Ken R. Welsh

Ken R. Welsh

President and CEO

Ken R. Welsh is a Florida State Certified General Contractor, CGC, #CGC 041824, who has 35+ years’ experience in the Central Florida construction industry. Ken attended University of Central Florida for both Bachelor studies in Construction Engineering Technology and an AS in Civil Engineering.

Mr. Welsh was the co-owner and company qualifier of G & S Contractors, Inc. for 15 years and subsequently merged with BRPH Construction Services, Inc. becoming the Director of Operations and company qualifier for 5 years prior to forming WELSH CONSTRUCTION in 2003.

His experience ranges from land acquisitions, project financing, site permitting and zoning, engineering and architectural design coordination, accounting and legal coordination/reviews, technical engineering support, scheduling, cost estimating, budgeting, contract negotiation, project closeout, and warranty coordination.

Welsh Construction, LLC was formed in 2003 for the purpose of providing commercial construction and design build services to selected customers throughout the State of Florida and beyond. Mr. Welsh firmly believes in the “team” concept on all projects and with customers his goal is to “build relationships for life.”

Gary Goodwin

Gary Goodwin

Chief Estimator

Gary Goodwin is a Florida State Certified General Contractor, CGC, FL #CGC 1512212 who has over 40 years working experience in Florida, throughout the United States and the Middle East. He has a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from the University of Florida. Certified OSHA training.

Prior to joining the Welsh Companies in 2012, Mr. Goodwin owned and operated two construction companies and as a result, has an in-depth knowledge of the construction industry from initial business development, through pre-construction, contract administration, construction management, estimating, site sub-contractor coordination, continuing project management, to project close-out. He has experienced knowledge of government projects with the US military, Kennedy Space Center, NASA, Harris Corporation, etc.

Mr. Goodwin is an accomplished fisherman in Florida and the Keys with stories to match and has a private pilot license-multi-engine, instrument rated.

Chris Norton

Chris Norton

Vice President Business Development

Chris Norton recently joined the “Welsh team” and serves as Vice President for Business Development.  With boundless energy, he provides, administrative, business development, marketing, public relations, website development, planning services and assists with multiple projects that are either in progress or out to bid.

Mr. Norton has a BA and Masters of Public Administration from Northeastern University.  For the City of Boston, population 600,000, he was a city planner and economic developer for 9 years.

Chris was the planning and economic development director for the City of Palm Bay for 23+ years and supervised the building, planning, economic development, code enforcement and community development departments. During that time, he developed an excellent business reputation and extensive contacts throughout Brevard, Indian River County, and East Central Florida in the public and private sectors.

During the last 8 years, Mr. Norton has served as a business development director and is active in several chambers of commerce and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast. He is a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate, member of the International Conference of Shopping Centers and the Florida Self Storage Association.