Our Culture

We started out building spaces. Along the way, we built a family.

About Our Culture

Inspiring Success through Spaces

A space is more than just a brick-and-mortar structure. It is the sense of community achieved through mutual respect and shared values. At KDW, our people make us who we are. We work hard to not just attract and retain the most talented professionals in the industry, but to nurture a culture of honesty and integrity, generating belonging across our organization. By advancing this culture, our goal is for all our employees to feel seen, heard and valued through employee engagement programs, intercompany events and team-building activities.

A space is more than just a brick-and-mortar structure. It is the sense of community achieved through mutual respect and shared values. At KDW, our people make us who we are. We work hard to not just attract and retain the most talented professionals in the industry, but to nurture a culture of honesty and integrity, generating belonging across our organization. By advancing this culture, our goal is for all our employees to feel seen, heard and valued through employee engagement programs, intercompany events and team-building activities.

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KDW employees on site
KDW team members

Our Core Values

Trust / Honesty

We foster an environment of authenticity across our organization and ensure that we fully commit to honest dialogue every single day.

Transparency

Transparency guides us through every interaction and decision we make as we prioritize openness, honesty and clear communication.

Grow from within

Growth is a continuous process that helps us realize our true potential and go beyond our own expectations.

Continuous improvement

We are relentless in our pursuit of evolution and we do it by elevating ourselves, our services and our impact with unwavering determination.

Integrity

We stay accountable to ourselves as we ensure our actions consistently reflect integrity, ethics and a commitment to doing what’s right.

Innovation

Instilling an innovative spirit inspires us to pioneer new ideas, embrace creativity and shape an infrastructural future built on groundbreaking solutions.

Clients

Working with KDW to build our state-of-the-art high bay/heavy lift fabrication shop was nothing short of pleasurable and professional. Their knowledge of construction techniques is amazing and every sub-contractor that was used did impeccable work. We could not have chosen a more competent general contractor on our million-dollar expansion project.

Glenn R. Tackaberry

President, Dooley Tackaberry, Inc.

I have worked with KDW for over 12 years on very large and small projects. They are skilled at analyzing our needs and offering multiple solutions for a project. Great company and I enjoy working with them.

Michael Sabados

Strategic Projects Manager, NOV

KDW was the best choice for our design/build we could ever make. From early on, they guided us through this enormous process of defining and designing the perfect building for our needs. Their expertise and experience make it easy to make the necessary decisions to get the job done and deliver on time the best results possible – the perfect building to grow our business!

Florian Schiller

MAN Diesel

In 2013 WIKA Process Solutions LP and GAYESCO INTERNATIONAL LLC started working with the KDW team to design & build our brand-new manufacturing facility on a 13-acre lot in the Pasadena ship channel area. From start (concept & initial renderings) to finish (January 2015 moving in), the KDW team supported us in every step of the way.

Paul Lemmens

WIKA

The work and craftsmanship executed by the KDW team is truly inspiring and remarkable. They have a way of making what seems nearly impossible possible and turning your dream into a reality. Their ability to adapt and meet strict deadlines will astonish you. They were an integral part to the true success of our construction phase and allowed us to become the Premier Water Park in Austin.

Ty Weitzel

General Manager, Typhoon Texas – Austin

When Goya realized the need for a large facility capable of heavy production, we knew KDW would be our designer/builder and Houston would be our home. This is our second project in 6 years with KDW and the Goya team considers the KDW team part of our extended family.

Evelio Fernandez

Vice President, Goya Foods

Build Your Career With Us

A history of industry-leading approaches, decades of building relationships, iconic clients, award-winning work, and unrivaled employee tenure. On top of all that, we’re just nice people. The kind you might like to join.

Email us about open positions at [email protected].

Build Your Career
With Us

A history of industry-leading approaches, decades of building relationships, iconic clients, award-winning work, and unrivaled employee tenure. On top of all that, we’re just nice people. The kind you might like to join.

Email us about open positions at [email protected].

KDW Leadership Team

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Jim Kingham
Chairman

Keith Dalton

Keith Dalton
Chief Executive Officer

Jay Kingham

Jay Kingham
President / Principal

Rolf Scheffler

Rolf Scheffler
Chief Operating Officer

Ray DeLaughter

Ray DeLaughter
Chief Financial Officer

Luke Kingham

Luke Kingham
Principal

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Bob Kingham
Principal

Chuck Norrell

Chuck Norrell
Vice President

Mark Miesch

Mark Miesch
Vice President

Bryan Harrison

Bryan Harrison
Construction Manager

Todd Hlavinka

Todd Hlavinka
Construction Manager

Mark Camilli

Mark Camilli
Director of Preconstruction

Michael Mann

Michael Mann
Director of Special Projects

Alexandra Crawley

Alexandra Crawley
Counsel and Business Development Director

Welcome Wilson Jr

Welcome Wilson Jr.
Development Partner