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Ligia Keith

VP of Finance

Wave Wave

Born in Guatemala, Raised in Fullerton, CA

My mother, father, brother, and I moved to Orange County when I was four. I sincerely appreciate the opportunities and education that I have received in Southern California. It is a privilege I do not take for granted. My husband and I live in Orange, near the community college where we met.

Favorite Quote: “I never lose; I either win or learn.” – Nelson Mandela

Education is Important to Me

Education is not only about acquiring knowledge but also about personal growth. It challenges your thinking, expands your perspectives, and encourages lifelong learning. Continuous improvement is essential for staying adaptable in a changing world.

Education empowers individuals to contribute meaningfully to society. Your education adds to your ability to positively impact organizations, communities, and individuals you work with.

My formal education has opened doors and given me the confidence to “take my place at the table.” I find immense satisfaction in providing encouragement and advice regarding others’ professional journeys, knowing that they can achieve their goals with the proper education and determination.

“Never stop learning!” This is a mantra I live by, and I encourage others to do the same. Enjoy it and lean into it.


Construction Finance and Strategy

Working with numbers has always been one of my key strengths. My construction accounting and finance career has steadily progressed from Cash Accountant to CFO. I now have a seat on the Strategic Leadership Team, where I feel valued for my opinion and contribution. Contractors have unique accounting and finance requirements that are well suited to my natural talents, education, and experience.


Employee Stock Ownership Program

Couts Heating and Cooling, Inc., is an ESOP company. Employees continuously earn shares in the Company. The longer the employee’s employment with Couts Heating and Cooling, the more shares they will own. The higher the Company share price, the more significant the employee’s account value will be. This unique program provides financial benefits and fosters a sense of ownership and commitment among our team.

Consider Couts an excellent opportunity to build a career, earn shares, and make friends while enjoying an outstanding work-life balance.