Triversity Construction Announces James Watkins President and COO

TriVersity Construction has announced James Watkins, the contractor’s president and COO, recently purchased a
minority ownership stake in the firm. CEO Mel Gravely II is the company’s majority owner, while Messer Construction also owns a minority stake.

At a time when business leaders all re-examining the complex issues of race, identity, disenfranchisement and belonging, one of the Midwest’s largest and most progressive contractors is expanding its footprint in the arena of inclusion and affirming its commitment to achieving diversity in ownership.

Watkins joined TriVersity in 2012 as the company’s chief operating officer, becoming president in 2017.

“Jim has shared our vision of building a legacy commercial construction company of scale from the outset and has steadfastly
kept TriVersity on track to be able to compete against the best companies and win,” Gravely said in a statement.

“He has committed himself to TriVersity‚Äôs success and leaned into our values as leaders in


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