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Agape Construction Company - Our Team

Agape Team

Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien

Owner, Professional Engineer

Kevin founded Agape Construction Company in 1985. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia with a degree in Civil Engineering.

In addition to being a registered professional engineer, Kevin is a certified journeyman carpenter. He has extensive experience in residential construction, remodeling, and custom new homes. Kevin has grown the business from a one man operation to 30 dedicated employees.

Kevin believes that all aspects of Agape should handled with honesty and integrity with the interests of others forefront in our minds.

"I really enjoy seeing a job done well...on time, on budget with happy satisfied customers."

Design Department

Laurie

Senior Architect

Laurie has been a Licensed Architect for over 30 years, and considers herself “old school”, because she loves doing hand drawings and perspectives with clients during design meetings. She has worked in both commercial and residential design and completed her Architectural degree at Iowa State University. Practicing with Agape has given her a unique perspective to understand not only the design requirements, but price and construction implications as well. Laurie's passion for creative design solutions benefits our clients tremendously.

"Architecture allows me to connect personally with clients in order to create spaces that are aesthetically pleasing and uniquely functional.”

Dan

Design Dept. Director
Project Designer

Dan earned a science degree in Architectural Technology from Ranken Technial College. He has 13 years of experience designing and drafting residential remodels and new custom homes. Dan has the ability to manage multiple projects and provides an integral link from the initial design phase to the computer generated drawings necessary to build with. He also has a passion for landscape design.

“My goal is to provide our clients with a design drawings that make it easy for the client to visualize their dream space.”

Charlie

Project Architect

Charlie boasts two degrees from the University of Kansas, a Bachelor of Environmental Design and Bachelor of Architecture. Charlie prides himself on producing correct, readable drawings which result in accurate pricing, quick permit approval, a smooth construction process and ultimately a happy client. He has been happily married for thirty-three years, is a proud father of three, and is active in the community.

"I really enjoy seeing measurements turn into drawings and then watching the entire building project through to completion."

Tracy

CAD Designer

Tracy earned her Master's in Environmental Design from Mizzou with an emphasis on Aging in Place. She received her Bachelor's in Architectural Studies from KU. She is a true team player who brings focus and positivity to Agape's design department. She is detail-oriented and follows through with each job until any and all issues are resolved.

“I enjoy being able to see a job from concept to completion, and I appreciate all of the hard work it takes to complete.”

Edie

Interior Designer,
Selections Coordinator

Edie earned her Associates Degree in Interior Design from Patricia Stevens College. She has 18 years of experience in creating beautiful residential spaces and owned her own design company for 3 years. Edie has worked on both small and large budget remodeling and new construction projects. She prides herself in taking the time to listen and fully understand what the client has visualized for the home.

"I have a passion for design and love taking clients' ideas based on their lifestyle, combining texture and colors to form their own stylish, highly functional spaces."

Management & Production

Ted

Project Consultant,
Sales & Design Manager

Ted has been an Agape employee for over 12 years. He attended Meramec Community College and is a graduate of Ranken Technical College. With experience both as a lead framing carpenter in the field and as an estimator in the office, Ted is the perfect fit for sales and design management. Ted gets along well with everyone, and works hard to ensure the highest quality product.

"I love working with clients and making their dreams a reality."

Patrick

Project Manager,
Production Coordinator

Patrick is a talented Ranken graduate with an Associate’s Degree in Technology-Carpentry. As Project Manager, he has supervised many of Agape's award winning homes. With 13 years of field experience, including several as Lead Framing Carpenter, he developed a wealth of knowledge that helps him manage jobs with efficiency. He is dedicated to client satisfaction.

“I work hard to ensure the client gets a top quality product so they will be proud to say, ‘We used Agape Construction.’”

Kevin M.

Estimator,
Project Consultant

Kevin, a longtime Webster Groves resident, is a multi-talented remodeling professional with a degree in landscape architecture. A team player and Agape employee for 12+ years, Kevin prides himself on being an effective communicator. He is honest and fair with others so subcontractors and employees alike enjoy working with him.

