Douglas Hignell, Co-Founder
Doug and his father, Fred, formed Hignell & Hignell, Inc. in 1970, re-named The Hignell Companies in 2006. He received an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and holds a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering. He holds the title of Certified Property Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Real Estate Management and the title of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) from the National Realtors Institute. Doug has a heart for businesses to grow and has his own website www.doughignell.com
where he blogs about leadership and life. (BRE #304639)
Philip Larios, President & CEO
Phil Larios oversees all of The Hignell Companies. Phil joined the firm in 2003. He came to Hignell with extensive business and construction experience, 5 years of general management and 20 years of executive management in professional/retail lumber sales, manufacturing, construction, fabrication, facility management, investment and the sales and purchasing of commodities. Phil has over 25 years of risk and insurance experience throughout the state of California and Nevada. Phil places a high priority on ethics, combining a strong marketing and sales focus with a commitment to quality customer care and improvement of the community in which we live. (BRE #1766783)
Greg Wietbrock, Vice President Property Management
Greg joined The Hignell Companies as Vice President of Property Management. His commitment to excellence is evidenced by his 31 years of corporate leadership experience in the produce industry, most recently as the Director of Procurement. In his capacity as Vice President, Greg oversees the operational management of our Community Association, Residential and Commercial divisions of property management.
Matthew Dietz, Vice President Experts In Your Home/Construction Services
Matthew join the Hignell Companies in 2012 and is the Vice
President of Experts In Your Home, our Construction Services Department. Matthew has 40 years of construction
management experience in multi-family and commercial renovation projects as
well as new construction. He learned the construction trades at the family business, Longfellow Lumber
Company, which was founded by his
grandfather, Carl Dietz in the 1950’s. As Vice President of Construction,
Matthew is responsible for the general oversight of all projects and Project
Managers as well as the construction process and quality control.
Katharine Dietz, PHR-CA, SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources
Katharine joined the team in 2011 as Director of Human Resources and brought with her over 14 years of human resources and organizational development experience. Katharine's expertise includes talent management, organizational training and development, and leadership and management coaching. She is responsible for all human resource functions for The Hignell Companies as well as The Courtyard at Little Chico Creek. Her areas of responsibility include risk management, workers compensation, and health benefits administration, compensation, learning and development, employee relations and career services, recruitment and staffing, information management, and leadership development. Katharine also serves on the board of Creating Caring Communities Non-Profit Organization.