API Construction Corp. and it’s owner,
The construction industry has an interesting way of keeping things in the family. It’s practically the norm for contractors to pass company ownership down to sons, daughters or other relatives who’ve been actively involved with the business. And in most cases, it’s not a forced inheritance — the next generation is usually ready, willing and enthusiastic to accept the responsibility of running the company for years to come.
Other stories also involve individuals who remain in the industry, but who do so by choosing an independent path. Like many others, Kirk Braun grew up around construction, having spent many childhood summers working for and learning about his family’s business.
He continued his employment with the company for a few years after receiving his college degree in civil engineering, until an opportunity came along for Braun to pave his own way — literally.