Otto Nichols III

Otto Nichols III

Executive Vice President & Shareholder

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Otto leads the development and execution of Clayco’s large projects from conceptual design to turnover; and has personally led over $2 billion in new construction with the company.  Otto uses Clayco’s integrated model and progressive design-build to work collaboratively with clients and design teams, creatively solve problems, and deliver exceptional buildings within budget and on time.  Otto has been an integral component of numerous aviation, office, mission critical, healthcare, laboratory and financial facilities across the country.

What Inspires You?

“I love solving complex problems and getting things built. I am a true builder that thrives on putting a plan together and executing that plan with my team. The end result; turning over a brand new building to a client’s or community’s enjoyment makes everything I do worth it. My kids think I’m a “master builder,” but really I’m just someone that loves design and construction.

My children continue to inspire me to mentor and develop the future leaders of our industry. Whether they’re Clayco employees or not, it’s important to me that our younger generation grow with the values and principles that will make our world a better place. I believe that honesty, fairness, creativity, and bold action are the keys to that success. We can all work together to achieve great things.”