What I Wish I’d Known Ten Years Ago: Lessons Learned On My Path To Leadership

By Laura Guzman | Feb 23, 2022

They say hindsight is 20/20. So when I recently sat on a panel that asked what I wish I’d known ten years ago, it got me thinking about how my own professional journey might help to illuminate the paths of others.  Ten years ago, I was technically in the same role as I am now: […]

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What I Wish I’d Known Ten Years Ago: Lessons Learned On My Path To Leadership


Expectations, Redefined: Stepping Mindfully into the New Year

By Laura Guzman | Dec 20, 2021

I ventured back to my hometown in Upstate New York the week prior to Thanksgiving. The trip in and of itself was a bit of an adventure. Pre-pandemic, I traveled frequently; hopping on and off planes was as easy as riding a bike. But in the last couple of years, I can count on one […]

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Expectations, Redefined: Stepping Mindfully into the New Year


Four Things to Watch in Outpatient Care

By Ariel Nguyen | Nov 23, 2021

XL’s Senior Vice President of Healthcare Ryan Heeter shares his insights with Medical Construction & Design on how healthcare facilities for outpatients being designed today and for years to come, will reflect changes driven by new approaches taken during the pandemic, as well as telemedicine, population growth and increased regulatory trends. Read more

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Four Things to Watch in Outpatient Care


The Art of Building People

By Richard Walker | Nov 08, 2021

XL is a construction company. We build things. But we construct much more than buildings: we also develop people. It’s embedded into our company purpose, which is “we build to improve lives” — a commitment that includes our employees. There’s a lot of joy derived from giving people the tools they need to succeed, in […]

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Richard Walker, CEO


Motto: People first

 

Richard is a true leader who brings out the greatest potential and success in others. With an impressive resume in executive leadership, business development, risk management, and project management, his experience guides XL in its ongoing growth.

 

As CEO, Richard oversees all strategic activities. He works in partnership with the leadership team to set enterprise direction, drive performance and employee development initiatives and foster external relationships. He ensures that XL stays true to its values and purpose of building to improve lives.

 

Credentials:

  • Has worked as a developer and owner’s rep
  • Executive Board Member for HomeAid Northern CA
  • Suffers from wanderlust: has traveled 15 countries and lived in England and Canada

 

Contact:
P (408) 240-6331
rwalker@xlconstruction.com

A Leadership Conversation with The Registry

By Ariel Nguyen | Oct 29, 2021

After nearly 30 years of success and steady growth, XL Construction is gearing up for a change in leadership in 2022, with Richard Walker taking over as CEO and Eric Raff assuming the role of executive chairman.  The two leaders recently spoke with The Registry about this transition and the recipe for building and enduring […]

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A Leadership Conversation with The Registry