The hardison/downey management team works together to oversee the daily operations of the company, including manpower scheduling, forecasting, finance and administration, marketing and risk management. Collectively, they have more than 70 years of experience in the construction industry, as well as long tenures with hardison/downey itself.
JUSTIN NEWMAN | PRESIDENT
A graduate of Northern Arizona University (NAU), Justin joins hardison/downey with 19 years of construction experience. He has a diverse project background ranging from alternative energy and public works to criminal justice and high-end residential projects, located throughout the country. Justin has tremendous industry knowledge and insight, as well as marketing, sales, construction and operational experience.
Along with being a graduate of the Arizona Builders Alliance Advanced Leadership Development Program, Justin also serves on the NAU Student Advisory Board and the Executive Board of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters. He is also involved with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce as a Federal Affairs Committee Member.
Justin is a father of six and has been married to his wife, Kris, for seven years. In their free time together, they enjoy watching their children participate in sports and cheer/dance, as well as a good pick-up game of football, wiffle ball or basketball.
PAT DOWNEY | SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Pat is a native of Tucson, Arizona and obtained his BS in Public Administration in 1976 with highest distinction, and a law degree in 1980 from the University of Arizona. Before co-founding hardison/downey construction, inc., he spent two years in a private legal practice with an emphasis in construction and real estate, and three years as an in-house counsel for a large construction and development company.
Since co-founding hardison/downey in 1985, Pat has directed the marketing and administration of the company, including bonding and banking, insurance, risk management and planning. He has also serves as the "Principal in Charge" of select clients and projects. Since becoming President in 2013, he oversees all facets of the company.
Pat has been married to his wife, Debbie, for 15 years and is a father of three. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, outdoor activities and travel, particularly to San Diego.
CONRAD MUHLEMAN | DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
A California native, Conrad moved to Arizona in 1971 to continue college, attending ASU's Construction Engineering program. He later worked for a small developer building housing subdivisions, apartments, condominiums, commercial shell buildings and tenant improvements. With a partner in 1981, he continued in the construction field building speculative and custom homes and building a portfolio in tenant improvement work.
In 1995, Conrad joined hardison/downey as a Project Manager, primarily doing tenant improvements and renovations. His portfolio of projects includes work for Toyota, DHL, Caremark, Express Scripts and GoDaddy, to mention a few. More recently, he became Director of Operations, with direct day-to-day responsibility of the overall construction service operations for the company, including client services, safety, quality control, information technology and project management processes.
A father of two and a grandfather, Conrad has been married to his wife, Cindy, for 40 years and enjoys spending time with family, golf and cooking.