Caliente Construction is pleased to announce the latest talent addition to our award-winning team. Steve McKendry, VP of Operations, who will be an integral part of Caliente’s day-to-day operations focusing on the company’s strategic growth and Chris Cruthis, Director of Retail Services, who will be overseeing the management of our retail teams as well as focusing on operation expansion of Caliente’s national retail business.
McKendry joins Caliente after three years at Kraus-Anderson Construction serving as their VP of Field Operations. He also served as senior Regional Pre-Construction manager for Target Corporation. Before joining Target Corporation, he jointly owned and operated a GC Firm in Denver with his brother for over 30-years.
“As a third-generation builder/developer, construction is in Steve’s DNA, and we are so excited to add his experience and expertise to our team,” said Caliente President/CEO Lorraine Bergman.
Cruthis served as Senior Vice President of Operations during the past 5-years at Powerhouse Retail Services. He was also president of Southern Building and Renovation for seven years. He possesses more than 28 years of experience in architectural design, store planning, fixture design, and program management for several major national retail groups.
“Almost daily there is a story about the death of retail, but Caliente’s retail business is expanding in the form of rebranding, renovation, store downsizing, and transformation of space for distribution operations,” Bergman said. “Chris’ expertise and relationships will be key components in extending our reach to retailers who are reconfiguring their lines of business and delivery models to meet the changing lifestyles of their customers.”
We are very excited to add a whole new level of expertise to our already existing award-winning customer-focused team. The future of Caliente is HOT!!!
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