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2023 Keeley Companies Award Winners

At Keeley Companies, we are proud of every single member of our Keeley family for the amazing work each of our team members does every day. As 2023 comes to an end, we are proud to recognize our Keeley’ns who have gone above and beyond this year. Keep reading to learn more about our incredible 2023 Keeley Companies Award Winners!


Keeley Companies


Keeley Companies Person of the Year | Mary Sly

Mary Sly is our incredible & radiant leader of the #KeeleyCares Foundation. She has an amazing passion to make us better humans and make a difference in the world. You will see Mary radiating her positivity through the halls on a regular basis. Her attitude is absolutely contagious. Mary’s ability to blend compassion with strategic vision has not only grown #KeeleyCares, but inspired Keeley’ns from across the nation.



Keeley Companies Support Person of the Year | Layne Black

Layne has embodied our core values since he started as an intern over 6 years ago. Since day one he has served all the cultural pillars and functional groups. Through the years he has helped grow the events, communications, digital marketing, and analytics teams within the marketing department in order to drive ROI and spread our mission & culture to every Keeley’n nationwide. With his unmatched work ethic and desire to grow as a person and leader, Layne is the example Keeley’n.



Keeley Construction

Constructor of the Year | Andy Cottle

Under Andy’s leadership the Heavy Industries group had ZERO recordable injuries since starting at Keeley Construction! The Heavy Industries Group has grown from $13M to $70M in their second year with impressive margins. Through Andy’s leadership, the Heavy Industries Quality program was ASME qualified and had one of the best pipelines Keeley has ever seen! Andy’s leadership of the Heavy Industries group has led to incredible success already - and is only beginning!


Larry Keeley Award | Gary Quaethem

Gary truly lives out our core values of PRIDE each and every day. Despite facing health challenges, Gary’s commitment to Keeley has fueled his determination - always focused on how he can get back onsite as soon as possible. His resilience over his tenure with Keeley has not only showcased his personal strength but also exemplified the values embedded in Keeley’s culture. Gary’s dedication is not only reflected in his commitment to his projects but also emphasized by how he enhances our Keeley culture day in and day out. The Larry Keeley Award is designed to recognize individuals who embody what it means to be a Keeley'n and Gary is a shining example of that!



KeeleySafe Group of the Year | Industrial Manufacturing

2023 was an outstanding year for our Industrial Manufacturing team, who made an incredible comeback from a challenging 2022. In 2023, this group made a strategic and intentional effort to focus on our Safety culture. With new processes and campaigns implemented, such as the ‘Plan | Prepare | Be Aware' initiative, the Manufacturing team was able to send all team members home safely every single day in 2023. We applaud every leader and Keeley’n who made a conscious effort to Safety which has resulted in ZERO recordables.


Power of One Project of the Year | Industrial Client Substation - Chesterfield, MO

This project was a powerful collaboration between the Industrial Manufacturing and Civil Infrastructure groups for a longtime Industrial partner. The proactive safety culture on this project resulted in ZERO injuries. Keeley tradespeople self-performed nearly all aspects of this project outside of electrical, allowing the total Keeley Team to work very collaboratively in order overcome major redesign & delivery innovative solutions for the customer. This project was a great example of the POWER OF ONE in action!


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Keeley Properties

Keeley Properties Person of the Year | Rob Lochner

When it comes to Keeley Properties, Rob does the dirty work. Rob thrives in difficult situations on deadline-stressed projects, from Chroma to Olive Crossing. He practices a “patient command” employed less and less these days. Most importantly, he keeps his eyes on the prize at all times: seamlessly working with property management to get "heads in beds". We are proud of Rob for his contributions and accomplishments - he's just getting started!



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Keeley Restoration

KRS Person of the Year | Kyle Burns

Kyle was an incredible asset to the KRS team in 2023. He handled numerous change orders while margins increased, battled against top-tier restoration contractors to win a job, and received positive feedback from customers on his project management service. We are grateful for Kyle’s incredible commitment to serving every customer at the highest possible level of service.


KRS Support Person of the Year | Nancy Sigg

Nancy's support has been incredibly impactful to the KRS team - spearheading a new accounting system. She exceeds expectations with her positive attitude and helpful demeanor. Nancy is a pleasure to work with and an incredible asset to Keeley Restoration Services! Her hard work, customer-centric attitude, and commitment don't go unnoticed. KRS is extremely proud to call her KRS’ Support Person of the Year!


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Congratulations to all of our award winners across all of our companies! We would not be where we are today without you!


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