“I really enjoy estimating accurately & seeing projects go from paper to completion.”

Matthew

Project Consultant

Matthew has 13 years of experience, including owning his own residential remodeling business and brings a wealth of knowledge to Agape. He operates with integrity and enjoys exceeding customer’s expectations with quality work, attention to detail, and a positive attitude. Matthew also recently became the father of a healthy baby girl.

"I enjoy the opportunity to meet and work with clients striving to improve their at home lifestyles.”

Jim

Project Manager

A strong family man, Jim brings 30 years of extensive construction experience in renovation and new home building to Agape. He spent 15 years doing carpentry and has an eye for detail. Jim also has a passion for working closely with each client to ensure they are happy and their project is run smoothly.

“I pride myself on quality, and enjoy watching change take place in a customer’s home.”

Brian K.

Project Manager

A key Agape employee for 10 years, Brian is an excellent communicator and strong solution oriented leader. He enjoys working at Agape with his brother Pat, and likes taking a project from foundation to final trim stage. Brian, a former member of the Marine Corps Reserves, is proud to have served our country in Iraq.

“I enjoy all aspects of the job and pride myself on going above and beyond with each and every client.”

Field Team

Keith

Warranty Manager,
Small Jobs Carpenter

Keith grew up doing carpentry so it’s in his blood. Having 30 years of experience in the carpentry field, Keith is one of Agape’s talented trim carpenters. He loves variety, and enjoys working on both new homes and remodel projects. Keith is passionate about the finish aspect of carpentry and prides himself on jobs well done.

“I love being artistic and helping people solve problems in their living spaces.”

Chris G.

Master Carpenter,
Built-In Specialist

Another talented Ranken graduate, Chris shows great attention to detail. As a former business owner, Chris understands all aspects of the project. A superb all around technician, Chris also has the ability to create truly unique custom items. He is a good communicator, showing genuine interest and concern for our clients.

“I really enjoy working with my hands and knowing I turned a pile of wood into something amazing.’”

Bill N.

Lead Finish Carpenter

Bill brings 30 years of experience to the team. A dependable journeyman carpenter, Bill takes great pride in making our customers happy. He lives by the Agape mission statement “To do everything as if for the Lord, to the best of our abilities, with absolute honesty and the interest of others forefront in our minds.”

“Quality workmanship and attention to details make the difference. I am proud to be a part of the Agape Team."

Brian C.

Lead Finish Carpenter

A former business owner and good family man, Brian brings 25 years of well-rounded carpentry experience to the Agape team. He has worked on many high end homes for famous St. Louisans. Talented and detail oriented, Brian takes great pride in doing every project with excellence.

“I enjoy striving for perfection in my work and serving others in the journey of life.”

Keith

Lead Framing Carpenter

Keith is the father of two, and a key member of Agape team. Keith is well rounded with experience in rough framing, trim, siding, windows and doors. He takes pride in the quality of the products he produces. Keith likes to take a customer’s vision all the way to completion.

“I enjoy seeing a finished product that will change a customer’s life for the better!"

Jon

Lead Framing Carpenter

As our Lead framing carpenter, Jon has experience in both custom home building and residential remodeling. Jon is dedicated and honest. He does everything possible to show care and concern to the customer. He enjoys working side by side with people who care about a quality job.

“I enjoy being the project lead and knowing that I am the person that controls quality."

Dave

Small Jobs Carpenter

Dave has 36 years of new construction and residential remodeling experience. Eleven of those years have been with Agape Construction. He works hard to ensure that each project is constructed and completed with the highest level of quality.

“I find it rewarding to work with a company that is dedicated to quality workmanship and dedicated to clients beyond completion of the project."

Ryan

Small Jobs Carpenter

A talented and dependable carpenter, Ryan communicates well with homeowners and is used to handling projects from start to finish. Ryan has experience in framing, trim, baths, kitchens, doors, windows, exteriors and more. Ryan works hard and has a history of happy customers.

