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Meet The Team

Kiel Thomson

CEO

Kiel spends his time with customers and field staff ensuring quality is maintained and assisting in the transitions through the lifecycle of a project. He’s been in the remodeling and commercial construction business for nearly 30 years, giving him the ability to incorporate new, innovative techniques and materials into all aspects of a project

 

Dawn Marshall

President

Dawn has been with Kiel Thomson Company from almost the beginning. Her duties range from human resources and customer relations to bookkeeping and marketing. Her previous experience in the mortgage industry gave her a solid customer service background that she now uses to work with clients, subcontractors, and vendors. Dawn enjoys working for Kiel Thomson Company “because we’re a small local company doing some great work in Louisville. I’m proud of what we’ve done, what we’ve all accomplished, working together on awesome projects for some really nice people.”

After many moves as a child, Dawn and her husband decided to make Louisville their home in 1994. Outside of her many office duties, Dawn enjoys traveling all around the world. She’s visited 48 states, many National Parks, and numerous countries such as Thailand, Spain and the Czech Republic.

KELLY ARNEY

Project Manager

Kelly Arney

Kelly has worked for KTC for over five years as a sub-contractor and Project Manager. Kelly has 20 years of experience in retail management and has been in project management over 18 years. Kelly is motivated by believing that beyond building homes, we build legacies for our clients for generations to come. He takes pride in being able to understand our customers visions, then making them a reality. 

Kelly and his wife Julie have been married 31 years and have two children and two grand-daughters. They enjoy traveling and camping as well as working with several mission groups in Nelson County and in Appalachia.

MIKE CADDEN 

Project Manager

Mike CaddenMichael has been building, remodeling, and designing homes for over 20 years. His understanding of the construction process has allowed him to play an integral role from project development to management. The most rewarding part for Michael is the client relationship.He appreciates the focus on clients, dedicated craftsmen and excellent reputation within the company. In addition, he looks forward to opportunities for growth with new clients and projects at Kiel Thomson Company. 

DEAN HORNER

Superintendent

Dean Horner Dean comes from Berkeley, California and started in carpentry building exhibits for the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco. Realizing how much he enjoyed building, he moved to a more traditional job framing and remodeling houses in the Bay Area. He and his wife moved to Louisville in 2014 so she could attend school at U of L. Not long after arriving in Louisville, Dean began working for KTC and found it an excellent fit. Dean enjoys building and the variety of experiences that come with identifying challenges and creating positive results. “Everyday is different and everyday we get better at what we do.”

Mike Johnston

Superintendent

Mike Johnston tiffMike joined Kiel Thomson Company in April 2011, but has been in the construction industry for over 30 years. His accomplishments include being chosen as Home Builders Remodeler of the Year and building six of the homes in the first intercity Homearama. While there are many, one of his favorite things about working with Kiel Thomson Company is “building energy efficient additions and helping our great staff meet our customers’ challenges.”

Mike is a Louisville area native, growing up in Buechel and moving to Westport, Kentucky when he was a teenager. When not working, Mike spends his free time woodworking, kayaking, and being an Assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts.

STEVE JONES

Superintendent

Steve JonesSteve comes to Kiel Thomson Company with over 25 years of hands on in depth experience on a wide range of construction projects. He had his own company where he took an approach from work in the field to ownership. He has a large skill base, and he believes Kiel Thomson Company projects expand those skills every day. Steve likes being part of a team effort and reaping the rewards associated with being part of a growing entity, accomplishing goals, and seeing the company grow. He considers Kiel Thomson Company to be a great family of people.

PHIL MARSHALL

Superintendent

Phil MarshallPhil relocated to Louisville from Nashville over 20 years ago. He spent 16 years owning and operating a company that specialized in the restoration of older homes, specifically oriented toward specialty finishes. He’s had the opportunity to work on historical properties such as Farmington here in Louisville, Hyatt house (Henry County) , Eleven Hearths (Glenview), Berry Hill and the governor's mansion in Frankfort. 

 After working with Kiel Thomson Company as a subcontractor and consultant, Phil came on board as a job site supervisor in the spring of 2015. Phil said: “By working with these families I've come to understand how intensely personal and important the relationship between a family and their home is, and by extension how important our relationship with our costumers is.”

Paul Shockley

Production Manager

Paul joined Kiel Thomson Company in June, 2010. He enjoys the many challenges and learning experiences that each day presents. He’s been in the construction industry for over 14 years, 10 of which he spent running his own remodeling and handyman business. His favorite part of working with Kiel Thomson Company is learning about so many new things, such as “the use of high quality materials, new technologies in geothermal heating and cooling, new wave insulation products, and bathroom / kitchen tile systems.”

Paul spent several years learning the ins and outs of the construction industry at both Western Kentucky University and the University of Louisville. In addition to schooling, his past experiences and connections have given him access to additional learning classes and occasional home shows and product conventions. Paul strives to always be on the cutting edge of construction, and giving the customer complete satisfaction when the project is completed.

Kenan Sukic

Project Manager

KennyKenan was born in Sanjak, Serbia. In 1993, he and his family escaped the war in Serbia and moved to Germany where Kenan worked in the construction industry. Kenan and his family had the opportunity to move to Louisville in 1997. After arriving, Kenan and Kiel met and began working together on construction projects. Kenan is a very dedicated employee, and can be counted on to be there to help with anything needed at any time.

Kenan, his wife, and two daughters live in Hike's Point in a house they purchased several years ago. Kenan is always busy updating and improving their home.