Graham Construction has announced the sudden passing of Grant Beck, Graham’s president and chief executive officer. Beck served as president since 2012 and had been with the company 29 years. He is survived by his wife, Mavis, and their children, Stuart, Jason and Christine.
Throughout his 40-plus-year construction career, Beck gained broad operational experience in civil industrial, multi-unit, institutional and social infrastructure, successfully completing projects across Canada and the United States. His professional expertise spanned all contract sizes and methods from small fixed price contracts and construction management to complex multi-billion-dollar, design-build-finance and maintain P3 projects.
Beck earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 1977 and achieved his professional engineering status in 1979. He held numerous Canadian construction industry positions and was a member of the Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT) Association in the United States and a Board member for Graham Group Ltd. He also held many community chairmanship and board positions.
Beck had recently announced his retirement from the role of president, which had been scheduled to occur early in 2020. Andy Trewick has been named as his successor. Trewick has been serving as Graham’s chief operating officer and had originally joined the company to lead the infrastructure division. With full support of Graham’s executive leadership and its board, the transition will take effect immediately.
The company will be paying tribute to Beck’s exceptional career and many accomplishments in the coming days.