Meet the Team

 Trusted Team. Reliable Partner. Kissick Proud.

Andrea Abernethy

Office Administrator

Andrea’s coordinates activities with our 300+ field staff plus supports many of the project management staff in the office.

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ANDREA ABERNETHY | Office Administrator


About

Andrea’s role in the company involves coordinating activities with our 300+ field staff plus supporting many of the project management staff in the office. Her friendly personality and adaptability enable her to contribute to many administrative areas within the company.

Fun Fact

I’m just another example that your English Literature degree can take you anywhere.

Aaron Aley

Survey Manager

Aaron brings 25 years of field experience in land survey work as well as professional civil engineering training.

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AARON ALEY | Survey Manager


About

As manager of the survey team with Kissick Construction, Aaron brings 25 years of field experience in land survey work as well as professional civil engineering training. His in depth understanding of overall project management of public infrastructure improvements, land development and industrial facility upgrades enables him to assist in quality control and assurance for projects. Aaron utilizes a variety of software to develop accurate 2D and 3D earthwork, underground piping and concrete foundation layout working documents.

Fun Fact

My son plays baseball most of the year so my weekends are spent at the ball field.

NOTE: 25 years as of 2019, so since 1994.

Kevin Black

Project Manager

He was one of the first employees at Kissick Construction, transitioning from field superintendent to project manager for the company.

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KEVIN BLACK | Project Manager


About

Kevin has spent the majority of his 30+ year career in construction. He was one of the first employees at Kissick Construction and recently transitioned from field superintendent to project manager for the company. Kevin specializes in structural concrete and flatwork, concrete repairs and, demolition and installation of new industrial plant process facilities.

Fun Fact

Kevin’s favorite candy bar is Mr. Goodbar. He’s also Kissick’s one true cowboy competing all over the region in his free time.

NOTE: 30+ years as of 2019, since ~1988?

Latocia Blackman

Accounts Payable

Latocia has a Master’s degree in Accounting and over 10 years of experience.

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LATOCIA BLACKMAN | Accounts Payable


About

Latocia supports the accounting department with the accounts payable functions. She has a master’s degree in accounting and utilizes her training to expedite payment to valued partners and subcontractors.

Fun Fact

She loves owl memorabilia and playing with her two children.

Pete Browne

President

As co-founder of Kissick Construction, Pete has over 30 years of experience and leadership in the construction industry.

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Leadership

PETE BROWNE | President


Expertise

Structural and Industrial Concrete

About

As co-founder of Kissick Construction, Pete has over 30 years of experience and leadership in the construction industry. He has developed a strong reputation for providing innovative thinking to solve complex engineering challenges. As President of the company, he shares his personal philosophy with the team at Kissick: work hard to complete a project you are proud to own. Love what you do and take time to share your talents with your co-workers and your community.

Fun Fact

He is an enormous live music fan and attends concerts whenever he can.

Jake Bustillo

Project Engineer

Jake utilizes his hands-on field expertise to support the project management team's responsibilities.

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JAKE BUSTILLO | Project Engineer


About

Jake started his career with Kissick Construction in 2016. He has over 10 years of industry experience and started in the field. He was promoted to project engineer and has utilized his hands-on field expertise to support the project management team's responsibilities. His responsibilities include tracking schedules, budgets, material procurement, project documentation and field compliance. His work ethic, integrity and client-focused attitude fit well within the Kissick culture.

Fun Fact

Jake loves to say his favorite job is being a dad.

"10 years experience" since 2019, so since ~2009.

Cindy Cawthon

Accounts Payable

Cindy helps our accounting team stay organized and works closely with our trade partners and subconsultants.

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CINDY CAWTHON | Accounts Payable


About

Cindy helps our accounting team stay organized and works closely with our trade partners and subconsultants. She focuses on the accounts payable side and enjoys the long history she has working with Kissick Construction.

Fun Fact

Her family is her happy place.

Kerry Chappell

Project Engineer

Kerry's responsibilities include tracking schedules, budgets, material procurement, project documentation and field compliance.

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KERRY CHAPPELL | Project Engineer


About

Kerry began his career in the industry in 2000 as a brick mason. Working in the field, he continued in the trade working part time while attending college, graduating with a degree in construction science. His responsibilities include tracking schedules, budgets, material procurement, project documentation and field compliance.

Fun Fact

I enjoy taking my wife and daughters fishing in all different regions of the country, in pursuit of the next big fish story.

