Our Key Leaders
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.
“I really enjoy the relationships I have with our people and our clients, some of which have developed into my best of friends. Because of these relationships, various clients have asked us to be their partners on projects.”About
David (Dave) Wells co-founded Key Construction in 1978. Today, he serves as the company president. His role includes providing guidance to the Executive Committee; setting and promoting the internal company culture; business development within the Wichita, Kansas, area; and representing the company within the community.
Dave attended Kansas State University and Newman University before ultimately graduating from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Prior to co-founding Key, he worked within the construction industry for several years.
Dave makes an impact on the Wichita, Kansas, community through his involvement with the Wichita Partnership, Wichita City Council and Sedgwick County Commission. In spare time, he and his family enjoy time at their cabin on Cheney Lake or their ranch in Greenwood County.Industry Experience
Bachelor of Business Administration, Wichita State University
Kenneth WellsChairman of the Board
“It feels good to work where employees and clients are highly valued. Personally, I love to see employees advance and have the opportunity to succeed in their careers.”About
Now serving as the chairman of the Key Construction company board, Kenneth (Ken) Wells co-founded the company 1978. His current role involves defining the overall company direction and improving both processes and client satisfaction initiatives.
Ken is actively involved in the community through the American Heart Association, the Wichita Area Outlook Committee and the Wichita Crime Commission. He also regularly volunteers with the YMCA. Ken enjoys fitness activities, working on remodeling projects, traveling, and spending time with his family, which includes six children.Industry Experience
Rick McCaffertyChief Executive Officer
“The ideals that resonate within our company are relationships, growth and opportunity. All of our employees are part of the Key Construction family. We prioritize our employees and their families as well.”About
Rick McCafferty has been with Key Construction for nearly three decades, beginning in 1990. Today, he is one of the owners/stockholders, serves as the chief executive officer and participates within the Executive Committee. He holds various building license accreditations and is a license holder in many states throughout the country.
Rick is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in construction science. Prior to joining Key, he gained valuable industry experience in management.
Rick has served in leadership roles with Associated General Contractors of Kansas, Wichita Area Technical College, the Urban League of Kansas and the American Institute of Architects in Kansas. He was previously selected for the Wichita Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Wichita program. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with his wife and two sons.Industry Experience
Bachelor of Science (Construction Science), Kansas State UniversityLicenses
- Building License Accreditation, Block and Associates
- Building License Accreditation, International Code Council for Unrestricted General Construction
- License Holder: Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, California, Florida, Virginia and New York
Chris BeasleyChief Operating Officer
“What I appreciate most about Key Construction is the people. Our people work hard to deliver quality projects that exceed our customers’ expectations. We value building relationships with clients and trade partners.”About
As the chief operating officer of Key Construction, Chris Beasley ensures company processes and procedures enable the company to operate effectively and efficiently. His role includes overseeing the division presidents and safety director in addition to the Information Technology (IT) and insurance departments. He has been with Key since 2002.
Chris attended Pittsburg State University and completed two related internships. He has worked in the construction industry for nearly 20 years. He is involved in the community through The Knights of Columbus.Industry Experience
Pittsburg State UniversityCertification and Training
- Lean Construction Management Certification
- Airside Training
- Storm Water and Erosion Control Training
Jennifer EvansChief Financial Officer
“The culture that has been intentionally created sets Key Construction apart from a lot of other companies. We have a ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality that lends itself to getting the job done while promoting an atmosphere where we feel like a big, extended family.”About
Serving Key Construction since 2007, Jennifer Evans is the chief financial officer. She develops and implements financial procedures to improve and maintain the financial health of the company, which includes providing strategic recommendations to the Executive Management team and advising on long-term business and financial planning. Additionally, she provides leadership, direction and management within the Finance and Accounting team.
Jennifer is a graduate of Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Administration in accounting. Within Key, she is a member of the Community Involvement team. Within the community, she is a member of Influence Wichita, the National Association of Women in Construction and the Construction Financial Management Association. She is a Read to Succeed Volunteer through United Way-Women United and also volunteers at a local elementary school.Industry Experience
Bachelor of Administration (Accounting), Wichita State University
Scott CaseboltPresident, Wichita Division and National Accounts
“Key Construction is a family. Some companies say they have a family atmosphere, but we are truly a family. Those who work together are also friends outside the company, along with their spouses and children. Two of my co-workers were groomsmen in my wedding. The people are truly what make Key a great place to be.”About
With Key Construction since 1999, Scott Casebolt is president of the Wichita, Kansas, division as well as all National Accounts. He has full oversight, from business development to pre-construction services to project closeout and customer satisfaction. His main goal is ensuring the success of fellow team members.
Scott is a graduate of Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor of Science in construction management. He has worked in the construction industry for nearly 30 years, starting as a teenager.
