St. Louis’ Castle Contracting names director of business development

St. Louis-based Castle Contracting has promoted Aaron Retherford to the position of Director of Business Development.

As a member of the Castle leadership team, Retherford will focus on growing the company’s sales through the cultivation of new business opportunities. Additional responsibilities include prioritizing project opportunities, developing and leading pursuit strategies, managing sales activity, and leading Castle’s marketing and branding initiatives.

“Aaron is a skilled and respected business developer with a thorough knowledge of the construction sales process,” says Mike Myers, vice president of Castle Contracting. “His commitment to understanding current and future market trends will continue to guide Castle’s expansion in St. Louis and other markets.”

Retherford joined Castle in 2010 as an estimator and earned promotions to preconstruction manager and business development manager.

Retherford received bachelor of science degrees in both construction management and business administration from Illinois State University in Normal, Ill. His community involvement includes volunteering for the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation’s KIDstruction event and the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers golf committee.