Richie Keene joined KWA Construction as Executive Vice President in April 2019, the position he held from 2013 – 2017 before seeking an opportunity in single-family homebuilding. Richie oversees daily operations and works with President Brian Webster in all of the firm’s initiatives to continue to be a market leader in performance, efficiency and client services.
With more than 25 years of construction industry experience in a variety of different positions, Richie is a tremendous asset to the KWA Construction executive team. While he has in-depth management experience within the multi-family construction segment, he also has an extensive background in other construction areas to include commercial, healthcare, resorts and HUD projects.
Prior to KWA, Richie served key operations positions at several respected construction groups, including Panattoni Construction, Inc., in Dallas, Texas, Key Construction, Texas, LLC in Fort Worth, Texas, Centex Destination Properties-East, in Orlando, Florida and History Maker Homes in Dallas, Texas.
Earlier in his career, Richie served in estimating and project management roles at MAPP Construction in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, CDI Contractors in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Centex Construction in Dallas, Texas. Through these early positions, Keene gained the hands-on experience that is critical to understanding the importance of thoroughness and constant communication throughout each step of the construction process.
Richie earned a bachelor of science in construction management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in Monroe, Louisiana.