Scott is actively involved in the community, currently serving in leadership and membership roles with Associated General Contractors of Kansas, the Pittsburg State University School of Construction Industry Advisory Board and the Wichita Downtown Rotary. He has a wife and three sons. Together, they cheer on the Pittsburgh State Gorillas, Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, cooking and traveling.Industry Experience
Bachelor of Science (Construction Management), Pittsburg State University
Phil WellsPresident, Tulsa Division
"I enjoy working with fellow team members to grow and develop our position as a top contractor in our industry. I appreciate the can-do attitude and the willingness of all team members to jump in to make our projects successful."About
Serving Key Construction since 1995, Phil Wells is president of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, divisions. He oversees all team members and ensures that all corporate assets and tools are brought to bear on each project. As needed, he will engage Key subject matter experts from other projects and regional offices for technical expertise.
Phil is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in economics. He has worked in the construction industry for nearly 25 years.
Phil is actively involved with Associated Builders and Contractors and Associated General Contractors of Kansas. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.Industry Experience
Bachelor of Science (Economics), University of KansasCertification
Certified Project Manager, Associated General Contractors
Steven WellsPresident, Dallas-Fort Worth Division
“I like the family atmosphere and the trust that Key Construction places in me to operate our division.”About
Steven Wells joined Key Construction in 2012 and is currently the president of the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, division. Within his role, he oversees the division finances, personnel and operations.
Steven is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in construction science and management. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors.Industry Experience
Bachelor of Science (Construction Science and Management), Kansas State University
Lisa ByrneCorporate Marketing Director
“At Key Construction, we work hard and play hard— it's a healthy balance. I spend as much time with some of the people I work with as I do my family. I believe it’s important to love your job, and I wouldn't be here after so many years if I didn't.”About
As the corporate marketing director of Key Construction, Lisa Byrne oversees all marketing efforts, which include developing proposals and marketing materials, maintaining the website and social media accounts and ensuring brand consistency. Additionally, she coordinates travel, events and client entertainment. She has been with Key since 1998.
Lisa is a graduate of Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science in sports leadership and recreation. Prior to joining Key, she worked within the sports industry.
Lisa is actively involved with the various charitable organizations Key supports in addition to involvement and leadership within the Valley Center, Kansas, school district. She and her husband enjoy attending their son’s basketball games, and they often travel as a family.Industry Experience
Bachelor of Science (Sports Leadership and Recreation), Emporia State University
Marvin SwayneCorporate Safety Director
“Key Construction is a great company to work for! Employees are empowered to make decisions without being micromanaged. Key is an employee and family-oriented company.”About
Serving Key Construction since 2005, Marvin Swayne is the corporate safety director. His role involves establishing and leading the health and safety culture; developing and executing health and safety plans; evaluating practices, procedures and project sites to assess risk and compliance with safety procedures; leading and overseeing employee safety training; investigating incidents to discover causes and determining methods to prevent reoccurrence; and claims management.
Marvin has been in the construction industry for more than 30 years, previously serving as a corporate safety director and chief field engineer. He has numerous safety-related certifications and is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals.Industry Experience
33 YearsCertifications and Memberships
- Certified Safety Professional (CPS)
- Associate Safety Professional (ASP)
- Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST)
- Member of the American Society of Safety Professionals
Sarah RundellHuman Resources
“My favorite aspect of Key Construction is the people. They are the reason I enjoy what I do. The management team genuinely cares about its employees and has created a culture that understands that work-life integration is important for the success of a company. I also appreciate the degree of freedom and control I am given within my job, and the trust management puts in its team. They encourage employees to work independently but also to collaborate with one another to share skills and knowledge. Key rocks!”About
With Key Construction since 2013, Sarah Rundell is a payroll and benefits coordinator. She is responsible for managing the company’s employment policies, employee relations and payroll in addition to benefit and retirement plan administration. Her role also includes employee recruiting and retention.
Sarah has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Fort Hays State University. Prior to joining Key, she was a human resources manager for another large company.Industry Experience
Bachelor of Business Administration, Fort Hays State University
Zack SiegristVice President of Pre-construction Services, Wichita Division and National Accounts
“Key Construction has always been a great place to work because of the people. We have a hard-working group and a loyal core of people that continues to grow.”About
Zack Siegrist joined Key Construction in 2000. Today, he is the vice president of Pre-construction Services for the Wichita, Kansas, division and national accounts. He is responsible for conceptual estimating, design-build services and estimating proposals.
Zack has a Bachelor of Science in engineering technology from Pittsburg State University. Prior to Key, he played arena football and worked for a general contractor. He is involved in the community through volunteer coaching for sports teams and individual skills training. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.Industry Experience
Bachelor of Science (Engineering Technology), Pittsburg State University
Troy HeckartVice President of Pre-construction Services
“I enjoy the challenge of competing against other contractors. I also like the management and people that work at Key Construction.”About
Serving Key Construction since 1991, Troy Heckart is the vice president of pre-construction services, a role that heavily involves estimating. Prior to Key, he worked for a Kansas City-based construction firm.
