Ken Dahlen

Owner Ken has been in the building industry for over thirty years learning from his father Keith.  Ken took over the operation of Keith Construction in 1998 when his father retired. Since then, Ken has built the business up to a point where Keith Construction is known to be a first class builder and renovator with a reputation for excellent quality and service. Ken oversees the entire business, guides and approves the quoting process, and removes obstacles for the facilitation of a smooth and successful construction process. In December 2016, Ken completed all of the courses necessary to obtain the
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Karen Dahlen

Owner/Financial Manager Karen has a master’s degree in education and has been with Keith Construction for nearly 20 years. Karen is no longer teaching in order to manage all financial operations in the company. She is also responsible for the management of the website, awards and all other marketing.
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Mike Sanford

General Manager Mike is the General Manager where he oversees staffing, job site management and sub-trades for Keith Construction while still being available to liaise with clients.  Over Mike’s 10 years with Keith Construction,  he has managed new homes, renovations and sales and gathered the skills required to prepare a project budget, award sub-contracts to various trades and communicate effectively with the clients.  Mike has helped to develop and implement plans for organization infrastructure and provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to efficiently deal with quality assurance and communication with clients.
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Kathryn Bates

Drafting/Design Kathryn earned a Residential Building Drafting Technician Certificate in 2010 and has been with Keith Construction since then.  While she spent two years in the office to learn more about the industry she has been drafting ever since.  She works closely with clients during the design stage of a project as well as consults engineers, the municipal services regarding building codes and bylaws during the drafting phase. Over the years she has taken courses in Interior Design, Space Planning, AutoCAD, and accounting.
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Chris Neelin

Chief Estimator Chris is our chief estimator and carries out sales work. He graduated with an Architectural Technologist degree from Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario in 2008. Chris relocated to Vernon in the summer of 2014 when he joined us. His main duties include cost analysis, material take offs, and full budget creation for the construction proposals. He meets with clients onsite for accurate site analysis and costing.
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Renee McDonald

Office Administrator Renee has been with Keith Construction since 2014. As our office administrator, she helps with all areas of our office such as budgets, scheduling, Builder Trend, WCB updates, online research of products and communication with the site staff and clients. She came to Vernon from Vancouver where she worked for a large multi-family residential company for over 20 years. We are lucky to have her with Keith Construction!
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