Meet our new VEEPs


Congratulations to four of our valued leaders on their recent promotions, reflecting our geographic and services expansion. Bryan Bernardo, Russ Korcuska, David Burton and Michael Wolfe have all been named vice presidents overseeing various areas of Kitchell’s contracting business.

Vice President of Operations Bryan Bernardo oversees the management of Kitchell’s project cost systems, processes, risk, safety, warranty, equipment, fleet services and Quality Assurance to ensure overall consistency and efficiency throughout all regional and national operations. 

Vice President of National Projects Russ Korcuska is focused on creating more opportunities for our growth on a national level, specifically in healthcare, Native American and education markets. 

Vice President of Arizona Region David Burton is responsible for all aspects of Kitchell Contractors’ Arizona business. He has been integrally involved in maintaining our Arizona footprint and building our backlog of business since the economic recession. 

Vice President Michael Wolfe is leading Kitchell’s completion of the UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center project and our Healthcare Center of Excellence in the Los Angeles County region, growing our healthcare practice from San Diego to Los Angeles counties. 

These individuals continue to impress, creating value for a company that has grown and prospered because of the legacy created before them. I’m proud to have them as part of our leadership team and excited about the future of Kitchell under their watch.

Bryan Bernardo joins Kitchell as Operations Manager

PHOENIX (Dec. 12, 2012) – Kitchell is pleased to announce it has hired Bryan Bernardo as Operations Manager. Based in Phoenix, Bryan oversees operations, with a focus on Lean construction, on Kitchell job sites in Arizona, California, Nevada and Texas, as well as operations throughout Kitchell’s offices. Prior to joining Kitchell, Bernardo worked for The Weitz Company for 25 years, most recently serving as Managing Officer of its southwest regional office based in Arizona.

“We are thrilled to have Bryan join the Kitchell family,” said Kitchell President Dan Pierce. “His proven successes, especially applying Lean principles to cut costs and eliminate waste, will be a great asset.”