Industry Leadership

Company Joined Ranks of Engineering News-Record’s “Top 400 U.S. Contractors” in 1994

Originally ranked in Engineering News-Record magazine’s “Top 400 U.S. Contractors” in 1994, the Kennedy organization and Roger B. Kennedy, Inc. have continued the successful track record that Plattsburgh, NY-based Roger P. Kennedy General Contractor, Inc. initiated in the Florida market in 1972. In following decades, the company became a major force in the public and private sectors, building Plattsburgh Air Force Base as well as major facilities for General Motors Corp. and Dow Jones & Company, among countless others.

Ranked 24th Largest Among Orlando Business Journal’s 2009 “Golden 100” Top Privately-Held Companies

Today, Roger B. Kennedy, Inc. is prominently ranked among Central Florida’s largest construction companies as well as the region’s largest family-owned businesses. Under the leadership of Roger B. Kennedy, Jr., President, the company prominently ranks 24th largest among Orlando Business Journal’s 2009 “Golden 100” Top Privately-Held Companies in Central Florida based on revenues of $82.6 million. A 2009 OBJ Golden 100 Ultimate CEO, Roger B. Kennedy, Jr. became President in 1999 and the company was Central Florida’s #1 “Fast-Track Five” fastest-growing company in 2006 according to Orlando Business Journal. Additionally, the companies have earned numerous awards for outstanding performance, quality and safety from Associated General Contractors of America and other leading associations. Perhaps most notable was the award-winning Patrick Air Force Base Military Family Housing, a $52 million design-build community for which the Kennedy organization received an Outstanding Performance Evaluation from the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Throughout their storied histories, the companies have provided a wealth of diverse experience and unwavering commitment to their clients.

A Legacy of Family Tradition Spanning Five Generations

The Kennedy organization’s deeply-rooted traditions and values can be traced back to Middletown, Connecticut, where namesake and founder Roger Kennedy first performed bridge and dock building contracts from New Haven to New London beginning in 1870. His son, Roger B. Kennedy, worked in the family business before settling in Utica, NY, where he built highways and roads throughout upstate New York. Roger B. Kennedy’s son, Roger P. Kennedy, joined his father’s road business before relocating to Plattsburgh, NY, in 1931, where he later founded Roger P. Kennedy General Contractor, Inc. in 1946. In following decades, the company became a major force in the public and private sectors, building Plattsburgh Air Force Base as well as major facilities for General Motors Corp. and Dow Jones & Company, among others. Roger P. Kennedy’s son, Roger B. Kennedy, Sr., P.E., earned an engineering degree from Norwich University before joining the company in 1961, and is credited with modernizing the business into one of the nation’s leading general contractors and construction managers. The company constructed such outstanding projects as the U.S. Olympic Housing for the 1980 Olympics at Lake Placid, NY, among others. Roger B. Kennedy, Jr., president of Roger B. Kennedy, Inc. since 1999, graduated from Colgate University with a degree in economics. He worked for five years for Boston Development Associates before relocating to work at Kennedy’s Orlando area office. Under his leadership as president, the company has been prominently ranked among Orlando Business Journal’s annual “Fast-Track Five” fastest-growing, privately-held companies in Central Florida.