Ramona Chappell

Project Manager

Ramona's background in deep foundations has allowed her to become an expert in managing a variety of projects for both piling and shoring construction.

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RAMONA CHAPPELL | Project Manager


About

Ramona has worked in the construction industry over 25 years, with 19 years at Kissick Construction. Her background in deep foundations has allowed her to become an expert in managing a variety of projects for both piling and shoring construction. Managing projects in a variety of soil conditions across the Midwest, Ramona has developed a strong relationship with regional geotechnical engineers to solve challenging projects as a team often in a design build delivery model.

Fun Fact

I am a grandma of 2 boys and love spending my downtime with them. They are my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Donna Clark

Accounting Manager

With over 30 years of construction accounting experience, Donna has been with Kissick since 2000.

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DONNA CLARK | Accounting Manager


About

Donna has been with Kissick Construction for over 18 years growing her career as the company continued it’s growth in the Midwest region. She manages the accounting department, coordinates vendor relationships and assists with the HR functions for the company.

Fun Fact

She loves to go antiquing and listening to old time rock and roll.

Bryan Connell

Project Engineer

Bryan brings a high level of organization, communication and leadership skill to all his projects.

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BRYAN CONNELL | Project Engineer


About

Bryan has been part of the Kissick team for over five years. As a professional engineer, he utilizes his background on a variety of earthwork, underground utility and site development projects. Bryan brings a high level of organization, communication and leadership skill to all his projects. A consummate team player, his personality and work ethic support Kissick’s team player culture.

Fun Fact

Bryan received a scholarship from the Heavy Constructor Association (HCA) while in college at the University of Missouri.

Coby Crowl

Director of Business Development

Coby has more than 25 years of experience as a civil engineering consultant.

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Leadership

COBY CROWL | Director of Business Development


Expertise

Business Development

About

Coby has more than 25 years of experience as a civil engineering consultant. He has extensive experience working on various projects and is dedicated to the success of each project and client satisfaction. Coby has dedicated his career to building relationships and uniting teams of professionals to accomplish projects. He is a professional engineer and draws up his experience in civil site design, urban design, water and wastewater planning, design and construction administration, pump station design, roadway, and stormwater management to provide the best solutions to each project.

Fun Fact

He grew up in Manhattan, Kansas, but played football in Columbia for the Missouri Tigers.

John Dougherty

General Superintendent

John specializes in managing site work, mass grading, concrete foundations and repairs, demolition and installation of utilities and tie-ins.

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JOHN DOUGHERTY | General Superintendent


Expertise

Grading and Site Utilities

About

With more than 35 years experience in the industry, John specializes in managing site work, mass grading, concrete foundations and repairs, demolition and installation of utilities and tie-ins. Projects that require problem solving, extensive organization and fast-track schedules are the type of challenges John prefers to manage.

Fun Fact

Enjoys skiing with his family and following the Chiefs in his free time.

NOTE: 35 years is as of 2019, since ~1984.

Greg Fry

Project Manager

Greg has a civil engineering degree from Kansas State University.

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GREG FRY | Project Manager


About

Greg started his career at Kissick Construction after graduating with a civil engineering degree from K-State University. He utilizes his educational experience to complement the field staff in creating successful solutions for site development and utility projects.

Fun Fact

He spends his free time on the rugby field sacrificing his body for the love of the game.

Charlie Fuller

General Superintendent

Charlie brings more than 20 years’ experience and specializes in piping, grading and complex concrete projects.

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CHARLIE FULLER | General Superintendent


Expertise

Structural Concrete and Flatwork

About

Charlie brings more than 20 years’ experience and specializes in piping, grading and complex concrete projects. He is recognized for his expertise in the field. He brings a high level of organization, on-site administration and a get it done attitude. Charlie contributes his success to the wide range of projects he has completed as well as the quality team members he has been fortunate to work with at Kissick Construction.

Fun Fact

Charlie is a collector and we like to call him, “Kissick’s American Picker.”

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John Garvey

Senior Project Manager

John brings to bear 15+ years of construction management experience and expertise with complex underground utility projects in congested urban settings including municipal water and wastewater systems.

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Leadership

JOHN GARVEY | Senior Project Manager


Expertise

Project Management

About

John brings to bear 15+ years of construction management experience and expertise with complex underground utility projects in congested urban settings including municipal water and wastewater systems. He understands the importance of consensus building with stakeholders to best balance construction efficiency with impacts to daily operations, traffic, and the general public. John’s responsibilities as project manager include schedule development, material procurement, field compliance and project documentation.