“My goal is outstanding client relationships. I am committed to quality and excellence in every aspect of the job.”

Tim

Journeyman Carpenter

As former business owner and well-rounded carpenter with 18 years in the industry, Tim makes a great addition to the Agape team. He also has a wife and two children, and has a welding degree from Vatterott College. Tim can be counted on to bring a positive attitude to the job every day.

“I love working with the smartest carpenters I know and pride myself on performing every task to the best of my ability.”

Mike

Journeyman Carpenter

Mike is an experienced and dependable carpenter who takes great pride in doing a job well. He has an excellent work ethic. His lead carpenters trust him to fill in if they are gone. Mike strives to work with everyone in a friendly positive way.

“One of the things I enjoy most about working for Agape is the joy I see in our clients' faces as we transform their homes."

Jamie

Journeyman Carpenter

With 14 years of experience, Jamie brings a wealth of knowledge to Agape. He is a Ranken Tech machinist and has worked as a trim carpenter, framing foreman and project manager. He is delighted to be a new father of twin boys and approaches every day with a can-do attitude.

“I enjoy doing quality work and providing top notch customer service. Taking a job from start to finish gives me great satisfaction.”

Nick S.

Apprentice Carpenter

Nick loves working with his hands. He is an enthusiastic learner and a dependable member of the framing crew. Interested in learning every aspect of remodeling, Nick prides himself on hard work and honesty, striving to do every job as perfectly as he can.

“I take great pleasure in stepping back at the end of the day and seeing what I accomplished.”

Juhn

Apprentice Carpenter

Dedicated to excellence, Juhn has been part of the Agape team for over 10 years. He is greatly appreciated by every client for his positive attitude and concern for their project. He majored in Mechanical Engineering in the Philippines. Juhn also still operates his own concession stand, selling food on the weekends.

“I like all the friendships I have made at Agape Construction, and consider the Agape team my family."

Nick H.

Lead Laborer,
Warehouse Manager

Nick brings exceptional work ethic to the Agape team. He is polite, trustworthy and cheerful. He assists the carpenters striving to learn as much as he can. Nick takes great pride in making sure that each job site, as well as the Agape warehouse is clean and organized.

“I enjoy taking a role in bringing customers their completed project in move in condition."

Justin

Laborer

Justin is smart, dedicated and has a great attitude. Along with his construction experience, Justin is a machinist, a welder and a competent roofer. Justin is detail oriented and can be counted on to take good care of each client’s home. Justin is also the proud father of a baby boy.

“I take pride in representing Agape, helping the carpenters and doing each task with excellence.”

Office Staff

Janice

Business Manager

Janice joined the Agape Team in 2007. While maintaining the big picture, she is detailed, organized and efficient. Managing the Finances for the company is a favorite part of her job. Janice appreciates working with such a talented and dedicated team.

“Being part of a company that strives for exceptional quality and customer service is rewarding.”

Phil

Marketing Director

Phil, a graduate of the UM-St. Louis, has over 5 years of graphic design experience. He is also talented photographer. As Marketing Director, he enjoys create exciting visuals and expanding Agape's business to include many new social media efforts.

“I enjoy any opportunity to use my creative talents to help bring the visions of others to life”

Amy O'Brien

Owner,
Human Resources

Amy graduated from MU with two degrees. She enjoys talking to prospective clients about the remodel experience, and managing the human resources for Agape Construction. Amy loves photographing the finished jobs and enjoys encouraging others in the work place.

“I enjoy the many people I meet on the job while creating customer interest in Agape.”

Kelly

Office Administrator

Kelly brings 10 years of experience to our front desk, helping connect clients to our skilled project consultants and design team. She is the proud mother of two teenage daughters. Kelly is also the first point of contact with Agape, and delights in helping prospective clients - making a great first impression.

"I really value the people I work with at Agape. Their team work is like nothing I have ever seen. It really does take all of us here at Agape to make every project successful."