Healthcare construction expert Evan Alford joins company as senior vice president
HOUSTON (May 4, 2016) — Arch-Con Construction, a full service general construction company, is investing in Houston’s healthcare industry with new leadership.
Evan Alford, who has spent more than a decade in healthcare construction at McCarthy Building Companies, joined Arch-Con to lead its Healthcare Division. Alford has worked on projects like The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s $240 million Alkek vertical expansion and renovation as well as The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s $27.8 million Laboratory Research & Support Building in Dallas.
Healthcare Division Five Years in the Making
“Arch-Con’s Healthcare Division is nearly five years in the making,” President and CEO Michael G. Scheurich said. “With Houston being home to the largest medical center in the world, we have been searching for a compassionate expert to lead our healthcare efforts and Evan is the perfect fit. He has the vision of bringing together Arch-Con’s client-centered philosophy and the healthcare industry’s patient-centered philosophy.”
“Arch-Con is a different kind of contractor and I think that the healthcare industry has a need for it,” says Alford. “Whether it is infection control, interim life safety, immunocompromised patients or construction disruptions, we have an understanding of healthcare operations which is vital to the overall construction process, especially at the early stages of a project.”
The division’s focus will be on hospital systems, medical office buildings and specialty care centers. With healthcare services and its facilities trying to meet the needs of tomorrow, there is a significant need for construction services to keep pace with the changes in these real estate assets.
Arch-Con’s Healthcare Team
Currently, Alford will lead a team of more than a dozen employees with more than 70 years of collective healthcare experience.
“We have a number of employees who have worked on major projects in the medical center like MD Anderson’s Proton Therapy Center as well as dozens of emergency care centers and physician office build-outs.” Alford says. “I am really impressed with the depth and breadth of expertise our team brings to the table.”