Fun Fact

Enjoys vacations and spending time with his wife and 5 children.

Bob Hall

Field Personnel Coordinator

The master of our employee handbook, he facilitates all the required activities of new hires.

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BOB HALL | Field Personnel Coordinator


About

Bob is often the first person new employees visit with on their first day. The master of our employee handbook, he facilitates all the required activities of new hires. Bob is fun, easy to talk to and goes above and beyond to ease new team members into Kissick Construction’s culture.

Fun Fact

Proud to be Kissick’s “Raytonia” Beach Bum.

Kat Hendricks

Project Administrator

Has worked in the construction industry since 1995 and with Kissick since 2015.

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KAT HENDRICKS | Project Administrator


About

Kat has worked in the construction industry since 1995. She supports our project managers with administrative functions often coordinating between multiple projects, schedules and deadlines.

Fun Fact

Her name may be Kat, but she prefers spending time with her dogs and husband at Truman Lake.

Marc Herrman

Estimator

Marc excels at pulling together budgets for earthwork, site development and utility projects.

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MARC HERRMAN | Estimator


Expertise

Earthwork and Civil

About

Marc excels at pulling together budgets for earthwork, site development and utility projects. Besides his estimating expertise, Marc fosters strong relationships with our vendors and contracting partners enabling our estimates to be reliable and accurate for the present day construction climate.

Fun Fact

I enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time at the lake with my wife and 3 children.

Devin Janssen

Project Administrator

Devin supports our project teams and project engineers on a diverse range of projects.

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DEVIN JANSSEN | Project Administrator


About

Devin supports our project teams and project engineers on a diverse range of projects. Her friendly demeanor and dedicated work ethic assist in fostering a strong reputation for Kissick Construction’s client focused project approach.

Fun Fact

I enjoy country living with my kids.

David Kissick

Vice President / Estimator

Current Vice President David Kissick has served in many capacities at Kissick during his 20 years of experience.

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Leadership

DAVID KISSICK | Vice President / Estimator


Expertise

Utilities, Trenchless Technology, Site Development

About

David has served in many capacities at Kissick during his 20 years of experience. From low-man on a crew to pipe foreman to “gopher” in the office to estimating and managing multi-million dollar projects, David has experienced a lot in his young career. David serves as an estimator on a variety of underground utility and earthwork projects. He has also led the firm’s expansion into self-performing trenchless sewer pipe rehabilitation work.

Fun Fact

He is a 5th generation Kissick in the construction business. He has 4 children with his wife Monica, and a Border Collie named Roxy.

Lloyd J. Kissick, IV

Vice President / Estimator

A 20-year veteran of Kissick Construction, Lloyd Kissick brings a unique perspective to the firm leadership.

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Leadership

LLOYD J. KISSICK, IV | Vice President / Estimator


Expertise

Project Management

About

A 20-year veteran of Kissick Construction, Lloyd Kissick brings a unique perspective to the firm leadership. As a fifth generation Kissick, Lloyd began his construction career as a young field laborer. His career has progressively grown from laborer, carpenter, and field superintendent into estimating and project management. In early 2019, he joined the senior leadership team of Kissick Construction.

Fun Fact

Lloyd is proud to be the fourth and father to the fifth in the Lloyd J. Kissick line.

Chad LaVoi

Corporate Safety Manager

Chad is directly responsible for the overall implementation and supervision of Kissick Construction’s safety and health program.

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CHAD LAVOI | Corporate Safety Manager


Expertise

Safety

About

Chad takes the responsibility for ensuring the safety of each person on our job sites very seriously. He cares for the team and is directly responsible for the overall implementation and supervision of Kissick Construction’s safety and health program. Collaborating alongside OSHA and the Builders Association of Kansas City, Chad has helped to form a partnership and establish a specific Safety Plan for the company.

Fun Fact

Kissick’s #1 outdoorsman. Chad prefers to be outside no matter the weather.

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Jerry Knight

Survey Superintendent

Jerry is a 45 year construction veteran. He reviews all drawings prior to starting construction for quality control and coordinates survey activity with the project teams.

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JERRY KNIGHT | Survey Superintendent


About

Jerry has been with Kissick Construction since nearly the beginning of the firm. He reviews all drawings prior to starting construction for quality control and coordinates survey activity with the project teams.

