Under Construction: Stories of the Journey to Success
By John Regan
Under Construction: Stories of the Journey to SuccessMay 15, 2023
S4E09 Eric Gower, Chief Surveyor, KCG Civil Group - Under Construction
Today's episode features Eric Gower, Chief Surveyor for Keeley Construction Group. Eric shares his story of career growth from field to office to leadership. Enjoy!
S4E08 Jason Kuhl, Sr Project Manager, KCG Industrial Manufacturing - Under Construction
Today's guest is Jason Kuhl, Sr. PM with KCG Industrial Manufacturing. Jason and I talk about his long tenure at the Keeley Companies, his interest in construction being formed as a young boy, and the growth potential he sees for those in the construction industry. ENJOY!
S4E07 Austin Maraman, Project Engineer, KCG Civil Infrastructure - Under Construction
Today’s episode features Austin Maraman, Project Engineer for the Keeley Construction Group Civil Infrastructure group. We discuss his experiences in the early stages of his career, the difference between perfection and progression, and how he approaches time management. Enjoy!
S4E06 The Larry Keeley 85th Birthday Special Edition
Today's episode is a special edition conversation that I had with the founder and chairman of Keeley Construction Group, Larry Keeley. Larry and I share the same birthday and as he turns 85, we spent time talking about the origins of the company, what he's learned in his career, how he developed the culture of safety, family and results throughout the years, and the legacy he hopes to leave. Enjoy!!!
SE4E05 Roque Leal jr - Project Manager, KCG Texas Paving - Under Construction
Today's episode features Roque Leal jr, project manager for our Texas Paving division of the Keeley Construction Group. Roque shares his experience as a third generation construction member and the lessons he's learned from both his father and grandfather, that apply as much then, as they do now in growing a successful business. Enjoy!
S4E04 Angela Lemakis, Development Analyst, BestBox Storage - Under Construction
Today I interview one of our development analysts with BestBox storage, a part of our Keeley Properties team. Angela shares her journey of discovering when it was time to switch not only her career, but how she identified with her future self. Enjoy!
S4E03 Greg Goette, Director of Operations, KCG Building Group - Under Construction
Today my guest is Greg Goette, Director of Operations for Keeley Construction Group's, Building Group. Greg shares his career from both the owner and contractor perspectives, as well as many years of project experience in dealing with challenging design and deliverable dates. Enjoy!
S4E2 - Matt Evrard, General Superintendent, KCG Civil Infrastructure - Under Construction
Today's episode features Matt Evrard, General Superintendent for KCG Civil Infrastructure Group. Matt discusses the importance of questions during the course of your daily work, and how to run towards problems to grow your career. Enjoy!
S4E01 - Brian Peter, Vice President, KCG Building Group, Under Construction
This episode features one of Keeley Construction Group's new Vice Presidents, Brian Peter. Brian leads the Building Group and shares with us his career journey and lessons learned along the way. Enjoy!
S3E25 John Regan - On Personal Strategic Planning and Coaching for a successful 2023
Today's episode features John Regan, VP of Learning & Development for the Keeley Companies sharing his 20+ years of coaching and leadership development experience on how to craft a personal strategic plan to achieve results on purpose in 2023 for YOU! Grab a pen and paper (or digital equivalent), and be ready to take notes on how this proven process can work for you. Enjoy!
S3E24 Dr. Scott Chadwick, Leader of MaryvilleWorks program, Maryville University - Under Construction
This episode features Dr. Scott Chadwick, Leader of MaryvilleWorks program at Maryville University. Our conversation ranges widely on the topics of leadership, learning, creating environments for growth, and dealing with challenging environments while maintaining both the people and business goals in mind. Enjoy!
S3E23 Garry Berra, National Operations Director, KCG Paving - Under Construction
Joining me today is Garry Berra, the KCG National Operations Director for Paving. Garry's career journey spans widely diverse industries and ties into his passion for helping people to achieve their goals. Enjoy!
