Jeff L. Higgins

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff brings over 30 years of construction experience to his role as Barnard’s CEO. As CEO, he focuses on developing new business opportunities to grow and expand Barnard’s divisions throughout the U.S. and into Canada and Australia. Under his leadership, Barnard has significantly broadened its scope of work while focusing on remote, difficult, and unique projects. Jeff’s expertise covers all methods of dam, reservoir, and hydropower construction and rehabilitation, including roller-compacted concrete and earthfill dams. One of his projects, the Saluda Dam Rehabilitation Project, earned three national awards, not only because it was completed safely, on time and on budget, but because it involved finding creative solutions to unusual challenges through value engineering. He has worked in all types of conditions across the country and has negotiated with owners, engineers, and joint venture partners around the world.