KARL DAVIS - Founder/Chief Executive Officer
Under Karl’s management and with his 40+ years of experience in the construction industry, KD has become one of Florida’s leading shell contractors. The hallmarks of Karl’s approach are a relentless dedication to quality workmanship, an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and a thorough understanding of every aspect of the construction business. This accounts for the high rate of repeat business the company enjoys. Many of the largest national, regional and statewide contractors and developers consider KD to be an integral part of their team. Karl applies his experience and structural knowledge to each and every project the company takes on, from the initial estimate through to final completion. He firmly believes in doing business with integrity and professionalism in all aspects of the business. His growth strategy for the Company has created a history of annual growth with proven performance. Karl is a licensed State Certified General Contractor.
OLIVER VON TROLL - President
Oliver has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of construction, ranging from field supervision to operational management. As a licensed State Certified General Contractor, he is well versed in both commercial and residential projects having successfully built multi-family apartment projects, condominium developments and multi-million dollar estate homes. Prior to joining KD Construction, Oliver owned and operated a successful development company and drywall company and has established a loyal following of customers. His commitment to quality and attention to detail has earned him a reputation worthy of mention in numerous trade publications. As President of KD Construction, he actively oversees day to day operations and plays a critical role on the management team. His goal is to deliver a quality product and superior customer service.
JOHN CANDELORA - Director of Business Development
John has more than 40 years of experience in the construction of high-rise commercial and residential buildings, industrial complexes, marinas and single family homes. Starting his career as a laborer, John quickly rose through the ranks gaining experience as an apprentice, journeyman and carpenter foreman prior to becoming a Project Superintendent and then General Superintendent. In his role as Director of Business Development, John is charged with developing and cultivating relationships with new and existing clients. Drawing from his years of hands-on field experience, John takes a proactive approach assisting potential clients in the preconstruction phase. Able to understand all facets of construction from site preparation to occupancy, John has a unique perspective and often offers ideas that lead to the most cost effective and efficient approach to building a project, not just a structure. John is a card carrying Union Journeyman Carpenter (Local 218 - Boston, MA) and a State Certified General Contractor in Florida.
GREG RALEY - VICE PRESIDENT OF CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS
Greg has worked with KD for the last 21 years and has over 26 years of experience in construction. He has successfully completed over 100 projects for KD which incorporated a wide range of building types and designs. From high-end, multi-family properties to large mid-rise, multi-purpose buildings and hotels, these projects have provided Greg with vast field experience in all aspects of concrete construction, including conventional forming, tunnel forms, post tension hollow core and precast/pre-stressed concrete erection. His experience, professionalism, attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction makes him a valuable asset to any project. Greg holds a Bachelor Degree from Florida State University.
SANIA KHAN - VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Sania has held various positions in the field of construction which has given her a wide understanding of the construction industry. She assists in managing the day to day functions of the office as well as overseeing matters within KD projects and finances. She is the link between the Operations and Accounting department, as she is very involved in both facets of the company. Sania is an integral part of ensuring projects are completed within schedule and under budget. Sania holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Miami.
PAUL MAYER - EXECUTIVE Director OF Conventional Highrise Division
Paul’s leadership skills, experience and attention to detail culminates in his ability to successfully lead all types of projects and project teams. Starting his career in Chicago, IL, Paul has been building concrete structures in South Florida since 2001. The strong relationships he has built along the way point to his ability to effectively communicate with his work force, clients, coworkers and other subcontractors on even the toughest projects. His expertise in project planning, scheduling and execution make him an invaluable asset to any team. Paul holds a Bachelor's Degree from the Indiana University.
HECTOR VAZQUEZ - EXECUTIVE Director OF Conventional Highrise Division
Growing up around the construction industry, Hector's introduction to construction was through hands on field experience. He began his construction career in 1994. He has extensive knowledge of all phases of construction from excavation through building finishes. After twenty years working with general contractors, where he built a wide range of projects including high-rise condominiums, mid-rise and garden-style apartments, he joined the team of KD Construction in the spring of 2014. Since then, he has built over two million square feet of cast-in-place concrete residential and garage buildings.
LEROY FELT - EXECUTIVE Director of MIDRISE Tunnel Division
Leroy has been with KD since 1993. He is well versed in all aspects of construction, but his extensive knowledge of tunnel form systems makes him an essential asset for the company and an integral part of the management team. Prior to working with KD, Leroy owned and operated both a roof framing company and a shell contracting company, working with companies such as Minto and Wood Partners. He is an experienced professional in both commercial and residential projects, known for bringing jobs in on time. Leroy is a licensed State Certified General Contractor.
WALTER MAWBY - EXECUTIVE Director of Highrise Tunnel Division
For the last 50 years, Walter has worked as a developer, general contractor, and concrete subcontractor. Walter has built over 45 high rise buildings and 28,000 units in several countries. In 1998, Walter started Highrise Concrete Systems, building projects across the United States for large developers such as Gables, Legacy, Trammel Crow, Hannover, and others. He specializes in building high rise tunnel form buildings. In 2010, Walter joined with Building and Land Technology as a preconstruction /construction manager for a 3.5 billion dollar mixed use development in Stamford Connecticut.
JIM DURNING - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, HIGHRISE CONVENTIONAL DIVISION
Jim has been in the construction industry for more than 20 years. Starting his career as a Project Engineer for a well respected self-performing General Contractor in Southern California, Jim gained valuable experience working on high profile projects and was exposed to all facets of construction. After a little more than three years, Jim decided to move back to Florida and focus on his passion for the structural phase of construction. He has built cast-in-place concrete structures ever since. Jim's experience in structural construction includes 50+ story condominiums, high-rise office buildings, heavy civil work, schools, multi-phase hospital replacements, airport airside work, sports stadiums and student housing. Jim's experience culminates in his talent to effectively work with clients and lead project teams while tackling difficult projects. Jim holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida.
KYLE SALAS - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, HIGHRISE CONVENTIONAL DIVISION
Kyle started in the construction industry over a decade ago working for a prominent South Florida Developer on high-rise condominium projects. During his career he also worked with a South Florida General Contractor where he built a wide range of projects including high-rise condominiums, mid-rise and garden-style apartments. Since joining the KD team he has built over two million square feet of cast-in-place concrete residential and garage buildings. Kyle's background working for General Contractors and Developers has helped with our client relations by understanding their problems and knowing how to quickly resolve them. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from Florida International University.
DANNY ALFONSO - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, DRYWALL DIVISION
Since joining KD Construction, Danny has successfully managed the completion of over 20 projects including mid-rises, townhouses, condos and apartment buildings (Over 7,500 units). He has been an integral part in expanding the drywall division while upholding the company’s core values of safety, speed, professionalism, and quality. As Director of Operations, Danny actively oversees the day-to-day operations of ongoing projects and plays a critical role in their successful completion, ensuring that deadlines are met and that budgets are adhered to. Danny is a State Certified General Contractor and is certified through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA 30). He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Miami.
ABIDAN GRUNEWALD - FIELD DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, DRYWALL DIVISION
Abidan has over 30 years of experience in the construction and drywall industry. For the last 15 years he has specialized in completing garden apartments, mid-rise and high-rise projects. These projects include some of the tallest buildings in South Florida such as Marina Blue, a 60 story high-rise and the Four Seasons Condo Hotel, which is one of the tallest building in Florida at 70 stories. Abidan is an expert at drywall and structural framing as well as a master at bringing jobs in on time and on budget. His goal is to deliver a quality product that meets or exceeds customer expectations.