Prior to forming KKG Inc. in 2002, Brian Kent’s personal experience in the construction industry dates back to 1974. Brian then moved into various roles with larger regional and national general contracting firms, acting as Vice President with each.
Brian’s diverse construction background has presented him with a wide array of experience and skills. To date he has overseen $3,000,000,000 of direct construction costs, and has provided pre-construction services for over $4,000,000,000 in construction value.
Working as a general contractor, Brian recognized the need on the part of the owners for a third-party management entity that could act as an intermediary between the GC and owner as well as serve as a lookout for future problems and opportunities to maximize investment dollars. When the opportunity arose in 2001, Brian thought it was time to apply his knowledge and experience gained to the formation of KKG. This allowed him to position KKG to apply this wealth of knowledge and management skills to a wider array of projects, for multiple clients, rather than limiting the company to only managing what it could build in a hands-on fashion as a general contractor.
Executive Vice President, Construction Management Services
Patty Kent has worked in the construction industry for 35 years in various capacities including purchasing, estimating and project management. Prior to joining the team at KKG, Patty managed the purchasing, estimating and forward planning of approximately 11,000 home sites and the land and infrastructure on approximately 3,000 acres. Additionally, Patty was the project manager for 2 master planned communities with a budget exceeding $300M. As purchasing manager, Patty was responsible for all cost savings, value engineering, national master contract negotiations, budget tracking, change order review and processing. In addition to the responsibilities she held as purchasing manager, as project manager she was also responsible for plan submission and tracking through recorded tract map, including meeting with city council members and various other city officials in an effort to resolve all conditions of approval prior to recording.
Patty has been involved with two Home Aid projects, overseeing the contributions and construction of one 4,000 square foot home and one community center for disadvantaged children.