BACK Construction was formed in 1981 by Kyle Whalen and three partners. The business focus was primarily residential framing and building horse barns. In the first 12 years, BACK Construction built over 100 homes ranging in size from starter homes to large custom homes. By 1994, with only two original partners left, the company started to focus on remodeling. In 2003, Kyle purchased the rights to the company from the last original partner. Longtime employee, Rob Hundley became a principle owner in the business. Now, after 32+ years, BACK Construction is considered the Premier remodeler in Central Kentucky.
At BACK Construction, we know your home is your single most important investment. We understand your expectations for quality work from a contractor. As a full-service remodeling firm, we strive to provide a superior customer experience and product on all your projects, no matter how big or small. We Build It BACK Better. Business ethics practiced in all we do, Act with integrity and honesty, Communicate with straight talk and Knowledge that exceeds 32 years of experience. Our mission is to provide unparalleled service for our customers and be their number one choice for remodeling, building, handyman, roof, and windows & doors. In recognition of our efforts, BACK Construction has received dozens of designations & awards. Click here to view them all.
We are committed to you before, during and after your project. We have a full time Sales and Estimating staff in order to provide accurate and timely project pricing. We offer free estimates for all your project needs.
The quality of the remodeler will determine the quality of the finished work. BACK Construction has received the honor of Certified Graduate Remodeler (CRG) designation. The CGR designation means that we meet or exceed the industry experience and business practice and have a proven track record of project management.
We will stand by our work with a warranty that is the best in the business. BACK Construction has successfully been meeting client's expectations for 32+ years. Call us today and let us show you how we can meet your needs and expectations.
Our "in-house" work-force, of 38 BACK Construction professionals, provides a unique service to you and your project. An "in-house" work-force is a different approach to how most new construction homebuilders and remodeling companies operate. They usually have only a few employees and sub-contract the majority of their work out. You deserve our hand-picked staff working with you on your project. When we work for you, you get BACK-trained professionals on your job!
BACK Construction has been a leader in our industry for over 32 years. We are very active in our local Remodeling Council, and both owners, Kyle Whalen, founding member of BACK Construction, and Rob Hundley, have served as Chairman on the Council. Kyle served as President of the Home Builders of Lexington in 2009. Our commitment to the industry comes from a desire to "raise the bar" in our industry as a whole. This is a commitment that directly benefits our clients.
We are continually working to benefit the community that we live in and serve. We support charitable organizations such as YMCA Campaign for Kids, Bluegrass Miracle League, Habitat for Humanity, and many youth sports. Many members of the BACK organization are involved in making a difference in our community.
We provide a five-year non-transferable warranty on our workmanship for most projects. We build it BACK better, so we stand behind our work!
Kyle is President, Founder, and Owner of BACK Construction, the premier residential remodeling company serving Lexington and Central Kentucky. Kyle, along with three others, formed BACK Construction in 1982. Today, Kyle sets the vision for the company and is very active in day-to-day operations which include 38 full time, in-house employees. Kyle is a lifetime resident of Lexington, graduating from Tates Creek High School in 1976 where he was senior class president. He attended the University of Kentucky where he was a student trainer for the football and wrestling teams and earned his bachelor's degree in 1981.
Kyle, along with running his business, has a very active family with his wife of almost 32 years, Mary Gay, who is a registered nurse and location consultant at the University of Kentucky children's hospital. They have five children ranging in age from 15 to 26; Andrew, Patrick, Joseph, Michael and Grace. The Whalen's are also active members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, where Kyle is involved in the Knights of Columbus council. He is also a past member of the parish council, past deputy Grand Knight, and trustee of K_of_C.
Kyle is active in his industry, having served as president of the local Homebuilders association, chairmen of the remodeler council, chairman of various committees, and longtime board member on the local, state and national level. He is a life spike, and holds the Certified Graduate Remodeler, Certified Green professional designations. He was the first CGR in the state of Kentucky and has been named remodeler of the year by the local HBA. He has also held the CDT designation from the Construction Specifications Institute. He has been a board member of the Realtor Community housing foundation, and also their volunteer of the year.
