KHS&S Appoints Mark Keenan Chairman Of The Board


Tampa, FL (July 14, 2005) – Mark Keenan, a founding partner and former long-term president of Keenan Hopkins Schmidt and Stowell Contractors, Inc. (dba KHS&S Contractors) has been appointed KHS&S Contractors’ chairman of the board.

Keenan helped found KHS&S and served as president of KHS&S-East Coast for more than 18 years. He was also a founding stockholder of KHS&S-West Coast and KHS&S-Concord. Keenan returns after a two-year retirement.

“I am honored to be asked to return to the company that bears my name,” said Keenan, 52. “It’s like coming home. I know the board members, I know the employees and I know the great things we’re capable of. I’m ready to get started.”

As chairman, Keenan will have a key role in KHS&S’ overall governance. He will preside over the development of KHS&S’ future growth and financial strategies and will be a bridge between all KHS&S companies in terms of strategy communication, implementation and coordination.

“Mark has the confidence of every member of the board,” said Michael Cannon, president, KHS&S-East Coast. “During his tenure, KHS&S experienced record growth and profits. We look forward to working with him as we take the company into its third decade.”

“Mark has a solid reputation throughout the construction industry,” said David Suder, president, KHS&S-West Coast. “He knows the construction business, he is a smart businessman and he is a leader. That’s a rare and highly valued combination.”

KHS&S Contractors is ranked the country’s largest wall and ceiling contractor by Engineering News-Record and is also the nation’s leading theme contractor. Projects include Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV; Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL; International Plaza, Tampa, FL; Gaylord Texan Resort, Grapevine, TX; and the Letterman Digital Arts Center, San Francisco, CA. KHS&S operates in 10 offices nationwide, with East Coast headquarters in Tampa, FL and West Coast headquarters in Anaheim, CA.