Patrick McCowan serves as chief operating officer of Gray Construction. After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University with a BS in Construction Management, he was hired as a project engineer. After a 5-year stint in the field, Patrick grew through the project management career path quickly. In January 2017, Patrick was promoted to regional manager of the Southeast Regional Office and relocated his family to Birmingham, AL. In 2018, he was promoted to vice president of the Southeast Office. Patrick also serves on the Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT), an association of America’s leading design and construction companies working to be a leading force for positive change in the industry. Having been with Gray since 2000, Patrick has been instrumental in the sale and execution of several recent projects for customers such as Fritz Winter North America LP, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Weber Metals, Inc., Tenaris, and Volvo Car USA.
Patrick displays Gray’s core values and encourages supporting the community by participating in the Chick-fil-A Birmingham Corporate Challenge, supporting ALS, and being a drop off site for Toys for Tots, just to name a few. In his role as regional manager, Patrick was responsible for liaising with subcontractors and customers on plans, managing proposals, and sales efforts within Gray’s growing Southeast market, as well as supervising all team members in Birmingham. Prior to his current position, Patrick served as project director, senior project manager, and project manager in Gray’s manufacturing and food & beverage business units.
In 2020, Patrick was named to the chief operating officer of Gray Construction. In this position, he leads the day-to-day operations for Gray’s expanding services with an eye for recruiting the next generation of team members, spearheading technological advances, and improving quality and efficiencies.
When he’s not working, Patrick enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, working out, and spending time with his family.