The Hignell Companies Northern California Property Management Company Names New Chief Executive Officer

The Hignell Companies, a Northern California property management company, announces the naming of Phil Larios as Chief Executive Officer. The position was previously held by Doug Hignell, who will still be actively involved in the family-owned company. Larios will continue to be responsible for day-to-day operations, as well as the overall strategic direction of the company, which specializes in residential and commercial property management, home owner association management, brokerage and full professional services including painting, cleaning and construction / maintenance.

“For the past year or more Phil has already been fulfilling many of the CEO functions as I have been focusing more of my attention on the company’s purpose, values, vision, speaking engagements and writing,” Hignell said. “This change will bring official alignment to the roles we have already been fulfilling.”

Larios is committed to The Hignell Companies’ growth and innovation through a strategic, Spirit-led mentality. He expects the Northern California property management company to be high-performing, customer-focused and profitable through its property management experience ( ). In the last three decades, The Hignell Companies has built numerous apartment complexes, a specialty shopping center, and developed and marketed a 59-lot planned-unit development.

The Hignell Companies was founded by Fred Hignell, Jr. in 1948. Doug Hignell, who joined his father Fred at the company in 1970, is committed to continuing as an active part of The Hignell Companies, by sharing his vision and values through speaking engagements, involvement with the company’s Creating Caring Communities non-profit, and creatively impacting the local community.

“Phil is a true leader and encourager, a man of unwavering integrity and someone I deeply trust,” Hignell said. “I’m confident he will be an exceptional CEO.”

Hignell will also continue to be involved as a general partner for investment partnerships as well as responsible for the board and advisory committee. Larios and his new executive team, Greg Wietbrock, Jeff Stiemsma and Vito Mule, are currently developing a one year operating plan and three year strategic plan for the company ( ). Together with Hignell they are committed to fulfilling the company’s purpose – to create caring communities that transform lives.

About The Hignell Companies:
The Hignell Companies is a family owned company that has offered property development services and property management for over 60 years. It presently employs more than 150 people who represent the firm in the fields of commercial and residential property management and Community Association Management. It currently offers residential and commercial property management home owner association management, brokerage and full professional services including painting, cleaning and construction / maintenance. It is committed to the highest standards of excellence and service, and guarantees complete customer satisfaction.

The Hignell Companies can be reached at 530-894-4040 or online at

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