McCarthy Building Companies Hires Joe Brotherton as Vice President of Renewable Energy Business Development

McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently hired Joe Brotherton as vice president of business development for the company’s national Renewable Energy team, based in Phoenix.

In this role, Brotherton will use his experience in the solar industry to oversee a diverse portfolio of solar and energy related projects throughout the country, as well as pursue new business opportunities for the team. In addition to leading business development efforts for renewable projects, Brotherton will help McCarthy expand into the utility-scale battery storage market.


“Joe successfully built and expanded a solar company focused on operations and maintenance service and is familiar with the intricacies of solar development,” said Scott Canada, senior vice president of the Renewable Energy team at McCarthy Building Companies. “His outstanding leadership and entrepreneurial mindset will be an asset to an already thriving Renewable Energy team.”


Prior to joining McCarthy, Brotherton negotiated and executed more than 2 GW of solar operations and maintenance contracts for MaxGen Energy Services, a company he founded and sold. He also oversaw technical solar designs and led the development of a proprietary, in-house operations and maintenance platform and SCADA business. He also managed all technical aspects of EPC work, such as module and invertor selection processes, and built a Network Operations Center to manage all logistical requirements for field work and response.


Brotherton holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix. He also attended California Lutheran University.


Currently, McCarthy’s solar and renewable team is in the process of designing and installing 12 large-scale utility solar projects representing a total of more than 600 MW around the country. In addition to large-scale PV installations in Arizona, California, Texas, Colorado, Arkansas, Nevada, Utah, Tennessee, Georgia and Missouri, McCarthy has also worked with various school districts and universities throughout the west to install smaller-scale solar projects on school rooftops and parking structures.


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