Rick Backus

Chairman / CEO

Rick Backus started working in construction at fifteen as a carpenter and then a supervisor at Desert Coast Construction in Arizona. At eighteen, he moved to San Diego and became a Project Manager for Colorado Pacific Contractors. In 1983, Rick founded Eleven Western Builders, Inc. with his father, Wayne.

During the early formative years of the Company, he served as Vice President and Chief of Estimating along with any other required responsibilities. In 1988, Rick assumed the responsibility of President and Chief Executive Officer. As of 2019, Rick Backus holds the titles of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eleven Western Builders, Inc.

Outside of the office, Rick enjoys off-road racing and traveling with his family. He and his wife, Tammy have been married for over 30 years and together, they have raised four amazing children.