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Lee Michael Kennedy
Lee works closely with the executive management team to establish and implement the company’s strategic vision and direction as well as provide everyday leadership. Lee focuses most of his time in three areas: client relationships, leadership development, and community involvement.
Lee supports many community and social causes, serving on the board or executive committee for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester (where he currently serves as Chairman), College Bound Dorchester, Neighborhood House Charter School, St Joseph’s College of Maine, Duxbury Rural & Historical Society, UMass Boston, Boston Architectural College, Town of Duxbury Town Wide Building Committee, Duxbury School Building Committee, and the Wright Building Committee.
Lee’s industry and community leadership has been recognized with awards including the Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40; the Boston Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Leaders, Duxbury Rural & Historical Society’s President’s Award and AGC Grand Honor Award.
Gene started at LKCo. in 1987, also as a laborer and worked through the estimating and project management ranks. Today, Gene leads sales and client development efforts for the company’s specialized Interiors Group, cultivating relationships with top industry leaders within the design community, real estate professionals as well as the end-users.
With the company since 1986, Chris has led construction on a number of the company’s most notable projects, including Harvard University’s Sanders Theater renovation and the Emerson College Tufte Performance & Production Center. Today, Chris oversees all LKCo. field operations and ushered LKCo. into the BIM era, leading staff through training on Revit and Navisworks.
Bob joined LKCo. in 1994 and led the company’s award-winning renovation and expansion of Harvard University’s Widener Library. Bob has grown the academic group to include projects for clients such as Boston College, Simmons College, Berklee College of Music, Northeastern University, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum and the Boston Conservatory.
A seasoned veteran of interior fit-outs, with a particular focus on Life Sciences, Rose brings more than 40 years’ experience to us leading our project teams. She has lead projects for big name tech companies, financial institutions, academic institutions, and leading bio-pharm clients such as Takeda, Vertex and Alnylam, to name a few. She cultivates our client and subcontractor relationships and brings great energy to our Special Projects Group.
Allan leads the preconstruction and estimating efforts on all large projects. Allan works closely with clients on cost control measures, programming and design. With 25 years in the industry, Allan brings a wealth of experience with projects across a wide range of sectors, size and type.
With the firm since 2001, Scott has managed projects across a wide spectrum of size, complexity and market sector. He found his niche in Interiors and has been running this specialty group since 2007. His team has put in place over 4 million square feet of work in downtown Boston over the last three years.
Don is another long-time LKCo employee, joining the firm in 1982 as a carpenter, and rising through the ranks to Vice President of Construction. Along the way, Don managed projects with a wide array of complexities including deep excavations for underground parking structures, on some of Boston’s most prominent campuses.
Don oversees the entire field operations portion of the business, which includes both the new construction work and the very active, always changing tenant market. Don oversees field progress, logistics, and schedules on all active projects as the company’s General Superintendent. Don has also taken a large role in heightening the company’s award-winning safety program.
Jason has been in the construction industry for 20+ years focusing on construction safety and environmental protection throughout his career. He holds the designation of Certified Safety Professional through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and is accredited through the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED Professional. Jason oversees the development, implementation and maintenance of LKCo’s Safety Management System, and is particularly focused on integrating EH&S considerations into all facets of the company’s business model. LKCo’s approach of PEVI (Plan, Execute, Verify, Improve) has produced quantifiable results in the form of reduced injuries/incidents, improved efficiencies and increased profitability, and provides a solid foundation for continuous improvement in the future.
Christine has extensive experience navigating the numerous multi-agency issues that our projects inevitably encounter. Christine’s responsibilities include thoughtfully guiding our clients through the community, permitting, zoning, and regulatory advocacy processes. Christine also supports our EEO efforts by collaborating internally with LKCO staff as well as a hand in hand with our subcontractors to ensure diversity, inclusion and compliance on our job sites.
Dan will be leading our use of technology and advocating for better project and business analytics across all internal systems. He will oversee all aspects of his projects including estimating, scheduling, purchasing, accounting and operations as they relate to the progress and successful completion. Focusing particularly on the Commercial and Institutional Market Sectors. Dan has been the project leader on projects across Boston including the South Bay expansion, the Moxy Hotel, and Boston Arts Academy.
Tom is responsible for LKCO’s project financial systems to ensure accurate and timely cost management on all our projects. He is instrumental in understanding the particular nuances of each project and works with the project teams in order to tailor our systems to fit the project’s requirements. His extensive experience planning and managing construction activities in both the Commercial Market and Institutional Market Sectors make him an invaluable team leader on projects including Analog Devices, Hood Park and MIT Music Building.
Paul is instrumental in Lee Kennedy’s Career Development program as a leader and mentor for the directing the career paths of upcoming talent. His hands on approach to managing his project teams contributes to successful outcomes on all his Institutional and Commercial projects. Paul has been the project leader on a number of the company’s high-profile projects for Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Boston College and Simmons College.
Leading the day to day operations of the Estimating Department for large projects Ryan began his career and has steadily risen through the ranks in his 15 years with the company. Spanning the Academic and Commercial sectors his detailed hands-on approach enables him to support projects throughout all phases. He also leads W-MBE initiatives and implements Lean construction processes during preconstruction.
Jim leads Preconstruction and Estimating for the Interiors/Special Projects division. With over two decades of experience in the Boston market, Jim specializes in complex, large-scale interior projects across multiple industries including healthcare, academics, life-sciences, corporate renovations, hospitality and more.
Steve oversees the MEP Department for Lee Kennedy. He provides invaluable input on project logistics, scheduling, and estimating. During preconstruction, Steve works with the design team to analyze MEP systems and their costs to best meet the client’s needs. Throughout construction, Steve oversees all of Lee Kennedy’s MEP Coordinators and works closely with them along with the MEP/FP subcontractors to ensure a collaborative coordination process, inspect QA/QC on site, arbitrate subcontractor field negotiations and monitor the completion of the close-out / commissioning process.
George has been working in the construction industry since 1978. This has allowed him to be proficient with numerous roles including scheduling difficulties, logistical planning, estimating, account management and problem-solving. In addition, his ability to grasp the needs of the client and communicate with design teams has helped forge long-lasting relationships with many sectors of the industry and make him an invaluable resource and asset. George has been a leader on many projects including America’s Test Kitchen’s new home offices kitchens and studios; Car Gurus expansion program, MediaMath Cambridge offices and Shell TechWorks lab and collaboration space.
With LKCo. since 2004, Eric is responsible for direct oversight of all the company’s interior field operations. Eric visits all projects regularly to review site conditions, logistics, schedules and manpower requirements while providing valuable input on all phases of the construction process. Eric employs a detail-oriented, hands on approach that enables him to manage field crews for a diverse collection of projects. He is also responsible for scheduling all carpenters and laborers on LKCo projects.
Joe provides leadership to project teams in developing thoughtful strategies for achieving our clients’ goals from inception through completion. He fosters a collaborative environment applying lean principles to arrive at a carefully constructed project plan to set the stage for success in the field. Joe has extensive experience in design-build delivery in the academic and commercial market, and is responsible for the development and growth of our Healthcare sector. His has led multiple projects with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as well as our recent work with South Shore Hospital.