Robert Doud

M&A and Real Estate Development


  • B.S. Accounting, Montana State University
  • California Certified Public Accountant - CPA 56724E
  • 401k and ESOP Trustee and Chairman - Harbor Linx, Inc.
  • Alameda Boys and Girls Club - Board of Director, Treasurer
  • Alameda Chamber of Commerce – Board of Director
  • Operating Engineers Local 3 – 1996 – 2009, 2014 - 2017 Management Trustee
  • United Contractors Association – 2001 President and 1998 – 2002 Board member
  • Harbor Linx, Inc. - Holding Company, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Circa '26, Inc. - Real Estate Development
  • Biography

    After graduating from MSU, Rob completed five valuable years in the agriculture, construction, and real estate practice at the public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen. In 1989, Rob accepted the Controller position at McGuire and Hester. Rob was promoted to CFO in 1990 and was directly responsible for all accounting, financial, risk management, marketing, safety, and human resource functions. His early years at McGuire and Hester were extremely valuable in terms of gaining experience and recognizing opportunities.

    Under the re-energized leadership team, with Joe & Mike Hester, the new management team turned the Company around from a decade of operational losses to over 30 years of profitable operations (minus the 2009 recession). Rob implemented the Company’s 401k plan in 1990 and engineered the transition of McGuire and Hester ownership to an employee-owned ESOP company in 2003.

    Today, these combined plans are one of the best employee retirement benefits in the industry. Rob was an instrumental part in the strategic growth of the Company, including the addition of landscape and architectural concrete to the Company’s skill set in 2005.

    In 2017, after 28 years with McGuire and Hester, Rob was promoted to President of Harbor Linx, Inc., formerly MH Holding Company. During this time Rob was responsible for the broad oversight of all subsidiaries, investments, real estate development, acquisitions, business support, and accounting services.

    Continuing the strategic growth, Circa ’26, Inc., a real estate development company, was added in 2018. Since 2018 we completed over $375 million in gross transaction value with our development partners. In addition, we currently have over $93 million in active real estate projects currently under development in 2024. In January 2020, under Rob's guidance, the holding company purchased Casey Fogli Concrete Construction, and CF&T Concrete Pumping. Both of these companies were subsequently merged into McGuire and Hester in January 2024. Rob is dedicated full-time to M&A and Real Estate Development for Harbor Linx.

    Rob lives by his motto—“Leave it better than you found it.”

    "The time to prepare isn’t after you have an opportunity. It’s long before that opportunity arises."
    -John Wooden