Keith Harenda founded KPH Construction in 1999 with a belief in forging partnerships with customers to make their vision a reality. As a committed first-generation company, KPH approaches every project as a unique opportunity for success. KPH Construction received the 2008 MMAC Future 50 Silver Award, 2009 MMAC Future 50 Gold Award, and 2010 MMAC Future 50 Master Mettle Award, as well as the 2010 Top Project Award for GSA Milwaukee Federal Courthouse and the 2013 City of Milwaukee Mayor’s Design Award for Black Sheep, a mixed-used urban renewal project.
Keith’s service to community includes serving as a supervisor to the Town of Brookfield from 1995 to 2004, a member of the Waukesha County Board from 2004 to 2007, a member of the Wisconsin Board of Directors, a Wisconsin Trustee, and a member on the National Board of Directions of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Keith founded the Emerging Construction Business Incubator (ECBI) in 2009 and sponsors the Daily Reporter Newsmaker Awards recognizing Women-, Minority-, and Veteran-Owned Businesses. Since 2019, Keith has also been an active board member of Hebron Housing Services, a non-profit addressing homelessness in the greater Milwaukee area. He is currently serving on the executive committee as Vice President of the board.
Keith has a history of developing successful businesses. He co-founded Sonag Company Inc. in 1993, which grew from three employees to a multi-million dollar concrete supply company. He also started American Asbestos Removal in 1988.
As Executive Vice President of KPH Environmental, Kert Harenda brings both practical experience and a long list of industry credentials to our customers. His extensive certifications reflect a wide range of environmental training in inspection, analysis, abatement, remediation, and safety through NIOSH, AHERA, EPA, OSHA, and DNR in three states. His diverse background and supervisory experience allow him to delve into every aspect of large-scale Project Management, from planning through execution, and to be effective with both governmental and commercial clients.
Kert’s team provides personalized service to each project while adhering to rapidly changing regulations in the demolition, environmental, and health and safety fields. Beyond inspection, Kert manages recommendations that remedy environmental issues and eliminate potential exposure to reduce liabilities for our customers.
Bryan is KPH’s Vice President of Construction. He grew up in the construction industry and from an early age was walking jobsites and reading blueprints. That early interaction and involvement was what sparked the passion for construction he has today. Bryan has extensive analyzing experience in blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates, which he uses in his day-to-day interactions with our various project teams.
With a degree in Construction Management from Milwaukee School of Engineering, Bryan brings over 10 years experience within the industry to our customers.
Bryan joined KPH Construction in 2014 as an Assistant Project Manager and quickly worked his way up to the role of Project Manager. When the need for an estimator developed, Bryan jumped in and took over the roles and responsibilities. He quickly adapted to the role and worked to revamp the estimating department into a highly efficient and successful division at KPH. In 2019, Bryan was elevated to the position of Vice President of Construction where he continues to oversee and develop the estimating department but also oversees and develops all construction management, operations, and new business.