according to the release.

“Our team shares in a forward-thinking mindset and it’s been the guiding force of success over the years,” Thomas said in the release. “It’s driven our expansion into new markets, our investment in virtual design and construction technologies, and it continues to push everyone to think of better ways to serve our partners and projects. We’re a company of innovators and we will continue to think big.”

Founded in 1998,  Monteith Construction builds across the Carolinas and into Virginia with offices in Raleigh and Myrtle Beach and Charleston in South Carolina, in addition to the Wilmington headquarters.

The company’s project portfolio runs the gamut of industries and asset classes—from higher education and healthcare to office and mixed-use, the release stated.

“Some of our biggest successes as a company have come over the past couple years despite market volatility that’s been a challenge for the construction industry at large,” Thomas said in the release. “Attracting top-tier talent, launching Monteith SPOTLIGHT—a small projects division focused on quick turnaround and turnkey solutions—and expanding in some of the fastest-growing markets are all indicators we’re on an upward trajectory.

"Now, we’re looking forward to and ready for the opportunities 2022 will bring.”

Recent Monteith clients include the city of Durham, city of Raleigh, Conway Medical Center, PulteGroup’s Del Webb active adult communities, The Davis Community, East West Partners, Liberty Senior Living, MegaCorp Logistics, Newland, Wake Tech Community College and Wilmington International Airport (ILM), among other private and public owner groups, the release stated.

Monteith Construction is also involved in community outreach initiatives across all markets, including two 501(c)3 non-profit organizations founded by John Monteith: Camp Schreiber Foundation, which provides educational and out-of-the-classroom experiences to underserved Wilmington youth, and Thoughtbox, which aims to turn activist ideas into action through focused projects. The first Thoughtbox project, Initiative 1897: Continuum of Change, launched in summer 2021.
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