Peter J. Davoren
Chairman, ACE National Board
President and CEO Turner Construction Co.
A 30-year construction industry veteran, Peter J. Davoren has spent his entire career at Turner Construction Company. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Turner, which completed more than $8.6 billion of construction in 2006. Peter’s goal is to have the company recognized by clients as delivering the highest standards of service in the industry, while making Turner a great place to work.
As leader of Turner, Mr. Davoren is addressing key challenges facing the construction industry. These issues are:
Developing People: Peter serves on the board of the ACE Mentor organization which is addressing the issue of the insufficient number of students entering the construction industry. He is also leading the company’s efforts to encourage more students to stay in school and consider entering the construction industry through its own Youth Force 2020 program which provides mentoring, internships and scholarships.
Environmental Impact: Turner is the nation’s leading builder of Green Buildings. In addition, Turner has made several commitments to reduce its impact on the environment including joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Climate Leaders program and is pledging to reduce its company-wide greenhouse gas emissions.
Diversity: Turner is committed to supporting minority- and women-owned businesses and has along-standing record of this support across the U.S. Since 1979, Turner’s total number of contracts with minority- and women-owned business firms has surpassed 40,000 at a value of $14 billion, with more than $1 billion in each of the past two years.