S3E22 - Mike Flom, Director of Operations, KCG Texas Paving - Under Construction
Today's episode features Mike Flom, the director of operations for Keeley Construction Group's Texas Paving Division. Mike has a long history in the asphalt industry from the production of asphalt, highway/roads, and now lot paving for customers throughout Texas. Join us as Mike shares how to balance the production and people side of the business to drive success! Enjoy.
S3E21 - Kristen Clark, Executive Admin with KCG - Under Construction
This episode features Kristen Clark, Executive Admin at Keeley Construction Group, serving the executive leadership team. Kristen discusses her non-traditional journey and thoughts about failure. Enjoy!
S3E20 - Beau Reinberg, Principal Partner with BestBox Storage - Under Construction
Today's episode features Beau Reinberg, one of two Principal Partners at Best Box storage, a partnership with Keeley Properties. Beau shares how his upbringing in both the country and city gave him deeper insight into people, how hard work, perseverance, and faith have sustained him in a journey with many ups and downs, and the importance of partnering others to have a successful life. Enjoy!
S3E19 Steve Long - Under Construction
Today's guest is Steve Long, Director of Innovation and Learning at Dome Construction. Steve shares his career story of moving from operations into a support functional role experiencing the challenges and rewards along the way. Enjoy!
S3E18 Rich Roberts - Under Construction
Today I'm talking to Rich Roberts with Keeley Construction Group. Rich has been with the company for over 30 years in roles from business development, operations, management, and group leadership, and has come full circle back to business development. Rich's tenure and perspective with KCG, and the paving industry in general, is insightful and full of lessons that we can all learn. Enjoy!
S3E17 Krista Frenzel - Under Construction
My guest on this episode is Krista Frenzel, HR Generalist at Keeley Construction Group. We discuss her career aspirations and journey and how the two have evolved over time. Krista has some great advice for folks about how to intentionally grow your career, and make self-reflection a part of your growth plan. Enjoy!
S3E16 Chris Edrington - Under Construction
Today I'm talking with Chris Edrington, part of the Keeley Companies Cybersecurity Team. Chris shares his career journey including: ministry, electrical work, alarm install and IT. We also talk about how he prioritizes his work in a field that never rests. Enjoy!
S3E15 Josh Ridler - Under Construction
This episode features Josh Ridler, Direct of PreConstruction for the Keeley Construction Group Heavy Industries and Industrial Manufacturing groups. Josh shares his story in a very relatable and transparent manner. Be ready to take notes, this episode is packed with details that can help us all as we continue on our journey. Enjoy!
S3E14 - Will Singleton - Under Construction
My guest today is Will Singleton, intern for KeeleyU, coming to us from the SLIP (St. Louis Internship Program) of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (https://www.bgcstl.org/slip/). We talk about how he is preparing for his future career, his experiences to date in high school, his first internship at another company, and his experience at the Keeley Companies. Will shares his thoughts on culture, the scorecard process that helps him to shape his internship, and his future roles. Enjoy!
S3E13 Curt Mauldin - Under Construction
Today's episode features Curt Mauldin, Director of Operations at Keeley Construction Group. This episode is jam packed with actionable items that you can use in your career, be ready to take some notes! Ranging across his journey as a team member, multiple business ownership, and his extracurricular activities, Curt is transparent and encouraging for us all. Enjoy!
S3E12 Daniel Bradley - Under Construction
Today’s episode features Daniel Bradley, leader of the accounting and financial team at Keeley Construction Group. Enjoy our wide ranging conversation and Daniel’s multi-layered approach to career growth.
S3E11 - Delaney Howard - Under Construction
My guest today is Delaney Howard, Receptionist at the Keeley Construction and Keeley Companies corporate headquarters. We talk about her college and career progression, the journey of building career equity that she is currently on, and the tools that she uses to keep the massive influx of day to day work organized. Enjoy!
S3E10 Al Dreste - Under Construction
Today's episode features Al Dreste, Sr. VP of Business Development for Keeley Construction Group. Al shares his journey from bartender, to garage door industry to Sr. VP of Business Development for a close to $400 million dollar organization. Al has the ability to share both incredibly detailed stories, and at the same time, give incredibly concise and actionable suggestions. ENJOY!
