Gidel & Kocal Construction Co., Inc., a General Contractor specializing in commercial construction, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council - Pacific, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
“Being the President of Gidel & Kocal Construction holds a very deep significance for me personally. First, my sister and I are able to carry on our father’s legacy. He has spent over 40 years of his life building this company and we plan to run it with the same integrity and values that he instilled in us and ran this company by for all those years. Secondly, I hope being a female owner in a very male dominated world gives inspiration to other women that are considering entering this field. All people should be able to do what they love, no matter the job and no matter their sex. It was important for us to become certified through the WBENC because not only does it empower and help other women owned businesses, but it also enables us, as a company, to team up with and support other businesses like ours.” - Ashley Gidel
The WBENC standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council - Pacific is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.
Lance Gidel founded Gidel & Kocal Construction Company alongside John Kocal in November of 1980. John Kocal retired in November of 2011 at which time, Lance Gidel took over the entire business. Alyssa Pedersen, Lance’s eldest daughter, started working with Gidel & Kocal Construction in 1999 as an accounts payable assistant while attending college. Ashley Gidel, Lance’s youngest daughter, started working at Gidel & Kocal full time in 2015 as a Project Engineer. Today, both Alyssa and Ashley provide a wide range of invaluable services for Gidel & Kocal.
In 2021, Ashley took the title of President and Alyssa took the title of CFO. Lance remains active in the day-to-day management of the company, working closely alongside Alyssa and Ashley. Being a family run business, they always go the extra mile to see that all jobs are completed the Gidel & Kocal way, providing the highest level of service and value. They have set a standard that they live and work by, and that has enabled them to grow over the years.