General contractor W.E. O’Neil promotes new chief operating officer

John Finn

Nationally ranked general contractor W.E. O’Neil Construction has promoted John Finn to the role of COO. After nearly 100 years of steady growth, topping $1 billion annual revenue, and with offices in six states, W.E. O’Neil created the new role of COO to better unify the firm across all locations.

With 33 years of experience and 22 years at W.E. O’Neil, Finn is a construction industry veteran with a reputation for driving innovation and stable growth. As COO, he will provide vision, leadership, and tactical guidance for national operations. While expanding into the role of COO nationally, Finn will retain his current leadership role as President of California.

Finn’s promotion comes at an exciting time for W.E. O’Neil as the company continues to expand its operations and take on larger and more complex projects. As COO, Finn will work closely with Brian Ramsay, W.E. O’Neil CEO, and the rest of the executive team to ensure that the company is well-positioned for continued success.

In the COO role, Finn will increase his company knowledge nationally in anticipation of taking over the role of CEO in 2025 during the company’s 100th anniversary.

Finn began his career in the construction industry in 1990 when he started his own finish carpentry business to put himself through college. After graduating and transitioning into construction management, he quickly advanced from project engineer to project manager, eventually becoming President of W.E. O’Neil’s California region.

Since joining W.E. O’Neil 22 years ago, John has been an instrumental part of every project in California and continues to grow the region and inspire employee-owners.

Finn received his Bachelor of Science in construction engineering management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and is a LEED AP BD+C.