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PepperLawson Construction Welcomes Todd Granato as President

HOUSTON, Oct. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PepperLawson Construction today announced that Todd Granato has joined the company as President to lead the company's strategy and operations, including client relationships, project management, field operations and support services.



"We are excited to welcome Todd to our team," said Bill McCarthy, CEO of Pepper Construction Group. "His keen understanding of the construction industry and passion for developing and sustaining relationships make him a great fit to lead PepperLawson."

Granato comes to the position with more than 27 years of industry and Houston-area experience that span a variety of markets including commercial, retail and education. His deep understanding of the industry has its roots in operations where he led projects ranging in size from $1 million to in-excess of $100 million. He has also served in business development, preconstruction services and operations management.

"For more than 30 years, PepperLawson has relied on our relationships as the basis for our company's growth and success," said Paul Lawson, Chairman of PepperLawson Construction. "These relationships include not only our clients, but also the design professionals, subcontractors, suppliers and our own people that we partner with each day. Todd understands what that trust means and how to maintain it for all of our partners. He has been chosen to lead our commercial team and ensure our culture and values transcend any change of its leadership."

Before joining PepperLawson, Granato worked for Turner Construction, Hoar Construction in Houston and Robert E. Bayley Construction Company. He holds a Master of Science in Construction Management from the University of Florida and received his Bachelor of Science in Construction Science from the University of Oklahoma.

In a related move, Jason Lawson has been named a Partner in the firm, focusing on building client relationships and further extending the values and service that have made PepperLawson Construction a trusted builder in the Houston market.

PepperLawson Construction is a Houston-based construction firm offering a full suite of services including construction management, general contracting and design-build. They put their insights to work serving customers across Texas in a wide variety of markets including corporate headquarters, distribution, higher education, hospitality, K-12, industrial, institutional, manufacturing, medical office buildings, residential and retail. For more information, please visit www.pepperlawsonconstruction.com.

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CONTACT: Shannan Ghera, 847-347-0129Source:Pepper Construction- c