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.

Kitchell named ENR-Southwest General Contractor of the Year!

ENR-Southwest recently announced that Kitchell is its 2013 ENR – Southwest General Contractor of the Year!

In picking the winners, Editor John Guzzon noted that all of the contractors in the rankings stood out for their fiscal success, but that the General Contractor of the Year also stands out for sustainability, social responsibility, safety record, workplace satisfaction and the caliber of upcoming projects. Kitchell also stood out because it “is an innovator in construction and building technology, embracing interactive virtual tours, laser scanning, off-site fabrication and computational fluid dynamics.”

Read more about the honor in Guzzon’s blog post, and look for an article in the July issue of ENR-Southwest.