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Meet Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015


Each year, Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ chooses 40 companies as winners of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards. When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ was to recognize those companies that excel in workplace culture, leadership, social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation. Here are Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015: Alliance Residential Company Most… Read More →

Crowd honors Arizona’s Most Admired Companies


A crowd of more than 400 people packed the Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday to honor the 40 companies who were named Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2015. “When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az Business magazine and our partner, BestCompaniesAZ, was to recognize those companies that excel in workplace culture, social responsibility,… Read More →

Chandler Regional Medical receives national DBIA award

Dignity Health

Kitchell and design-build partner Orcutt | Winslow recently received a highly coveted National Design-Build Project/Team Award from the Design-Build Institute of America for the team’s extraordinary work on Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center’s new tower in Chandler, Ariz. Recognized for exemplary collaboration and integration in design-build project delivery, Chandler Regional is one of only… Read More →

ABA: Commercial Construction Poised for Rebound

Photo by Mike Mertes, Az Big Media

By Mark Minter, executive director, Arizona Builders Alliance Joe DuVall, president, ABA, project executive, Kitchell Sometimes, it looked like the Great Recession was never going to end. Layoffs, shrinking or non-existent margins, projects that bid but never got built all seemed to be the order of the day in recent years. It looks like the… Read More →

Arizona becomes a top state for green building


Arizona real estate is LEED-ing the way, breaking into the Top 10 in the nation for the most projects per capita certified LEED for its green building initiative. LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building certification program where projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. The… Read More →

Muzzling noise is more critical when building above babies

Courtesy of Kitchell

By David Cottle, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Aron Kirch, Kitchell | Special to AZ Big Media Noise, vibrations, dust and other disruptions are always a concern during hospital construction but never more sensitive than when the youngest, most vulnerable patients are a mere 5.5 inches away on the floor below. This is what’s happening right… Read More →

Justice for All: Construction in Indian Country

SRPMIC Justice Center, Courtesy of Gould Evans

There are 22 casinos in Arizona. One planned casino currently under construction on the Tohono O’odham Nation will cost $600M, bring in $100M in economic impact during the construction process and about $300M once it’s fully functional, according to reports by Indian Country Today. Income from tribal businesses, including casinos, is the only non-federal funding… Read More →

Joe Duvall of Kitchell installed as ABA president

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The Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA), a statewide construction trade association formed as an alliance of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC), welcomed Joe Duvall as the 2015 ABA President. Duvall, Project Executive of Kitchell Construction, has been in the commercial building industry since 1985. Duvall joined Kitchell right out… Read More →

Mark-Taylor, Kitchell open San Sonoma community

The development team of Mark-Taylor and Kitchell have opened the doors to their newest rental community, San Sonoma, an expansive 590-unit community located just southwest of Warner Road and Priest Drive. The “Next Generation” community is another example of why apartment living has become so attractive. “The process of renting an apartment with Mark-Taylor is a lot like… Read More →

Bryan Dunn joins Kitchell as Market Sector Executive

by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Bryan Dunn recently joined Kitchell as a Market Sector Executive, bringing vast experience in preconstruction and construction services. “Brian brings strength, relationships and credibility in markets in which we have a presence but haven’t leveraged all of our capabilities,” said Kitchell Contractors President Dan Pierce. “We will look to him to help penetrate those markets,… Read More →

Chandler entertainment district gets 60KSF upgrade with The Row

Vintage Partners, Kitchell and RSP Architects will construct an Alamo Drafthouse in Chandler. Courtesy RSP Architects

Vintage Partners, the Phoenix-based commercial real estate development and investment company, announced its selection by the Chandler City Council to develop the The Row in downtown Chandler’s newly designated entertainment district, an all-new mixed used project on the SW corner of Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard. Created in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, this stylish… Read More →

Kitchell returns to Phoenix Children’s Hospital for build-out

Blake Marvin/HKS

Kitchell has been engaged to improve shell space it built three years ago at Phoenix Children’s Hospital as part of the $356 million tower project. The $10 million build-out comprises design and construction of a 45,000-square-foot, 48-bed medical/surgical unit in existing shell space on the ninth floor of the main tower at 1919 E. Thomas… Read More →

Arizona businesses win Spirit of Enterprise Awards

We all win when local companies grow, create jobs and help boost our still-recovering economy. Today, several of the state’s best businesses were honored for their positive role in our communities. They’re the winners of the 18th annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. “We… Read More →

Kitchell completes Casa Grande Medical Center renovations

Photo credit Stefan Yarish
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | In The Spotlight

Kitchell recently completed a remodel of the lobby of the Banner Casa Grande Medical Center, part of a re-branding of the hospital as one of the Banner family of healthcare facilities. Additional work to be completed includes work on the main entrance, utilities, roofing, building envelope enhancements and site work. The 30-year-old facility, located at… Read More →