Article submitted by Alana Ridge, United Construction Company
United Construction Company (UCC), a best-in-class general contractor and design-builder serving both northern and southern Nevada industrial and commercial markets, has named Edward “Ed” Morgan as their new Chief Financial Officer, beginning March 7, 2022. This announcement comes as UCC’s beloved CFO Brad Breach announces his retirement after 35 years of professional service to the company.
Morgan joins UCC with several decades of accounting, finance, analysis, reporting, and operations leadership experience in Colorado, Northern California, and the Truckee/Tahoe region, serving the majority of those roles for residential and commercial real estate development companies. Most recently, Morgan served as the Chief Operating Officer for Taylor Builders, one of the Sacramento region’s largest land developers. As COO at Taylor, he instituted policies, procedures, and controls to help a start-up business grow into a large development company through leading the human resources, administration, risk management, and finance teams to success. Before his career with Taylor Builders, Morgan was a Vice President and the Corporate Controller for Mountainside Partners and East West Partners-Tahoe, where he secured public financing and construction loans, managed accounting and project teams, prepared annual business plans and much more. In addition to an established accounting and auditing career in Colorado and holding a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, Morgan is a finance veteran in the construction industry.
“Ed is a highly-experienced leader in construction, operations and finance, which makes him an excellently well-rounded and ideal choice for our next CFO,” said Michael Whittaker, President of United Construction. “As he begins his tenure with UCC, we are looking forward to seeing Ed leverage his expertise to ensure not only our solid financial management continues but also enhances our abilities in all aspects of our business.”
As CFO, Morgan will oversee the accounting and IT teams, company finances, employee benefits, contract and labor law, taxation and other financial and human resources-related roles for both United Construction and United Concrete Specialties. He will also spearhead organizational productivity initiatives, cost-control measures, risk management and strategic goals alongside Whittaker, Chief Executive Officer Michael Russell and Operations Manager Casey Gunther.
Breach has been the leader and guardian of UCC’s finances and accounting department with committed consistency and transparent accuracy, and he has provided invaluable advice to numerous customers, managers and employees since his arrival to the company in 1987. He has paved the way to a well-deserved retirement.
“Brad has hired the people, created the processes, implemented the software and established many of the routines that have ensured our success today,” said Russell. “Brad’s legacy will forever be a part of United Construction’s rich history, and he will truly be missed. As Brad supports Ed in his transition to CFO over the next few months, we are confident Ed will carry on our company’s mission, vision and traditions.”
United Construction has led the regional industrial and commercial construction market since its founding in 1978. For more information about the team behind UCC, as well as the company’s services and portfolio of work, please visit unitedconstruction.com.