Greg Ayres

President

Started with Corbins: 2022

Greg has been in the construction industry for over 26 years, delivering large-scale projects. His experience spans across power generation, water and wastewater treatment, semiconductor, and chemical and gas production manufacturing. At his previous company, Sundt Construction, his leadership was instrumental in growing the firm’s Industrial Group revenue from $50 million a year to over $700 million a year.

A proven leader in planning and executing on complex projects, Greg has built his career on collaborative work, bridging the gap between clients, design engineers, project teams, and field staff. Greg says Corbins always stood out as a partner that was quick to adapt in a dynamic industry that’s always changing. He states, “Whoever can adapt the fastest will perform the best,” and having observed Corbins contributions to the construction industry not only through innovations with technology, but the PRIDE’s vision to impact the industry as a whole, he knew this was the place he wanted to be.

Greg earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Northern Arizona University and is a Certified Professional Constructor through the American Institute of Constructors. He has been a member of the NAU Construction Management Advisory Board for the last 18 years and is on the board for the Water Design Build Council, which promotes collaborative project delivery methods nationwide along with providing training and example procurement and contract documents. Greg also volunteers with Junior Achievement, an organization that inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy.

Greg is a well-known family man, most enjoying the time he spends with his wife and 2 teenage kids, whether it be traveling for his daughters’ volleyball tournaments, or enjoying a visit up north to his stomping grounds in Cottonwood.

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Chad Shultz

VP of Operations

Started with Corbins: 2011

Early on Chad had a vision to one day manage his own P&L division and lead people in their career journeys along the way. Arizona intrigued him as a melting pot of diversity, and he was referred to Corbins by a peer and as they say, the rest is history.

What he loves most about Corbins is the work he gets to do day-to-day and the talent of people that surround him.

One of his fondest memories is when he first started at Corbins. He had relocated his family from California and was trying to find his way, when Justin Martin, who was the Operations Manager at the time, recognized Chad’s ability and challenged him to raise the bar. Ultimately, this support and belief helped result in Chad’s growth into leadership.

Some of his proudest accomplishments include growing in his personal and professional life based off the lessons he has learned while at Corbins Electric. His desire is to leave a legacy for his children that drives work ethic and success in them every day.

In his personal time, Chad can be found working out, wake surfing, traveling, and attending his kid’s activities.

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Alex Troyer

VP of Operations

Alex was born into the construction industry as his father owned an architecture/ development/ construction company. He went to Purdue for construction management and had a professor that pushed him towards electrical contracting, where he fell in love with the challenge of electrical work during his internships. Upon graduation, Justin Martin offered him a position to work as a Project Engineer and he hasn’t looked back since.

What he loves most about the company is the ability he has to work on large, complex projects and to bring new innovative techniques to building jobs.

His favorite part of his job is winning new work and going through the startup and planning stage of a project. In addition, he loves being able to develop and mentor teammates while watching their careers takeoff.

Some of his proudest accomplishments include being a husband to Elena and a father to their four amazing kids: Colten, Adelyn, Saylor, & Maverick.

In his free time, you’ll catch Alex watching Purdue basketball & football, traveling, and spending time with his family.

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Michael Vargo

VP of Operations

Started with Corbins: 2008

Michael got started in construction accidentally and got his degree in Residential Construction Management right as the home building market took a nosedive. To burn time, he took some extra classes at ASU and his Professor had a guest speaker, who was the Owner & CEO of Corbins Electric at the time. Since the residential market was not doing great, Michael reached out about a potential job, which led to a few interviews and eventually, him being hired.

His favorite aspect of Corbins is the people who establish and maintain the culture every day.

He says his best memory with the company is, without a doubt, the first time he experienced handing out performance bonuses to the workforce.

One of his proudest memories is being selected as one of six Corbins employees to pick up the ownership mantle, which he does not take lightly.

When he’s not at the office, he’s likely coaching Junior Bible Quiz at his church (a jeopardy-type program for elementary school kids), at the gym or traveling.

