KBE Building Corp. Congratulates Two New EVPs


James Culkin, Timothy O’Brien to assume new leadership responsibilities

FARMINGTON, CT, Nov. 30, 2015 – KBE Building Corporation (KBE) has strengthened its Senior Management Team with the recent promotion of James Culkin to Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. Timothy O’Brien, KBE’s Chief Financial Officer, has also been promoted to Executive Vice President.

Both Culkin and O’Brien will collaborate on operations-related duties to help the $300 million firm continue its 56 years of success well into the future.

James Culkin | Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

As EVP and COO, Culkin will oversee field operations, procurement services, preconstruction, and estimating, as well as initiatives within marketing and business development. Culkin joined KBE in 1996 and holds a BS in Engineering from Penn State University. His previous positions in the company include Project Manager, Project Executive, and Vice President of Procurement and Estimating.

Timothy O’Brien | Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

As EVP and CFO, O’Brien will now direct all support services for KBE projects, including accounting, administrative, project engineering, and human resources, in addition to ongoing fiscal management of the company and a long term strategic focus.  O’Brien also joined KBE in 1996 and holds a BSBA in accounting from Bryant University. O’Brien was named CFO in 2010. Previous positions with KBE include Controller and Director of Administration.

“Having spent nearly twenty years with our company, Jim and Tim are the perfect choices for these leadership roles,” said KBE President, CEO, and principal owner Mike Kolakowski. “I look forward to the expertise they will contribute in their new roles for years to come.”

High-resolution photographs of James Culkin and Timothy O’Brien are available below.


Photo Credit: KBE Building Corporation

Caption: James Culkin, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at KBE Building Corporation.


Photo Credit: KBE Building Corporation

Caption: Timothy O’Brien, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at KBE Building Corporation.

About KBE Building Corporation

Regionally located in Farmington, CT, Norwalk, CT, and Columbia, MD, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets. KBE has managed more than $4 billion in construction volume during the past two decades alone, and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.

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