Serving as the Senior Vice President, Group Manager of Central, Dave Richards is responsible for providing leadership, operational oversight and strategic direction for Central’s construction business. Spread over five geographic states spanning from Arizona to Florida, Central also includes Granite’s tunnel end-market division that serves the tunnel market across the United States. Dave sets the vision and standards for financial, safety, and environmental performance, business growth, and employee development services. Dave is also instrumental in key client relationships, joint-venture partnerships, and contract management.
After joining Granite in 1992, Dave served as Arizona region manager, Arizona region chief estimator and various other positions at Granite’s Arizona region. Most recently, Dave has served as Granite’s senior vice president and Northwest group manager since 2013.
Prior to joining Granite, Dave served as a U.S. Army Officer.
Dave received a BS in civil engineering from New Mexico State University.