Scott Construction Group has announced the appointment of Darin Hughes to the position of president and chief executive officer. Founder and former president and CEO John C. Scott will remain as chairman of Scott Construction Group.
John founded the organization in 1984 and has led the company’s steady growth throughout B.C. and Alberta.
“I am very pleased to pass the torch to Darin’s very capable hands. I have every confidence in his ability to take Scott Construction to even greater heights. His ascension in our organization over the past 13 years has been consistent and well earned,” said John.
Hughes joined Scott Construction in 2005 as a project manager, successfully completing numerous multi-phase projects at UBC. By 2016, he was appointed executive vice president, taking the company into one of its fastest growing periods to date. Under Hughes’ leadership in the Lower Mainland, Scott has projects underway in Surrey, Richmond, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, and at UBC and SFU.
“I am honoured to be launching Scott into the next chapter, built on a 33-year history of building on trust. I have big shoes to fill but I have also benefitted from the wisdom and mentorship of John Scott over the years,” said Hughes.
Another senior appointment is the addition of Alex Burgess as director of Alberta operations. Burgess comes to Scott with a diverse construction career that spans Canada, Saudi Arabia, the UK, and Bermuda. As a construction manager, he delivered a billion-dollar residential community in Saudi Arabia, which included the daunting challenges of simultaneous construction of 2,000 precast villas, two malls, supermarkets, condominiums, office towers, schools, recreation and religious facilities.
“I am excited by the unique opportunities present in the evolving Alberta market. I was drawn specifically to Scott as an organization that has consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to safety, quality of service, and strategic growth known throughout Western Canada. I am very proud to be a part Scott’s future,” said Burgess.