After forty-two years in the construction industry, Steve Burch, President, and Chief Operating Officer, is retiring from White Construction. Since joining the firm in 1994 as a Project Manager, Steve has been instrumental in molding projects and process improvements with an unwavering eye for excellence and detail. He managed White Construction projects for retail and corporate giants, including Dell, Whole Foods Markets, and National Instruments. After being named Senior Vice President of Operations in 2007, he focused on systemizing operations for consistency and effectiveness. In 2009, as Chief Operating Officer, he implemented corporate and operational policies with a passionate and unwavering commitment to his signature mantra: “Everything Matters.” As President and Chief Operating Officer, Steve has overseen operations in the firm’s four regional offices in Austin and Houston, Texas; Panama City Beach, Florida; and Ridgeland, Mississippi. He was at the helm as recent strategic planning efforts charted the course for White Construction’s second half-century of “Building Success Together.”
Burch earned a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from Texas A&M University at College Station. There he began to develop his leadership acumen as a Group Commander in the Corps of Cadets and his presence in the construction industry as a member of the Student Chapter of the Associated General Contractors.
Rob Baugher has been selected to fill the President and Chief Operating Officer position. Rob began his career with White Construction as a Field Engineer. In almost 25 years with the firm, Rob has consistently modeled White Construction’s core values: Safety, Leadership, Teamwork, Trust, and Relationships. He has managed some of the firm’s most significant projects, including Prime Outlet Malls, NI (formerly National Instruments), and Westminster Manor expansions. Promotions came steadily as he led building, administration, and business development efforts in various top management roles. Rob’s reputation for quality construction, fair and thoughtful decision-making, and “can’t fail” attitude have made him a favorite of White’s construction partners and staff. He is dedicated to his family and committed to relationship-building in the construction industry and community. Rob is the firm’s best example of “Building Success Together.”
Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from Texas A&M University, College Station, and carries LEED AP® certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The White Construction family is forever grateful to Steve Burch for his leadership, mentorship, and dedication. We look forward to continued growth and service to our communities with Rob Baugher’s guidance.