Ashley Gidel

General Contractor License #403050

DRE License #01782772

OSHA 30 Certified

CPR/First Aid Certified

B.B.A. in Business Administration with Minor in Marketing, University of San Diego

Construction Project Management, University of San Diego


Ashley Gidel's journey in the construction industry is a testament to the power of passion and family ties. Starting her career in medical sales, Ashley made a pivotal decision in 2007 to join Gidel & Kocal Construction on a part-time basis. Quickly captivated by the dynamic world of construction and the opportunity to work alongside her family, Ashley transitioned to a full-time role as a Project Engineer in 2015, demonstrating remarkable dedication and skill. By 2018, she had ascended to the position of Project Manager, where she adeptly oversaw multiple subcontractors, collaborating closely with her team, project engineers, and site superintendents.

Throughout her tenure at Gidel & Kocal, Ashley has left an indelible mark on a diverse array of projects spanning office spaces, retail, medical facilities, and life science laboratories. Her affinity for the intricacies of high-rise tenant improvements and market-ready projects speaks to her keen understanding of the unique challenges posed by these buildings.

In 2021, Ashley assumed the role of President, spearheading all facets of project management, company marketing, and overall business operations. Her unwavering commitment to delivering personalized attention to clients and projects alike has been instrumental in ensuring success at every stage. Recognized as a Top Young Leader by the Silicon Valley Business Journal's esteemed 40 Under 40 class of 2022, Ashley continues to push boundaries in both the Bay Area and the construction industry at large.

Under Ashley's leadership, Gidel & Kocal Construction has flourished, earning acclaim as a premier workplace. The company's commitment to fostering a vibrant and supportive environment has been recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times, naming it the Best Place to Work in the Bay Area for both 2023 and 2024.

Beyond her professional achievements, Ashley's life is marked by her vibrant personality and diverse interests. A proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, she remains actively involved in her alumni association. Her love for animals is evident in her cherished companions, Maddie and Covie, two adorable Morkie dogs who accompany her to work most days. An adventurous spirit, Ashley travels the world, recently embarking on a journey to Antarctica to fulfill her lifelong dream of encountering penguins in the wild.

For Ashley, the essence of fulfillment lies in the intersection of passion, purpose, and family. At Gidel & Kocal Construction, she finds not only a rewarding career but also a second home among colleagues who share her vision and values.

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