Kendall retiring as head of M.B. Kahn Construction Company’s Argo Division
M. B. Kahn announced today, Larry Kendall, the long-time executive vice president and division manager of M.B. Kahn Construction Company’s Argo Division in Greenville, will retire effective May 5.
Jim Heard, a former Greenville resident and executive vice president and division manager since joining M.B. Kahn in 1994, will replace Kendall.
“Larry has done so much for M.B. Kahn in the Upstate and his legacy consists not only of the buildings constructed in his tenure but even more so through the people whose careers he shaped with his leadership and example. He built a strong team,” Heard said. “And we look forward to continued success in this market.”
A Columbia native and a graduate of Clemson University, Kendall started in the construction business in Greenville in 1973. He has led the Argo Division since joining M.B. Kahn in 1993. His portfolio includes the Greenville Main Library, the Byrnes High School Fine Arts Center, Riverside High School, Eastside High School, the Caterpillar facility at Southchase and the parking structure at the CU-ICAR campus.
Kendall, who will remain as a consult for Argo, said the library project was his most enjoyable because of the collaboration it took with so many partners.
“It was a great job. A great approach. And a great delivery,” he said.