KHS&S was founded in 1984 as a regional wall and ceiling contractor and enjoyed a decade of steady growth amidst the expansion of Walt Disney World, EPCOT Center and the exploding economy of Central Florida. In 1996, the company expanded westward to California and Nevada, beginning the company’s rapid ascent to becoming one of the largest specialty contractors in the United States and the national leader in themed construction.
From the beginning, KHS&S operated under the philosophy that hard work, innovation and treating customers and employees like they wanted to be treated were the keys to building a successful company. The KHS&S Board of Directors vowed not to be bound by tradition, but rather focused on services valued by customers, but untouched by competitors. Correspondingly, within a few short years of its inception, KHS&S developed a model of interstate offices, easily expanded as dictated by customer needs or growth opportunities. In addition, KHS&S developed the industry’s first dedicated preconstruction department which now encompasses a complete range of construction design services that help customers turn concepts into workable construction documents, create one-of-a-kind custom finishes or develop 3D models that virtually replicate field construction.
Beginning in 2008 and continuing until the present, KHS&S has focused on transforming construction from a field-based industry to an industry of digital modeling, virtual project delivery, prefabrication and lean manufacturing. KHS&S also participates in Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), helping change the dynamics of the industry by working in concert with building teams that collaboratively design, build and operate large-scale projects around the globe.