PHOENIX, ARIZONA (February 9, 2022) – We are pleased to announce Haydon Building Corp has grown its estimating department for its Heavy Civil Division by adding Jerry Coffe as Chief Estimator and Damon Derixson as Senior Estimator. Ken Hudson, a nine-year veteran of Haydon’s estimating department, has been promoted to Project Controller. This continued company momentum speaks to the significant market opportunity in Arizona and Haydon’s increased focus on strengthening its proven service offerings and enhancing its relationships with trade partners and clients.

“We continue to experience strong growth as we drive forward with our efforts,” stated Grant Larson, Director of Estimating and Preconstruction. “Our momentum is attracting great people and I’m excited to welcome our latest team members and celebrate a well-deserved promotion from one of our most valued long-time employees.”

  • Jerry Coffee, an alumni Haydon employee returning after working in Texas for nine years, is a seasoned estimator in the Southwest market with over 36 years of estimating, operations, and field experience. He will be overseeing the estimating process for all projects bid and awarded, with a focus on cost certainty, competitive bidding, trade partner coordination, and overall leadership of a seasoned estimating team.
  • Damon Derixson comes to Haydon by way of Atlanta, GA and brings vast knowledge in all aspects of construction management, beginning as a project manager, to working his way into preconstruction as a blended Project Manager / Estimator, and ultimately Senior Estimator. Damon earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue, as well a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and an M.B.A. in Business Administration and Operations from Southern Polytechnic State University.
  • Ken Hudson has been with Haydon since 2013 as a Senior Estimator, having led teams on some of Haydon’s largest and most complex civil pursuits. Ken’s background includes hands-on field-level supervision in structural concrete, where his estimating mentorship has supported Haydon’s growth into one of the Southwest’s leading bridge builders. His versatile combination of field experience and technical estimating expertise makes him the ideal Project Controller, overseeing the training, processes, methods, and procedures for estimating, contracting, and budgeting.