Kyle is also active in the community having served on the High Street YMCA board, chairing their 2008 campaign for kids and was honored as their volunteer of the year in 2007. Kyle was a founding board member for the Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League, heading the construction of their field. He has coached various youth baseball and basketball teams in the past for his children. He has served on the city's tree board and was the chairman for a term. He currently serves as the chairman of the Lexington Public Library's board of trustees. He is also on the board of the Lexington Habitat for Humanity. He is a Kentucky Colonel, member of the University of Kentucky Varsity letter association, Life member of UK alumni association, and served on Lexington Fayette Co. Vision 2040 work group. He also serves on the Taborlake Homeowner's Association board.
Rob is an Executive Vice-President and a Partner in BACK Construction. He began his career at BACK Construction in 1994 as a Sales Professional and Project Manager. He has helped over 500 clients complete in excess of $12,000,000 in Professional Remodeling Services with projects ranging in size from under a thousand up to several million. Rob supports the president in setting the vision for the Company in addition to overseeing the Sales and Estimating Division. In that role he provides leadership for nine Sale Professionals.
Rob is a lifelong resident of Lexington, Kentucky, graduating from Henry Clay High School in 1988. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Science and Management, with honors, from Clemson University in 1993.
Rob has been married for 18 years to Dr. Cristi Hundley, Clinical Psychologists, and they have 3 children, William, Elisabeth and Mills ranging in age from 3 to 11.
Rob is active in his industry and is currently serving as a Board Member of the following local organizations: Homebuilders Association of Lexington (HBAL), Better Business Bureau (BBB), Realtor Community Housing Foundation (RCHF) and Eastern Little League (ELL). Currently Rob serves as Vice President of the HBAL and Secretary for ELL. In the past he has been the Chairman of the Professional Standards committee, Chairman of the Lexington Remodelers, and Treasurer at the HBAL.
Rob has been awarded a life spike from National Association of Homebuilders, recognized as Remodeler of the Year by the HBAL in 2004, recognized for Outstanding Community Service to the HBAL in 2006, honored as Volunteer of the Year from RCHF in 2004. He holds the Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), Certified Aging in Place (CAPS), and Certified Green Professional (CGP) designations through the National Association of Homebuilders.
Rob is also active in the community and has served as the Project Manager for the My Kentucky Home Remodeled project in 2006 and in the past has served on the Lexington Habitat for Humanity Remodeling Committee and the Lexington Hearing and Speech Building Committee. He has coached various youth baseball and football teams, is a Leadership Lexington graduate, and an avid outdoorsman.
Brian is the Division Leader of BACK Construction's Roofing Division, the premier residential roofing company serving Central Kentucky since 1981. He is accountable for Sales and Estimating and providing direction to 8 in-house roofers. Under his leadership, BACK Construction has repaired over 800 roofs in Central Kentucky in addition to replacing over 150 roofs for a total of over $3,200,000 in roofing improvements.
Brian is a lifelong resident of Lexington, Kentucky, graduating from Bourbon County High School in 1989. He began his roofing career in 1990 as a laborer and worked his way up to a supervisory role. Prior to joining BACK Construction, he worked for Mitchell Roofing and Odessa Roofing in Lexington, Kentucky. He joined BACK Construction in 1997 and has been the Division leader since 2000.
Brian has earned the top accreditation offered by the CertainTeed Roofing Manufacturing Company as a Certified Select Roofer. He is also recognized as a Permanent Quality Master Certified Installer. In January of 2009 he participated in the National Professional Roofing Advisory Council established by CertainTeed.
He has been married for 17 years to Sandy, and they have two boys, ages 14 and 12. His hobbies include camping with his family, attending NASCAR races, and other outdoor activities.
