Our Executive Team
Prior to forming KKG Inc. in 2002, Brian Kent’s personal experience in the construction industry dates back to 1974, at which point he owned and operated a private general contracting company. Brian then moved into various roles with larger, $200,000,000 per year general contracting firms, such as Peck Jones and Ray Wilson, 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 over $1,000,000,000 in direct construction costs, and has provided preconstruction services for over $370,000,000 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 intermediary between the GC and owner as well as serve as a lookout for future problems and opportunities to save money and effectively act on them before they were overlooked. When the opportunity arose in 2001, Brian thought it was time to apply the knowledge and experience gained from more than a billion dollars and many hundreds of projects 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.
Vice President, Construction Management Services
Patty Spainhower has worked in the construction industry for 23 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 recordation.
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.
Director, Pre-Construction Services
Kristen McLane has been working in the industry both on and offsite since 2001. Her
employment has spanned both general contracting and construction management. The jobs
she has been involved with have covered everything from public works to high-rise
commercial, to residential homes & apartment complexes. Kristen holds a
construction management certificate through Cal Poly Pomona and is LEED GA certified.
Kristen has also served in the capacity of Location Coordinator on several films and commercials that have involved many of our Client’s projects. This gives her an insider’s perspective when it comes to creative projects such as theaters and performing arts centers. This is especially seen in Meta Housing Corporation’s Long Beach Senior Artist Colony.