Barton Malow Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Board to Retire After 38 Years

Courtesy of Barton Malow
Courtesy of Barton Malow

Barton Malow, a full-service construction company based in Southfield, announced Doug Maibach, its executive vice president and chairman of the board of directors, is retiring from the company after 38 years.

“Professionally, Doug spent 40 years in the construction industry, but he’s really spent his entire life in it,” says Ryan Maibach, president and CEO of Barton Malow. “From an early age, he regularly joined his father and my grandfather — former Barton Malow Chairman Ben Maibach Jr. — on project sites, a tradition he carried on at Barton Malow with his own children. We congratulate Doug on a great career and are excited for him as he embarks on his next chapter of life.”

Maibach formally joined Barton Malow in 1984 as a layout engineer and spent his early years working in concrete and self-perform, where he helped rebuild these operations and establish Barton Malow’s Interiors division.

He also worked with labor relations to help negotiate many of the agreements that Barton Malow held with unions. From there, he worked in the health care and education markets with notable clients that include Beaumont Hospital, Detroit Public Schools, and Oakland University.

Upon retirement, Maibach plans to spend more time volunteering with his church and the many charitable organizations he and the Barton Malow Foundation have supported such as The Children’s Center, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society. He’ll also continue serving in leadership roles with the AGC and the ACE Mentors of America.