Over 40 years ago, Key Builders started as a small contractor doing residential renovation work in Princeton, Illinois.
Because of company’s reputation for providing quality work and excellent customer service, Key Builders continues to increase in the size and sophistication of its projects—branching into design-build work through partnerships with architectural firms and providing construction management services to oversee the design and construction for our clients.
Over the years, Key Builders established a track record for doing a very diverse scope of work:
Hospital, dental, and medical facilities, distribution centers and warehouse facilities, manufacturing facilities, municipal facilities, food industries, and manufacturing service industries, manufacturing facilities, agricultural buildings, libraries, and retirement facilities.
Key Builders has been a firm of strong values. Honesty and integrity. Quality work and open communication. Going the extra mile. Doing work right the first time. These were established as core values not just of those at the top, but of people throughout the organization. Key’s employees have consistently been high-caliber professionals who know and understand the value system that makes us a trusted business partner.
Throughout our history, we’ve remained relevant to our clients and competitive within our industry. We’ve built solid relationships with our clients with a history of quality work.
Key Builders Team Photo circa 1999
Once we win a job, I help administer the contracts and subcontracts, issuing change orders, sending out shop drawings, and doing billing and accounts receivable.
I oversee the day to day operations and keep them running smoothly. I continually review our many systems and processes to make sure that we are utilizing our company resources efficiently and effectively.
My ultimate goal is not just creating beautiful architecture from a design standpoint, but more importantly, creating functional, feasible and efficient spaces geared entirely to the end-users application and its long-term viability.
I’ve been in the construction industry for 35 years. I’ve had a lot of field experience, and I know the mechanics of a job, how to build something, and how to build it properly.
My job is to make sure our projects run on budget, on scope, and on schedule. I’ve been in the construction industry for 25 years, and I’m only satisfied when we exceed expectations.
At Key Builders, safety is priority number one, and the improvements in our experience modification rating are a clear measure of that commitment. We employ a safety coordinator who works with all of our clients and subcontractors to make sure risk management and risk avoidance are on everyone’s agenda during construction.
Key Builders has been working with the same surety/bonding company for more than twenty years, an accomplishment that few in our industry can claim.
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