• National Women in Construction Week: Meet a few of the women of Kitchell
    Women in Construction Week is March 6-12. While the advent of technology has enabled more females to play integral roles in planning, engineering and building milestone projects, the soft skills that women bring to the workplace are a major part of their professional expertise. At Kitchell, we are fortunate to be surrounded by women who serve in a wide range of positions, from field office manager to project managers and directors on sophisticated building projects and multi-phased programs. We asked a handful of these professionals recently to share how their life lessons and experiences shaped their role and contributions at Kitchell. Their inspiring anecdotes of perseverance, strength, fortitude, and commitment have benefited Kitchell in spades. This week, we celebrate all of the women who help us fulfill our purpose Together, Building Value Every Day. PERSEVERANCE In our often male-dominated field, the women in our midst demonstrate a unique set of skills and perseverance. They are bold, brave, smart women who blaze the trail for others to succeed in the industry. “During the early years of my career, many of my peers saw me as their little sister in lieu of an equal contributor,” said CEM Director of Engineering and Architecture Services Heather Brown. “My supervisors frequently offered fatherly advice. It would have helped if there was a female in the same industry that could have provided me with advice or guidance.” Brown has always stood out from the crowd. Read More
    Source: Kitchell ProgressPublished on 2017-03-07
  • Arizona-based Kitchell Contractors names Steve Whitworth as new president
    Originally appeared in The Arizona Republic. Phoenix-based Kitchell Contractors has tapped Steve Whitworth to be president of the 67-year-old company. He was promoted from vice president of Kitchell’s Texas division and takes over for Dan Pierce, who will retire after 36 years with the company. “Over the past decade, he’s (Whitworth) demonstrated his commitment to his fellow employee owners by being a great mentor who hires strong talent, builds business and fosters growth and innovation,” said Kitchell CEO Jim Swanson. The post Arizona-based Kitchell Contractors names Steve Whitworth as new president appeared first on Kitchell Progress. Read More
    Source: Kitchell ProgressPublished on 2017-02-14
  • Industry Leaders of Arizona: Kitchell
    Kitchell was named a finalist in the annual Industry Leaders of Arizona awards, produced by AZBigMedia. Read the overview here. The post Industry Leaders of Arizona: Kitchell appeared first on Kitchell Progress. Read More
    Source: Kitchell ProgressPublished on 2017-02-14