About Key Construction Commercial Contractor

Who We Are

Key Construction is a leading commercial construction company in the country, serving nearly 40 states nationwide. Founded in 1978 by brothers Ken and Dave Wells, Key has offices in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Our Philosophy

Our success is measured by the relationships we build with satisfied customers who trust Key to deliver projects on time, on budget and with quality workmanship.

Our Focus

Key is the “right-sized” commercial construction company to execute efficient and cost-effective projects ranging from $1 million to $100 million within a wide range of industries.

Our Reputation

Top 400

Consistently ranked as one of the Top 400 General Contractors by ENR

$200 Million

More than $200 million in projects completed each year 

0.70 Safety

0.70 Safety Experience Modification Rating

3A2 D&B Rating

$225+ million bonding capacity with a Dun & Bradstreet Corporation rating of 3A2


The Key History


Brothers Ken and Dave Wells founded Key Construction from the tailgate of their Ford Falcon in Wichita, Kansas.


Key moved a few blocks from their original office location and built a new building at the current address.


Key added 6,000 square feet to the Wichita office at the current address.


Key founders Ken and Dave Wells were recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneurs Of The Year in the Heartland Region.


Key added 9,000 square feet to the Wichita office at the current address.


Key opened an office in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.


Key opened an office in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Key added 17,000 square feet to the Wichita, Kansas, building at the current address.


Key celebrated our 30 year anniversary.


Key celebrated our 40 year anniversary.


Key again earned a spot on ENR’s Top 400 General Contractors list, this time as #352.

Meet Our Leadership

Key Construction is comprised of nearly 200 men and women based in the Midwest and working throughout the country. We invite you to meet the leaders of Key.