Kirles Named to Top 20 Under 40 Class of 2016 by ENR


Flaherty & Collins Construction President Chris Kirles (pictured above, at right) has been named to the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 20 Under 40 Class of 2016.

ENR Midwest’s Top 20 Under 40 class offers a deep bench of skilled, knowledgeable industry veterans and younger workers. More than qualified engineers, architects, planners and estimators, these are people who find fulfillment in serving their local communities and in employing the talents, skills and knowledge that bring them professional success.

This year’s class of young professionals sets a fine example for the kinds of contributions that the region’s construction and design firms will require moving forward. The honorees span a wide variety of  industry roles, often excelling not only through their jobs, but in their respective contributions via charitable endeavors, community positions and industry mentoring.

To choose this year’s Top 20 Under 40 class, ENR Midwest assembled an independent panel of judges. After assessing each candidate’s work experience, career and industry leadership—as well as their community outreach efforts—judges determined this year’s class from candidates working in the area of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Kirles is responsible for formulating Flaherty & Collins Properties strategic planning with regards to the Construction division. His responsibilities include establishing systems and procedures, project controls, financial controls and operations. Chris provides a high level of organizational and communication skills to the Construction division, as well as providing oversight on the Architectural & Engineering department, Construction Management and Operations.

A graduate of the IU Kelley School of Business, Kirles is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) – Indiana District Council Executive Committee and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) – MF Bronze Council.  Kirles was previously a Vice President of Development with Flaherty & Collins Properties, serving as the lead developer on Ninety7Fifty on the Park and The Depot at Nickel Plate.

ENR Midwest received 56 entries for this year’s competition.