Superior Construction Hires Industry Veteran Richard Kirkman as Carolinas Division Manager
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (January 5, 2023) — Superior Construction, an American family-owned infrastructure contractor, is proud to announce Richard Kirkman as its new Division Manager for the Carolina Region. In his new role, he will develop and pursue large-scale transportation projects across North and South Carolina, helping expand Superior’s robust regional portfolio of heavy-civil work.
“I’m excited for the challenge and opportunity to lead a sector that has experienced significant growth in recent years,” Kirkman said. “Superior is well-positioned to continue delivering high-quality projects and contributing to the success of the Carolinas region, and I’m proud to be a part of that work.”
Kirkman brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge and nearly three decades of experience. With a focus on design-build and value engineering, Kirkman has managed a multimillion-dollar workload of bridge replacement projects throughout his career. He most recently served as a Division Manager for Blythe Development Company in Charlotte, North Carolina, managing and pursuing complex heavy civil projects from conception to completion.
Kirkman has also led procurement, labor and cost management efforts for various companies, including Dane Construction and Kirkman Construction, the latter of which he owned and operated. In addition to his technical expertise, Kirkman is skilled in customer service and talent development, making him a valuable asset to the Superior team.
“Richard is an exemplary leader, as he has forged important relationships within our industry and mentored numerous professionals who have built successful careers,” said Kevin McGlinchey, Southeast Business Unit President. “We trust him to develop great leaders in his division and maintain the family values Superior esteems while delivering excellent results for our clients.”
Kirkman’s Carolina roots run deep. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has spent the entirety of his career working in the Carolinas. His familiarity with the area and career trajectory, which saw him rise from project engineer to division manager, make him the ideal person to helm Superior’s Carolinas division.