Kleinfelder Furthers Industry Diversity and Inclusivity as BuildOUT California Sponsor
SAN DIEGO, California (June 6, 2023) – The Kleinfelder Group, Inc. (Kleinfelder), a leading engineering, design, construction management, construction materials inspection and testing, and environmental professional services firm, has partnered with BuildOUT California as a proud sponsor. This partnership is a testament to Kleinfelder’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the company, AEC industry, and community.
BuildOUT California is dedicated to the sustainable growth of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) owned and certified businesses, and their allies, in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction services, real estate development, and related industries. Through its initiatives and programs, BuildOUT California connects LGBT owned/certified firms with procurement decision makers, advocates for economic equality in the construction services industries, and provides assistance to enhance competitiveness and successful contract delivery.
Sponsorship of BuildOUT California connects Kleinfelder, alongside its clients, industry partners, and small/disadvantaged businesses to the meaningful initiatives and programs offered by the organization. Through the support and involvement of sponsors and industry allies, BuildOUT California can provide valuable resources and assistance to empower LGBTQ+ professionals and foster economic vitality, job creation, and profitability for LGBTQ+ owned/certified firms. In addition to creating stronger, more equitable communities, these efforts are essential for the AEC industry’s growth, competitiveness, and long-term sustainability.
“As an organization, we firmly believe in the power of diversity and inclusion to drive innovation and success,” said Kleinfelder President and CEO Louis Armstrong. “We are excited to partner with BuildOUT California and contribute to their impactful work that eliminates barriers for the LGBTQ+ community to continue to add significant value to the AEC industry.”
Through its sponsorship, Kleinfelder will actively engage alongside its clients and industry partners with BuildOUT California’s various programs, events, and initiatives, which include mentoring programs, professional development workshops, networking events, and scholarship opportunities. These activities aim to equip LGBTQ+ professionals with the tools, knowledge, and connections necessary to succeed in building prosperous businesses. Kleinfelder’s involvement also presents exciting recruiting opportunities, as the partnership allows the company to connect with a talented pool of individuals from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about driving positive change in the industry.
Kleinfelder’s sponsorship of BuildOUT California reaffirms its dedication to diversity and inclusivity, and its commitment to maintaining a workplace that celebrates the unique contributions and talents of individuals from all backgrounds. Through its continued efforts, the company aims to elevate internal education initiatives as well as inspire other organizations to prioritize equal opportunities and create a more inclusive environment throughout the AEC industry.
Pictured above: Kleinfelder staff Tomoyoshi Swendsen, Nick Fontaine, Joey Fernandez, and Bryan Webb at the BuildOUT Founders Day event on June 1, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA. The Founders Day event has become one of the largest gatherings of LGBTQ+/Allied businesses and professionals who are looking to connect, advocate, and build capacity within the construction and built communities.
Kleinfelder. Bright People. Right Solutions. Founded in 1961, Kleinfelder is a leading engineering, design, construction management, construction materials inspection and testing, and environmental professional services firm. Kleinfelder employs more than 3,100 professionals and operates from over 105 office locations in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California. Poised for growth, Kleinfelder continues to provide high-quality solutions for our diverse client base. Visit Kleinfelder.com or follow us on LinkedIn/Kleinfelder.