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.”
Vice President of Operations
Jennifer Welsh Parkerson was recently named Vice President of Operations. Mrs. Parkerson holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management / Information Systems from the University of Central Florida.
Prior to joining Welsh, Jennifer worked as the IT Manager for a small home theater company in South Florida, a Computer Support Specialist supporting multiple offices for a large firm in the Fort Lauderdale area, and then returned to Brevard County where she worked as an IT Specialist for a large firm who supports the Rocket program in Cape Canaveral. Jennifer has a wide range of IT, marketing, and business management skills for both small and large firms that will be of great value to our firm.
Jennifer was the company’s first employee and over the years performed many duties including: IT Management, marketing, bookkeeping, project management on three condominium developments, and recently, Executive Assistant to the President. She will be responsible for enhancing Welsh’s online/social media presence and management of office affairs. She is an integral part of the company’s growth and development.
Mrs. Parkerson, along with her husband, homeschools their two boys and enjoys incorporating travel into their educational ventures.
Senior Project Manager
Steve Anderson recently joined the “Welsh team” as Senior Project Manager with over 31+ years experience working throughout the southeast. He attended University of South Florida and is OSHA certified.
Prior to joining Welsh, Mr. Anderson was a Director of Construction for several companies including: Republic Construction, Black Diamond General Contracting, Campbell & Ranson Construction, Build America Inc. and Marinoff Construction. He has been involved in all fields of construction including: custom homes, condominiums, storage facilities, medical centers, auto dealerships, MOD Pizza restaurants, offices, municipal projects, early learning centers, etc. Mr. Anderson has the ability to bring together a team that will maintain the objectives, standards, save on budgets and save on time schedule implementation.
Mr. Anderson has been a radio talk show host on construction and a long time Habitat for Humanity volunteer.
Cara E. Langlie
Senior Cost Accountant
Mrs. Langlie has been with Welsh team now for over five years performing a variety of accounting duties and was recently promoted to Senior Cost Accountant. Cara has a bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Central Florida.
Prior to joining Welsh she worked all over the country at: DMS Health Technologies in Fargo, ND; BRPH Companies of Melbourne and; Escent Technologies, providing accounts payable, accounting, human relations and office manager services.
Mrs. Langlie provides: full cycle bookkeeping services for five company businesses, human relations, payroll, accounting functions for PASKR- a construction project manager software program and, is fluent in Quick Books Premier Contractor’s Edition.
Cara is blessed with three children and actively supports them in their baseball, basketball, cross country and track team activities.
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.
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.