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Agape Construction Company - Our Team

Agape Team

Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien

Owner, Founder,
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 37 dedicated employees.

Kevin believes that all aspects of Agape should be handled with honesty and integrity, and thoroughly enjoys the building process.

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

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.”

Charlie

Design Dept Manager,
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."

Ed

Project Architect

An award-winning licensed architect for 35 years, Ed is a longtime member of AIA (American Institute of Architects). He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Washington University and Masters of Architecture from University of Oregon. A principal in his own architecture firm for most of his career, Ed is passionate about design and has designed significant remodels of several historic homes in our area as well as new homes and commercial projects.

"I love communicating design, and drawing to show clients what the possibilities are, then exceeding their expectations with the finished project.”

Ann

Interior Designer,
Selections Coordinator

With over 25 years of experience designing award-winning residential spaces, Ann is an asset to Agape. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and operated her own design company for 20 years. She prides herself in designing beautiful spaces that fit each client’s unique needs and lifestyle.

“I love seeing the full transformation of a space and how it impacts our clients’ lives. I seek to make homes more comfortable and functional for the families who live there.”

Linda

Cabinet Designer
Selections Coordinator

A graduate of Washington University, Linda has a diversity of talents and is passionate about home design. She is a highly skilled Kitchen & Bath Cabinet Designer producing fabulous 3D renderings that help clients visualize kitchen layouts, cabinet designs, and material choices. She has worked as a project manager and understands the construction process. Linda is positive, proactive and focused on client satisfaction.

“I listen well and love working with homeowner’s as they describe their dream space. It is incredibly satisfying to exceed their expectations.”

Tracy

Architectural Technician & Coordinator

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.”

Ryan

CAD & Revit Designer

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Maryville University and enjoys working in the construction industry. He is personable and does a great job producing 3-D models in Revit which help showcase our clients’ vision. Always eager to learn new software and techniques, Ryan has been an avid pupil to Agape’s more-established Design staff.

“I strive to help out wherever and whenever I can, working until a job is done to bring the most to our clients.”

Ashley

CAD & Revit Designer

As a graduate of the Art Institute of St. Louis, Ashley brings a fresh perspective to our Design team. With her previous contractual experience designing floorplans, Ashley has proven an eager apprentice. She is quick to learn from Agape’s more-established Design team as she helps create stunning three-dimensional mockups.

“I adore exploring the endless possibilities of designing homes, and forging those concepts into reality for our clients.”

Management & Production

Ted

Project Consultant,
Sales & Design Manager

Ted has been an Agape employee for over 17 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 years of field experience, many as a Lead Framing Carpenter, Patrick, now with Agape for 17 years, has developed a wealth of knowledge that helps him manage Agape’s production team 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.’”

Jared

Project Consultant

A strong family man, Jared operates with integrity and brings 20 years of construction, renovation and new home experience to Agape. Jared owned his own construction company for 15 years, working directly with clients to bring their visions to life. Jared strives to satisfy each client, and they appreciate his perspective on how to maximize their home's potential.

“I pride myself on quality and love seeing clients' homes transformed into what they've dreamed of.”

Ryan

Project Consultant

A dedicated professional with 20 years of experience and extensive knowledge of all the trades, Ryan is uniquely equipped to help homeowners fulfill their dreams. He is proactive, detail oriented and focused on client satisfaction. As a former general contractor, Ryan understands all aspects of the design and build process.

““I am quality minded, love working with people and enjoy bringing their remodel visions to reality."

Brian K.

Project Manager

A key Agape employee for 16 years, Brian worked in the field as a Lead Framing Carpenter for 8 years. Brian is an excellent communicator and strong solution oriented leader. He enjoys working at Agape with his brother Patrick, and likes taking a project from foundation to completion. A former US Marine Staff Sergeant for 10 years, Brian led his platoon and 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.”

Steve

Project Manager

Steve is well rounded, with 19 years of experience in the construction industry, including extended time as a lead carpenter and framing foreman. He completed his training at the St. Louis carpenters union and loves learning. Always working to the best of his ability, Steve competently cares for each client and their home.

“I like meeting new people and take pride in helping make their dream project come true.”

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

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.”

