Promotion Announcement: Katelyn Hunter-Lorda
We are happy to announce that Katelyn Hunter-Lorda has been promoted to the position of Assistant Project Manager! Her dedication and hard work have paid off, and we couldn't be more proud of her achievements. Katelyn has proven herself by skillfully managing multiple small projects at the San Manuel Reservation. Her willingness to challenge herself and take on new responsibilities is truly inspiring. We are excited to see Katelyn continue to grow and excel in her new role at AJK.
AJK Transitions from Hard Hats to Safety Helmets
Starting December 1st, 2023, AJK is thrilled to announce a transition from hard hats to safety helmets.
Our commitment to safety innovation reflects the dynamic nature of workplace safety. As a vital piece of PPE, the traditional hard hat, with over a century of service, is getting a well-deserved upgrade for enhanced protection against head injuries. Join us in embracing this positive change for a safer work environment and staying grounded in safety!
Happy 10-Year Anniversary,
Mike Walker & Cameron Milloy
Cheers to a decade of dedication and excellence! Today we celebrate Michael Walker and Cameron Milloy on their 10-year work anniversary. Your commitment and contributions have shaped our success. Here's to a decade of achievements and many more to come!
Happy 10-Year Anniversary,
Congratulations Elias Trejo on your 10-year work anniversary. You epitomize accountability, character, and integrity. We are all very proud of the leader that you have grown into.
DBIA - UCI Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences Building and Sue and Bill Gross Nursing and Health Sciences Hall
A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Inc. is proud to partner with Hathaway Dinwiddie as a specialty contractor for the UCI Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences Building and UCI Sue and Bill Gross Nursing and Health Sciences Hall. In addition, we had the pleasure of working with Nicholas Andera from Alvine Engineering on this design-build project.
A.J. Kirkwood Awarded ABC Silver STEP Award
A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Inc. is proud to announce that we have received the prestigious ABC of Southern California Silver STEP award for our company's safety performance!
Thank you to our dedicated team for making safety a top priority! We could not have accomplished this without all of your efforts.
ABC SoCal Graduation
Congratulations to our recent ABC graduates Victor Alvarez-Herrera (STW), David Cordero (STW), Brian Roman (STW), Azael Verde (STW), Zachery Bennett (Perfect Attendance), Brian Edwards (Perfect Attendance), Nicholas Do, Kevin Lopez, Evan Cabrera, Erick Castillo, Edgar Moreno, Ricardo Ordaz, Henry Coreas, Sergio Gonzalez, and Nathaniel Rico! Your hard work and dedication have paid off, and we are incredibly proud of your achievements!
In the past six years that Paul Zacarias has been with AJK, his dedication and hard work come through in his day-to-day actions. He is a vital part of the company and constantly working on improving our preconstruction processes. His service and attention to detail make him stand out amongst the best of us. He is a pleasure to be around and makes us all better at what we do. For these and many other reasons, we are honored to announce his promotion to Preconstruction Manager.
St. Michael's Abbey Church Organ Donation
Co-founders Arch and Michelle Kirkwood were honored to attend a special event at St. Michael's Abbey Church recently. The church received a generous donation of an organ from AJK's close friends and affiliates. It was an honor to be a part of this meaningful occasion in a church that A.J. Kirkwood helped build with Matt Construction.
Jacob Longo Passed PE Exam
Please join us in congratulating Jacob Longo for passing his Professional Engineer exam! He plans to reach out to references in the next couple of months and hopes to obtain his professional license next year.
Electrical Introduction for High School Students
A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Inc. hosted an overview of the electrical trade, career paths, and some hands-on exercises for high school students.
Just taking a little time to explain what we do and how many opportunities exist in the trades can make a world of difference in someone’s life.
Special thanks to the people who wanted to expose these students to the possibilities that their future holds!
Promotion Announcement: Crandell Kealey
Please join us in congratulating Crandell Kealey on his promotion to Service Department Manager! Since his arrival 8 years ago, Crandell has been an instrumental part of our service department structure and growth. Crandell brings to the table many years of FA knowledge, leadership, and most important integrity. Words cannot express our appreciation for his dedication and passion that resonates within our team.
AJK Sponsors Camp NAWIC
The talent, passion, enthusiasm, desire, and hopes of the next generation are embodied in this group of gifted young women. Thank you NAWIC Orange County for the invite to participate at Hawthorne High School. We stand proudly and uphold the mission of equality.
Happy 15-Year Anniversary,
Congratulations Zachary Snipes on your 15 years at AJK and for holding it down at the Oceanside Pier!
AJK & ABC SoCal Visit Student Chapter at CSULB
ABC SoCal and AJK had the opportunity to visit our Student Chapter at California State University, Long Beach. We spoke to over 20 graduating senior students in an estimating class.
Happy 20-Year Anniversary, Manny Chavarin
As we gathered to celebrate Manny’s 20-year work anniversary, words like brother, friend, and love echoed by those who spoke to honor this momentous occasion. I can speak on behalf of the entire AJK organization when I say that we are blessed to have Manny as a teammate.
A.J. Kirkwood Hosts NAWIC OC's June 2023 General Meeting
Guest speakers: Leah Zappia, COO & Carlos Bello, Director of People & Culture
Discussion: When and where women are missing as they climb the corporate ladder, how to overcome those obstacles, and how to identify companies that create opportunities for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company landscape.
