Kevin Welch’s 30+ years of construction industry experience include a wide range of projects. He’s built everything from industrial buildings and federal courthouses to manufacturing facilities, multifamily and mixed-use developments, and office high-rises. Kevin leverages his diverse construction management experience and deep knowledge of quality control, trade sequencing, and schedule tracking to effectively partner with client and design teams to ensure on-time, on-budget project delivery.
Colleagues and clients appreciate that they can always count on Kevin for honest, straightforward answers to their questions. He is a great fit with CFC’s “no-micromanagement” leadership style, trusting and empowering his team to do the work in the most efficient, effective manner possible. Kevin is proud of how he supports his people, always willing to go to bat for them.
Professional and Educational Background
Starting with summer jobs during school, Kevin has always worked in construction. After he earned his BS in Civil Engineering (Structural Emphasis) from Metropolitan State College of Denver, he decided he’d rather work for a construction company than a design firm. He made the choice because he truly enjoyed the team dynamic of construction sites, as well as the satisfaction of working together to see something go from an empty piece of land to a completed building. For Kevin, construction has always been more than “just a job.”
For 26 years of his career, Kevin worked for a multinational general contracting firm on projects throughout North America. The diversity of his experience is remarkable. For example, he has led teams building a 730,000 SF turbine manufacturing campus (the largest of its kind worldwide); mixed-use offices, residential, retail, and parking developments; luxury condos in Vail; a design-build project converting a downtown Denver high-rise; a green field development for a new potash mine; and a LEED Platinum National Park visitor and research center. (Kevin is a LEED Accredited Professional certified by the US Green Building Council.) Kevin retired from the firm in 2017, spending a couple of years doing residential developments with his wife. While it was fun, he knew he wasn’t ready to retire. Appreciating CFC’s family-oriented feel and having enjoyed his past experiences working on joint ventures with CFC, Kevin joined the company in August 2019.
What Kevin Values Most About Working at CFC
Most of all, Kevin values the people he works with. “When you go to work and you enjoy it, it makes it all the better,” he says. Kevin’s appreciation for high-quality relationships extends to CFC’s developer relationships. CFC has an extensive track record of building strong, collaborative developer relationships based on mutual respect, trust, and a commitment to effective issue resolution.
A native whose Colorado lineage can be traced back to the 1800s, Kevin was born in Fort Collins. Since his father worked for the National Park Service, he moved around a great deal during his youth. But for Kevin, all roads always lead back to Colorado. In his spare time, you’ll often find him fly fishing. He and his family are lucky enough to have private fishing rights for a ten-mile stretch of Tarryall Creek, and it’s the best way yet he’s found to truly unplug.