Logan

Lead Finish Carpenter

A talented carpenter and strong family man, Logan grew up doing carpentry with his father. He is an excellent craftsman with an associate’s degree from Northwest Technical College. A trustworthy and hard-working professional, Logan shows a genuine concern for each client. He enjoys putting the finishing touches on Agape projects.

“Precision and attention to detail are key to my success and the quality our clients deserve.”

Jon

Project Manager

Jon is hardworking and honest. With 16 years of carpentry experience, many as Agape’s lead framing carpenter, Jon understands building from the ground up. He has experience in residential remodeling and custom home building. Jon has a track record of happy customers, and enjoys working with other quality minded people.

“I pride myself on being positive and working diligently to ensure the client ends up with the finished project they dreamed of."

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.”

Joe

Journeyman Carpenter

A graduate of Kuyper College in Michigan, Joe is a transplant to Missouri. A former business owner with 15 years of carpentry experience, Joe loves framing and the building process. He has integrity, is quality minded and shows genuine interest and concern for each client.

“I enjoy using my carpentry skills in an efficient manner and love seeing the homeowner’s satisfaction with their new space."

Ken

Journeyman Carpenter

Ken is a talented carpenter with 15 years of well-rounded experience in construction. Trained in the union, Ken is dependable and takes great pride in doing a job well. Protecting a clients property and attention to detail are a priority for him.

“I pride myself on doing the job right the first time and making sure the customer is happy.”

Jhun

Apprentice Carpenter

Dedicated to excellence, Jhun has been part of the Agape team for over 14 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 value all the friendships I have made at Agape Construction, and consider the Agape team my family."

David

Apprentice Carpenter

An honors graduate from Waterloo high school, David twice represented his school at the national Carpentry Job Skills competition. David, a twin, is reliable, hardworking and motivated to learn all he can. As a side business, he operates farm machinery and mows lawns. Agape is delighted to have this smart young man join the team.

“I enjoy working for Agape because I know the job will be done correctly and respectfully.”

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."

Rich

Laborer

Rich brings a positive can-do attitude to work each day. He is hardworking, has great follow through and is a real asset to the Agape team. With years of construction experience, Rich can be counted on to keep clients happy and each jobsite clean.

“I pride myself on being a God Fearing man and love seeing the final finished stage of each job.”

Office Staff

Janice

Business Manager

Since 2007 Janice has managed the accounting department, keeping a focused eye on Agape’s bigger picture. Her esteemed guidance keeps the office running smoothly. She is timely, detailed and organized in order to help clients to get the most out of their Agape experience. Janice appreciates working with such a talented and dedicated team.

“It’s honestly so rewarding to be part of a company that strives for exceptional quality and customer service.”

Linda

Office Administrator

Linda has worked in an administrative role in both the residential and commercial construction industry for 20 years. She is a team player who enjoys keeping the office running smoothly while talking to potential clients about creating their dream home. Linda can be counted on to help out whenever needed with a positive attitude and an ever-present smile.

“I enjoy working for a company with a great work ethic that produces a quality construction experience for their clients.”

Sarah

Accounting / HR

Sarah boasts 20 years of experience, managing Human Resources for several large corporations. She has also managed the office operations of her husband’s start-up software company including accounting and payroll. Since 2016, she has been a great addition to the Agape team helping juggle both finances and human resource duties.

“I am so thankful to be part of a team. Every employee plays an important role here at Agape and I couldn’t ask for a more supportive environment in which to work.”

Phil

Marketing Director,
IT Director

Phil, a graduate of the UM-St. Louis, has over 10 years of professional graphic design experience and is also a talented photographer. As Marketing Director, he enjoys creating exciting visuals and expanding Agape's business to include many new social media efforts. And as IT Director, he excels at utilizing new solutions to keep Agape's ever-growing technology needs current.

“I enjoy the opportunity to use my creative talents to showcase Agape’s work and keep the company running smoothly.”

Amy O'Brien

Owner,
HR Director & Marketing

A graduate of Missouri University in Columbia, Amy was happy to join her husband at Agape once her children were older. After 14 years, she still enjoys managing the human resources for Agape and facilitating team development. Encouraging others in the work place is a priority along with helping spread the word about Agape. Meeting clients and seeing finished projects is still a highlight.

“I pride myself on taking good care of our employees so they in turn will give their very best to our clients.”