MEET THE EXPERTS
J. Alan Kirkham
Alan started with his father's company in 1960 and worked his way up, learning all the facets of the trade. He served as foreman of a construction crew, draftsman, sales representative, and the Division President in Frankfort, Kentucky. Alan has worked continuously in the Post Frame Building industry for over 52 years. Leading KBSI has been his great triumph. Difficult at times, no sweat at others, but rewarding everyday.
Alan has served on the Delaware County Board of Building Appeals for multiple terms. The board presides over construction issues not well addressed in the residential building code.
Alan enjoys working (whether in the office or on the jobsite), hunting, fishing, and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.
Don Kirkham, Alan's son, is the fourth generation of Kirkham's to work in the post frame building industry. Don started with his father's company in 1991 working as a crewman in the summers. He remembers the hard work in the hot summers as a time of learning and great experience. He then worked his way up, learning all the facets of the trade. He served as planner and sales representative while attending OSU. After college Don became the Sub-Contractor Coordinator and worked closely with the General Forman. He continued on and became the General Forman coordinating the efforts of the entire construction department. Don has also been the company Safety Officer. From 2008 to 2012 Don left the industry and became the Service Advisor for a successful Automotive Shop in Westerville, where he developed the personal fortitude to work closely with many customers. In October of 2012, Don returned to KBSI to lead business development and proudly work alongside his father to continue the tradition of quality and experience that is KBSI.
Don is an avid reader and believes personal development is essential. He continues his education through safety training, personal studies, seminars and reading. Don lives in Powell, OH with his wife. His son and daughter also both work for KBSI. He enjoys bear hunting, bicycling, and time with his family.
June Amrine has worked for the Kirkham family through 3 generations beginning with Alan’s father. It has been a great relationship becoming friends rather than just employer/employee. She began as the receptionist and typist for the company and provided limited accounting help. As the company grew, June became responsible for more duties and took over the main accounting work. As the years have passed and technology has changed June has grown also. Starting out everything was done in ledgers and now has moved to computers. With the varied tasks involved in the day to day operations at KBSI it is never boring. When calling KBSI, June may be the individual greeting you and will be happy to assist you in whatever way possible. Everyone within KBSI cares about the customers and desires to ensure each project is completed with satisfaction. From answering the telephone to completing her accounting tasks, June will do her best to service each customer cheerfully.
Niki Kirkham has been around KBSI all her life. She started out doing drawings and designing some marketing material, and has since moved into a full-time secretary position. When you call the office, she'll most likely be the first person you speak to. She's happy to assist you in whatever way she can, and get you connected to the right person.
When she's not in the office, she runs her own calligraphy business. She also loves to paint, draw, and fish.
Brian has worked on the crew and now as a salesmen. He started working after school at KBSI but went on to other jobs and has now returned to the family business. He enjoys meeting with people and helping them with their selections. Like most of the family, he enjoys fishing. His large lure collection attests to that.
Office Coordinator and General Foreman
Ethan Kirkham has worked for KBSI since he was a kid. From picking up stray nails on job sites for a penny, he's come a long way. He started working on the construction crew during the summer of 2014 when he was 16 years old. After high school, Ethan joined the Ohio Army National Guard, when he works as a truck driver. Now, he also works in the office when he makes material lists, orders materials and assists in other administrative tasks. On his off days, he loves golfing, shooting, fishing, and working on vehicles.
Gary recognized Sam's potential and work ethic immediately. He quickly came up in the ranks from crewman to foreman. He has become one of KBSI's real assets with his reliable, efficient work. In has spare time he enjoys hunting and spending time with his wife.
Ethan Hornsby - Foreman
The KBSI construction crew works as a unit. Everyday, in all kinds of weather, they pay attention to detail when putting together your fully customized building.