As President & CEO, Wendy leads the Kitchell Corporation, the holding enterprise of four independent operating companies, Kitchell Contractors Inc., Kitchell CEM, Kitchell Development Company and American Refrigeration Supplies. Wendy is passionate about developing a strategy and culture that allows for innovation and change in the construction industry. With nearly 30 years in the building industry, Wendy has worked in many aspects of the construction business; as a general contractor, construction manager, consultant and owner.
Wendy serves on the board of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council and is co-founder of the Hard Hat Scholars program in partnership with Square Root Academy. The program provides high school students with a 20-week experience introducing them to the architecture, engineering and construction industry. She is a trusted advisor in the construction field, moderating numerous industry panels on innovation, collaborative delivery models, leadership and the future of the industry.
Kitchell’s primary offices are located in Arizona, California and Texas. Kitchell’s footprint spans 14 states and is comprised of more than 1,000 employee-owners. The company is consistently ranked among the top companies in Engineering News-Record’s national rankings for commercial contractors, CM for fee and PM firms.