Troy has a Bachelor of Science in construction science from Kansas State University. In his spare time, he volunteers at the Juvenile Detention Facility.Industry Experience
Bachelor of Science (Construction Science), Kansas State University
Evan AndersonDirector of Pre-construction Services, Tulsa Division
“I greatly enjoy Key Construction's relaxed atmosphere, close-knit team, and commitment to a high level of professionalism and quality of projects.”About
With Key Construction since 2018, Evan Anderson is the director of pre-construction services for the Tulsa, Oklahoma, divisions. His role involves overseeing the planning and budgeting processes for projects.
Evan has a Bachelor of Science in construction management from Oklahoma State University as well as several related certifications. Prior to joining Key, he gained valuable experience at two other commercial construction companies within Oklahoma.
Evan is involved in the community through Cub Scouts, the Wauhillau Outing Club, Leadership Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow Citizens Police Academy and Leadership Tulsa. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time camping, hiking and kayaking with his wife and two sons.Industry Experience
Bachelor of Science (Construction Management), Oklahoma State UniversityCertifications
- Associate Constructor Certification, American Institute of Constructors
- Green Associate, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
- Certified Project Manager, Associated General Contractors
Claude HollimanSenior Estimator, Dallas-Fort Worth Division
“I enjoy working for a company that highly values ethics and reputation.”About
Claude Holliman joined Key Construction in 2018 as a senior estimator within our Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, division. He is responsible for hard bid estimating, preliminary budget estimating and maintaining subcontractor/supplier relationships.
Claude is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in construction science. Prior to joining Key, he worked within the construction industry for more than 30 years. He has owned his own construction company and has previously served as both a chief estimator and senior estimator.
Claude is passionate about helping homeless people and victims of human trafficking through volunteerism. He enjoys spending time with his wife and adult children, golfing, fishing and traveling.Industry Experience
- Bachelor of Science (Construction Science), Texas A&M University
- In-Line Middle Management Course, Southern Methodist University
Mark GehrerBusiness Development, Wichita Division
“I've always enjoyed meeting with people and making their projects a reality. It is exciting to take projects from inception or the idea stage to a completed building that meets all their goals. I also enjoy the opportunity I have within the company to work with younger generations. It is important to me to help ensure the culture of Key Construction is passed down and maintained into the future.”About
Serving Key Construction since 1991, Mark Gehrer is responsible for business development within the Wichita, Kansas, division. His role includes meeting with owners for upcoming projects, maintaining existing customer relationships, contract administration, developing internal teams to bring projects to fruition, account management, working with the internal marketing team and mentoring new employees.
Mark draws on education from Wichita State University and 40 years in the construction industry. He serves on the board of directors for Victory in the Valley, is a member of the Kansas Healthcare Engineers Association and was a previous Leadership Wichita class participant.Industry Experience
Wichita State University
Eddie FahnestockBusiness Development, Wichita Division
“I most enjoy the people of Key Construction. Everyone is friendly, and they make it a joy to be in the office. It truly is a tight-knit group of people, and we're kind of like one big family. I also enjoy meeting new people and developing relationships with current and future clients.”About
With Key Construction since 2018, Eddie Fahnestock is responsible for business development within the Wichita, Kansas, division. He represents the company in the community and surrounding areas through events and functions, outreach, networking and other relationship-based activities. Eddie is also the chairman of the internal Community Involvement Committee, which includes organizing and promoting support for a different charity each quarter.
Eddie is a graduate of Southwestern University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Prior to joining Key, he was the partnerships director at the National Baseball Congress.
Eddie is passionate about community involvement, currently serving in leadership roles for both the City of Wichita District II Park Board and the Golf Advisory Committee. He is also involved with the Wichita Children’s Home, Kidzcope,
Alzheimer’s Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters and American Diabetes Association. Eddie enjoys playing golf and spending time with friends and family outdoors— especially his two nephews!Industry Experience
Bachelor of Business Administration, Southwestern College
Caroline HurleyBusiness Development, National Accounts
“I really enjoy Key Construction as it is very team-oriented, and we all work together to achieve success. The company is truly like a family; I feel all employees are valued, and there is a great work-life balance.”About
Caroline Hurley has been a business development manager at Key Construction since 2016. Based in Dallas, Texas, she is responsible for both local and national relationships and commercial construction opportunities.
Caroline has a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute, Commercial Real Estate Women and the Junior League of Dallas. She enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and family as well as traveling and trying new restaurants.Industry Experience
Bachelor of Arts, Southern Methodist University
Jett AshleyBusiness Development, Mission Critical Division
“I like that Key Construction is a family-owned company and everyone is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. It’s enjoyable when you work with people who love their jobs.”About
Jett Ashley joined the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, division of Key Construction in 2019. He is responsible for business development within the mission critical sector.
Jett is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in business marketing. Prior to joining Key, Jett was a global account manager for an international company that provides backup power to data centers.
Jett was recently involved in the community through a Habitat for Humanity project. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids, hunting, fishing, golfing and snowboarding.Industry Experience
Bachelor of Science (Business Marketing), University of Central Arkansas