Pat Kiernan

Pat Kiernan

President

Patrick (Pat) started K-Con back in the 80’s. Driven by a constant desire to grow a business that focused on making customer’s lives easier, Pat has focused on numbers of ways that Design and Construction CAN be made easier. Constant communication, a true focus on working with and anticipating the needs of the customer have lead K-Con towards tried and true methods of performance. Married to Trina for 26 years with 3 fantastic children, Pat is extremely happy spending time just about anywhere with his family.

Annalee R. DeMerell

Annalee R. DeMerell

Marketing/IT Manager, GSA Contract Administrator

With more than 20 years of experience in graphic and web design, database administration, and proposal management, Annalee came to K-Con in 2011 with a unique blend of abilities and familiarity. A former model and design-sew clothing maker, Annalee lives for design and many creative pursuits including drawing, pattern drafting, cartoon illustration, interior design finishes, and landscaping. A farm girl at heart, she loves animals and has been a foster dog “momma” and dog trainer for many orphans. Annalee is married to her best friend, Elliott, and thanks God every day for bringing them together and for their son, Harry, who brings extra joy to their lives.

Ben Watson

Ben Watson

Project Manager

Ben Watson is a project manager that started with K-CON as of February 2018. Ben has 20 years of military experience between active duty and the reserves to include multiple deployments, as well as 16 years of experience in the construction industry between superintendent and project manager roles for commercial and government projects. When not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.

Candice Joyner

Candice Joyner

Project Administrator

Candice has been a part of the K-Con team since 2015, she brings many years of project planning and executive assistant experience. Candice assists the Project Manager and Superintendents with the overall daily project operations. She enjoys developing lasting relationships with all of K-Con’s clients, staff, and subcontractors. Outside of work, you can find Candice and her husband cheering for their daughter (Layla) as she plays competitive travel softball and their son (Jaxsyn) as he plays Coach Pitch/Soccer. Candice also loves football, she is a huge Florida State Seminoles and NY Giants fan.

Chrissy Garner

Chrissy Garner

Accounting, Payroll and Insurance

With a background in the accounting field, Chrissy joined the K-Con family in 2005. She works closely with our team to ensure our accounting, payroll and business insurances run smoothly. She values the leadership, team work and perseverance that K-Con has maintained over the years. When not in the office or cheering at her daughter and son’s games, she enjoys relaxing and spending time with her family, friends and two dogs.

Donald Gerwin

Donald Gerwin

Project Manager - Estimator

Donald has an extensive background with Mechanical/Electrical, Design, estimating and construction management. Many years spent in the Washington DC Metropolitan area along with extensive overseas work as well. Don provides full-service commercial and government contracting expertise for all branches and departments.

Eric R Combs

Eric R Combs

Chief Operating Officer

Eric has been with K-Con for over twenty years. He came on board with extensive experience in retail, human resources, small business start-ups, and mergers and acquisitions. He has since amassed extensive experience in progressive management, design-build, construction, and government contracting. As COO, Eric plans, directs, and coordinates all operational, administrative, accounting functions to ensure that corporate goals and objectives are accomplished. He is also the corporate liaison for all legal and accounting matters. When Eric is not at work, he is spending time with Mary, his best friend and wife of 30+ years, and his children and grandchildren every chance he gets.

Ed Kirsch

Ed Kirsch

Commercial Business Development

New to K-CON, but not to the construction industry, Ed joins us with an eclectic background in finance, corporate consulting, and construction management. As a natural born entrepreneur, Ed has a can-do attitude and is comfortable with anything you can throw his way. When he is not working to develop and maintain business relationships, he enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle, woodworking projects and spending time with his family. He and his wife look forward to planting roots in the Charleston area with their adorable son, Titus.

Melissa Dodson

Melissa Dodson

Project Administrator

Melissa joined K-Con in 2004 bringing with her 6 years of experience as a project coordinator in the heavy steel fabrication and ship repair industry with many projects serving the U.S. Military. She appreciates the opportunity to work closely with the clients, subcontractors and engineers, while forming strong relationships along the way. Melissa does all she can to ensure the project is delivered to the satisfaction of the client and that K-Con’s high standards of quality and commitment are met. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time in the kitchen cooking for family and friends, going to concerts (especially Pearl Jam), boating, watching Yankees baseball with her partner, Brian, and relaxing with her two dogs Lola and Truman.

Robert Cass

Robert Cass

Project Manager

54 years in the construction industry. Projects include educational, industrial, commercial, medical and governmental facilities. I built the first MRI building in South Carolina at the Medical University of SC, five administrative buildings in seven months at Fort Monroe, VA and a dozen test facilities over a 3 year period at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
I always have a “handyman” project going on around the house. I love to cook, and I have won an award for my baby back ribs.

Stacy Gershowitz

Stacy Gershowitz

Project Manager

Stacy has been with K-Con since 2004 having spent the first 11 years on the road traveling across the country as a job site superintendent. On several of the projects, he also filled the role of project manager as well as site superintendent. Since then he has been working from the office strictly as a project manager on multiple projects. In his off time, Stacy and his wife can be found working on projects around the house, traveling and enjoying time on the motorcycle.

Susan Lorance

Susan Lorance

Cost Analyst/ Senior Project Estimator

Susan works as a cost analyst and senior project estimator. With 17 years of construction experience, she utilizes her purchasing experience to develop scopes of work, job costs, and proposals. She provides project manager support and solicits subcontractor pricing for K-Con locally and throughout the U.S. She is also a designer-draftsman proficient in AutoCAD and other construction industry software platforms. Susan enjoys learning new things through her work and at home. Her current hobbies include guitar, painting and being grandma. She and her husband, David, have been married 35 years, have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren.

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