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Michael T. Carp
Michael T. Carp

A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University (B.S. 1977), Carp took extensive graduate tax course work at Villanova University Law School’s combined MST/LLM program. Prior to his entry into the real estate and construction industry, he practiced as a Certified Public Accountant in both Pennsylvania (license inactive) and Florida (license retired) specializing in the taxation of domestic real estate owned by foreign nationals. He left the practice of taxation, then employed by Coopers & Lybrand, to join Development Partners, Inc. (DPI), one of his clients, as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. DPI was a commercial real estate developer, developing neighborhood and community shopping centers throughout Florida. During his tenure, the company developed approximately 1.5 million square feet of retail space

DPI closed its doors in 1988, upon the demise of its founding partner. But, as with any tragedy, opportunity presented itself. Thomas Kennedy, another senior employee at DPI and Carp took the opportunity to start building small retail buildouts in properties that were owned by entities affiliated with DPI. Thus was the founding of Kennedy Contractors, Inc (KCI).

Carp is the President of KCI and is tasked with managing the business and financial affairs of the Company. He is also Chief Estimator and functions as a Project Manager with a select number of clients.