Keith Mosley Construction Inc.
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Keith Mosley founded Keith Mosley Construction Inc. (KMC) in 1985 after working 13 years in various sectors of the construction industry. “I went into the service as an electrician,” Mosley elaborates. “When I got out, I worked for my brother for a long time until I started KMC.” Today the business is based in South Saraland, Ala., and serves a variety of clients in Mobile County and parts of eastern Mississippi.
KMC’s approximate 60 employees specialize in structural steel erection, fabrication and metal-building erection. “We also do quite a bit of general contractor work,” Mosley adds. With management and concrete construction capabilities, the team offers full construction services for metal buildings literally from the ground up. By building industry relationships and diversifying services, Mosley has built his business up from a $400,000 company with a staff of five up to a business that nets in the neighborhood of $10 million annually.
KMC has been picking up work steadily despite the economic downturn. “There are challenges,” Mosley notes. “It has been like pulling teeth with the economy the way it is. Customers are not planning as far in advance as they used to. However, what sets us apart is actually how well we have been doing despite the recession. We have been able to stay around the same in revenue even in these tough times.”
The company’s recent projects include Austal Shipbuilding and the Hank Aaron Stadium, both of which are located in Mobile County, as well as Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. “We have also been working on a steel mill for almost five years now,” says Mosley. “That has been one of our really major projects, as well as the Austal facility.”
The company subcontracts only what the business cannot perform in-house. “We do all of the steel erection, we sell and fabricate steel and we do sheeting projects, which is putting sheets on buildings,” says Mosley. “We do a little bit of concrete and general contracting work. We always sub out HVAC, electrical and plumbing. We generally use the lowest bidders, but we do work within a sort of network.”
Mosley and his team have remained stable over the last few years, and he says he is looking to get back to growth. “We were named one of Mobile County’s 30 fastest growing companies,” he explains. “We have also received several awards for our safety record. We’re looking to expand in the general contractor side of business, but the market is still a little shaky. I think the economy is improving slowly, despite all of the news outlets preaching gloom and doom. It’s going to be a gradual process, but eventually we’ll see a full recovery.”
KMC maintains business by focusing on quality workmanship. “One of our biggest challenges is getting good employees onboard,” Mosley notes. “The key is to keep offering a range of services, and to maintain our existing business.” Mosley regularly reinvests in the company in order to stay ahead of competitors.
With such a diverse array of services, KMC is able to reach out into various sectors. The fabrication side of the business offers steel framing, as well as stairways, handrails, platforms, ornamental iron, trusses, grating and other products for contractors. With general contractor capabilities, Mosley and his team offer turnkey construction. The business even employs its own crew of operators, licensed for crane hoist and rigging contracts. The team rents out cranes with operators included, making the service a no-brainer for smaller contractors.
As KMC moves toward its 30-year anniversary, Mosley says he does not have any major celebration planned; the real landmark occasions are project completions and positive feedback from clients. Satisfaction is the largest indicator of solid performance, and the KMC team strives to fabricate and build a final project with safety and integrity. KMC has contributed to some of the largest construction projects in the region, with portfolio pieces, including banks, theaters, warehouses and office buildings among others.
Despite the slow recovery, Mosley is geared up to retain a leading position in the market. The company’s portfolio, safety record and client feedback speak for themselves, and KMC is ready to embrace the full economic recovery with broad construction and fabrication capabilities. As the commercial and industrial markets pick back up, Keith Mosley Construction Inc. will continue to grow through building upon a reputation for quality performance.
For more information about Keith Mosley Construction Inc., please visit: www.keithmosleyconstruction.net.
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