Nevada Builders Alliance CEO to leave, hired as chief strategy officer at NVO Construction
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Reno-based NVO Construction, a disruptive startup revolutionizing the home construction industry, announced it has hired industry veteran Aaron West to serve as its first Chief Strategy Officer. West joins NVO after serving as CEO of the Nevada Builders Alliance for nearly a decade; he will join the fast-growing start-up company to help expand their business footprint in Nevada, California and beyond.
“Aaron brings dynamic leadership to our company as we scale up our efforts to transform the construction industry through innovation,” said Cheryl Lewis, founder and CEO of NVO Construction. “With Aaron’s help, we are well positioned to continue our strong growth trajectory as we bring our technological prowess to bear to improve productivity in the framing process.”
Founded in 2020, NVO is addressing a significant gap in the $23 billion wood framing industry. Framing is a critical step in the building process and accounts for up to 20% of every project budget, yet labor and training shortages are causing rapid declines in framing productivity. NVO’s technology-driven production of components ensures quality and accuracy while delivering high-quality products to builders. Utilizing NVO’s manufactured components allows onsite construction crews to complete framing projects 2.5 times faster than traditional framers.
“NVO is actually doing what many others have only talked about: innovating,” said West. “I’m excited to bring my experience and passion to help this team continue to grow and make the home building process more efficient and less wasteful.”
Under West’s leadership, Nevada Builders grew into one of the state’s largest trade associations with over 1,000 member companies representing all facets of the construction industry. In addition to its numerous member benefits, West advocated for Nevada’s builders during multiple legislative sessions, bettering the industry through policy by working with the state’s elected officials to ensure the industry’s needs and priorities were heard.
Additionally, West facilitated the complete renovation and reopening of one of Nevada’s oldest bars in Carson City, Bank Saloon, during his tenure.
“We’re grateful for all the work Aaron has put in as CEO of the Nevada Builders Alliance,” said Jim Feser of Miles Construction and president of the Nevada Builders board of directors. “His steadfast advocacy and desire to train the next generation of workers will continue to shape how our association and industry move forward. We wish him the best of luck in his next endeavor.”
NVO sees significant room for growth in the coming years as construction labor remains difficult to find and the demand for more housing in Nevada and California continues to grow. Find out more about NVO’s process and results by visiting https://nvoconstruction.com/.