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WHO WE ARE

KMR is a family-owned business that was established in 1986 and is one of the premier general contractor firms in South Florida, specializing in all aspects of construction. We take pride in our quality craftsmanship, our attention to detail, and our open line of communication with each and every client. Our company was founded on the premise that we would uphold an uncompromising commitment to delivering quality service with integrity.

To accomplish this, we work closely with our clients to care for them in a manner that is best suits their unique needs. We then focus our technical skills on building quality projects in a timely and cost-effective manner. The reality is that any construction project, large or small, is a complex undertaking that requires many skillsets; therefore we dedicated a handpicked team of professionals with the exact skill sets needed for specific projects. Our team approach helps deliver real and tangible value to our clients.

We continue to maintain the client-first approach that has been the bedrock of our business and insist on bringing integrity and transparency to every job. Our continued success is due in part to our commitment to practicing safe construction methods and staying compliant with all laws, rules, and regulations. Our personal commitment to our customers is a guarantee you are all treated with a consistent, high level of care and to ensure that our passion for quality remains as strong as when we first opened our business. We want you to be satisfied with our services and we appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.

MEET THE TEAM

Kevin Rafferty

President / General Contractor

Kevin is a South Florida native whose passion for construction has led him to become one of the most respected and credible general contractors in South Florida. Construction for Kevin started as a child, when he worked weekends and summers at his father’s moving company and marina in North Miami Beach, acting as the handyman. In Kevin’s early 20s, he worked for legendary builder John Kurzman where he began as a carpenter and worked his way up to be the lead foreman. Kevin went on to earn his degree in Gainesville, where he majored in Construction and obtained his Florida Certified General Contractors license in 1983. After graduation, Kevin went on to work for prominent developer Stan Bowman where he had opportunity to learn before opening KMR Construction in 1986.

As President, Kevin is responsible for providing strategic leadership by working with his team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies. Kevin excels at maximizing value and minimizing risk for his clients. Kevin oversees all major aspects of the business and performs on-site inspections for each construction project several times a week or when major work is being performed that requires his expertise. Kevin has built a reputation with cities and developers by providing out-of-the-box, simple solutions when they face problems on projects. Kevin attends all job site meetings and works hands-on 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 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 was a member of the North Miami Beach city planning and zoning board for years. In 2004, he was named Coach of the Year for North Miami Beach Little League and represented North Miami Beach little league as the travel team head coach. In 1977, Kevin was inducted into the swimming hall of fame for high diving.

Willie Ornelas

Willie has been part of the KMR family since birth as his dad has been a lead carpenter with KMR since the late 80s. Willie has held every job title within KMR from babysitting Kevin’s kids to a laborer’s assistant, to running his first multimillion-dollar project at just 21 years of age, which led him to earn “The Prodigy” nickname. Grasping construction comes easy for Willie, which led to Kevin taking him under his wing and mentoring him.

Now, as VP of Construction, Willie coordinates and oversees all project operations at each construction site by leading and managing all onsite construction teams from the breaking ground stage to completion. Willie possesses the capabilities to work successfully through project conflicts with different construction personnel’s personalities, which is a strength he has accomplished over the years. Collaboration through leadership and compromise makes Willie a strong asset to any project.

Kyle Rafferty

Kyle started with KMR at the age of 14 with a broom in his hand and a job directive to keep the job site clean. Shortly after realizing Kyle was better with his mouth than his hands, he began shadowing Kevin and the clients, slowly working his way up to becoming the communicator between all parties. Now Kyle manages all client interests and helps maximize their construction projects on behalf of KMR.

From obtaining building permits, evaluating bid proposals, developing the construction master plan, to performing on-site inspections and ensuring compliance with construction laws, Kyle ensures a good working relationship between the owners, suppliers, and sub-contractors. Serving as the client’s primary point of contact, Kyle receives and transfers information to appropriate parties and facilitates meetings when necessary.

Michael Rafferty

Michael started working on KMR job sites at 12 years old as a laborer’s assistant. From a young age, he expressed an interest in learning all of the different aspects of a construction project. Today, Mike is in charge of implementing business strategies and procedures and overseeing daily operations. As COO, Mike sets comprehensive goals for performance and growth while establishing policies that promote the company’s culture, brand, and vision. Michael’s organizational and management skills have played a pivotal role in KMRs growth.

Carlos Dominguez

As a Miami native and Army veteran, Carlos has been working in the construction industry for over 35 years. Prior to getting involved with KMR, Carlos served as Lead Superintendent with Miami Drywall and Stucco for 20 + years before serving as VP of Operations at Indeco Finishes. Carlos has spent his last 30 years focusing on framing, drywall, and stucco. He has managed large and complex projects, including the completion of 50+ high-rise towers throughout South Florida including the luxurious Miami World Center, Panorama, Trump Towers, Turnberry, and many more. Carlos excels in follow through and prioritizes following a project’s timeline to ensure deadlines are met. Today, Carlos manages project logistics, layout, subcontractors, scheduling and project performance.

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Cesar Ruiz

Cesar currently resides in Davie, FL and has been installing and managing Impact windows and doors for over 20 years. When we, KMR, launched our window and door division, Cesar was our first point of contact to bring on board. Cesar has built a reputation for completing projects successfully and being an expert in the industry. Our clients rave about his customer service and his efficiency to complete their projects.

Edgar Rojas

Edgar is a Miami native and Navy Veteran. With a military background, Edgar provides discipline to every job he manages. With some years of experience, Edgar has become an expert in the roofing industry and holds a Florida certified roofing license. Edgar is also a state certified firefighter and paramedic.

Jordan Batts

Jordan is a native to Pittsburgh but grew up Plantation Florida. Prior to getting involved in the roofing industry, Jordan was a local football star at Chaminade Madonna and North Broward Prep. After playing college football Jordan went into sales, which eventually led him into the roofing industry. Through years of experience, Jordan excels at customer service, managing each project’s timeline, and knowledge for new roofs and repairs.

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