By Joe Riedel, Director of Business Development at Straub Construction
Straub is thrilled to focus this Employee Spotlight on Kim McFarland, who joined our accounting team in June 2018. Beginning her construction career in 1998, Kim is a twenty-year veteran in the industry. Throughout her tenure, she has taken on a variety of responsibilities, both in the office and in the field, including accounting and project administration and management. Straub is excited to benefit from her extensive and diverse experience.
Kim is a native of Parkville, Missouri, where she grew up, attended high school nearby, and continues her education at Park University. In 1993, she left Kansas City for the Washington DC area. However, she came home to Parkville in 2003.
Passion for Construction
With her first job, Kim immediately fell in love with the industry. She enjoys seeing buildings go up and learning about construction methods and techniques. During her time in DC, she worked as an on-site administrator on a project at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In her current role at Straub, she values the relationships she has formed with our great subcontractors and vendors.
Community Service is a calling for Kim. Straub’s commitment to community service and giving back were immediately apparent and helped guide her to know, “that’s where I want to be.”
Outside of Work
Kim is a solid Royals fan, and a DIE HARD Chiefs fan. She also loves to paint and ride horses.