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Corey Furst
Director of Operations | Salt Lake City

As Director of Operations, Corey Furst leads all development, sales and operations within the Salt Lake City market while continuing to expand Mortenson’s services and differentiated offerings in development, design and construction. Bringing over 25 years of construction experience, Furst initially joined Mortenson’s Federal Contracting Group as a project executive and has led several major projects for the U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Kings Bay for the Navy. After moving to Salt Lake City in 2020, Furst led the Eagle Mountain Data Center campus effort.

Building Strong Relationships

At Mortenson, we embody LeadBLU values that encourage our team to re-examine what’s possible – and that extends to our trade partners. Our company standards guide us to be the best versions of ourselves while constantly improving our ideas and thinking in order to change the way we build our collaborative relationships and communities. 

Corey Furst speaking at Mortenson Salt Lake City event
Corey Furst at trade show

Bringing Certainty During Uncertain Times 

We’re committed to doing the right thing – for our clients, community, projects and people. Leveraging our company’s national services and resources, such as BLU54 and BLUvera, we provide a level of project certainty that helps us avoid common barriers, setting our team apart in the Salt Lake City market. 

Developing an Inclusive Workforce Pipeline 

Our team actively works to harness the full potential of our workforce by investing in career advancement opportunities for each team member. With intentional planning and training, we foster a supportive environment that encourages growth, resulting in high employee retention. 

Corey Furst and family


I’m most proud of seeing my team members grow and succeed. Having worked on many Mortenson projects with talented teams, the Kings Bay and Data Center projects have fantastic team members that have done exceeding well on very challenging projects. 


  • My wife, Brenda, is a fellow Mortenson team member. She has been with the company for almost 19 years, and my daughter is at the University of Utah.
  • I hold a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota.


  • I love spending quality time with my family – especially travel and food.
  • I’m a huge foodie. I love Utah’s food scene and have a special place in my heart for doughnuts. 
  • I love the outdoors and enjoy mountain biking, hunting, fishing, skiing and snowboarding. 
  • Home projects have always been a passion; I enjoy seeing the results of hard work come to life.
  • I am passionate about raising funds for Alzheimer’s treatment.  

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