We’re pleased to announce Garren Echols has joined Haydon Building Corp as Building Division Vice President. Garren brings to Haydon a tremendous amount of experience and client relationships, particularly in private development and working for large organizations. Originally from Telluride, Colorado, Garren began his career early on, working for his father’s construction company over 24 years ago. After serving in the Army, Garren founded two small construction companies before traveling the world working for a technology-focused defense, commercial, security, and infrastructure firm. This was where he was able to broaden his construction knowledge locally and overseas working alongside consultants, engineers and contractors across nine different countries.

At this firm, Garren built one of his largest and most unique projects locally and around the world. He also was able to expand his portfolio building high profile towers in Dubai and Abubi. Although he enjoyed working and living overseas, it was important to him that his daughter attend high school in the United States, so they decided to move back home. He began working for another large contractor and continued to build several high-profile projects for them as a Project Executive. It was through a collaborative pursuit with Haydon that Garren first experienced Haydon’s culture and potential which sparked his interest in becoming a part of it. Garren adds, “Ethics are a big part of my life, coming from the Army and with my upbringing, I’ve witnessed firsthand how important it is to have those standards in place. I feel like I have found that here at Haydon.”

Garren has earned a stellar reputation as a top member of the construction industry with highly diversified experience. He will be responsible for the overall execution of strategic initiatives of Haydon’s Building Division, including the development of market initiatives and expansion. “We are excited to have Garren take the role of Vice President for our Building Division,” says Katie Haydon Perry, Executive Vice President. “Garren will bring the skillset and leadership to continue our programs and work closely with our partners and teams.” Chief Operating Officer, Matt Carpenter adds, “This is an exciting time for Haydon as we position ourselves to grow and provide the best service we can for our clients. Adding Garren to our team comes at a great time with so many exciting developments in the works for 2021.”

Outside of work, Garren is a self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, rock climber and alpinist. He has climbed Denali, Matterhorn and Eiger, and is working on climbing the seven summits around the world. With a passion for philanthropy, Garren is also on the board of directors for the Tempe Diablos whose efforts provide scholarships to Tempe students and grants to Tempe schools and other local non-profit that provides leadership and resources to the community. Garren even began his own non-profit in 2018 raising money for children in foster care through his climbing expeditions. Garren is very excited to become part of the Haydon family and begin this new journey.