Kevin PowellDirector of Preconstruction

    A Jacksonville native and Veteran Airborne Army Ranger, Kevin Powell earned his Construction Management degree from the University of North Florida. He has nearly 20 years of dynamic construction experience that has led Kevin to become an expert in multiple sectors including multifamily, commercial, religious, retail, industrial, and government, with projects ranging from $100,000 to $36 million.

    Kevin has held various management positions in the field and the office such as Foreman, Superintendent, Estimator, Preconstruction Manager, and Project Manager. Outside of work, he focuses on continuing his education and professional development. He has completed 30-hours of BIM Training and the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Development Course. Kevin also received a General Contractors license in 2010, and he is an active member of local trade organizations including NAIOP and Urban Land Institute.

    At Live Oak Contracting, Kevin leads the management of all preconstruction phases to achieve established cost objectives. These phases consist of conceptual budgeting, constructability review, bid solicitation, estimating, and scheduling. By diligently working through these processes, Kevin and his team are able to ensure a successful transition between the preconstruction and operation teams. He is also involved with new project procurement and business development.

    Personally, Kevin is a proud husband, father of three, and an active member of the community. He works closely with non-profit charities such as the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, Alex’s Lemonade Stand for Pediatric Cancer, and the Boys and Girls Club. Kevin is an avid marathon runner and participates in philanthropic races such as the Berlin Marathon, New York Marathon, and the Chicago Marathon.

    Katherine Ruttell, Live Oak ContractingKaylee Gierke