Our History

Founded in 1986, KMR has grown through generations of South Florida’s ever-changing landscape – we’ve seen it all, and we’ve been a contributor to it. With industry experience across all aspects of construction, KMR has established itself as one of the premier multifaceted general contracting firms in South Florida.

Our Experience

Our experience lends itself to cost-effective practices, thorough and timely completions, and an ability to navigate challenges with effective solutions through decades of successful projects. As leaders in innovative solutions, KMR prides itself on its ability to balance old and new, considering ourselves old-school early adopters: we welcome innovative techniques, but adhere strictly to our uncompromising business values and will only implement innovations that we know will stand the test of time.

Our Values

We believe that excellence is achieved through an unwavering dedication to quality in both craftsmanship and relationships. Since 1986, we’ve built both our construction projects and our client relationships on the uncompromising principals that foster such excellence: transparency, integrity, and diligence.

Our Standards

We tailor our approach to all clients in order to suit their unique needs by handpicking the team of professionals with a specific skill set for each project. Our professionals apply their technical skills to achieve high-quality construction in a timely and cost-effective manner, delivering the tangible value of the highest quality. But it’s not just the tangibles: the client-first approach is the bedrock of our business, and it’s what has set KMR apart from others. Our commitment to safe construction, legal compliance, and transparency from start to finish is what ensures complete client satisfaction. Our team is here for you, every step of the way.

MEET THE TEAM

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KEVIN RAFFERTY

PRESIDENT / GENERAL CONTRACTOR

A South Florida Native, Kevin’s interest in construction started early – he was a “handy-child” on weekends and summer breaks at his father’s moving and marina companies in North Miami Beach. In his teens and 20’s, he was taken under legendary builder John Kurzman’s wing, where he worked his way from carpenter to lead foreman. Kevin continued his interest in college, where he studied construction in Gainesville, obtaining his Certified General Contractor license in 1983.

Upon graduation, Kevin served as Owner’s Rep & GC for prominent Developer Stan Baumann, managing all of Baumann interest, until he formed his own construction company in 1986: KMR Construction. Kevin has earned a reputation and nickname in the industry as “The Fireman” with cities, developers, and contractors thanks to his ability to provide out-of-the-box solutions in a timely and innovative manner, especially when complex issues arise. Kevin excels at maximizing value and minimizing risk for his clients.

Kevin is a hands-on, highly involved President: he is responsible for overseeing all significant aspects of the business, visits and performs on-site inspections for each construction project several times a week and is always on-site when major work requiring his unparalleled expertise is involved. Kevin serves as a lead executive working directly with architects, designers, and owners from pre-construction through completion.

Kevin is a member of the Building Trade Association and the American Institute of Architects and sat on the North Miami Beach City planning and zoning board for several years. He was recognized in 2003 as a top business leader in the United States for integrating successful business practices from the National Republican Congressional Committee Business Advisory Council. An active member of the community, Kevin was recognized for his work with the United Way in the post-Hurricane Andrew cleanup and rebuilding effort and in 2004 was known as Coach of the Year for North Miami Beach Little League.