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Southwest District
3888 E Broadway Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85040 USA
Phone : (602) 437-7878
Fax : (602) 437-7719
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An Interview with Stan Driver, Senior Vice President and District Manager

Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., Kiewit Western Co. is a local, national, and international employee-owned company founded in 1884. The company is headquartered in Omaha, NE and has maintained a local office in Phoenix since 1963. Kiewit is a local contractor with an expansive reach and the ability to mobilize strong teams to any location.


Local contacts include:

Stan Driver - Senior Vice President and District Manager

Gene Van Wagner - Operations Manager

Jody Schott - Operations Manager

Yvette LeDesma - District Business Development Manager

Brian Hamilton - Estimating Manager

Mitch Ellingson - Safety, Quality and Environmental Manager

Tiffany Reddy - Human Resources Manager

Colby Elmore - Equipment Manager

Jim Hughes - Controller and Compliance Manager

What does your company do:

SD:  Primarily, we operate as a General Contractor. Our markets include Transportation, Water/Wastewater, Mining, Building, Oil, Gas and Chemical, and Power. Delivery methods include Bid-Build, Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR), Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC), Design-Build (DB), Design-Build, Operate, Maintain (DBOM), Design-Build, Operate, Finance (DBOF), Design-Build, Finance (DBF), and Public-Private Partnership (P3). 

Why are you a member of AZAGC?
SD:  To stay up-to-date on issues facing our industry, provide significant insight and lessons learned from over 100 years of industry experience, gain valuable knowledge, have the ability to voice our opinion, drive change, and to help shape the outcome.
What awards have you or your company received? 
SD: Over the last 10 years, Kiewit has won the following awards for our work in Arizona:


2003 - Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award. SR68 Design-Build, Kingman, AZ.

2003 - Aon Build America Merit Award. SR68 Design-Build, Kingman, AZ.

2003 - Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award. US 191 - Black Hills, Safford, AZ.

2005 - Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award. SR 260 Christopher Creek. Payson, AZ.

2005 - AGC Arizona Safety Award.

2006 - AGC Arizona Safety Award.

2007 - National AGC Project of the Year. Taxiway S Project. Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix, AZ.

2008 - National AGC Construction Safety Excellence Award, 1st Place.

2009 - AGC Build Arizona Award. Border Fence Project, Naco, AZ.

2009 - AGC Arizona Safety Award.

2010 -Aon Build America Project of the Year. I-10 Widening , Tucson, AZ.

2010 - Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award. I -10 Widening, Tucson, AZ.

2010 - AGC Build Arizona Award. SR89 Chino Valley Highway. Chino Valley, AZ.

2011 - Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award. SR202 Widening, Design-Build. Phoenix, AZ.

2011 - Aon Build America Award. Val Vista Water Main Rehabilitation, CMAR. Phoenix, AZ.

2012 - AGC Build Arizona Award. Deer Valley Water Treatment Plant. Phoenix, AZ.

2012 - AGC Build Arizona Award. Tres Rios Reclamation. Phoenix, AZ.

2013 - Aon Build America Award. SR 101 HOV Design-Build. Phoenix, AZ.

2014 - AGC in the Community Award. Habitat for Humanity Home Building. Glendale, AZ.

How does your company help others in the community?   

SD: The Southwest District's mission is to partner with charities in order to promote awareness, enrich the lives of others, and strengthen the local communities that we build in.


The Southwest District partnered with Habitat for Humanity, Central Arizona Chapter, the City of Glendale, and First American Title to construct a new home in 2013. Kiewit worked with the ASU Student Chapter of AGC to supplement our workforce on two days of the build. This project really gave our employees the chance to give back to a community that has given us so much.


In addition to the Habitat for Humanity work, and with the help of our generous sponsors, partners and employees, we have raised over $197,000 for non-profit organizations in the last three years through our annual charity golf tournament.

What message would you say to folks to be successful in this industry?  

SD: At Kiewit, every client we work with and every project we work on is integrally important to us. With a strong local presence and access to a vast network of resources, we can quickly mobilize high-performing teams and provide the best solutions and value for the stakeholders. From the smallest jobs to multi-billion dollar projects, our resources and experience ensure clients receive safe, high-quality, and on time projects with the hands-on service they've come to expect.

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