About us

BACKGROUND AND PHILOSOPHY

Since its founding in 1972, K&S has consistently provided superior service to our clients. A simple straightforward approach to construction success allows our customers to understand and truly be a part of the process. At K&S we know that our success is not possible without satisfied clients who want us back for repeat business. Our mission is to prove to our clients everyday that selecting K&S was their best choice.

Since the early days, K&S has enjoyed the challenges of unique and complicated projects. Whether it is a downtown office building, renovations at Lambert Airport, water parks, or schools and churches in your neighborhood, we are experienced, capable and successful.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Thomas Kraska

President

Tom is actively involved in all aspects of general contracting since 1977.

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Richard Librach

Vice President  Field Operations

Rich began working at K&S in 1988 and has been involved in the construction industry since 1977.

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Dennis Dyes

Vice President

Dennis has been in the construction industry since 1991 and joined the K&S team in 2009.

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OPERATIONS TEAM

Curtis Parrish

CFO

Curtis has 39 years in the accounting profession, 8 years in public accounting as a senior auditor and tax professional.

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Gretchen Brinkmann

Payroll and Billings

Gretchen has 16 years of accounting experience working at various construction companies and subcontractors in the St. Louis area.

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Lisa Onesty

AP Manager

Lisa brings 20 plus years of Construction Accounting experience and knowledge with her to K&S Associates.

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Debby Raczka

Executive Assistant

Debby has been with K&S since July 2016 bringing 18 years of general contracting expertise with her as an Executive Assistant.

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Mary Jo Stephens

Office Manager

Mary Jo has been with K&S Associates for 14 years. She coordinates K&S activities & annual charity events.

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Rose Ray

Compliance

Rose has been with K&S Associates since 2017. She assists with both the Estimating department and the Accounting Department. She is responsible for a vast array of tasks that she coordinates between both departments.

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PROJECT MANAGERS

Chuck Daniels

Project Manager

Chuck possesses over 30 years of Building Construction Administration. He has a strong technical background in Construction Administration management inspection and Construction document preparation.

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Tom Wilkerson

Project Manager

Dewayne Holloway

Sr. Project Manager

Dewayne has been with K&S Associates for 28 years and has been involved in many aspects of commercial construction since 1981 including over 25 years in various field supervisory positions.

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Natalie James

Project Engineer

Natalie graduated from University of Missouri-Rolla with BS degrees in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering. She comes to K&S associates after working as a Fracturing Consultant overseeing a 500 million annual onsite Ops.

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Phil Powers

Project Manager

Phil has been involved in many aspects of the commercial construction since 1981, including over 25 years in various field supervisory positions. Phil has been with K&S since 2016.

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FIELD SUPERINTENDENTS

Mark Mayer

Field Superintendent

Mark joined K&S Associates in 2001 and has been in the construction industry for over 25 years. Mark is detailed orientated, safety conscious and proactive with quality control.

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Tim Smith

Sr. Field Superintendent

Tim has been in the Commercial Construction industry since 1982 and with K&S superintendent since 1992. He coordinates all on-site work as well as monitoring jobsite safety.

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Josh Quick

Field Superintendent

Josh has been involved in Commercial Construction since 1996 and has been a Superintendent since 2007.

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Paul Price

Field Superintendent

Paul has been in the construction industry since 1979 in both custom residential and commercial work. Paul joined the K&S team in 1992 and is a Field Superintendent on the Brentwood High School Project.

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WAREHOUSE

Brad Cates

Assistant Safety Director  /  Warehouse Manager

Rex Peters

Warehouse Associate / Driver