Our roots go back to 1948, when Fred Hignell, Jr., along with his partner at the time, Floyd Strange, built over 1,000 homes in 25 subdivisions, in addition to apartment and commercial projects.
Doug Hignell joined his father in 1970, bringing with him new vitality and an expanded vision for the company. Emphasis changed to real estate syndication and property management services, teaming with a solid group of investors, but there was always a construction project happening somewhere.
In the last five decades the company has built numerous apartment complexes, a professional office complex of 37,026 square feet, a small specialty shopping center, developed and marketed a 64 duplex subdivision and a 59-lot planned unit development. In addition, we built The Courtyard at Little Chico Creek, a 41-unit residential care facility for the elderly.
In addition to our property management and development abilities, we are also equipped to provide any maintenance and construction work that is needed to keep our properties in top condition. We hold a general building contractor’s license (#143778) with nine supplemental classifications including warm-air heating, ventilating and air-conditioning, electrical, painting and decorating, plumbing, roofing, sanitation systems, sheet metal, lathing and plaster, and drywall. This gives us the ability to offer more of a one stop shop to our customers as we build or remodel their homes or commercial buildings.
We presently employ more than 180 people who represent the firm in the fields of commercial and residential property management, General Contractors, and Community Association Management. (Corp. BRE #317250), and general services.
Doug Hignell served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors up until his passing in September of 2019. The Hignell Companies is still a family company at its core, and the family’s interests will continue to be represented with Doug's daughter Keri stepping into his role as the Chairman of the Board.
Doug's presence and legacy are with us daily as we continue to be and become the company he and his father started so many years ago.