Joseph Kelley, Jr. (Joe) has served as the President and CEO of Kelley Construction, Inc. since 1995. After having joined the company in 1981, Joe worked his way up in the field for the next 14 years before stepping into the role of Project Manager, Senior Vice President and ultimately President and CEO. He succeeded his father, Joe, Sr., who founded Kelley Construction in 1978 and has been leading the company ever since.
As one of his many leadership strengths, Joe’s ability to see the “big picture” is a driving force for the strategy, direction, and future of Kelley Construction. He has nurtured the company from a local niche contractor into the national
firm it is today. Kelley Construction is licensed in 49 states, with a focus on four divisions: healthcare, commercial, food service, and industrial markets. The company operates as a Construction Manager and a General contractor.
Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Kelley Construction has made the ENR Top 400 List and been named #1 Greater Louisville Contractor numerous times. We appreciate the recognition and continue every day to strive to achieve our primary goal which is to be Best-In-Class.
A native Louisvillian, Joe has been a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO-WPO) since 1999. He is a founding member, past chairman and current board member of the Louisville Metro Police Foundation, and has been involved with various construction related associations and boards throughout his career.