"I first got to know Keith as a classmate of mine in the 5-year B Architecture program at ISU and knowing that he had been the smart one (by going into the construction business) when I had my own restoration/rehabilitation project to undertake, I called on him! How wonderful it was to have his crew on the job who all had taken architecture classes to enrich their knowledge of rehab work -- I knew I could trust them to flag anything that needed to be re-thought, rather than to plow ahead willy-nilly and cover a potential future problem. He and they invested their energy as co-creators of the finished project.
Keith was our lead through this, due to his design capabilities, his practical and educated knowledge of physics and the way in which materials and the elements actually behave. It is an ability I'd call forensic -- to diagnose existing problems and envision future results of contemplated actions -- and then design solutions that are elegant and fitting for their context. He's my go-to guy and an incredibly good man for looking at the problems and potentials in historic or any existing buildings, really, and for designs on the drawing board, as well."
Judy McClure, Des Moines