Phoenix firm Kitchell buys in Silicon Valley

Phoenix-based construction firm Kitchell Corp. has bought a Silicon Valley-based facilities management company. Kitchell acquired San Jose-based Valley Facilities Management Corp. for an undisclosed price. The move grows Kitchell’s footprint in Northern California. The Arizona company has a construction management division based in Sacramento.

VFMC helps a number of Silicon Valley technology, Internet and biomedical companies take care of their facilities. Facilities management service go beyond property management and maintenance. Companies such as VFMC help technology companies maintain high-tech infrastructure such as data centers and medical firms with operations such as device manufacturing and labs.

Read more about the acquisition in this article from the Phoenix Business Journal.

Construction crews say goodbye to new YOLO County Courthouse

As dozens of Yolo Superior Court employees packed their bags this week, preparing to move into their new home, construction workers said goodbye to a building that been a part of their lives for years.

Project Managers David Tompkins, with Hensel Phelps Construction, and Raaj Patel with Kitchell CEM have both been a part of the project since their companies were selected to be a part of the $161 million project.

Read more about this project in this article from the Woodland Daily Democrat.