Leadership Team

Fun Facts

SHAWN MCALPIN

How many years of experience do you have in the industry?

26

How many years have you been with Burton?

12

Education / University?

Delta State University

What are your favorite words to live by?

Luke 6:31 – “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

What or who inspires you?

My wife, Melissa, and my three girls.

What are your favorite hobbies?

Ranching, hunting, and hanging out with my girls.

Shawn McAlpin

president

In 1991, Mr. McAlpin started in the field as a project engineer while attending college. In his 26-year career, he has had prior positions as Project Engineer, Assistant Superintendent, Estimator, Project Manager, Project Executive, Vice President and CFO. Mr. McAlpin has a clear understanding of every aspect of the industry and still today is deeply involved with each project from conception to completion. He works directly with each project team in determining project feasibility, scheduling, and quality control. Shawn’s portfolio includes numerous notable projects, such as; CityCentre, a $500 million mixed-use development, Caterpillar Engine Assembly Facility, Dallas Cowboys Merchandise Headquarters and Schlumberger Shape Charge Production & Research Campus. He has been responsible for over 20 million square feet of commercial & industrial space, healthcare, mixed-use environments, parking garages & infrastructure, financial institutions, education, hospitality and recreational facilities. Mr. McAlpin serves on the Board of Directors of ABC and is a prior board member of OSHA Cooperative Safety. He is a member of ABC Certification Committee and ABC Safety Committee.

Fun Facts

CULLEN BURTON

How many years of experience do you have in the industry?

14

How many years have you been with Burton?

12

Education / University?

University of Texas

What are your favorite words to live by?

“You’re either in or you’re out”

What is your favorite karaoke song?

‘You Never Even Call Me By My Name’ David Allen Coe

Cullen Burton

executive vice president

Mr. Burton oversees numerous corporate activities for Burton Construction including construction management supervision, corporate finance, human resources, and corporate safety policies and procedures. His construction career spans over a decade in the commercial sector on notable projects, such as; CityCentre, a $500 million mixed-use development in Houston, TX; Kirby Grove at Levy Park and Schlumberger Shape Charge Production and Research Campus located in Rosharon, Texas. Cullen received a Bachelor of Science from The University of Texas. He is an active member in numerous commercial real estate associations.

Fun Facts

JUAN OSPINA

How many years of experience do you have in the industry?

11

How many years have you been with Burton?

9

Education / University?

University of Houston

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I’m originally from Cali, Colombia, and have 4
sisters. I didn’t speak fluent English until the age
of 13.

What are your favorite words to live by?

I’m a strong believer in positive thinking and
that everything happens for a reason.

Juan Ospina

vice president

Juan Ospina’s operational responsibilities encompass all aspects of construction projects including contract negotiations, project team performance, and project profitability. Juan has developed a healthcare focus while partnering with clients such as Neighbors Health Systems, i3 Interests, AMD Global, and Berkeley Eye Center. His extensive industry experience includes several noteworthy medical projects such as the Spring Valley Medical Plaza, AMD Medical Office Building, and Altus Baytown Outpatient Diagnostic Center. He also managed the construction of over 20 Neighbors Emergency Center locations across Texas. In addition to Juan’s vast medical project experience, his portfolio includes other impressive projects such as the Marek Brothers Corporate Office Building and subsequent addition, ZT Business Center, and Det Norke Veritas. Juan received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston and brings over a decade of experience to the Burton Construction team.