Starting from the tailgate of their Ford Falcon in 1978, Key Construction founders Ken and Dave Wells worked diligently to build a solid company. The greatest contributor to their success was the realization that every relationship provided the opportunity to solidify Key's reputation as a quality contractor. Ken and Dave both realized in order to build lasting relationships, projects not only had to be delivered on time and on budget, but with quality workmanship and honest values.
Key Construction is licensed and has performed work in over 35 states nationwide. We do not specialize in only one type of construction. Instead we focus in four areas: Commercial, Retail, Medical and Industrial. This diversity increases our overall construction knowledge and practices while allowing company individuals to specialize in each area of work and maximize the Owners dollar per project needs.
The structure of Key Construction has not only allowed us to become a contractor of choice for many Owners but a respected partner in lifetime relationships. Building long-term relationships with regional and national firms has always been a Key Construction trademark.
We build a lot of things. But mosty, we build relationships.
At Key Construction, we take our social responsibilities very seriously. We place a great deal of importance on national and local charities as well as our labor practices, employee rights and the impact we have on our society as a whole.
We believe that it's good business sense to give back to the communities where we live and work. We invest financial and human resources through initiatives that address community needs. This strong commitment to community reflects Key Construction's longstanding dedication of making a positive impact on the communities we touch.
Our commitment to these organizations takes many forms. By working with community leaders and organizations, we support our focus areas through employee giving programs, employee involvement programs and corporate contributions, both philanthropic and employee matching.
A Diverse Culture
Key Construction's continuous dedication to diversity and inclusion gives us a unique advantage that benefits our employees, clients and communities. Our efforts to foster this diversity enable us to attract and support a world-class workforce that is well-equipped to meet future challenges.
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We also realize the importance of an engaging work environment, which will allow each employee the opportunity to reach his or her full potential. This also fosters the innovative thinking that Key Construction is known for. To achieve this feeling of community within our organization, we are continuously offering teambuilding events and social occasions, including company-wide golf tournaments and family picnics.
“This is acknowledgement of the highest degree of workmanship, craftsmanship and performance for the construction of a building at the University of Tulsa. For perspective, The University has built many award winning buildings, this one is the best.”
- Bob Shipley, Associate Vice President of Physical Plant Operations, The University of Tulsa
“In our opinion, the resulting building and grounds area magnificent example of what can be achieved with the type of dedication, attention to detail, teamsmanship, and high degree of professionalism that is Key Construction.”
- Ed Tinker, City Manager, City of Glenpool, OK
“We have worked with numerous General Contractors in the past, but Key proves to be the best choice.”
- Jonathan Braxton, Principal, Braxton Development
Our relationship with Key is one of reliance on a trustworthy organization. We value their relationship and continue to look to them as a team member whenever possible. Key is one of the best in the construction arena I have collaborated with in my 36 years in the profession.”
- LaVerne Hanson, Jr., MetroPlains, LLC
“Key Construction continually exceeds our expectations and has proven to be a very valuable ally in the ever-changing environment of commercial development and construction.”
- Dave Burk, MarketPlace Properties
We're always building, whether it's a shopping center or an Industrial Park. Keep up with our current projects and find out where we're building next. Projects end and new ones begin every couple of months. See the buildings from the foundation pouring to completion. Watch us grow!
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Each project requires special planning, focus, precise execution of technical specifications and unequalled commitment to quality. We take pride in building beautiful structures, that have complex requirements and high-tech installations, on schedule and budget.
At Key Construction we work hard and play hard. Our people are the source of our strength and our success. We do everything we can to provide a positive working environment that promotes personal and professional growth.
We're honored to be building Wichita's Mid Continent Airport's new passenger terminal, and we'd like you to see the tranformation as it happens. Check back for updates to our airport page to see how the building is growing and watch it take on life.