Richard Walker Joins XL Construction as Chief Operating Officer

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XL Construction is pleased to welcome Richard Walker as Chief Operating Officer. Richard’s proven leadership and advocacy for a strong company culture will further drive XL’s commitment to building to improve the lives of our clients, partners and employees.

Richard WalkerThroughout his 23-plus years in the industry, Richard has held roles in project management, risk management, business development, executive leadership and strategic planning. As COO, Richard will provide executive oversight of XL’s operations, market development, best practices, and staffing, allowing long-time EVP Mario Wijtman to focus on client relations, large project execution and staff development.

“Richard is a perfect fit for our company culture. He brings a unique perspective to our leadership team, and valuable insights gained from his executive experience at other growing firms,” says XL President Eric Raff. “We are excited for the direction we are headed.”

With a number of large, ground-up projects on his resume, Richard’s experience and perspective will serve to guide XL in its ongoing growth in Northern California, ensuring consistent commitment to safety, quality, operational excellence, and the needs of our clients and industry partners.

In addition to his industry experience, Richard serves on the Executive Board of HomeAid Northern California, and is active with NAIOP and the Urban Land Institute.

About XL Construction
Our purpose is simple. We build to improve lives.

Founded in 1992 and with offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Sacramento, California, XL Construction is committed to delivering quality in both the end product and the construction process. As a contractor of choice for leading companies in life sciences, advanced technology, healthcare, and education, our focus on team success has earned us a network of excellent partners and a 90% client referral rate. Ranked the seventh largest contractor in the Silicon Valley and as one of the Best Places to Work by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, XL is an active member of the United States Green building Council and is routinely numbered among the Top 400 Contractors in the Nation by Engineering News-Record.

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