KDW’s expansion caters to the growing demand for construction services in Central Texas, an area known for its thriving economy and growing commercial and industrial base. KDW Principal and fifth-generation builder Luke Kingham, who relocated from the firm’s Houston headquarters to Austin, is steering the operations.
“We designed and built our first project in Central Texas over 10 years ago and have been privileged to participate in the growth of Central Texas ever since,” Kingham said. “An Austin office is the next chapter in KDW’s enduring legacy, giving our team a hub to immerse themselves in every aspect of the design-build process to best serve our Central Texas clients. We look forward to firmly standing by our current client partners while meeting the area’s growing demand for innovative design-build solutions.”
“Clients are looking for a strategic partner that finds customized solutions to meet their needs in less time,” said KDW CEO Keith Dalton. “That’s where KDW’s design-build expertise comes in. We manage complex, customized construction projects from start to finish and build facilities that are highly optimized to support our clients’ growth and expansion strategies.”
In the past 24 months, the firm has completed 10 new design-build and renovation projects in Central Texas, with notable projects underway, including Balcones Resources’ $60 million material recovery facility in San Antonio. Additionally, KDW is building California-based Sovereign Flavors’ new headquarters in Kyle, Texas, featuring an R&D and production facility, as well as an approximately 160,000-square-foot snack distribution facility for local developer HPI Real Estate Services & Investments. The projects all broke ground this year, with completion set in 2024.