About KCS

President's Message

The evolution of Kinney Construction Services, Inc. (KCS) has been taking place over the past 35 years.  The journey began after my graduation from the College of Engineering at Northern Arizona University in 1982 during a recession in which the unemployment rate was over nine percent.  With a bit of luck, I was employed by a large Real Estate/Construction Company in New York City and within one year I became the founder and sole owner of West Contracting Corp., a general contracting and construction management firm in Manhattan.  A promise to myself to return to Arizona came to fruition in 1995 and the sale of West Contracting Corp. to JT Magen was concluded in 1997.  The same drive for excellence and client satisfaction that was the key to West’s success is the very same drive that launched KCS.  In 1999, KCS was incorporated and opened for business in Flagstaff, Arizona. 

Over the past 18 years of operation, KCS has grown to be an award-winning general contracting, construction management, and design/build firm performing work throughout the nation.  With our headquarters in Flagstaff, we currently have operations in the Verde Valley and Phoenix, Arizona.

At KCS, we constantly strive to be the best.  We stay on the cutting edge of technology, management techniques, project delivery methods, and sustainability, both within our internal operations and throughout our construction projects.  Our company culture and core values of integrity, quality, social responsibility, continuous improvement, and collaboration with all project stakeholders are reflected in all of our projects.  

This KCS culture is not infused into the company by external means.  It comes from within and is embraced strongly by each and every KCS employee.  In addition to these values held, the experience, expertise and hard work of the KCS people are the real key to our success and the key to our future.  They are the best in the business and each one of our projects serve as testimony to that.  We are a winning team and our clients are part of that winning team.

For the construction industry, the past 17 years has been extremely forward moving with the acceptance by the legislation of alternative project delivery methods in the public sector and the integration of newer technologies and sustainability in our planning and construction of projects.  It is an exciting time in the industry, giving an opportunity to construction firms that appreciate working with their clients in a reciprocating, collaborative manner for the benefit of all and sharing the focus of a successful project.

The KCS culture reflects these opportunities and allows us the ability to shine in what we do best; provide construction services of the highest quality in a win-win environment.  Our personnel flourish in this environment, as do I. 

I am very proud of our organization and I know that you will benefit from our values and expertise should you choose KCS as your partner for your next project.  Thank you for viewing our website.


Tim Kinney
President & CEO

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