Co-Owner / Frame Crew Leader
Kent learned the building trade at an early age working alongside his father, Paul Eigsti, in the business his father, Paul Eigsti, started in 1968.
Kent worked for his father throughout high school and graduated from Morton High School in 1988 and went on to Bradley University graduating Cum Laude with a B.S. in Construction in 1992. Even though Kent had the experience and knowledge of building homes with his father Paul, he decided to get his college degree so that it would help him in the business management end of running a construction company.
In 1993, Kent and his father, Paul, became business partners and changed the name of the company from Paul Eigsti Builder to Eigsti Construction, Inc. Shortly after this, Paul was diagnosed with cancer and Kent took over running the day to day operations of the company as well as leading the framing crew. In 1999, with the passing of his father, Kent and his brother-in-law, Brad Kennell, became the owners of Eigsti Construction, Inc.
Co-Owner / Trim Crew Leader
Kent's brother-in-law, Brad, grew up in Eureka, IL. Brad graduated from Eureka High School in 1989 and went on to graduate from the University of Illinois, Champaign in 1993.
Brad came on board at Eigsti Construction in 1995 as the Trim Crew Leader taking over each house after the framing is completed. Brad and his crew trim out each house to completion. This crew makes sure all of the finishes and details are perfected for our clients before they move in to their new homes. In 1999, with the passing of his father-in-law Paul, Brad became Co-Owner of Eigsti Construction, Inc. and today he continues to work alongside his crew, ensuring no detail is overlooked.
A company can only be as good as it's employees...
lucky for us, we have the best there is! The Eigsti Team consists of two crews; the Frame Crew and the Trim Crew. Each employee has been hand selected for their attention to detail. Having in-house crews working alongside Kent and Brad allows Eigsti Construction to continue their tradition of quality craftmanship.