Our Story - Our Team

Kango Development LLC is a small, women-owned business founded by Fran Hereth and Kim Roemen in 2000.

Fran Hereth has over 20 years experience in the development, financing and construction of a wide range of projects. She owned and operated a successful general contracting firm in San Francisco, served as the construction estimator for two Bay Area high-end residential general contractors, provided project/construction management services to affordable housing nonprofits throughout California and served as Director of West Coast originations for a national tax credit syndicator. She has worked on urban infill affordable, mixed-use housing developments in San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Antioch College and a Masters Degree from Stanford University. Professional certifications include:

  • California B General Contractor’s License
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) Multifamily Building Analyst
  • Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES)
  • Arizona Commercial General Contractor’s License

Kim Roemen has 18 years of experience in the construction industry in Europe and in California. She served as Operations Manager for a plumbing/HVAC installation firm in the Netherlands. She supervised the construction for major renovations of historic mansions known as “Herenhuizen” in Haarlem, Netherlands. In California, she has managed the acquisition and rehabilitation of multifamily properties and supervised construction of custom single family homes for KD in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Dominican University.