The Keselman Construction Group Difference
What makes Keselman Construction Group different? Our background. Most people on our team are legal immigrants from Ukraine, and because of our origin, we consider living in this country and having a career to be a huge privilege. Our clients have a large selection of contractors in the area to choose from, and we are truly blessed and thankful every time our team is chosen.
A good deal of our business comes from satisfied clients who refer us to their friends and family. We are often told how different we are to work with compared to other construction and renovation companies, and the fact is we take a lot of pride in hearing these types of remarks. The reason we’re different is simple…our team members strive to embody the following guiding principles:
- Positive Attitude
- Value to our Clients
- Dedication to Quality and Service
Zakhar Keselman – Owner
Zakhar was born and raised in Ukraine and moved to the United States in 2001 where he became a general contractor in 2004. In his 15+ year career he has completed over 2000 construction and remodeling projects. Zakhar has been married to his wife Laura since 2002 and together they have two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, attending church, spending time outdoors, camping, Crossfit and traveling.
Zakhar takes the company vision and mission statements very seriously and repeatedly reminds it to every member of our team. He is constantly pursuing on delivering great value and renovation experience to our clients by investing in his and his team’s skills in the construction and remodeling industries. Zakhar also holds various certifications through Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration.
Petr Trokhimenko – Co-Owner
Petr was also born and raised in Ukraine. He moved to the United States in 2003 and started in the construction industry that same year. He started working at Keselman Construction Group in 2007. He has been married to his wife Alla since 1999 and together they have four children. In his free time, he is an elder in his church and enjoys time with his family, traveling, swimming and being outdoors.
Petr specializes in many trades and has years of construction experience to go along with a great attention to detail. He works closely with our subcontractors to guarantee that all work is done with the highest degree of professionalism, and that through our work, God’s love is evident to our clients and community.
Tony Puts – Chief Operations Officer
Tony was born in Ukraine and moved to the United States in 1999. He married his wife Viktoriya in 2013 and they are raising two children. Tony has a degree in chemical engineering with experience in manufacturing, project and process engineering and began his career in construction in 2012.
He is a church youth leader, enjoys playing soccer, spending time with family, and organizing youth activities.
Kirk Hartung – Business Development Manager
Kirk was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and moved to Cleveland in 2002, where he earned degrees in Music Performance. He transitioned into the construction industry in 2007 as a designer with a custom storage company, and then moved into the home remodeling industry in 2011.
He went back to school to further his education, earning a degree in Architectural Drafting and Construction Estimating in 2009. Kirk married his wife Katie in 2018. In his free time, Kirk enjoys hiking, travel, performing music with a local orchestra, recreational sports, and tackling home improvement projects.
Audrey Davis – Office Manager
Audrey was born and raised in Cleveland. Audrey is an experienced professional who brings over 20 years of customer service, property management, and office administration experience to her role as office manager. Delivering outstanding customer service has always been an essential part of a day’s work for Audrey. She delights in serving and supporting others as she manages the day-to-day operations of the office.
She joined Keselman Construction Group in the Winter of 2020.
Audrey has one daughter and one granddaughter and in her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, attending and volunteering at church and traveling
Anatoliy Torchilo – Project Manager
Anatoliy Torchilo was born in Ukraine and moved to the United States in 2000. He graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Anatoliy got married in 2017 and he and his wife reside in Parma, Ohio. He is a small group leader in his church and in his spare time enjoys playing soccer, volleyball, and web designing.
Anatoliy joined the Keselman Construction Group in the Fall of 2018.
Paul Puts – Project Manager Assistant
Paul was born and raised in Ukraine, and moved to the United States In 1997 when he was 21 years old. In 1998 he started his construction career in a local masonry company. Paul got married in 1999 and with his wife Lesya they have 5 children. Paul has been playing saxophone for 27 years.
In his free time, Paul likes playing sports, especially soccer. He also enjoys listening to calm christian worship music, spending time with his family, playing in his church orchestra, and singing in the church choir.
Sergiy Trokhimenko – Project Manager
Sergiy is a results driven, dedicated and hardworking individual with technical proficiency pertaining to project quality, communication and timely completion of tasks.
He as been with Keselman Construction Group since 2019 and enjoys playing sports, exploring the great outdoors and spending time with his friends & family.
Jessica Hovanec – Design Specialist
Jessica has been a member of the team since September 2020. She is a graduate of Kent State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design. This is where she fell in love with the intricacies of design and the importance of function and form. She is a very dedicated person who takes pride in giving the best experience possible while creating beautiful spaces for our clients. She can take any vision for a space and turn it into reality.
Outside of work, Jessica enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, being a cat mom and dancing with Cleveland Dance Project.
Kaycee – CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer)
Kaycee is a valuable member of our team. Her duties include providing affection and morale boosting to our office staff. As well as alerting our team about Fedex and UPS deliveries.
In her free time Kaycee enjoys chasing a ball, chewing on bones, and taking her owners on walks.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
"We were very impressed with both the painters and the roofers that worked on our projects. The painters were super careful and their attention to detail was really impressive. They aimed for and achieved a flawless finish, in record time. We love the materials used and everything was done according to our specs. Thanks for a great job!"
"We recently moved into our beautifully remodeled home and are so grateful to the Keselman Construction team for helping make our dream become a reality. The Keselman team truly did an amazing job and their attention to detail, willingness to please, and high quality of work really speaks volumes to their high standard of professionalism and craftsmanship. Big thanks to Keselman Construction Group!"
"You did a great job. I love your workers you have a beautiful team everyone that come through that door is polite friendly courteous and caring. I feel at ease when they are in my house."