Description: Kevin’s fascination with construction began at a young age. He followed that dream as a young adult when he graduated with a degree in Building Construction. Kevin’s career started out in the field where the hard work gets done and he spent the next 20 years perfecting his skills in project management and executive operations. Kevin’s extensive background ranges from preconstruction to logistics to workforce utilization. His quick-thinking, ethical compass and exemplary ability to lead provide endless value to Cadence.
Name: Kevin Walsh
Role: Chief Executive Officer
Favorite Core Value: People First – We have many statistics to drive operational performance, but my proudest is achieving 7,673,304 safe work hours without a lost time incident on a highly complex power plant project.
Why Construction: I grew up building go-carts, tree-houses, and I built my own room in the basement. You can say, I caught the construction bug early. My neighbors started hiring me to build room additions, decks, and refinish their basements. I pursued my passion for building, creating and innovating, getting my degree in Building Construction from Virginia Tech. I know construction is what I love as emphasized by the fact that I even like reading about it, such as John Barry’s A Rising Tide and David McCullough’s-A Path Between Two Seas. In construction, we get to continue to be part of the infrastructure of the world.
Favorite Project: I have many favorite projects and at times it feels like the ones in the rear view mirror get better with age. My favorite project at Cadence is building a technology platform that will connect contractors and fabrication facilities which really hits to our core purpose to perfect what is built while protecting what is natural. Field installation of pipe valves and fittings results in nearly 25% more waste than with pre-fabrication. We are going to change the construction industry through this technology.
Something Personal: When I find spare time I am building from scratch a 1940s wooden boat in my garage.