RICK KINNING is Co-Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of RK Mechanical, Inc. based in Denver, Colorado. RK is a diversified commercial and industrial construction, building services and manufacturing company that has organically grown into seven business units – Mechanical Contracting, Structural Steel Fabrication & Erection, Energy (Oil & Gas Fabricated/Manufactured Skids & Equipment), Service, Electrical Contracting & Service, Water and Mission Critical. RK is a regional, national and international enterprise that employs approximately 1,500 employees. Additionally, Mr. Kinning serves as Vice President of the RK Foundation, having served as its Founder and President from its inception in 2011 through early 2016.
Mr. Kinning’s role within the organization is executive leadership, corporate vision, overall business strategy, financial business relationships (i.e. banking, surety bonds and insurances), business development and overall cultural leadership of the Company. Mr. Kinning, in his current role, led RK through the aftermath of the post-9/11 recession, as well as the great recession starting in 2008 and now the COVID-19 pandemic. RK is consistently recognized as one of Colorado’s top 5 family owned businesses, one of Colorado’s healthiest workplaces, and one of Colorado’s best places to work. RK is the largest regional mechanical/specialty contractors with fiscal revenues of approximately $ 300 million.
Mr. Kinning’s entire career has been with RK Mechanical, Inc. He is passionate about growing and diversifying his businesses, providing opportunity to team members of the RK companies and developing deep and lasting relationships with RK’s customers and business partners. Mr. Kinning is Managing Member for RK Holdings, LLC (RK Headquarters property) and RK Henderson, LLC (RK’s Henderson manufacturing facility), as well as an investor in multiple real estate LLC’s and Tivoli Holdings, LLC.
Mr. Kinning is a board member for AMP the Cause, Cherry Creek Area Business Alliance, Water Ion Technologies, LLC and Assistive Technology Partners – University of Colorado. RK is a longtime partner with UMB Bank and Rick has been a member of UMB’s Regional Advisory Board since 2016. Additionally, Mr. Kinning was unanimously selected as Ernst & Young 2017 “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the Family Business category representing the Mountain Desert Region. Mr. Kinning and his wife Marcee live in Denver’s Country Club North neighborhood. They have one daughter and three sons from previous relationships, and enjoy their leisure time traveling.