Mission-critical construction expert leans on decades of technical expertise to expand AP’s footprint in burgeoning data center market

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DALLAS – (Feb. 8, 2023) – Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national, family-owned construction management and contracting company, welcomes Darian Reams as its new Director of Mission Critical Services. With design and construction management experience spanning 20+ years, Reams is responsible for overseeing AP’s national portfolio of mission-critical projects, including data centers and other essential facilities.

In this role, Reams coordinates and manages preconstruction, construction and close-out activities for all mission-critical projects. Reams heads up AP’s national mission critical business development efforts with the intent to support all regions as they grow in the data center market. Additionally, Reams will recruit and help manage data center operations team members needed to support AP’s mission critical efforts companywide. His career-long focus on strengthening relationships has led to a vast network of industry connections, which he leverages to drive new business development opportunities for AP.

“Darian is a brilliant leader whose proficiency in mission-critical construction is second to none,” said Will Pender, President, AP Gulf States. “The industry continues to see an unprecedented demand for data centers and other related essential facilities, so having Darian’s deep understanding of market nuances, drivers and demands makes him an invaluable asset as we expand our reach in this field across the country.”

Looking to the future, Reams’ leadership will be pivotal to building AP’s portfolio of mission-critical construction in key areas such as Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, Arizona and Colorado, as well as across the nation.

“Joining one of the nation’s top-ranked construction management firms is the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Reams. “Mission-critical buildings are my passion, and it is exhilarating to work for a company that embraces the latest tools and technologies, including virtual construction, to provide enhanced services and meet complex project demands.”

Data center projects are a rapidly growing niche area of the construction industry that is projected to reach $14.17 billion by 2026.

“As demand for information is higher than ever with no sign of decreasing, companies will need dedicated space to store mission-critical data. Well-built, reliable data centers will be needed in additional areas of the country, and we are building a mission-critical division in AP to be flexible enough with deep relationships to meet these needs,” said Reams.

Before embarking into the world of construction, Reams earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Central Missouri. His distinguished professional career encompasses entrepreneurship, executive leadership and management positions. Reams is also a LEED-accredited professional and a member of the Design-Build Institute of America.

AP Gulf States’ current projects include adaptive reuse work at downtown Dallas’ Santander Tower, with recently notable completed projects including the new PGA of America headquarters in Frisco and Vari’s headquarters with VariSpace in Coppell. The AP Central Texas office’s notable work includes constructing Sunrise Commerce Center in Round Rock while AP’s Midland-based West Texas office is currently building on an expansion of the Midland College campus.

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