Fun Fact

On the weekend you will find him on his motorcycle or watching his beloved NASCAR racers.

Cathy McBride

Project Administrator

Cathy assists our project managers and works with our trade partners to coordinate field activities.

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CATHY MCBRIDE | Project Administrator


About

Cathy has been involved in construction administration for 25+ years. Her friendly and outgoing personality is contagious for our project teams. Cathy assists our project managers and works with our trade partners to coordinate field activities.

Fun Fact

I never thought I would be a super cool granny, but here I am... killing it.

Spencer Moore

Project Manager

Has extensive site utility and earthwork experience. Spent many years in the field as an operator and later as a crew foreman.

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SPENCER MOORE | Project Manager

About

Spencer spent many years in the field as an operator and later as a crew foreman. He recently moved in the project management role at Kissick and utilizes his significant field expertise to solve challenging and complex project solutions for our heavy civil clients.

Fun Fact

He got his start using heavy equipment on his family farm at age 8.

Tom Moore

Vice President of Corporate Safety

Tom Moore provides technical safety and health support to the firm’s production and corporate personnel.

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Leadership

TOM MOORE | Vice President of Corporate Safety


Expertise

Safety Management

About

Tom Moore provides technical safety and health support to the firm’s production and corporate personnel. He has over 20 years experience in construction management – much of which entails development and implementation of safety and health training and programs. Tom closely monitors the ever-fluid array of governing regulations and provides support to field and office personnel to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal health and safety guidelines. In addition, Tom draws on his experience in the industrial environment and offers extensive knowledge on plant safety requirements including shut downs, outages, and challenging construction periods.

Fun Fact

Tightwad is his lake home and not his wallet.

Brian McDermott

Project Manager

Brian grew up on a farm and began his construction career working for a utility and civil construction company.

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BRIAN MCDERMOTT | Project Manager


About

Brian grew up on a farm and began his construction career working for a utility and civil construction company. Brian has well-rounded experience in the construction industry including: natural gas distribution, pipeline, directional drilling and rural water main line construction.

Fun Fact

Brian is married with 3 boys and runs a small 75 head cow/calf operation. He enjoys hunting when time allows.

Brian Neer

Surveyor

Brian is a lead surveyor for our industrial plant projects with over 30 years of industry experience.

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BRIAN NEER | Surveyor


About

Brian has been with Kissick Construction since 2006 with over 30 years of industry experience. He joined the company as a carpenter in the field and transitioned into a field surveyor in 2015. As a lead surveyor for our industrial plant projects, Brian completes as-builts using CADD software after working in the field to stake and record data. He is skilled in wall monitoring and also total station survey work.

Fun Fact

Brian started in construction before he was 10 because it was way more fun to go build houses with his dad than go to a babysitter.

"over 30 years" as of 2019, so since ~1989.

Luke Porter

Project Engineer

Luke has a degree in Construction Science and Management and works to support the project management team.

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LUKE PORTER | Project Engineer


About

Luke joined Kissick Construction after serving as an intern with us. He has been able to put his degree in Construction Science and Management to work as he supports the project management team. Working on a diverse range of projects, Luke’s project experience spans a variety of project type and sizes. His responsibilities include tracking schedules, budgets, material procurement, project documentation and field compliance.

Fun Fact

If the weather is warm, you’ll find Luke wake boarding at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Mark Rigdon, P.E.

Senior Project Manager

Mark has over 20 years of engineering design and management experience of civil and structural projects in the Midwest.

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MARK RIGDON, P.E. | Senior Project Manager


About

Mark has over 20 years of engineering design and management experience of civil and structural projects in the Midwest. Mark’s unique background of large project design experience and working in the field managing the day-to-day tasks of project adds significant value to the Kissick team.

Fun Fact

Enjoys spending time with family. My favorite time of the year is fall.

Brenda Richmond

Vice President of Administration

Brenda serves as Vice President of Administration and is Corporate Secretary for Kissick Construction.

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Leadership

BRENDA RICHMOND | Vice President of Administration


Expertise

Construction Office Administration

About

Brenda serves as Vice President of Administration and is Corporate Secretary for Kissick Construction. Prior to joining Kissick 25 years ago, she worked for another construction company with Kissick’s founding partners, Jim Kissick and Pete Browne. Brenda is proud to have been the first employee of Kissick Construction and is passionate about her role with the firm. Her work ethic, communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and loyalty play key roles in the growth and success of Kissick Construction.

