Rod Barbour

Executive Vice President / CFO
Lawson Mechanical Contractors

Rod has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lawson Mechanical Contractors since 1985. He has been involved in the management and administration of all aspects of the company’s business activities including estimating/sales, project management, production, risk management, information systems management, and administration.

Rods extensive and diverse experience in the mechanical contracting business makes him a valued resource both internally at LMC and externally to our clients.

Rod, as a Senior Officer and LMC Board Member, is responsible for many of the day to day decisions that impact operations at LMC. He is a driving force in strategically improving our company and in finding ways to exceed our clients’ expectations.

Having grown up in a construction family, and at an early age working as an apprentice hood carrier and carpenter, Rod has learned the value that hard work and commitment play in a project’s success.

Rod has also given back to the industry by donating his time and energy to serve on the boards of many industry groups and as an educator of many industry related organizations to support their efforts to grow and improve the construction industry in Northern California. He understands the need to invest and develop tomorrow’s industry leaders.


California State University, Sacramento, CA Bachelor of Science – Business Administration


Certified Public Accountant (CPA), California, Cert. #73924

CFMA Certified Instructor – “Basics of Construction Accounting”

Professional Affiliations:

• Associated Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors (APMC) Board of Directors

• Founding member of the Construction Management Association(CFMA) – Greater Sacramento Chapter

• AGCC Fiscal & Risk Management (FIRM) Committee Chair, 1996–1998

• Sacramento Builders’ Exchange Board of Directors

• Construction Industry Educational Foundation Board of Directors

• Rotary Club of North Sacramento Board of Directors

• University of California – Davis Instructor – Construction Management Program

• CSU Sacramento - Audit Committee - University Enterprises, Inc.

The Role of the Construction Industry CFO

Many construction CFO's actually function as Controllers. While it is necessary for someone to perform those duties, their company needs an executive committed to business analysis, strategic planning, risk management and maximization technology, all of which are vital to sustaining the business. This informative and entertaining presentation will explore how the industry's best CFO's are transcending the accounting function to help build the value and future of their companies.

Learning Objectives

  • How the best construction CFO's spend their time.
  • What a construction CEO should know about their company and probably do not.
  • What is currently the single most important construction company metric.
  • How a CFO can increase their value to their company.

Who should attend

Business Owners, Controllers, CFO's, Accounting Managers and Operations Personnel

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