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)
Chief Operations Officer
David joined The Hignell Companies in 2017 and is currently serving as Chief Operations Officer. He began his transition into the COO role in 2020 after serving as the Senior Operations Manager for our construction division, Experts in Your Home. In that role he was responsible for complete oversight of all construction and maintenance operations, including oversight of all projects, staff marketing and grew the division into the construction market. Before joining the Experts team, David had experience with managing large scale commercial and industrial construction projects since 2007. David is known for his leadership, forward thinking, and commitment to ongoing learning and growth.
Colleen joined The Hignell Companies in 2016 and is the Chief Financial Officer. Colleen provided consulting services for The Hignell Companies for the 3 years prior to joining the company and brings over 20 years of accounting experience. Her experience includes traditional CPA auditing in agriculture, hospital and college environments along with consulting for large organizations as an outsource CFO. Colleen is responsible for providing leadership, direction and management of the finance and accounting team across all of our divisions. In addition, she manages the processes for financial forecasting and budgets, and oversees the preparation of all financial reporting. She works with our corporate team as an advisor on long-term business and financial planning.
Vice President Property Management
Greg joined The Hignell Companies in 2008 as a Vice President in the Property Management division of the company. Prior to joining us, Greg had 31 years of corporate leadership experience in the produce industry, including years as the Director of Procurement. He has a commitment to excellence in everything that he touches. In his capacity as Vice President, Greg oversees the operational management of our Community Association and Multi-Family divisions of property management. (BRE #1954183).
Vice President of Commercial and Single Family Home Management
Will joined The Hignell Companies in March of 2017, taking over as the General Manager of our newly acquired Redding division. Will came to us with over a decade of experience in Real Estate, and has played a key role in expanding The Hignell Companies in the Redding area. Will is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and General Contractor as well as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) candidate, having completed all his courses. In his capacity as Vice President, Will oversees the operational management of our Commercial and Single Family Homes division and brings great his strengths in leadership, strategic planning, asset and property management, and real estate acquisitions and sales. DRE #: 01850160.
DIRECTOR OF CULTURE AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
Tina joined The Hignell Companies in 2006 and has served in a number of different roles within the company, giving her a well- rounded understanding of every part of the company. This positions her perfectly to focus on culture development and ensure our employees are well cared for. As part of her role Tina oversees the HR department, office operations and the administrative team, assisting in the development and implementation of office policies and procedures. She uses her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations and inter-departmental coordination. In her ongoing contribution to our community, Tina serves on the Chico Community Leadership Board for the Boys and Girls Club of the North Valley, as well as on the Board of the Creating Caring Communities Foundation. Tina’s years of experience knowing how everything runs brings an invaluable perspective to the team.