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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Welcomes Hicks as Director of Business Development for Mission Critical Services

John Hicks
John Hicks
AUSTIN, TX — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national, family-owned construction management and contracting company, welcomes John Hicks as its new Director of Business Development within Mission Critical Services. Raised in Austin, Hicks brings more than 10 years of experience in data center oversight of program development and project management.

Hicks will work closely with AP’s Mission Critical Group and will be responsible for AP’s national mission critical business development efforts, in addition to focusing heavily on Texas.

“With today’s growing data center demand, we saw a need to cultivate our team to help grow our footprint related to mission critical services,” said Will Pender, President of Adolfson & Peterson Construction’s Gulf States Region. “John’s leadership in construction, specifically the Mission Critical space, will serve as an asset in the ongoing development of our practice.”

Looking to the future, Hicks’ business development leadership will be pivotal in building AP’s portfolio of mission critical construction in Texas, as well as other key areas such as Atlanta, Georgia; the Midwest (specifically Indiana, Ohio, and North and South Dakota); Salt Lake City, Utah; and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as across the nation.

“AP is known throughout the industry for its quality construction, reputation, and culture of excellence,” Hicks said. “I’m honored to extend my passion for mission critical alongside a team that goes above and beyond to provide enhanced services and meet complex project demands.”

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Data center projects are a rapidly growing niche area of the construction industry that is projected to reach $14.17 billion by 2026 and $28.014 billion by 2028.

Hicks attended St. Edwards University, earning a degree in international public health. Hicks’ background consists of various roles within Mission Critical trade partner space including Director of Program Development for Aligned Data Centers and Project Manager at Quality Technology Services.

Hicks currently serves as Board Secretary of the 7x24 Exchange Central Texas Chapter, a nonprofit supporting the mission critical industry. The 7x24 Exchange is made up of organizations committed to advancing voice/data networks, client servers, gateways, applications, electrical systems, capital expenditures, business processing requirements, process improvements, and tools that impact a data center’s overall reliability.

AP Gulf States is working on several projects throughout Texas, with the AP Central Texas office currently constructing Round Rock’s Sunrise Commerce Center as well as working on Cross Creek Behavioral Hospital in Austin. Additional AP Gulf States projects include the adaptive reuse work at downtown Dallas’ Santander Tower, a renovation of the Mesa Building at The University of Texas - Permian Basin, along with the recently completed projects at the University of North Texas in Denton and the Clements Hall Scholar’s Den at Dallas’ Southern Methodist University. Other notable completed projects include the PGA of America headquarters in Frisco, Vari’s headquarters with VariSpace in Coppell, and Building 18 at Billingsley Company’s International Business Park in Plano.

Adolfson & Peterson Construction is a national construction management firm. For more than 75 years, the family-owned company has offered preconstruction and construction services to the commercial, education, health care, hospitality, industrial, mission critical, multifamily, municipal, recreation, and senior living market segments across the country from offices in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. AP is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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