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In 1962, with a fresh master’s degree in construction management from Purdue in hand, Ross Edwards moved to Los Angeles and took a job working for Charlie Pankow at Peter Kiewit Sons. That was the start of a construction career in California that led him to join Charlie Pankow when he started his own company, CPI, then to recruit David Boyd — a friend from his days at Purdue and a colleague at both Kiewit and CPI — to start a new construction company. Ross had been discussing his idea for the new company with developers William Wilson III and Miller Ream. On January 19, 1971, the four incorporated Webcor. Ross and Dave both retired in 2000 but Ross has remained active in the industry. Webcor’s VP of Marketing, Tom Soohoo, joined Ross for this informative and entertaining conversation.