In 1968 Paul Eigsti made the decision to start his own company, Paul Eigsti Builder. The Foundation of his company was Quality. A lot of things have changed since 1968, but not the foundation of the company. Eigsti Construction, Inc. is now run and owned by Kent Eigsti & Brad Kennell. They both work on each home to maintain the high standards people have come to expect in an Eigsti home.
Co-Owner / Frame Crew Leader
Kent learned the building trade at an early age working alongside his father, Paul Eigsti, in the business his father started in 1968; Paul Eigsti Builder.
Kent worked for his father throughout high school and graduated from Morton High School in 1988 and went on to Bradley University graduating Cum Laude with a B.S. in Construction in 1992. Even though Kent had the experience and knowledge of building homes with his father Paul, he decided to get his college degree so that it would help him in the business management end of running a construction company.
In 1993, Kent and his father Paul became business partners and changed the name of the company from Paul Eigsti Builder to Eigsti Construction, Inc. Shortly after this, Paul was diagnosed with cancer and Kent took over running the day to day operations of the company as well as leading the framing crew. In 1999, with the passing of his father Paul, Kent and his brother-in-law, Brad Kennell, became the owners of Eigsti Construction, Inc.
Co-Owner / Trim Crew Leader
Brad, Kent's brother-in-law, grew up in Eureka, IL, graduating from Eureka High School in 1989 and going on to graduate from the University of Illinois, Champaign in 1993.
Brad came on board at Eigsti Construction in 1995 as the Trim Crew Leader taking over each house after the framing is completed. Brad and his crew trim out each house to completion for our clients to move in. In 1999, with the passing of his father-in-law Paul, Brad became Co-Owner of Eigsti Construction, Inc.