Ridgemont Employee Spotlight - Kandace Richardson, Preconstruction Coordinator

Kandace Richardson is currently the Preconstruction Coordinator at Ridgemont Commercial Construction.

Kandace’s responsibilities as Preconstruction Coordinator include updating the weekly bid calendar and estimating meeting minutes, receiving and distributing plans, creating new projects on Pantera, maintaining and updating the Pantera subcontractor database, subcontractor bid solicitation and bid book organization. Kandace has been with Ridgemont for two years, and we are proud to have her on our team!


WHAT ARE THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE RIDGEMONT?

Focused. Family. Driven.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT RIDGEMONT?

I enjoy being able to come in to work and genuinely enjoy what I do everyday alongside great people!

WHAT IS ON YOUR WISH LIST FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS FOR RIDGEMONT?

My goal is for Ridgemont to get awarded every job that comes through my department in Preconstruction.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST REWARDING PROJECT AT RIDGEMONT?

When Ridgemont is awarded jobs in Arlington I get excited! Having grown up in Arlington, I have loved seeing how much the city has grown over the years.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT/GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AT RIDGEMONT?
I’m proud of Ridgmont as a company. I enjoy seeing my company do great things for the people within Ridgemont and those in surrounding communities. When we are actively giving back and improving the lives of people around us. It gives me a great sense of joy to be able to work for a company like Ridgemont.

WHICH CORE VALUE DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH THE MOST? WHY?

I identify most with people. I am a firm believer that if you surround yourself with the right people you can accomplish just about anything!

DESCRIBE HOW YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY THROUGH RIDGEMONT.

I am a member of the philanthropy committee, and I love the opportunity to plan a variety of Ridgemont’s community service events and fundraisers throughout the year. I am looking forward to the upcoming fall events, including some fun runs /5Ks that support local and national charitable organizations.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE CULTURE AT RIDGEMONT?

Everyone at Ridgemont likes to have a good time! Here at Ridgemont you can count on us for a good laugh or to put a smile on your face!

ADVICE FOR NEW HIRES/POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES? CAREER LESSONS YOU’VE LEARNED THUS FAR?  

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Try your best to learn everything you can from the people around you. It is best to observe other’s styles and techniques so you are able to create your own style that works best for you!

WHAT GETS YOU OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING?    

My internal clock doesn’t allow me to sleep past 9 am… when did I become my dad?!

HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?

Success to me is waking up everyday happy, healthy and with enough energy left over to enjoy a beer every now and then. If that beer is on an exotic island or in your own home, so be it! Perspective is everything.

IF YOU COULD PICK UP A NEW SKILL WHAT WOULD IT BE?

I would love to learn to play the piano. I think the piano is one of the most beautiful instruments.

FAVORITE QUOTE?

“Mind Over Matter”

WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

I would love to travel to an African Safari, or see the Northern Lights. It is my dream to travel and explore the world to discover new food and beer!

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES/INTERESTS?

I love to read and I enjoy spending time with my two pups, Chalupa and Carlito. My boyfriend and I are big foodies, and we love to discover and try out new local hot spots.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY WATCHING?

I am currently watching Stranger Things, Big Little Lies, Schitt’s Creek and Euphoria. Honestly, I am still not over the fact that Game of Thrones is over.