S3E9 Jim Cundiff - Under Construction
Today's episode features Jim Cundiff, part of the Risk Management Team at Keeley Construction Group. Jim has a great career story spanning sales, construction, insurance, and management...and not necessarily in that order! Enjoy!
S3E8 Matt Muller - Under Construction
This episode features Matt Muller - VP of Quality at Keeley Construction Group. From an early career in drafting, through spec and drawing review in the architecture field and then into quality management. As a continuous learner and coach, Matt shares his thoughts on how to leverage these tools instead of compliance to help achieve goals.
S3E7 - Rob Miller - Under Construction
Today's episode features Rob Miller, VP of Safety at Keeley Construction Group. We discuss his career pivots, the amount of time it takes to understand a culture, the difference between proactive and reactive risk management, how that applies on the job site, and the difference between compliance and safety. Enjoy this episode!
S3E6 - Paul Licon - Under Construction
This episode features Paul Licon - Project Manager for Milling Services. Paul and I have a great conversation about how he discovered his joy for milling, the importance of responsiveness to daily demands in customer satisfaction, and how to make safety a part of the culture in a dangerous industry. Enjoy!
S3E5 Mary Sly - Under Construction
Today's guest is Mary Sly, VP of Keeley Cares Foundation. Mary and I discuss her career journey, the incredible program that is Keeley Cares, and how being involved in the communities we work in benefits us all. Enjoy.
S3E4 - Melissa Swank - Under Construction
Today's podcast features Melissa Swank, owner of The Well Being STL, and health coach for KeeleyLife at The Keeley Companies. You can connect with Melissa at www.thewellbeingstl.com or on LinkedIn. Enjoy this episode!
S3E3 - Jason Braidwood - Under Construction
Today's episode features Jason Braidwood, President of Keeley Properties (www.keeleyproperties.com). Jason and I have a wide ranging conversation, including a very honest discussion about how leaders can deal with the constant companion of imposter syndrome. Enjoy!
S3E2 - Keeley Green - Under Construction
This episode features the launch of a brand new cultural pillar at the Keeley Companies - Keeley Green! Keeley Green is a sustainability initiative, co-lead by Maggie St. Geme and Derek Maschek. During this episode we hear both the reason for launching this pillar, and the story of how Maggie and Derek have come to co-lead. The pillar is looking for passionate individuals to join as champions as we move forward with impacting the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. Enjoy this episode!
S3E1 - Mark Wojtal - Under Construction
Kicking off 2022 with a bang, this episode feature Mark Wojtal, leader of the Keeley Construction Civil Energy group. Mark shares how passion, people, and process have shaped his career, covering how he keeps himself focused, the respect for his craftspeople and embracing the strategic planning process known as the KeeleyWay. This episode features many personal examples as Mark models transparently where he has grown and continues to grow in his leadership. Enjoy!
S2E25 Tom Birkemeier - Under Construction
Joining me for our last podcast episode of 2021 is Tom Birkemeier, President of Keeley Construction. Tom shares his journey from family business to large enterprise and now President. You'll hear the plus/delta of working on large vs small projects, and how you can accelerate your career growth. Enjoy!
S2E24 Andy Cottle - Under Construction
Today we're talking with Andy Cottle, Vice President Heavy Industries for Keeley Construction Group. Andy shares some great tips on how to use your todo list to drive forward action, and how to accelerate your career growth. Enjoy!
S2E23 John Frazier - Under Construction
Today's episode features John Frazier - Texas Regional Director for Keeley Construction. John shares his career story including working for multi-billion dollar enterprises and owning a small business and shares his perspective on what people don't fully understand when they try to become "un-replaceable". Enjoy this episode!
S2E22 John Herrin - Under Construction
This episode features John Herrin, Vice President, Industrial Group of Keeley Construction. John shares his career story including taking a job because it put food on the table, all the way up to managing a project with 800 plus people. Enjoy this episode!