A.J. Kirkwood Joins Corning Optical Communications Network of Preferred Installers
A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Inc. is proud to announce that our Low Voltage team has been recognized for its excellence in the industry and has been awarded the distinct honor of joining the select members of the Corning Optical Communications Network of Preferred Installers!
Happy 5-year Anniversary,
We welcomed Chris Bauer to the 5-year blue hat club. Chris started at AJK as a project engineer 5 years ago, and today he is growing our DAS department as a DAS Project Manager and lead iBWave Designer. Congratulations on your continued success, Chris!
AJK Raises Money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
A couple of weeks ago, A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Inc. teamed up with Karen Geary at P2 Networks to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. We are honored to be a part of this great cause!
Happy 5-Year Anniversary, Joshua Davis
Congratulations and welcome to the 5-year blue hardhat club, Josh.
AJK 2023 Safety Award Recipients
"See Something, Say Something"
Congratulations to these 7 individuals who earned the Safety Award for "Seeing Something & Saying Something".
Andrew Reyes, Brett Vanderweerd, Carlos Casteneda, Philip Stafford, Luis Zamora, Octavio Larios, Ramon Manterola
AJK 2023 ROY (Rookie of the Year) Award Recipients
Congratulations to our newly crowned ROYs. Welcome to the club Jack, David, Angel, Leo, Adonai, Robert, and Sabrina
AJK Runs for Shriner's Hospital for Children
Major Props to Steve Dietzel and Davonta Johnson for their second-place finishes in their age groups and Leo Mendez for first place in his age group. A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Inc. came out and represented pediatric cancer research.
Happy 10-Year Work Anniversary, Tony Duran
Manuel Chavarin has been a tremendous mentor to Tony Duran for the past seven years. Tony’s development has been nothing less than prodigious under Manny’s tutelage. It is only fitting that Manny welcomed Tony to the 10-year club.
Personal Protective Equipment for Women - WIC Week 2023
PPE that doesn't fit properly is a safety hazard. A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Inc. is proud to now offer high-visibility safety vests from Kishigo and fall protection harnesses that are made specifically for women.
Happy 20-Year Work Anniversary, Pete Mendiola
Congratulations to Pete Mendiola for celebrating 20 years with A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Inc.!
Bring Your Child to Work Day -
WIC Week 2023
To celebrate WIC week this year, A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Inc. hosted our second "Bring Your Child To Work Day."
ABC Socal Riverside Grand Opening
Congratulations to Associated Builders and Contractors of Southern California on the grand opening of the new Riverside training facility!
Safety Shout-Out: 200 Mesnager Crew
Congratulations to our whole crew at 200 Mesnager! Morley Builders bought lunch for the crew as a token of appreciation for having a great safety attitude, turning in their safety paperwork consistently, and leading by example.
A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Inc. is proud to announce the promotion of Ernesto Nuñez to Senior Project Manager!
A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Inc. is proud to announce the promotion of Joseph Adams to Foreman!
Congratulations to all 4 of our shareholders promoted to Labor Manager!
Mike Ball, Sean Lacommare, Steve Dickendasher, John Goldsmith
General Labor Managers
Congratulations to all 5 of our shareholders promoted to General Labor Manager!
Brian Odell, Brian Puskas, Brad Bagnaschi, Manuel Chavarin, Tony Durst
Happy 20-Year Work Anniversary, John Perez
Congratulations to John Perez for celebrating 20 years with A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Inc.!
Happy 5-Year Work Anniversary,
A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Inc. welcomed Jorge Diaz into the blue hat club!
Toys for Tots
'Tis the season to be giving! A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Inc. is proud to partner with ABC of Southern California to host another successful donation to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
Happy 20-Year Work Anniversary,
Congratulations to Ken Breland for celebrating 20 years with A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Inc.
Employee Shout-out: Stephanie Albear, Tati De La Huerta, & Letty Valencia
Stephanie Albear Tatianna De La Huerta and Letty Valencia embody the same strength, resilience, and tenacity in our office that our men and women display daily on a job site.
Happy 5-Year Work Anniversary, Armando Lopez
Congratulations to Armando Lopez for celebrating 5 years with A.J. Kirkwood & Associates, Inc., and for receiving his U.S. citizenship.
Pre-fab Team Shout-out
A very special shout-out to our entire Pre-Fab team. They are the backbone of our organization.
Henry, Dianne, Willy, Eva, Mauro, Sergio, Jonathan, Johnny, Mayra, Bryan, Stan, and Dan
ABC SoCal Graduates: Caleb Oberther, Andrew Choi, and Fernando Ayon
Congratulations to our ABC of Southern California graduates Caleb Oberther, Andrew Choi, and Fernando Ayon.
A.J. Kirkwood Headquarters Awarded 2021's Governor's Historic Preservation Award
In collaboration with the City of Fullerton, Bastien & Associates Inc., and Oltmans Construction Co., it is an honor to have A.J. Kirkwood's headquarters be awarded The Governor's Historic Preservation Award for 2021 for recognition of the Beckman Instruments Administration Building Historic Preservation project.