In partnership with her late husband, Bobby Lindamood, Kayla joined Lindamood Demolition in 1980. With the combined leadership, the business steadily grew over the years and set the company on a path for success. In 2007, Kayla transitioned to President/Owner/Operator and does more than wrangle the extensive process of managing people, equipment, and dust on large jobs. As President, she is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the company by working with other management staff to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies. Kayla plans, develops, organizes, implements, and evaluates Lindamood’s fiscal function and performance. Kayla is also very involved in bidding jobs, supervising office staff, visiting job sites, and is busy managing the Lindamood office expansion to accommodate continued company growth.
With more than 35 years of demolition experience and leading a certified Woman-Owned Business, she’s obsessed with innovating new ways of providing exceptional quality control, jobsite safety, and customer satisfaction. Kayla manages the company alongside her son, Jake Lindamood. As a duo, Kayla and Jake’s biggest advantage in running a business together is the ease of communication that comes from knowing each other so well. Kayla enjoys watching Jake’s leadership, knowing the company is in good hands for future generations.
Who are you outside of work? I’m a mother of three and a grandmother of seven. I’m a big sports fan…the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys are my teams. I love watching my grandchildren compete in sports, spending quality time with my family, and exploring new restaurants. You might also find me hanging out by the pool or at a beach.
Why do you do what you do? My passion is Lindamood. The competitiveness and growth we accomplish each year encourages me to set new goals to keep this company alive. From bidding jobs, looking over the office, and watching the younger generation take pride in their job the way Bobby and I always did.
Growing up in a family business atmosphere, at an early age Jake followed in his father’s footsteps spending his weekends and holidays immersed in learning about equipment. Jake was drawn to all sides of the business, from trucking to demolition. A proven leader with successful tenures first by earning his CDL early on, establishing Lindamood Heavy Hauling in 2005 to further meet the needs of the growing fleet, to now managing the entire operations of the company.
Lindamood Demolition tears down buildings, but Jake builds up the business. Today, as Vice President, Jake provides over 20+ years of experience in the demolition, excavation, and heaving hauling industries. He handles all aspects of business operations, including overseeing estimating and field supervision for over 300 employees. You won’t see Jake just tied up in an office, you can also find him in the field
tackling new machinery and lending a helping hand on the job sites. He’s an owner on the job just like his dad was. Jake enjoys working alongside his employees in the field and building up that camaraderie. And with safety a main priority at Lindamood, being on-site helps him ensure all safety procedures are being met.
Jake loves having a business partner he already knows how to work with and appreciates the shared passion him and his mother have for their company. (Even though they sometimes have a hard time “leaving the office”.) They focus on doing their own jobs and keeping family and business separate. Having grown the company together from 40 employees to over 300, the way Jake and Kayla run the business “just works”.
What is the best advice you ever received from your dad? I got a lot of great advice from my dad, but I would say it was never be afraid to get your hands dirty, don’t think you are better than any of your employees, and don’t ask your employees to do anything you wouldn’t do yourself. You might see me on any given day in the field, grabbing a shovel and asking one of my employees to take a break. I really enjoy being out there.
What do you like to do outside of work? Spending time with my wife and four kids. I’m a wild game hunter, so we like to visit the hunting ranch as a family and also like outdoor adventures like going to the lake, boating, ATV riding in the mountains, camping, or even just sitting on the back patio at the house watching my kids swim. I enjoy listening to Texas Country and older country music. I look forward to the yearly trip to Nashville with my wife each year. And when there’s time, I enjoy a truck show on occasion.