Growth Prompts Management Changes at Jacobsen Construction

Gary Ellis Tommy Auger Amy Christensen

March 6, 2019 – As the result of recent growth, Jacobsen Construction Company (Jacobsen), Salt Lake City, has made three new appointments in its executive leadership.

Gary Ellis, who had been Jacobsen's chief financial officer (CFO) for the last 18 years, is now executive vice president of business development and sales. As CFO, Ellis’ played a crucial role in driving profitable growth across Jacobsen’s diverse construction markets. In his new role, Ellis continues to be vital in developing and executing core and future business strategies.

Tommy Auger joins Jacobsen as the company’s new CFO. Auger brings keen insights into financial discipline and strategy with a data-driven yet collaborative personal approach to leadership and decision making. Before joining Jacobsen, Auger was CFO at Athletic Republic Inc., a sports performance training franchisor in Park City, Utah. He had previously spent eight years as CFO of AlphaGraphics Inc. His experience also includes positions with several Utah real estate and development companies.

Amy Christensen has been named Jacobsen’s vice president of corporate communications and brand marketing. Christensen joined the company in 2017 as marketing communications director. She brings a wealth of experience as a marcom leader and strategist with previous roles as president of Gruve PR & Marketing Communications, deputy director of communications at Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality, and co-owner of Dare to Dream Sports Marketing, a Chicago agency.

Founded in 1922 by Soren N. Jacobsen in Salt Lake City, Jacobsen is a 100% employee-owned, Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) company with more than 500 employees. The company consistently ranks as one of the country’s top contractors and as one of the nation's top 100 Green Contractors.

In 2018, Jacobsen posted revenues of about $600 million and had $1.4 billion in future work.



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