S2E21 Jeff Kelley - Under Construction
My guest today is Jeff Kelley - President of Keeley Restoration Services. Our conversation includes some practical tips on managing ToDo lists, and how to motivate yourself. You can find more information about Keeley Restoration Services on the web at https://www.keeleyrestoration.com, or call Jeff at 314-GARAGES (314-427-2437). Enjoy this episode!
S2E20 - Special Edition - Cybersecurity - Under Construction
In awareness of cybersecurity month, and wanting to keep our community safe, today we have two subject matter experts, Aaron Kalist and Eric Krauska, sharing how we can stay safer online. Enjoy this episode and check https://staysafeonline.org/resources-library/ for more tips and tricks.
S2E19 - Karina Escobar - Under Construction
Joining me today is the newest member of the KeeleyU team - Karina Escobar! Karina shares her career journey including the military, property development and now learning and development, as well as her passion for Hispanic Heritage. Enjoy!
S2E18 Intern Eli - Under Construction
This special episode of the podcast features Eli, a rising Junior in high school, who interned with KeeleyU over the summer of 2021. Hear from Eli what he learned about career growth from the earliest stages of planning his future. Enjoy!
S2E17 Ray Boehm - Under Construction
Many people have experienced Ray Boehm in his safety role at the Keeley Companies. In today's episode, Ray shares the story of how he came to be in the safety industry, including careers in law enforcement, extreme sports, and insurance. Enjoy the episode!
S2E16 Brittany Moore - Under Construction
Today's episode features Brittany Moore, Talent Acquisition Manager for L. Keeley Construction. This episode feature topics including metrics, how to personally outsource, and the importance of relationships in business. Enjoy!
S2E15 Aggie Sherwin - Under Construction
This episode features Aggie Sherwin, Video and Graphics Manager for the Keeley Companies. Aggie shares how learning to accept and give criticism has helped accelerate her career, and that of her team.
For examples of Aggie and the team's work visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChC80zruOr_miUqM1dL5B_w You can also visit the website www.keeleycompanies.com.
Enjoy this episode!
S2E14 Matt Taylor - Under Construction
This episode features Matt Taylor, Sr. VP of the L. Keeley Paving group. Enjoy!
S2E13 Dennis Gillan Under Construction
Today's episode features Dennis Gillan, Executive Director of Half a Sorrow Foundation, Tedx speaker and friend of the Keeley Companies. Dennis shares about mental health and suicide prevention to companies and organizations speaking from his personal story. You can connect with Dennis at his website, the Half a Sorrow website or on LinkedIn.
S2E12 Mike Rupinski - Under Construction
This episode features longtime Keeley'n Mike Rupinski. Mike has held various roles in his career, most recently assuming the role of VP of Risk Management, IT and Legal for the Keeley Companies. This episode is packed with great insights - be ready to take notes as you listen! Enjoy!
S2E11 Jeff Fischer - Under Construction
My guest on this episode is Jeff Fischer, President of Mercury Wireless. Jeff discusses how his focus on the customer helps to drive business success. Enjoy!
S2E10: Susan Conrad - Under Construction
Today's episode features Susan Conrad, Partner, at Chapman & Company Leadership Institute. From lessons learned in the 2008 market downturn, to today's focus helping consult with firms on sustainable business results and human performance, Susan shares what has helped her to become a valued partner with businesses: nimbleness, gratitude, and staying focused on your values and mission are all touched on during our chat. Enjoy!
S2E9: Ryan Perryman - Under Construction
Today's episode features Ryan Perryman, VP of the LKC Building group. This episode features the concepts of problem solving, humility, and mentoring. Enjoy!
S2E8 Gina Hoagland - Under Construction
Today's episode features Gina Hoagland, Partner at Collaborative Strategies (https://getcollaborative.com), a St. Louis based consulting firm specializing in Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, Board Governance, and Talent Development services for privately held organizations.
