Building for the Next Generation


Our People

Dave Pothen

Vice President + Chief Estimator

Dave is McGough’s Chief Estimator and a thought leader in the company’s business operations.  He brings to his role over 29 years of experience in the construction industry, including extensive project management experience and past field leadership roles – all of which have formed the foundation of his preconstruction, estimating and value engineering expertise.  Dave has developed industry-leading cost estimating tools and practices and approaches to tracking current market pricing conditions at McGough.  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.