Building for the Next Generation


Our People

Dave Pothen

Vice President and Project Principal

Dave is Vice President, Project Principal and a thought leader for the company’s business operations whose expertise crosses all market segments. He brings to his role more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry including extensive project management experience and past field leadership roles. Dave has a passion for preconstruction work efforts. He believes preconstruction is the single biggest area of focus that makes a difference in the success of all projects. Dave provides leadership and general oversight for McGough’s project teams and all of the associated project industry partners. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Construction Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Our legacy is built by our remarkable people.

Our people drive our company’s success. From the Irish McGoughs of the 1800s to the McGoughs of today and countless loyal, experienced, dedicated and expert team members over the years, our remarkable people have built a tradition of outstanding craftsmanship, exceptional outcomes and constantly evolving standards. Learn more about McGough’s legacy of excellence and how it drives our innovation today.