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 started her career in medical sales but made a career changing decision to join Gidel & Kocal Construction in 2007, as part-time. She quickly fell in love with construction and working alongside her family, becoming a full-time Project Engineer in 2015 and then a Project Manager in 2018, overseeing multiple subcontractors on each job and working closely with the team, project engineer, and site superintendent.
Since her start at Gidel & Kocal, she has worked on a variety of projects including office, retail, medical, and life science. Ashley enjoys the challenge of high-rise tenant improvement and market ready projects; understanding that Class A high-rise and mid-rise buildings have special rules and considerations that don’t necessarily apply to standard office buildings.
In 2021, Ashley took over as President, leading all project managers, company marketing, and overall company management, while taking a special interest in giving all company clients and projects her personal attention to ensure success every step of the way.Ashley was honored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as a Top Young Leader in the class of 40 Under 40 2022, continuing to make strides in the Bay Area and the industry.
FUN FACT: Ashley is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and is still active in her alumni association. She has two adorable Morkie dogs; Maddie & Covie, whom she brings with her to work every day. Ashley recently went on a trip to Antarctica to see her favorite animal, penguins! She loves working at Gidel & Kocal Construction with her family and all her colleagues that feel like family.