Prince George’s County has seen many regional and national builders come and go over the past quarter century, but one of the county’s biggest success stories is that of three “local boys” who now work together as partners in Bowie-based K&P Builders.
The success of K&P is due to hard work and care, says company President Roy F. Kilby. “We care about our employees and our customers. We look at each home as if it were our own. After all, we’re building for people who will be our neighbors and friends.”
Vernon D. Pizzi and Edmond H. Kilby are vice presidents and partners in K&P Builders. The three partners have more than 100 years of experience in every aspect of the construction process, and all three subscribe to the principle of “hands-on” management. At every stage of construction, at least one of the partners check each house to make sure that it meets the company’s Zero Defect policy.
And, that dedication has been recognized over the years. K&P was named the regional winner of the National Ace Award for quality home construction. The company was selected from more than 1,700 Home Owners Warranty Corporation builders in a region that stretches as far north as Delaware. K&P is also a recent winner of the HOW builder of the Year Award.
Their commitment to quality along with their knowledge of their community, give the partners at K&P a distinct edge over other builders. “Living in an area, you get a sense of what people want,” Pizzi says. “Today, many of our homes offer special features like 10 foot ceilings, elevators, home spas, and theatres”. Our ability to customize to each homeowner’s unique needs is what sets us apart.
As long-time residents of Prince George’s County, the partners of K&P are active in much more than just their own business. They contribute by serving on a number of boards and associations, including the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, the Maryland Capitol Area Building Industry Association, and the Prince George’s County Schools Trade Foundation. “Prince George’s County has been good to us,” says Roy Kilby. “We want to give back as much as we can.”