Meet the Honorees

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Kinley Construction

Kinley Construction is a family-owned and -operated full-service construction firm based in Brevard County, FL. Their company is built on honesty, dependability, industriousness, and excellence. They specialize in the construction of hurricane-proof, energy-efficient, and sustainable Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) wall construction, which has a positive impact on so many levels that simply put, they are in the business of improving life. They take pride in their past achievements and are committed to present projects, while aggressively growing ICF construction and awareness in the future.

Founded in: 2004

County

Brevard County

Industry

Construction

Employee Growth 2019 - 2022

63% Increase

Revenue Growth 2019-2022

53% Increase

Luke Crisafulli

CEO

Was there a pivotal moment that led you to start your company?

The “ah-ha” moment that led to the entrepreneurial journey for Kinley Construction was spurred by the devastation caused by three consecutive hurricanes (Charley, Frances, and Jeanne) that hit Central Florida in 2004. This experience motivated the company’s founders to seek a stronger way to build in Florida. After extensive research, we decided that Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) walls were the safest type of construction available worldwide, which led us to start building with ICF walls​​.

Tell us about your company culture.

What sets our company culture apart is the blend of a cherished family legacy and an impeccable standing in our industry, coupled with our strong commitment to the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). We place a high value on achieving excellence in all we do, which is deeply ingrained in our work ethic. Moreover, the dedication of our team members toward ensuring the success of our clients is a cornerstone of our culture. This unique combination of heritage, operational excellence, and client-focused teamwork defines the distinctiveness of our company culture.

Our company stands out in the construction industry with a 40-year legacy of excellence, specializing in Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) and bolstered by unique endorsements from manufacturers. We leverage the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) for enhanced operational effectiveness and strategic focus. Our reputation is reinforced by a history of successful large-scale projects, financial strength through self-funding and efficiency, and a team of top-class professionals guided by servant-minded leadership, making us a preferred choice in our field.

As a CEO, I’ve utilized various resources to overcome leadership challenges and propel our company’s success, including:

  • Gaining insights from the CEO Nexus executive peer group.
  • Networking with professionals for support and crucial insights.
  • Keeping abreast of industry trends, attending workshops, and engaging with industry associations.
  • Embracing data-driven decisions, collaborative leadership, the EOS framework for problem-solving, feedback, and strategic planning with defined goals.

These methods have significantly contributed to our company’s growth and stability.

Over the next five years, our company’s growth and expansion plans include:

  • Targeting over 20% annual revenue growth.
  • Expanding beyond Florida to new markets.
  • Growing our team to over 45 members.
  • Establishing five traveling installation crews to expand service reach.
  • Hiring dedicated Sales and Financial executives to enhance strategy.
  • Developing a comprehensive Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) Training program.
  • Hiring three full-time salespeople to increase sales and client engagement.
  • Aiming to become the top ICF installer for at least two manufacturers.

These initiatives are aimed at sustained growth and industry leadership.

My proudest moment as the CEO was winning the 2024 ICF Builder Award for a large oceanfront ICF residential project we built in Melbourne Beach, FL. We will be presented the award at the World of Concrete Event in Las Vegas, NV.  Our project was one out of thousands of other project entries located throughout the United States. This project was not only a testament to our team’s expertise in Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction but also a demonstration of our commitment to innovation, sustainability, and excellence in construction. The recognition of our work through this prestigious award is a significant milestone for our company and reflects our dedication to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in sustainable and resilient building practices.

What does it mean to be selected as a GrowFL FLCTW Honoree?

Being chosen as a GrowFL FLCTW Honoree is a significant honor, marking a high point in our achievements. It’s a humbling recognition among Florida’s leading firms, celebrating our past successes, and symbolizing our future potential. This accolade is a strong motivator, reinforcing our ambition to be a global leader in ICF building. It serves as both a recognition of our journey so far and a catalyst for our future endeavors, signaling that our goals are attainable and marking the beginning of our continued pursuit of excellence in our field.

Is there anyone you’d like to thank for getting you to where you are now?

  • My amazing team members at Kinley Construction
  • Family & Friends
  • GrowFL and the supportive community
  • Ray Watson – CEO Roundtable Facilitator, CEO Nexus GrowFL
  • John King – EOS Implementor
  • ICF Form Manufacturing Partners – Nudura, Amvic, Fox Blocks, Build Block & Strong Hold

What is your advice for aspiring or fellow business owners?

Stay true to your integrity and core values in all your endeavors. Understand that success is achieved by helping others attain their goals. Value and nurture your team, as they are essential in providing excellent client service. Recognize that there are no shortcuts to effective leadership, mindful management, and accountability. Remember, success is a journey, not a destination – embrace continual improvement and enjoy the process. Prioritize selfless and effective leadership; it’s more impactful with a willing team than expert yet self-focused individuals.

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