Kimberly Kiger joins the H2I Group as our DIRTT Champion on our Interior Construction Team. Kimberly brings a diverse background and perspective to the the H2I Group. We sat down with her to learn more about Kimberly in her new role.
I have architecture and interior design degrees and have practiced in the profession since 2002. In late 2014 I jumped into commercial sales utilizing my education in architecture/design and practice in commercial architecture.
My education in architecture and time in the field provided me with an in depth understanding of the design and construction industry. It helped me understand the roles and concerns of all parties working on a job site and helped me leverage that knowledge to come up with the best possible solutions in construction for both the client and parties involved. Architecture training alone is rigorous. Anyone who has gone through the education phase understands that it truly becomes a passion project to become an architect. That type of dedication can prepare you for multiple successes in the industry.
My new role at H2I really became of interest to me when I was looking for a solution to my career lull. I needed a role that would put me in front of clients, architects, designers and contractors where I excel at networking but combine that with utilizing the years I have poured into architecture and design. The DIRTT product in itself is an architectural product, the intention is to be a custom designed prefabricated building solution. It really helps to understand how different trades interact with the product and process. There is a comfort in the industry with working with an educated field representative. I can sit with an architect and, knowing my background, they know that I will understand their original design intent and the communication of the clients wishes to help them come up with the best solution through the process that still communicates that. For the industry, DIRTT is a no brainer, but the challenge my role has is getting the word out; changing the stigmas that exist currently in the marketplace. My background has not only provided me with amazing networking acumen but also cross selling and leveraging all options we could provide to the client. Our goal as a company is to be a total facilities solution. I don’t feel like I could be any more prepared to provide that to our clients.
I truly think like an architect but also a military wife. Creatively strategic is how I usually talk about the perspective I leverage. In architecture there is no one perfect solution to a design challenge, there are many. If we can leverage that theory with consideration of a budget, we are going to play a pivotal role in both the success of the project and the happiness of the client. Everyone has a budget, wish list and goal. If you can meet those through the process, then you have sound repeat business and clients who are going to refer people to come work with you. I want that business. I want to work with clients and their referrals that I have provided successful solutions for. Once you have gone through the process with someone, they understand that you have their best interest and are making good design and financial decisions with their investment in your services. There truly isn’t anything more rewarding than that.