COO Jeff Richards to Assume Presidency in January 2019
December 10, 2018 — Absher Construction Company has announced that Chief Operating Officer Jeff Richards will become the fourth president of the 78-year-old firm. Richards will assume the president role in January 2019 from current president and CEO, Dan Absher, who will continue to serve as CEO.
When Richards’ presidency begins in January 2019, it will be the first time in company history that the firm will be led by a non-family member.”We began succession planning many years ago, and Jeff’s experience and leadership across multiple departments and functions made him an outstanding candidate for executive management. Jeff’s promotion to president is the culmination of a long and deliberate transition process to ensure our and our clients’ continued success well into the future,” Dan Absher said. A15-year company employee, Richards has been Chief Operating Officer since 2016.
“My top priority is to carry on Absher’s legacy of commitment to our clients and our community. I’m honored to lead an excellent team that serves both with unrivaled skill and dedication,” Richards commented. He will continue his leadership of the firm as both President and Chief Operating Officer.
Absher’s reach across the Puget Sound includes projects such as Sound Transit’s Northgate Link Extension, the University of Washington’s Oak Hall, and the Tacoma Convention Center Marriott hotel. Additionally, Absher is also constructing facilities in Eastern Washington and Hawaii.
With headquarters in Puyallup, Washington, Absher Construction Company is a diverse construction organization that provides a complete range of preconstruction and construction services to private and public clients in the educational, hospitality, government, transportation, recreational, and commercial markets. For more information, please visit www.AbsherCo.com.