Safety * Values * People
Consistent attention and dedication to Safety truly Values the most precious asset at Kinkaid Civil: our People and their families.
Our Greatest Competitive Advantage
Kinkaid’s team is experienced constructing Public, Private, Heavy Civil and other Capital Improvements Projects throughout the Valley. Our experienced staff members are paired with up-and-coming staff members to facilitate an environment for continuous development and growth, which ensures the high quality work Kinkaid has maintained over the years.
How Kinkaid Came To BE
The Kinkaid History
Kinkaid Civil Construction roots date back to 1995. After completing a successful career in golf, Ty Borum was ready to move on to a more family centered profession, requiring less travel. Ty himself may not have seen the transition into the construction industry but he was willing to work hard enough to make it work.
Ty Borum and Bill Borum, Ty’s father, invested into a backhoe that neither of them knew how to run. Fortunately, they had “space to practice”. Ty would finish the work day and then practice running the backhoe late into the evenings. “Practice” included carrying grade for footings, learning how to jump stem walls, and digging mock pools.
The first opportunity presented itself in the form of digging pools for a local contractor. The attention to detail and commitment to the end product forged immediate and long-lasting relationships. Over the next 8 years, B&B Excavating became one of the largest residential excavation companies in the valley – eventually running a fleet of 16 backhoes on a daily basis. By combining opportunity, vision and hard work a successful business was started.
In the early 2000’s, the civil construction market had a demand for contractors who showed up, treated people fair and produced a quality product. Ty once again, began learning and, with a solid foundation provided by B&B Excavating, StraightLine Utilities was founded in 2004. StraightLine built and successfully completed numerous heavy civil projects. B&B Concrete was then started in 2006. For ease of operation along with creating a single “point of contact” all three companies were combined into one and, in 2011, Kinkaid Civil Construction was formed.
Kinkaid Civil Construction continues to operate with the same principles that we were founded on – show up, treat people fairly and provide a quality product. Today, Kinkaid Civil has expanded our scope of work to include all disciplines of civil construction. Our senior management team currently exceeds 200+ years of combined construction experience. Our values, management experience and dedicated workforce has created the basis for our continued success. We are grateful to all our employees and recognize their important contributions as members of our team.
Our team specializes in the timely delivery of heavy civil construction projects. We accomplish this through dedicated effort, pro-active management, detailed planning, and transparent communication with the underlying goal of providing value in each interaction.
Our Company Values
Who We Are
One aspect that sets us apart from other contractors is that our leadership knows their employees individually. Kinkaid genuinely cares about its employee’s families, their hardships, and their triumphs.
It is the way we approach each and every task, each and every day. We realize that consistent attention and dedication to Safety on a daily basis truly value the most precious asset at Kinkaid Civil: Our people and their families. Our goal is for each employee to return home safely to their family at the close of each day. Safety is never sacrificed for production and our incredible safety record (Low EMOD) is proof of that.
During a time when values seem to be deteriorating, Kinkaid is dedicated to the same values it was founded on: Honesty, Teamwork, Innovation, Accountability, Hard Work, Diligence, and Perseverance.
Just as these are the building blocks Kinkaid was founded upon, we believe that they are also the building blocks to a successful project. We strive to incorporate these values into each and every project we build, creating trustworthy and lasting relationships with our customers.
At Kinkaid, you are NOT just a number. We recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset; as such, we strive to treat them with respect and appreciation. We care about our employees and their families, which is why we offer room for advancement, bonuses, a matched 401k program, medical and dental benefits, as well as vacation and sick time. We also have Company Appreciation parties where employees are recognized for their efforts and receive additional prizes and bonuses.
Grounded By Our History
The Kinkaid Story
Ty’s father purchased a backhoe. Ty eventually started using the backhoe to perform smaller jobs. He would drive up to New River during the day to operate the backhoe & then drive back to Phoenix to deliver pizzas at night as additional income & to support his family.
Around 2001, Ty was asked to dig utilities for a larger project. Although he had never performed that type of work, he accepted the challenge, figured it out and performed the job well.
Utilizing B&B Excavating’s solid foundation, StraightLine Utilities was founded.
B&B Concrete was founded and joined the continuously growing companies created by Ty Borum.
From that point, the companies kept expanding and the three companies eventually morphed in 2011, forming Kinkaid Civil Construction.
Present & Future
Kinkaid’s founder attributes his company’s beginning to a John Deere salesman & friend (Rick Scott) who took the time to connect him with a heavy equipment salesman. He also pays tribute to his employees for all the hard work & dedication, which he believes formed Kinkaid Civil Construction into the company it is today.
“What do you choose to make of it and how hard are you willing to work?”