Fun Fact

Brenda enjoys landscaping and caring for the land at her rural home.

Kyle Ross

Project Surveyor

Has been a proud member of the Kissick team since 2009.

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KYLE ROSS | Project Surveyor


About

Has been a proud member of the Kissick team for since 2009.

Fun Fact

At Kissick, we make the impossible, possible.

Martin Rucker

Project Engineer

Martin supports the project management team with field reporting and construction administration tasks.

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MARTIN RUCKER | Project Engineer

About

Martin started his construction career at Kissick Construction supporting site development and utility projects. A former NFL and Mizzou football player, Martin was introduced to and mentored by Jim Kissick after connecting over their mutual love of the Chiefs and Tigers. In his role as project engineer, he supports the project management team with field reporting and construction administration tasks.

Fun Fact

Martin has a passion for serving his community and is involved with a number of civic outreach projects for Kissick.

Matt Rothermel

Vice President of Operations

Matt Rothermel provides construction operations and project management leadership to the entire Kissick field production team.

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Leadership

MATT ROTHERMEL | Vice President of Operations


Expertise

Project Management / Operations

About

Matt Rothermel provides construction operations and project management leadership to the entire Kissick field production team. He oversees the efforts of all operations including projects, oversight of equipment, vendors, subcontractors, and overhead for Kissick. His field perspective and attention to detail translate naturally into his project management style, which has earned the respect of his clients and the engineers he’s worked with. Matt’s 20 plus years of construction experience provides a solid foundation for his research, identification, and ultimate implementation of new initiatives and technologies to support the continued growth and success of the firm.

Fun Fact

In his free time, he loves to explore new places far and near.

Morgan Salisbury

Project Engineer

Morgan utilizes his communication, organizational and financial background to support the Utility and Trenchless Technology teams at Kissick Construction.

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MORGAN SALISBURY | Project Engineer


About

Morgan joined our team to support the Utility and Trenchless Technology teams at Kissick Construction. Having received his degree in Business Administration, Morgan utilizes his communication, organizational and financial background to administer a variety of solutions for our project management team.

Fun Fact

I love to root for the Missouri Tiger football team in the fall.

Jared Sommer

Surveyor

Jared's sharp attention to detail and strategic conceptualization has made him a valuable asset to the company.

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JARED SOMMER | Surveyor


About

Jared began his career with Kissick Construction in 2005. His experience has been in survey and quality control for the company. Jared gained valuable experience working on both the design and construction side of the projects and has applied this expertise to his project approach. His sharp attention to detail and strategic conceptualization has made him a valuable asset for projects including piling, grading and utility components.

Fun Fact

You’ll find Jared on his Harley when the weather is nice.

Tyler Stifter

Project Engineer

Tyler joined Kissick Construction as a field laborer while earning a degree in Construction Science and Management.

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TYLER STIFTER | Project Engineer


About

Tyler joined Kissick Construction as a field laborer as he worked his way through college finishing with a degree in Construction Science and Management. His field expertise combined with his education bring a unique perspective to his role as project engineer. As Tyler supports the municipal utility teams, his background navigating the permitting, code and development process has contributed to Kissick’s reputation of responsiveness and prompt resolutions on projects.

Fun Fact

Enjoys teasing his peers that he wasn’t born when Kissick was founded.

Kurt Westhoff

Estimator

Kurt has worked in the construction industry since 1991 including 20 years as a General Contractor.

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KURT WESTHOFF | Estimator


Expertise

Concrete

About

Over the past 28 years, Kurt has worked in the construction industry including 20 years as a General Contractor, with a multitude of projects ranging from new school construction, building renovations, and industrial facilities. His approach focuses on commitment, efficiency and thoroughness. He has excellent organization, attention to detail and time management skills, and applies his expertise to every project.

Fun Fact

Loves to fill out the score card for every Royals’ game.

NOTE: 28 years is as of 2019, since 1991.

Rick White

Equipment Manager

Rick White brings over 20 years of fleet management experience to the task of maintaining Kissick’s fleet of over 300 pieces of equipment both in our 24,000 square foot maintenance building and in the field.

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RICK WHITE | Equipment Manager


About

Rick White brings over 20 years of fleet management experience to the task of maintaining Kissick’s fleet of over 300 pieces of equipment both in our 24,000 square foot maintenance building and in the field. His organizational skills and attention to detail keep our fleet as one of the most respected in the region.

Fun Fact

I love the outdoors and travel.