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Construction company executive

Samuel Farrand Kitchell, American construction company executive. Recipient award for community leadership, real estate and development Valley Leadership Alumni Association, 1987, Arizona Entrepreneur of Year award Arthur Young & Company and Inc. magazine, 1989; honoree for contribution to American enterprise and society-at-large Newcomen Society of the United States, 1991; named to Arizona Business Hall of Fame, 1992.


Kitchell, Samuel Farrand was born on November 6, 1921 in Hingham, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Francis R. and Jeanette (Abbott) Kitchell.


Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1943; Doctor of Laws, Amherst College, 1983.


Field engineer, Anchorage Homes, Inc., Westfield, Massachusetts, 1946-1948; chief inspector, specification writer, E.L. Varney Associations, Phoenix, 1948-1949; estimator, J.R. Porter Construction Company, Phoenix, 1949-1950; founder/partner, Kitchell-Phillips Contractors, Inc., Phoenix, 1950-1954; chairman, Kitchell Corporation, Phoenix, since 1954. Board directors Security Pacific Bank Arizona. Guest speaker construction management seminars.


Active Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Symphony Association, International Heart Foundation. Founding president, board directors Arizona Kidney Foundation, Phoenix, 1963-1969. Trustee, president St. Luke's Hospital Medical Center, Phoenix, 1962-1977.

Trustee Heard Museum Anthropology, Phoenix, since 1975, president, 1985-1987. Trustee, president Scottsdale (Arizona) School Board, 1966-1971. Board directors Arizona Academy.

Trustee Amherst (Massachusetts) College, 1983-1989. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1943-1946, ATO, PTO. Member Associate General Contractors American (past president, past board directors Arizona building chapter), Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (past board directors and officer) Clubs: Thunderbirds (Phoenix, life mem).


Married Betty Heimark, June 17, 1943. Children: Kaaren, Jane Kitchell LaPrade, Jonathan Abbott, Ann Kitchell Denk, Susan Kitchell Edwards.

Francis R. Kitchell

Jeanette (Abbott) Kitchell

Betty Heimark

Kaaren Kitchell

Ann Kitchell Denk Kitchell

Susan Kitchell Edwards Kitchell

Jonathan Abbott Kitchell

Jane Kitchell LaPrade Kitchell