Adolfson & Peterson Construction Names New President of AP Gulf States

Top national construction firm taps Dallas-based industry veteran to lead Gulf States effort

DALLAS  (June 22, 2021) — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a top national construction management firm and general contractor, welcomes Will Pender as president of its Gulf States region.

With more than a decade of construction leadership experience and a portfolio that includes several major metropolitan projects, Pender will drive strategic business operations in Texas and the surrounding states, including several high-profile projects such as the new PGA of America headquarters in Frisco, Texas.

“Thriving in the construction industry, especially in an expanding market like Texas, takes strong leadership, and we have found that leader in Will Pender,” said Jeff Hansen, CEO of AP. “Will’s business development skills and deep knowledge of the Texas marketplace, along with his strong operations experience, will be integral to keeping AP at the forefront of the construction industry. I am thrilled to have this caliber of leader at the helm of our Gulf States region.”

In his new role, Pender will leverage his 15 years of construction industry experience to lead all aspects of business performance, including growth, operations, safety, quality, compliance, client relations and team member development.

“AP Gulf States is an industry leader with a stellar reputation, and I am honored to lead this amazing team as we work to maintain solid relationships with our existing clients and grow our portfolio in new asset classes like data centers, mixed-use projects and emerging markets,” said Pender. “In the last two years, AP and the entire construction industry have adapted and evolved to overcome unforeseen obstacles, including the adoption of emerging technologies. AP has already invested in the path toward technological innovation, and I’m excited to build on this investment for our clients in the Gulf States.”

Prior to joining AP, Pender served as regional vice president for TEAL System –

a cloud-based, vertical hot water solution that reduces construction and operational costs in multifamily developments – where he focused on growing new revenue in Texas and the surrounding states. Before that, Pender built a diverse portfolio as vice president and client director for Rogers-O’Brien Construction in Dallas. He also previously served as owner/vice president of Entegra Construction and Development.

Pender received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University. He currently serves on the Salvation Army ARC Board of Directors and is actively involved on the Advisory Board for the Urban Land Institute.

Notable projects by AP Gulf States include PGA of America’s new headquarters in Frisco, the Arlington ISD Fine Arts Center and Athletics Complex, and several education facilities for the University of Texas and Fort Worth ISD, as well as Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas. In addition, AP’s Midland-based West Texas office is currently working on Texas Tech’s Health Science Center project and Potter County’s District Courts Building in Amarillo, while the Central Texas office is working with Northside ISD on several projects.

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