Real Estate 2023: KIM ROY
CEO, HITT CONTRACTING, FALLS CHURCH
From a young age, Roy has been interested in being a builder, and in 2017, she was appointed the first non-family member to lead the 86-year-old company that employs more than 900 workers in the commonwealth. A Virginia Tech alumna with a bachelor’s degree in construction, Roy went to work at Hitt in 1999 as an assistant project manager.
In fiscal year 2022, Hitt brought in $5.41 billion — a 60% increase over the previous year. This year, Hitt was ranked No. 18 on the Engineering News-Record’s list of the top U.S. general contractors, ranked by revenue, up from No. 29 in 2022.
Roy is also president of the Hitt Contracting Foundation, a nonprofit she helped launch that facilitates Hitt’s philanthropic efforts.
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPIEST: I love to travel and explore new places with the people I love. This summer, I crossed the 97th thing off my bucket list, with a trip to the islands
HOW I UNWIND FROM WORK: Reading a great book, taking a cooking class and walking on the beach do wonders for the soul.