Founded in 1975, KBS has built a framework of providing quality, comprehensive construction services with the flexibility to meet clients’ specific needs.
The foundation of our success is our belief that long-term partnerships begin with those relationships developed on each project. It allows projects to be managed with the customer’s needs in mind. That’s why 85 percent of our current work is repeat business.
We don’t just build buildings, we build relationships.
Consistently rated among the top 30 construction firms in the Mid-Atlantic region, KBS’s work extends from its headquarters in Richmond to its regional office in Virginia Beach and to projects in Roanoke, Washington, D.C. and beyond.
Bill Paulette, Chairman and CEO
Bill Paulette founded KBS in 1975. With more than 4 decades of construction experience, he has delivered numerous multi-million dollar projects in Central Virginia. His reputation among owners and subcontractors is unequaled in the Richmond marketplace. Paulette has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute.
Dennis Lynch, Vice Chairman
Dennis Lynch oversees the multi-residential, senior living and hospitality division. He has been integrally involved with the company’s growth over its successful history, and has served as project manager on various multi-million dollar projects. Lynch attended the University of Richmond and majored in Business Administration.
Steve Satterfield, Vice President of Preconstruction Services
As vice president of preconstruction services, Steve Satterfield is responsible for all preconstruction activities including conceptual estimating, competitive bidding, scoping and work packaging, scheduling, contract negotiations and purchasing. Satterfield has a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from University of Virginia.
John Gillenwater, Vice President of Business Development
As vice president of business development, John Gillenwater oversees all corporate business development and marketing strategies and initiatives. Additionally, he directs the Special Projects Division consisting of smaller scale projects and tenant improvements. Gillenwater has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia.
James Lipscombe, Chief Financial Officer
James Lipscombe is chief financial officer. He is responsible for directing and managing KBS’s daily and long-term financial, administrative and information technology efforts based upon corporate goals, budgets, board resolutions and owner directives. James is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
Sam Stocks, Vice President
Sam Stocks’ responsibilities as vice president include overseeing KBS’s project management and field supervisory staff. Stocks holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute, and a Masters in Civil Engineering from University of Hawaii. He is a registered professional engineer.