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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 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


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.”


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."


Interior Designer,
Selections Coordinator

With 25 years of experience, including lighting, furniture, and interior design of award-winning residential spaces, Edie is a true asset to Agape. She earned her Associates Degree in Interior Design from Patricia Stevens College and operated her own design company for 3 years. Edie prides herself in taking the time to listen and fully understand what the client has visualized for the home.

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


Kitchen & Bath Designer

With over 20 years of experience, an Interior Design Degree in Kitchens & Baths, Ginger is passionate about working with clients to design beautiful spaces. She produces fabulous 3D renderings that help clients visualize kitchen layouts, cabinet designs, and material choices. Ginger brings unique solutions to the table and was a platinum recipient of St Louis Homes and Lifestyles Kitchen of the Year.

“I love collaborating with clients to help them envision the ideal space they have been dreaming of.”


Lead 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.”


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.”

Management & Production


Project Consultant,
Sales & Design Manager

Ted has been an Agape employee for over 15 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."


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, many as Lead Framing Carpenter, Pat developed a wealth of knowledge that helps him manage both jobs and 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.’”

Kevin M.

Project Consultant,
Sales Assistant

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.”


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.”


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 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.”


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


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.’”


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.”


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!"


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."


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."


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.”


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.”


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."


Journeyman Carpenter

A talented journeyman with 25 years of well-rounded experience in construction, Chuck has worked on numerous kitchens, baths, additions and more. As a former business owner and general contractor, Chuck is proficient in all aspects of the carpentry trade and delights in a job well done.

“I’m always looking to learn new ways, and enjoy meeting and working with our clients.”


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 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.”


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 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


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 to help clients 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.”


Office Admin

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 and 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 am excited to be working for a company with a great work ethic that produces a quality construction experience for their clients.”


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 blessed addition to the Agape team helping juggle 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.”


Marketing Director,
IT Director

Phil, a graduate of the UM-St. Louis, has over 8 years of proefessional graphic design experience and is also a talented photographer. As Marketing Director, he enjoys create 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

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.”