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Darin Johnson

VP of Foreman Development

Darin’s dad was an electrician, and after starting his own company, he asked Darin to jump on board. Originally, they began with residential work and he found himself getting bored and uninterested. Eventually, they landed a commercial project where he got to run conduit. It was then that he knew electrical was for him. Through the years, he spent time at other electrical contractors before making his way to Corbins.

From day one until now (25+ years) it has been like a family. Through the ups, the downs, the stress, the success, it has always been about taking care of each other through the good and hard times.

One of his special memories was spending time with Bill (founder of Corbins Electric) before he passed. Through the years of mentorship with Bill, he ensured Darin the company he started was in good hands and that he was proud of the team.
Some of Darin’s proudest accomplishments has been receiving the employee of the year award and his son graduating from ASU.
Outside of the office Darin enjoys, hanging with his wife Theresa, fishing, grilling, and spending time with his son.

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David Pollard

VP of Field Operations

Growing up David worked for his uncle's construction business in Colorado. When he was 19, he moved to Arizona and started in the electrical apprenticeship. After 9 years of working in multiple roles for another electrical contractor, he knew he needed to be somewhere where there was more growth potential for him.

David notes there is a deep trust built across the entire team at Corbins. That trust allows everyone to operate at an extremely high level with project teams and across multiple departments, and ultimately supports our purpose of "Empowered thought leaders boldly changing the construction industry.”

His favorite memory is rolling out the Lions Code and the top 10 Promises to our Workforce. This effort allowed the company to provide clarity and examples of what performing well looks like, which empowers them to control their future and development.

His proudest accomplishment is watching those he has worked with or mentored begin leading their own teams. For David, it’s very rewarding to see his teammates transform into leaders in the industry.

David enjoys anything outdoors, but some of his favorites include fishing and taking his family to the beach and the lake.

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Joey Tignini

VP of Preconstruction

Joey worked for his family's electrical company growing up. He began in the warehouse and the field and eventually worked his way into the estimating department. He had always wanted to be in law enforcement and has a degree in criminal justice from the University of Arizona, but when he graduated, his uncle made him an offer he couldn't refuse. He has been in construction ever since and is loving it.

He never dreads going to work and enjoys knowing he gets to come work with very talented team members every day. Joey loves the saying "blood makes you related, but loyalty makes you family".

Some of Joey’s best memories have been made staying late into the evenings when there is a big project going out and the whole team is together getting it done. Through the years, there have been a lot of those nights and every time is memorable.

One of the proudest accomplishments he notes is how we’ve been able to establish Corbins as such a force in our industry.
Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, especially his twins, Michael and Sofia, and getting out on the course for his new favorite hobby: GOLF.

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Rick Johnson

VP of Operations

Rick’s dad was a licensed Master Electrician and would travel with him to jobsites as a young kid, learning new skills along the way and an admiration for the trade. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering having specialized in power generation, transmission, and distribution and industrial power systems. Over the next two decades of his career, he managed a vast array of extensive projects. Wanting to move away from the Michigan winters, he had a few calls and a day of interviews with the Corbins team and knew this was the change he was looking for. The next day Rick became part of the PRIDE and has never looked back.

He loves the positive attitude that permeates the entire organization. It’s a culture where you can challenge each other in a safe environment, trusting that all interactions are meant to push you forward.

One of his best memories of working at Corbins was leading a specific project that was the catalyst for bringing the team together. Through the development of these strong relationships, the team worked tirelessly and relentlessly to reach success. It was something Rick had never experienced in his career. He has since realized this team dynamic is not unique to his projects but engrained in the culture of all our teams.

Rick loves mentoring and teaching people, and his proudest accomplishment is seeing the people he’s developed become proficient, or even better than him, at performing certain tasks.

Outside of work he enjoys building things with his hands, such as rebuilding cars, or any type of home project. He loves music of all kinds and enjoys concerts. Hiking is another one of his favorite activities, and of course, spending time with his wife and son.