Company appoints Richie Keene to Executive Vice President; Founder and President Keller Webster to transition to Executive Chairman.
KWA Construction, a leading general contractor specializing in multifamily developments throughout Texas, has promoted Brian Webster to President and Richie Keene to Executive Vice President. Keller Webster, founder and President of KWA Construction, will be transitioning to Chairman. Brian Webster and Richie Keene previously served as Executive Vice President and Vice President of Operations, respectively.
“In their previous roles, Brian and Richie both successfully led a number of improvement initiatives that have had a significant impact on how our organization operates. I’m confident that both Brian and Richie will transition seamlessly to their respective roles as the new generation of leaders in our company,” said Keller Webster.
As President, Brian Webster will be responsible for the oversight of the organization as a whole and lead KWA’s business development efforts to achieve overall corporate objectives. In addition, he will lead strategic planning in the continued enhancement of the organization’s mission, culture and values. In Keene’s new role as Executive Vice President, he will oversee daily operations and assist the President in all of the firm’s initiatives to maintain top capability, performance, efficiency and profitability. Keller Webster will remain an owner and engaged with the firm’s business in a strategic advisory role.
“KWA would certainly not be what it is today if it were not for Keller. Richie and myself are honored to have the opportunity to continue to grow an organization that has come to mean so much to so many of us,” said Brian Webster, President of KWA Construction. “We are fortunate to have Keller remain on board with us as a strategic advisor and help guide the company in its continued success.”
Named one of the Top Builders in the Country by National Multifamily Housing Council, KWA Construction is committed to building first-class, multifamily housing developments while delivering the highest value at the right cost.
About Brian Webster:
Brian Webster joined KWA Construction in 2006 and has served in a variety of roles within both pre-construction and operations. He is active in the Dallas Builder Association, having served as a board member since 2008. He is also a member of the Association’s Multifamily Builders Council and has served on the board since 2008 and as chairman in 2011 and 2016. Prior to KWA, he worked in sales in Oklahoma City and Los Angeles. Webster earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology and industrial distribution from Texas A&M University.
About Richie Keene:
Richie Keene joined KWA Construction as Vice President of Operations in March 2013, with more than 20 years of construction industry experience. Prior to KWA, he served key Director of Operations positions with top construction groups, including Panattoni Construction, Inc., Key Construction, Texas, LLC and Centex Destination Properties-East. He earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
About Keller Webster:
With more than 40 years of experience, Keller Webster is a prominent business leader within the multifamily construction industry. Prior to founding KWA Construction, Webster held key executive positions with highly respected construction companies, including Spring Valley Construction Company and First Worthing Company. Webster’s leadership within the construction industry has resulted in many honors, including appointment of life director of both the Dallas Builders Association and the Texas Association of Builders, past president of the Dallas Builders Association, Hugh Prather Award recipient, and winner of the 2004 TAB “Multifamily Builder of the Year” award. A former U.S. Army First Lieutenant, Webster received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree from Georgia State University.
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About KWA Construction
KWA Construction is a Dallas-based construction firm specializing in multifamily developments. As general contractors, our team of experts has developed a reputation for being among the best in our industry. Founded in 2004, KWA Construction serves from a foundation of values created and realized by each individual who works in our organization. We strive to set the standard for excellence at the beginning of a project and carry that high standard throughout every process and estimate to ensure clients receive the greatest value at the right cost, every time. For more information about KWA Construction, visit www.kwaconstruction.com.
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