Gidel & Kocal Construction Co., Inc. Certified By the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Gidel & Kocal
L to R: Ashley Gidel, President; Lance Gidel, co-founder; Alyssa Pedersen, Chief Financial Officer

Gidel & Kocal Construction Co., Inc., a General Contractor specializing in commercial construction, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council – Pacific, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

“Being the President of Gidel & Kocal Construction holds a very deep significance for me personally. First, my sister and I are able to carry on our father’s legacy. He has spent over 40 years of his life building this company and we plan to run it with the same integrity and values that he instilled in us, and ran this company by for all those years. Secondly, I hope being a female owner in a very male dominated world gives inspiration to other women that are considering entering this field. All people should be able to do what they love, no matter the job and no matter their sex.

It was important for us to become certified through the WBENC because not only does it empower and help other women-owned businesses but it also enables us, as a company, to team up with and promote (support) other businesses like ours.” – Ashley Gidel

The WBENC standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council – Pacific is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.

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About Gidel & Kocal Construction Co., Inc.:

Since 1980, Gidel and Kocal Construction has delivered quality commercial construction throughout the greater Bay Area. Since day one, Gidel & Kocal Construction has been committed to quality, integrity, service, and value in achieving the satisfaction of their clients. A general contractor, specializing in office build-outs, retail, life science, medical, and more, Gidel & Kocal has a team of professionals ready to assist in every phase of a project. Offering various pre-construction services like design development and value engineering, they work by their clients’ side from concept to completion.

Being a family-run business, they always go the extra mile to see that all jobs are completed the Gidel & Kocal way, providing the highest level of service and value. They have set a standard that they live and work by, and that has enabled them to grow over the years.

About WBENC:

Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 17,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and more than 350 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit

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