During this episode we discussed numerous topics include mindful meditation. Gina mentioned Dr. Andrew Hill of the Peak Brain Institute (http://peakbraininstitute.com/dr-andrew-hill-the-magic-man/), and John mentioned the Headspace App (https://www.headspace.com).
Enjoy this episode!
S2E7 Jill Lauer - Under Construction
Today I'm sharing this conversation with Jill Lauer, claims administrator for the Keeley Companies. Enjoy this episode!
S2E6: Zach Schaefer - Under Construction
This episode features Zach Schaefer, founder and CEO of Spark the Discussion, and a longtime trusted partner of the KeeleyU program.
Zach shares his thoughts on how passion plays into career choice, day to day action, and overall job and life satisfaction.
We have a high energy discussion about trust and emotions during stressful times.
Enjoy the episode!!!
You can connect with Zach by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
S2E5: John Naccarato - Under Construction
Today's episode features John Naccarato - Sr. VP. of Business Development for the ADB Companies.
The Golden Rules of Successful Customer Interaction: https://www.adbcompanies.com/single-post/the-golden-rules-of-successful-customer-interaction
You can connect with John on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jnaccarato/
S2E4: Sonny Kamper - Under Construction
Today I'm having a conversation with Sonny Kamper, Director of site work and utilities for L. Keeley Construction. Enjoy!
S2E3: Elizabeth Haberberger - Under Construction
Today's episode features one of KeeleyU's valued partners, Elizabeth Haberberger, Owner and President of Dale Carnegie St. Louis. This is a fun and fast paced episode that I know you will enjoy!
You can follow Elizabeth on numerous social channels:
LinkedIn: Elizabeth Haberberger
YouTube: Elizabeth Haberberger
and reach her here at Dale Carnegie.
S2E2: Jim Lee - Under Construction
Today I have Jim Lee on the Under Construction Podcast. Jim is an Executive Vice President at L. Keeley Construction, and shares his story of the journey to success and how we can all focus on the team for a win! Enjoy!
S2E1: On Goal Setting and Priming the Pump
This special episode provides a retrospective of the past year worth of conversations on the meaning of success, and then moves into how to prime the pump of a life well lived...defined however means the most to you. I'll share the process that I use when coaching leaders and managers that has been honed by over 10 years of results and iterations. Have a pen and paper ready and enjoy this episode!
Rusty Keeley - Under Construction
I'm excited to be able to share the conversation I had with Rusty Keeley, CEO of the Keeley Companies from early December 2020. Enjoy!
Curt Peitzman - Under Construction
Today I'm talking with Curt Peitzman, EVP at L. Keeley Construction. Enjoy!
Michael Johnson - Under Construction
Today's episode features Michael Johnson, CFO of KDG. Enjoy!
Mike Stankewitz - Under Construction
Today's episode features Mike Stankewitz, Sr. Project Manager for L. Keeley Construction's Paving Group, and longtime Keeley Companies team member. Enjoy!
Bill Orr - Under Construction
Today I'm talking with Bill Orr, Sr. VP at Zero Day Technology Solutions. Enjoy!
Isabella Pina - Under Construction
Today I'm speaking with Isabella Pina, CEO and President of Inspired Solutions. Enjoy!
Brandon Rice - Under Construction
Today I'm talking with Brandon Rice, videographer for the Keeley Companies about his journey of discovering a career that he loves. Enjoy this episode!
Kristin Highley - Under Construction
Join us today as I talk with Kristin Highley, project manager at the ADB Companies! Enjoy this episode!
Mark Musser - Under Construction
Today's episode features Mark Musser, General Superintendent of the L. Keeley Civil Energy Group. Enjoy!
Kristin Mosley - Under Construction
Today I'm talking with Kristin Mosley, the Diversity Outreach Coordinator at L. Keeley Construction. Enjoy!
Nicole Kreeger - Under Construction
This episode features Nicole Kreeger, VP of Marketing for the Keeley Companies. Enjoy!
Scott Burkhart - Under Construction
Today I'm talking with Scott Burkhart - Sr. VP at Zero Day Technology Solutions. If you're a fan of Zig Zigler, you'll love this episode!
