Keith Lawson II
Principal / CEO
Keith worked in the business while attending college, and joined KLC full-time after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Building Construction from the University of West Florida in 1992. He holds Florida Certified Plumbing, Certified Mechanical, Certified General and LP gas licenses, as well as Alabama Plumbing and Conditioned Air and Georgia Plumbing and Conditioned Air licenses. Keith has been estimating and managing commercial plumbing & mechanical projects of all sizes since 1992. Keith served on the Board of Directors for the North Florida Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors organization until 2013, when he was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to fill the Mechanical seat on the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB). Keith is the current CILB Chairman, and served as past Chair of the Additional Business Entity Committee and past member of the Florida Homeowners Recovery Fund Committee. Keith has been accepted in a Florida court as an expert witness in both the plumbing and mechanical trades.
John joined Keith Lawson Company in 2011 and has over 40 years' experience in supervising, estimating and project managing large scale commercial plumbing, HVAC and mechanical projects.
John received a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgia Southwestern College, holds a Trane Air Conditioning Certification and has attended various air conditioning training classes.
John's experience covers a wide range of facilities including Medical/Hospital Facilities, Military Facilities, Office Buildings, Conference Centers and various types of Commercial Facilities.
Vice President / Division Manager – West Florida
Chris joined Keith Lawson Company in 2013 as Division Manager for the West Florida satellite office in Panama City, FL. He has over 36 years’ experience in the mechanical and plumbing industries including Design/Build, Estimating and Project Management. Chris’s knowledge covers a wide range of facilities including Hospitals, Military Facilities, Schools, Gymnasiums, Conference Centers, Manufacturing Facilities, Condominiums, Hospitality, Retail and various types of Commercial Facilities.
Chris holds Florida Certified Air Conditioning Contractor and Certified Plumbing Contractor licenses, an Alabama Master Plumber / Gas Fitter license, a Georgia Master Plumber Non Restricted license, a Florida Medical Gas Certification and a Florida Fire Protection System Contractor V license.
Plumbing / Mechanical Commercial Estimator
Mitch joined Keith Lawson Company in 1992 as a plumber and in 2000, began estimating residential / commercial jobs and serving as project manager. In 2001, Mitch assumed responsibility for supervising residential and commercial retrofit and construction projects. Mitch holds a City of Tallahassee journeyman plumber license and is certified for gas socket-fusion piping and gastite gas piping.
Construction Division Manager
Newton joined Keith Lawson Company in 2012 and is currently project managing large scale mechanical / plumbing projects. He has over 30 years’ experience in supervising, estimating and project managing large scale commercial plumbing, HVAC and mechanical projects.
Newton holds a Journeyman Sheet Metal Contractor license and is experienced in plumbing, fire protection, medical gas, steam, chilled and hot water, process piping, compressed air, sheet metal fabrication and HVAC equipment.
Plumbing / Mechanical Commercial Project Manager
Bud joined Keith Lawson Companyin June 2015 as a Project Manager and is managing mechanical projects in Georgia and Florida.
Bud has over 25 years’ experience in estimating, supervising and managing a diverse variety of mechanical projects, ranging from small retrofit to large scale industrial projects, including Plumbing, Medical Gas Systems, Laboratory Systems, Hydronics, Steam, Compressed Air and various other mechanical piping systems. Bud is also an experienced estimator and is familiar with Estimation, FASTpipe, & Quickpen estimating software.
Plumbing / Mechanical Estimator / Project Manager
Buddy joined Keith Lawson Company in June 2009, starting out working on the HVAC piping crew, and quickly earned his welding certification. Buddy is a pipefitter, certified forklift operator, OSHA qualified rigger and signal person, and is a certified pipe welder in the shielded metal arc welding process. Buddy received a B.S. degree in Business Administration in May 2013.
Fabrication Manager – Phenix City Office
Nick has worked in construction for over 20 years. He has worked in several industries including carpentry, concrete, metal fabrication, equipment operation, residential and commercial plumbing and more. Nick joined Keith Lawson Company in 2013 and has served as a Project Foreman, Superintendent, Assistant Project Manager, Purchasing Manager and currently serves as Fabrication Manager. He has experience building schools, facilitated nursing facilities, hotels, multifamily dwellings and hospitals. He is qualified to train forklift operators, has completed his OSHA 30 hour certificate and holds several other certifications.
Executive Administrator & Corporate Secretary
Kelly joined Keith Lawson Company in 2000 and provides admin support to Senior Management and to the Construction Estimators, as well as handles various financial, managerial and advertising/marketing duties for the company. Kelly received an Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in business management from Tallahassee Community College.
Summer joined KLC in 2018 as the Construction Administrator for the Division Manager and Project Managers. Summer’s professional experience has equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of the construction industry including but not limited to administration, project management and customer service. As a fundamental asset to the company, she spearheads any and all duties related to the project management administration for the Tallahassee division.