Our Team

Ken & Kathy
Co-founders

Ken and Kathy Spears have been part of Ken Spears Construction since the doors first opened 45 years ago. Their favorite Ken Spears Construction memories include talking to people on the phone and thinking about all the wonderful people they have met. The things they enjoy most about helping people transform their homes include seeing the finished 'after' photos and creating a safer and user-friendly space. Kathy's hobbies include knitting and sewing, reading mystery novels, and cooking. Ken's hobbies include lawn work, and working in his shop.

Ken and Kathy

Greg
President

Greg is the President as well as the production coordinator and loves helping others. Some of his favorite Ken Spears Construction memories include all of the different people he’s gotten to work with throughout the years. His favorite spaces to renovate are kitchens and exterior spaces, he loves Seinfeld, food from the grill, listening to Ted Talks, and some of his favorite hobbies include spending time with his wife and daughter, being on/in the water, and golf.

Greg

Carrie
Office Manager

Carrie is the office manager. Her favorite memories of working at Ken Spears Construction include the times the company has gotten together to have fun. What she enjoys most about helping clients transform their homes is when they call back and she gets to visit with them again. She loves listening to Josh Groban, watching This is Us, drinking coffee, and her favorite hobbies include camping, crafts, and spending time with family and friends.

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Mike
Project Coordinator

Mike is the project coordinator and loves making outdated spaces new again. His favorite memories of Ken Spears Construction are the company outings, and his favorite space to renovate is the bathrooms. Mike loves watching Family Guy, listening to Hank Williams Jr., and eating Italian food. His favorite hobby is camping.

Ken Spears Mike

Marianne
Project Consultant

Marianne Carlson joins the Ken Spears Construction team as a Project Consultant. Her education at Purdue University with a B.A. in Interior Design equips her nicely to help incorporate function and design. She is a long-time resident of Sycamore. Her favorite memory of Ken Spears Construction is as a client where she experienced a bathroom remodel so that she understands the project from both sides. Her favorite pastimes are watching Friends, playing games, and teaching her dog new tricks. Her favorite food is barbecue, and her hobbies are traveling, spending quality time with family and, visiting estate sales in search of records to add to her vinyl collection.

 

Marianne

Jesse
Carpenter

Jesse enjoys the most building something that lasts. His favorite Ken Spears Construction memories are talking with the guys and gals at work, loves renovating decks. Jesse loves listening to !MAayday! and Gorillaz, watching Rick and Morty, reading the Dark tower Series, eating Cereal and Quinoa. His favorite hobby is bicycling and being outdoors.

 

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Sean
Carpenter 

Sean loves watching people's spaces transform to what they want and their reactions during the project process. His favorite Ken Spears Construction memories are deck construction. Sean loves listening to Jack Harlow, Fat man Beyond and Smartless, watching The Rookie and Prodigal Son, and Arrow, and eating anything on the grill. His favorite hobby is spending time with his wife and kids and making music. 

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Elizabeth Metcalf

What do you enjoy most about helping clients transform their homes?
I love hearing all the positive things clients have to say about their new space once it’s complete.
Must-Watch TV Show:
The Office, Seinfeld, and any documentary
Favorite Book/Podcast:
Real estate and science podcasts, true crime books
Favorite off time activities:
I love golfing, working on my house, taking long walks with my husband and pug, and selling real estate.
Elizabeth

Ken Kralik

What is your favorite memory working at Ken Spears Construction?
July team outing
What do you enjoy most about helping clients transform their homes?
The wonder on their face
Favorite space to renovate:
Bathroom
Must-Watch TV Show:
Yellowstone
Favorite Band/ Artist:
The Band
Favorite Book/Podcast:
The Stand
Favorite Food to make:
Salmon on the grill
Favorite off time activities:
Bonfires and family
Ken K

Jeff Brower

What is your favorite memory working at Ken Spears Construction?
The day I was hired!
What do you enjoy most about helping clients transform their homes?
Happy customers
Favorite space to renovate:
Basements
Must-Watch TV Show:
Movies
Favorite Band/ Artist:
Shinedown
Favorite Food to make:
Fajitas
Favorite off time activities:
Guitar and fishing
Jeff

Joe Hall

What do you enjoy most about helping clients transform their homes?
I enjoy seeing the excitement they get when the project is finished.
Favorite off time activities:
Hanging out with my fiancé and daughter. Doing activities outside.
Must-Watch TV Show:
Stranger Things
Favorite Band/ Artist:
I like all genres of music-especially while cooking.
Favorite Book:
The Outsiders
Favorite Food to make:
Chicken enchiladas
Favorite space to renovate:
Kitchens
Joe

Logan Oltman

What is your favorite memory working at Ken Spears Construction?
Company outing
What do you enjoy most about helping clients transform their homes?
Seeing their final reactions
Must-Watch TV Show:
Stranger Things
Favorite Book/Podcast:
Joe Rogan
Favorite Food to make:
BBQ
Favorite off time activities:
Bowling
Logan

Nathan Garman

What is your favorite memory working at Ken Spears Construction?
Meeting all the people
What do you enjoy most about helping clients transform their homes?
When we make it look like new
Favorite space to renovate:
Bathrooms and kitchens
Must-Watch TV Show:
F is for Family
Favorite Band/ Artist:
Pop/rock music
Favorite Book/Podcast:
Comics
Favorite Food to make:
KFC bowl
Favorite off time activities:
Play video games/hand out with friends
Nathan
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