OVER 60 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
We’re a third-generation family owned company currently run by father and son, Michael and Jason Fann. Our employees are our family. The people who come to work here play a meaningful role within the company and in building Arizona’s communities. Its not a job, its a career. This is why the Fann family has built a team of industry professionals who have worked here for many decades
With our dedication to excellence, you will soon see why Fann Contracting is the desired choice for cooperative partnerships and long-term careers.
The FANN History
Michael Fann, CEO
As the 2nd generation owner of Fann Contracting, Mike worked for his late father, Jim Fann, starting part-time in 1969 and then full-time in 1975. He graduated from Arizona State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Engineering – School of Construction (now Del E. Webb School of Construction). Under Mike’s leadership, what was once a small local business has grown into one of Arizona’s largest heavy-civil construction companies. Mike’s executive expertise and respect in the industry combined with his small-town family values has made Fann Contracting what it is today. In late 2018, after nearly 30 years of serving as President, Mike handed over the reins of Fann Contracting to his son, Jason. Mike is now serving as the Chief Executive Officer.
Jason Fann, President / COO
As a 3rd generation owner, Jason continues to lead the company with the same core values and dedication to the industry as his father and grandfather. Since the start of his career at Fann, he has held several hands-on field and office positions before attending college at Arizona State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management at Del E. Webb School of Construction. During and after college, Jason worked for Bechtel Corporation and Wynn Design & Development – two multi-billion dollar companies – performing project engineering, construction coordinator, and project management duties before returning to Fann in 2007. He has since served in many capacities as project manager, estimator, alternate delivery lead, and project executive for a multitude of project clients including ADOT, FHWA, FAA, NPS, BIA, tribal communities, municipalities, public works, and private developers. Jason still leads Fann’s alternative delivery programs and enjoys working with clients during pre-construction and construction to help maximize value on projects. As President and Chief Operating Officer, Jason actively oversees Fann’s operations as a whole while staying actively involved in the local community and charitable organizations.
Don Holt, Vice President / Director of Estimating
Don has worked in construction since 1958, starting as an inspector and surveyor after attending Texas Tech University. He came to work at Fann Contracting in 1978 and has been the Director of Estimator at Fann for over 40 years. Don became a Vice President of the company in 1993. He has been an integral part of Fann’s bidding success for many decades. Don’s responsibilities include overseeing Fann’s estimating department, selection of job opportunities, preparation of bids, negotiations with subcontractors and suppliers.
Katharine Baldwin, CFO / Treasurer & Secretary
Katie holds a Master of Business Administration from Western New Mexico University, School of Business as well as a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She holds a professional certification from the ICCIFP as a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP). Katie is an active member of Construction Financial Managers Association (CFMA) and serves on several national committees. As Chief Financial Officer, Katie Baldwin is responsible for Fann’s financial functions, including accounting, audits, treasury, financial planning and operational reporting. Her career consists of more than 15 years of experience across several types of construction, financial management, process improvement and corporate strategy. Katie has wide diversity within her experience as she’s worked with heavy self-performing contracts, GMP, CMAR as well as design build contracts.
Linda O’Brien, Director of IT
Linda began her career with Fann in 1984 as a computer programmer, developing construction software for the company. With her knowledge of both the accounting and IT sides of the business, she quickly moved into a management role, and helped the company as it grew from a small local business to a mid-sized statewide contractor. Her responsibilities include overall financial management, management of IT with particular emphasis on construction management software, accounting and estimating data trending and analysis, planning and policy making functions with the senior management team, and general problem solving.
Mike Shivers, Director of Operations / General Superintendent
Mike began working with Fann Contracting immediately after graduating high school in 1993. Mike started as a laborer and pipe layer, quickly working his way up through the company as equipment operator, foreman, and project superintendent. In 2018, Mike was promoted to Director of Operations and General Superintendent. He oversees all of Fann’s field operations, scheduling and coordination with project leadership, resource prioritization of field employees and equipment, and general oversight of Fann’s materials and asphalt divisions. Mike works with project teams to maintain the highest level of safety and quality on every project. With over 30 years of industry experience, Mike acts as liaison for many project clients including ADOT, FHWA, FAA, NPS, BIA, tribal communities, municipalities, public works, and private developers helping to build industry relationships.
Dave Gregson, Director of Project Management
Dave Gregson has worked in the construction industry for over 40 years and has held the titles of estimator, project engineer, superintendent, project manager, and area manager. He graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Engineering – School of Construction (now Del E. Webb School of Construction). Dave joined Fann Contracting in 2004 as a senior project manager. Dave is now the Director of Project Management and oversees Fann’s project managers, engineers, and administrators. He manages multiple types of projects including highway construction, asphalt and PCCP paving, utility and infrastructure, concrete structures, drainage, earthwork, public works and airport projects. He takes a lot of pride in mentoring project management staff for continued education purposes and to stay current on evolving industry specifications and requirements.
Scott Thomas, Director of Fleet and Maintenance
Since joining Fann Contracting in 1988, Scott has served in various roles such as heavy equipment mechanic, lube technician, and parts manager before assuming his current position of Director of Fleet and Maintenance in 1998. Scott manages Fann’s full service maintenance department which includes 30+ Field Mechanics and Lube Technicians. Additionally, Scott monitors equipment costs, oversees rentals, performs acquisition and sales, and coordinates equipment movement to and from projects throughout Arizona. Scott’s extensive maintenance experience and in-depth operational knowledge of heavy equipment, on-highway vehicles, transportation and small equipment is instrumental to Fann’s day-to-day operations.
Garth Bascom, Director of Human Resources, Safety & Environmental Compliance
Garth has been with Fann Contracting since 1996 after attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University for Corporate Management Studies. With over 30 total years in the construction industry, Garth has a well-rounded background in heavy civil construction. He started with Fann in the field as a laborer, then moved up through the ranks to operator, foreman and superintendent before moving into Human Resources in 2005. He initially held the position as Human Resources Manager and was later promoted to Director of Human Resources and Safety/Regulatory Compliance for the company. Garth also oversees Fann’s Arizona State Apprenticeship Programs, manages our training and mentoring efforts, is an active Executive Committee member for the Yavapai County Workforce Development Board and the Prescott Area Human Resources Association.