Bill is a Sales Associate and Project Estimator for BACK Construction, the premier residential remodeling company serving Central Kentucky since 1981. He has helped over 480 clients complete in excess of $8,000,000 in Professional Remodeling Services since joining BACK Construction in 2000. These projects include remodeling of kitchens, baths, basements, patios, sunrooms, room additions, garages, and all types of interior home remodels.
Bill is a lifelong resident of Lexington, Kentucky, graduating from Lafayette High School in 1994. Bill attended the University of Kentucky for three years then transferred to Eastern Kentucky University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management in 1999.
Bill is active in his industry, and holds the Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) and Certified Green Professional (CGP) designations. He loves the remodeling industry and spent his summers during high school and college working in the residential remodeling field. He has been married for 9 years to Shannon and they have a daughter and a son. Bill's hobbies include being a huge University of Kentucky sports fan, boating on Lake Cumberland, and traveling. He also enjoys spending is free time just being a dad.
David is a Sales Associate and Project Estimator for BACK Construction, the premier residential remodeling company serving Central Kentucky since 1981. He has helped over 300 clients complete in excess of $6,000,000 in professional remodeling services since joining BACK Construction in 2004. These projects include remodeling of kitchens, baths, basements, patios, sunrooms, room additions, garages, and all types of interior home remodels.
David is a California native who grew up on the central coast until he moved with his family to Winchester, Kentucky, in 1996. After high school graduation David enrolled at Morehead State University to pursue his dream of being a master carpenter and working in the construction industry. In 2004 he received his Bachelor of Science Degree, with honors, in Construction Management and Technology. He also received awards for graduating top in his class in the Construction Management program as well as in the College of Science and Technology.
David has continued to further his education in the industry by completing the Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) designation and will soon have completed his Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) designation through our local Home Builders Association.
David is very active at Grace Baptist Church in Winchester where he teaches the young couples adult Sunday school class. He is also a member of the church's building committee that is currently in the planning and design stage of a large family life center and sanctuary project. He has been married for 7 years to Rachel, who is a librarian at the Scott County Public Library. David and his wife Rachel recently had their first baby, a girl named Madelyn Grace. David loves spending time with family. And now, experiencing all of the joys of having a new baby girl has proven to be one of David's most favorite activities.
Morgan is a Project Manager at BACK Construction, the premier residential remodeling company serving Central Kentucky since 1981. He joined BACK Construction in 2003 and is responsible for serving client's needs during the remodeling process through completion of the project.
He handles all aspects of the project including planning, scheduling, and administering the project with input from the field working supervisors. He also coordinates with the accounting office to ensure proper billing of the project cost. He has successfully managed over 1,500 remodeling projects for Central Kentucky homeowners.
Morgan is a lifelong resident of Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from Sayre High School in 1985. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Transylvania University in 1992.
He has over 16 years experience in the construction industry. His previous employment includes owning his own home improvement business. His passion for the construction industry began as a small child building bird houses, then progressed into building custom furniture and to date he has purchased, remodeled, and sold seven20 homes in the last 17 years.
He has been married to Julie for 17 years and they have two daughters, Addison 16, Grayson, 12 and one son Camden, 14. Morgan's hobbies include being an extremely avid fisherman, spending time with family, and tinkering in his wood shop.
Lee is our Manager of Procurement at BACK Construction. He joined BACK Construction in 2006 and is responsible for Procurement of all materials, Logistics, Job Safety, Facility and Fleet.
He grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from Tates Creek High School in 1992. While attending the University of Kentucky, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management and a minor in Business in 1998.
Lee has worked in Management since High School. Climbing the chain in companies and managing numerous restaurants and Laser Tag centers, he was brought into BACK Construction to learn the trade and lend his management skills to serve the clients behind the scenes.
He has been married to his wife Susan for 6 years and has two daughters. During his time away from work he likes to travel, work on his own home and spend time with his family.
Patty is an Accounting Assistant at BACK Construction, the premier residential remodeling company serving Central Kentucky since 1981. She joined BACK Construction in 2011 and is responsible for all Accounting functions. She handles all aspects of accounting including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll.
She attended Morgan County High School.
