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A Great Working Environment
Amanda Higinbothom has been a Project Manager with Kansas Asphalt since January of 2021. Before joining Kansas Asphalt, Amanda worked in the field of broadcast video and audio for 17 years. Amanda loves helping others, and teaching is one of her recognized skills. Amanda is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed.
"Here are some of the things I love about working at KAI. Let’s talk about Company Environment: KAI has a positive working environment. The company takes care of employees and understands a work-life balance and they also help you in your personal growth. I am treated with respect and given daily encouragement. I’m comfortable with going to upper management to discuss anything and that’s unheard of these days.
Surprise time-off: Sometimes, KAI gives a surprise time off to all the employees. Whether it’s for the Super Bowl or the day after Halloween, super exciting! FOOD and more FOOD!!! KAI is always feeding its employees with awesome lunches to show appreciation for our hard work.
Lastly, I laugh EVERY day, sometimes until my stomach hurts. It’s very important to work hard and be able to laugh. I’m fortunate to be a KAI employee."
Amanda Higinbothom, Project Manager, Kansas Asphalt
A Family at Work
Chuck Burkhart was recruited to Kansas Asphalt as a Senior Vice President to build the Texas division, Texas Pavement Management. Chuck continually works with the Texas team to execute our work perfectly the first time and to always be aware of how Texas Pavement Management can be a valued partner with our growing customer base. Chuck likes to help the Texas team make a difference.
"After working for great companies like Procter and Gamble, Dr Pepper, Guinness/Diageo, and Coca-Cola for 46 years, I am extremely honored and proud to be concluding my career with Kansas Asphalt, Inc. Why? It’s the people.
I have never worked with any company where everyone is so totally committed to moving the business ahead. From our CEO to our on-site workers, we all want to be constantly moving forward. If you want exciting days, a family attitude, fair treatment, and the opportunity to move ahead, then you want Kansas Asphalt, Inc. I know that I do."
Chuck Burkhart, SVP, Business Development
Abby Dennis started working for Kansas Asphalt as a receptionist and accounting assistant during her summer breaks from college. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Northwestern University in 2013 and spent a few years working for various newspapers. She found her way back to Kansas Asphalt in 2018 and is now a Senior Project Manager, working with some of KAI’s flagship accounts. Abby manages multiple projects simultaneously, from inception through construction and close out, all while providing technical expertise and construction support to her clients.
"Working at Kansas Asphalt allows me to feel fulfilled in my professional life, all while supporting my family. I’m able to strike an important work-life balance though my littlest admins (pictured) are often pretty demanding!"
Abby Dennis, Senior Project Manager
Hard Work + Trust
Dana Sorensen has been with KAI since 2014. He heads California Asphalt, a division of Kansas Asphalt, located in Yuba City, California. Dana began his career in the commercial painting industry before moving to construction. Now he can be found up and down the state, overseeing projects from log deck installations to commercial parking lot repairs.
"There is something truly rewarding about putting in hard work to build trust with your customers. When you prove your reliability and are able to go the extra mile to provide a good product to the people who are counting on you, that’s fulfilling. And with our Kansas Asphalt Core Value Awards, we get recognized for those efforts."
Dana Sorensen, VP, California Asphalt