Kinco Constructors Celebrates 50th and Announces Promotions

What began in 1973 as a home-based construction business is now an annual $150 million plus multidisciplined general contracting and construction management firm with over 100 employees. From the renovation of Little Rock Air Force Base in 1974 to the state’s first proton therapy cancer treatment facility at UAMS, the last 50 years of Kinco Constructors have been marked by a commitment to excellence.

As the company makes plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary throughout the remainder of the year with employee/family gatherings, and special client events, they have announced changes within its management team as they look to the next 50 years.

While Doug Wasson will remain CEO of the company he has been part of for more than 40 years, Clay Gordon has been promoted to president, and William Fletcher has been named chief financial officer (CFO) in addition to his current responsibilities as chief operating officer (COO). Marc Dillard, who has been with Kinco since 2004, will continue to serve in his role as vice president of Northwest Arkansas, where Kinco has had a presence since 1991.

Wasson will continue to lead the company’s long-term strategic vision and planning, help mentor/develop team members, and enhance Kinco Constructor’s visibility through his simultaneous leadership in various industry and community organizations. Gordon will guide the company’s strategic plans, drive overall company growth, and maintain a focus on client service and relationships.

“It is such an exciting time for the Kinco team to celebrate our 50 years of history and the many people who have helped make Kinco who we are today,” Wasson said. “I am not going anywhere, but I want to continue to mentor and support Clay and William in their new roles as well as all team members while focusing on the long-term success of this company.”

Gordon and Fletcher are both industry veterans. Gordon has over 24 years of industry experience and has served as vice president of Kinco for the last eight years. He is a University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and has served the industry and community. This service includes the board of directors for the Associated General Contractors of Arkansas, UA Little Rock Construction Management Advisory Committee, and Methodist Family Heath Foundation Board of Directors.

Fletcher is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and a minor in accounting. He has over 31 years of industry experience, with 22 years at Kinco. Fletcher is also active in industry affairs, serving on the board of directors for the Associated General Contractors of Arkansas and the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation.

“I am honored to be part of this great company and thankful for the leadership and support of Doug,” Gordon said. “We have so many talented, hardworking people as part of the Kinco team, and I look forward to serving them in this capacity. We remain committed to the mission and values and, most of all, the culture established by Doug. That is, to be excellent builders providing great personal service to our clients in a fun and rewarding environment.”

Fletcher echoed those sentiments. “I have enjoyed being part of the Kinco team for many years,” he said. “I remember our 25th anniversary, and now to be here celebrating our 50th anniversary while taking on this leadership role is exciting and humbling. I am grateful for the support and guidance of Doug, as well as the partnership with Clay and Marc. We have a great team of constructors at Kinco, and I am excited about our future.”

About Kinco Constructors

Kinco Constructors is a proven builder serving clients throughout Arkansas and surrounding states as a general contractor and construction manager. Specializing in commercial construction of all market types from K12, healthcare, higher education, office, industrial, athletic, and more, Kinco is known for building quality, taking on challenges, and doing so with a commitment to excellent service.