Russ Korcuska returns to Kitchell as Director of Market Development


Kitchell recently welcomed Russ Korcuska back, in the position of Director of Market Development. Russ brings 20-plus years of experience managing commercial construction projects ranging in size from $5,000 to $558 million.

“Russ’ depth of experience within the A/E/C community, combined with his drive to deliver exceptional customer service and passion for quality excellence, will be a tremendous asset to the company and to our clients, current and future,” said Kitchell President Dan Pierce. Korcuska’s focus is on expanding Kitchell’s footprint throughout Texas and helping bolster its presence in multiple markets in Arizona.

During Russ’ earlier 18-year tenure at Kitchell, in which he excelled as a project director and project manager, he managed the company’s healthcare division and worked on such signature projects as Phoenix Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Barrow Neurological Institute tower, and Scott and White Healthcare – College Station campus.

Russ is a member of the Board of Directors for the Arizona Builders Alliance, the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce – Healthcare and Bio-Science Committee, and a Certified Professional Constructor. He graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in construction.

Kitchell elevates structures and ideals through innovation

Kitchell is a name synonymous with the growth of Arizona and the West; its projects have dotted the regional landscape since the firm was founded in 1950. From hospitals to prisons and everything in between, the company has built virtually every building type in a wide variety of locales and keeps its focus on building long-term client relationships, fostering internal talent and driving innovation.

Much of the culture within Phoenix-based Kitchell and its core contracting business, Kitchell Contractors Inc., was embedded in the firm’s DNA by founder Sam Kitchell, according to Dan Pierce, president.

“This whole company’s philosophy and culture is built upon Sam and how he thought,” Pierce says. “He was very good with people and relationships.”

Read more about Kitchell’s experience and culture in this ENR Southwest article.