Ken Welsh’s knowledge of his industry has its roots deeply planted in the same community he now serves as president and CEO of WELSH Construction.
Welsh studied civil engineering at Eastern Florida State College before attending the University of Central Florida for engineering technology. He then went on to prove his mettle as the co-owner of G&S Contractors for 15 years. When the company merged with BRPH to form BRPH Construction Services, Welsh continued to ensure its high standard of work as director of operations and company qualifier. He eventually founded WELSH Construction in 2003.
Now in its 15th year of operation, WELSH has established itself, with the guidance of its founder, as one of the most diligent, efficient and reliable in the market. The firm’s diverse portfolio includes construction and design/build services in the educational, storage, medical, office, restaurant, retail, religious and municipal sectors in Central Florida.
The past few years alone have seen the completion of several watershed projects for WELSH. In 2017, the firm finished work on a 91,000-square-foot ExtraSpace Storage facility in Sanford, in addition to a 15,000-square-foot warehouse for Terry Laboratories in West Melbourne. In July, the firm partnered with MedExpress to complete an Urgent Care Walk- In Center located in Vero Beach.
Rodney Turner, construction manager of MedExpress, summarized the secret to the success of WELSH and its founder: “They were always one step ahead of any problem or concern that arose. There was an admirable attention to detail in how they approached the job, which anticipated issues before it hampered our delivery schedule.”