John Langford - Under Construction
Today's episode of the podcast is with John Langford, field safety coordinator for the ADB Companies. Enjoy!
Ricky Fowler - Under Construction
Today on the podcast I'm talking with Rick Fowler, Project Manager at L. Keeley National Paving group about his story. A story with lots of great advice and challenges we all need to hear. Enjoy!
Aric Kreeger - Under Construction
In this episode I talk with Aric Kreeger, Program Manager for ADB Companies about his career journey. Enjoy!
Penny Wagner - Under Construction
Today's episode features Penn Wagner, Community Marketing Manager for the KDG Clayton on the Park property. Enjoy!
Maggie St. Geme - Under Construction
Today's episode features Maggie St. Geme, Marketing Manager for KDG.
Layne Black - Under Construction
Today I'm talking with Layne Black, Communications Manager for Keeley Companies. Enjoy!
Tyler Sumner - Under Construction
This episode features Tyler Sumner, Sr. Project Manager with ADB Companies, OSP West group. Enjoy!
Ted Bilbo - Under Construction
This episode captures a conversation that I had with Ted Bilbo, Director of OSP Construction, East with the ADB Companies. You'll hear about Ted's journey from a potential career in marine biology to his current team's regional expansion. Enjoy!
Matt Bradley - Under Construction
Today we're talking with Matt Bradley, Operations manager at L. Keeley's National Paving group. Enjoy!
Liz Edwards - Under Construction
Today's episode is a conversation with Liz Edwards, Material Handler for Inspired Solutions out of Memphis, TN. Enjoy!
Devin Gates - Under Construction
Today I'm talking with Devin Gates, Project Manager at L. Keeley Construction's Building Group. Enjoy the episode!
Shawn McLard - Under Construction
Today I'm talking with Shawn McLard, Project Manager at Mercury Communications about his career journey. He started out climbing towers to install the technology that connects us all today and now runs crews throughout the midwest. You'll hear great advice on how to grow your career and what it takes to climb hundreds of feet up a tower to get to work. ENJOY!
Eric Davies - Under Construction
In this episode, I'm talking with Eric Davies, Manager of Implementation Services for Zero Day Technology Solutions. Eric shares how we can work to bring order to the chaos around us, and enjoy ourselves along the way. Enjoy!
Zach Ritter - Under Construction
On today's episode, I'm talking with Zach Ritter, VP of San Antonio operations for ADB Companies. Zach started out at ADB not knowing what he wanted to do and has grown his career to be able to manage a $16 million plus operation! Great story and tips from Zach today on the Under Construction podcast. ENJOY!
Henry Isaac - Under Construction
Coming to you from San Antonio, Texas, at the ADB Companies offices, I'm speaking with Henry Isaac, Project Manager for a huge fiber buildout. Henry started his career as a laborer and challenges himself daily to grow and learn - succesfully! Enjoy this episode.
Bianca Strickland - Under Construction
Today we're talking with Bianca Strickland, VP of Human Resources for the ADB Companies (ADB, Zero Day Technology, Mercury Communication, and Inspired Solutions). Enjoy this session!
April Lopinot - Under Construction
Today I'm talking with April Lopinot, VP of Human Resources for L. Keeley Construction, Keeley Companies, and KDG. Enjoy this episode!
George Kloster - Under Construction
Don Recar - Under Construction
Today's interview is with Don Recar, General Superintendent, at L. Keeley Construction. Don has a great story about the journey to success. Enjoy the episode.
Ramona McCook - Under Construction
On this episode, I talk with Ramona McCook, our Keeley Companies IT User Experience Director.
John Nolan - Under Construction
Today's conversation is with John Nolan, Laborer/Foreman for L. Keeley construction.
Jamie Kelley - Under Construction
Today we visit with Jamie Kelley, Director of Fleet Services for the ADB Companies.
Larry Keeley - Under Construction
Founder of L. Keeley construction, Larry and I have a great conversation about his journey to success!