Kaufman Lynn Construction (KL), a full-service commercial construction company in the southeastern US, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. With more than 200 employees in Florida, North Carolina and Texas, the company is poised for growth under the leadership of Founder and CEO Michael Kaufman and President Frank White.
Kaufman started the company in January of 1989 with a $12,000 loan from his family. In three decades, he has grown his company from a team of three employees to a construction powerhouse with four regional offices, building multi-million-dollar projects for universities, school districts, municipalities, developers, and Fortune 100 companies throughout the Southeast.
“Looking back on these 30 years, I’ve found that success in the construction market requires the ability to adapt quickly to market conditions,” Kaufman says. “Tracking and understanding costs and having a clear understanding of the financial picture has allowed us to stay profitable even in lean years.”
Built on a business philosophy of diversification plus agility, the company stays active in a variety of public and private markets, making decisions based on a combination of intuition and data. KL employs a staff of professionals with broad backgrounds and the flexibility to operate in different construction sectors – and offers all associates formalized career paths, performance alignment, mentoring and leadership training.
KL’s award-winning projects include its top-to-bottom exterior renovation of Miami’s iconic Freedom Tower, originally built in 1925. Past projects in multiple sectors have also received accolades, from Miami’s Paraiso at Fountain Square apartments, to the Moorings Park at Grey Oaks retirement community in Naples, to the FAU Fitness and Recreation Center and the Pompano Beach Pier Parking Garage.
Several large projects underway include the $150 million renovation and expansion of the JM Family Enterprises, Inc. headquarters campus in Deerfield Beach, Florida, encompassing eight structures, three office buildings, a two-story dining hall, a 20,000-square-foot sports complex, a 900-vehicle parking garage, and a 55,000-square-foot conference and training center.