Seattle-based general contractor MRJ Constructors began its 30th year with a long-planned executive five-year transition of ownership.

The goal is to maintain the company’s legacy of internal leadership development and begin the passage to a new ownership group who will take on the continued growth and success of the company.

The following ownership group will lead MRJ Constructors into the future.

  • Barry Chan, Senior Project Manager/Vice President
    Barry has spent his entire 18-year career with MRJ, starting as an entry level Project Engineer and soon promoted to Project Manager. Barry has been involved in all facets of the project lifecycle from pre-construction, to estimating, construction and project close-out. Clients appreciate his skills in helping teams navigate through the construction process along with his attention to detail and tireless work ethic.
  • Chris Smith Senior Project Manager/Vice President
    Chris has spent his entire 16-year career with MRJ, rising from Project Engineer to Project Manager. Chris has worked on numerous technical projects involving complex MEP and structural systems where clients can best benefit from his commitment to quality and understanding of the entire process.
  • Kirk Corbaley, Senior Superintendent/Principal
    Kirk has spent the last 24-years of his career as Project Superintendent. Kirk has worked on MRJ’s most complicated projects where clients can benefit from his considerable experience in structural concrete and complex construction.

Over the three years, Martin Hogger and Ed Rice will be working with Barry Chan, Chris Smith and Kirk Corbaley to ensure a smooth and efficient changeover of leadership. In the beginning the new teams’ roles will remain the same as they start to take on more executive tasks.

Our mission is to ensure that MRJ provides the same great service for our clients, architects, and consultants as we have since 1992 and at the same time continue to evolve and progress.

While we are transitioning, for 2023 and 2024, Martin Hogger will take the responsibilities of CEO and Ed Rice will take the responsibilities of President.  

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