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Scott Free

CEO, Lusardi Construction Co.

Scott Free got into the construction business with his father and brother, who founded Free Builders Supply Inc. in Vista. He began as a laborer and project engineer. He joined Lusardi Construction in 1970 and, as CEO, he has grown the San Marcos-based company into one of the largest commercial and industrial builders in San Diego County. They are responsible for projects such as the Tri-City Wellness Center, The 4S Ranch Village, Mission Hills High School and many other secondary schools across the county. In 2017, Lusardi Construction was one of Engineering News-Record’s top contractors.

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