Her previous employment includes Prather & Associates Graphic Design, Fifth Third Bank, Trimble Dunaway Architectural Firm, Tri-Dun Group Construction Co. and Prewitt Mechanical Contractors. At these companies she was responsible for accounting and human resource functions.
She has been married to Arvel for 21 years, he is currently employed at Hilton Suites Hotel, they have two sons David and Matt, who both work and live in Ohio and a daughter Natasha that lives in Texas and works for Baylor College of Medicine. Her hobbies include reading & gardening.
Sandra (Sandy) Cook
Sandy is a Sales Associate and Project Estimator for BACK Construction. Prior to joining BACK Construction in 2009, Sandy's background was in both residential and commercial new construction working as a designer, project coordinator and estimator for several of Central Kentucky's home builders and general contractors.
Sandy is a lifelong resident of Lexington, Kentucky and the mother of three children. After the birth of her second child, Sandy earned her Associate's Degree in Science in 2002, from Lexington Community College, with concentration on Architectural Technology. Returning to school part-time in 2010, Sandy is currently working on her Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the University of Kentucky.
Sandy is passionate about working in the construction industry and embraces the opportunities & challenges of each project she is involved in. Her background in CAD design provides BACK Construction clients' unique opportunities to visualize perspective projects.
During Sandy's free time, she is an active parent involved in the busy lives of her three children- ages 16, 12 & 8. She enjoys spending time with her children and extended family. Sandy's hobbies include home improvement projects, reading, camping and UK sports.
Wes is a Project Manager and Sales Professional in the Handyman Division at BACK Construction, the premier residential remodeling company serving Central Kentucky since 1981. He joined BACK Construction in 2007 and is responsible for all aspects of serving clients with handyman work.
He is a lifelong resident of Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from Henry Clay High School in 1995. After attending Western Kentucky University, he transferred to the University of Kentucky.
Wes has worked in the construction industry since Junior High School, first helping his uncle on his construction projects. He continued to assist him during summers while in High School and College. In 1998 he was hired by Broadview Buildings to work in their roofing division. He was promoted to Assistant Project Manger and remodeled some of the most elaborate farms in central Kentucky including Castleton, Jonabell, and Vinery Farms. In 2005 he formed his own company and continued to work on local area horse farms until accepting a Supervisor position at BACK Construction.
He has been married to Sarah for 4 years and their first child John Mac is 3. His hobbies include fishing, going to the lake, and most importantly spending time with his family.
Don is a Project Manager and Sales Professional in the remodeling Division at BACK Construction, the premier residential remodeling company serving Central Kentucky since 1981. He joined BACK Construction in 2009 and is responsible for all aspects of serving clients with our remodeling work.
He and his family moved to Kentucky from Arizona in 2006. Don has a Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a Masters in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.
Don has worked in the construction industry for most of his life in a number of roles. These included assistant and Lead Superintendent for home builders Del Webb, Lennar and KB Homes as well as being a licensed residential and small commercial General Contractor.
Don has been married to his wife Cheri for 18 years and they have four children. His hobbies include driving his kids around the state for their various sporting events, hunting, fishing and taking care of their small farm.
Joe is our newest Project Manager at Back Construction, Lexington's premier remodeling company serving Central Kentucky since 1981.He joined Back Construction in 2007 and is responsible for overseeing projects within our Remodeling, our Handyman as well as our Windows and Door divisions.
Originally from Alfred, NY he spent his youth living in multiple states along the East Coast. After returning to NY and graduating from Alfred-Almond High School in 1987 he attended U. of S. Florida as an Art Major.
Joe has worked in and out of the construction industry since 1984, first helping his father install plumbing and electric in new homes in Baltimore, MD. He spent summers in the new construction field while sampling other career choices in the off seasons. He was fortunate in 1994 to be a self-employed contractor and build his parents a new home. After driving a semi for Phoenix Transportation he was hired in 2000 as an in house carpenter for Overbrook Farm. He spent seven years there repairing and improving farm and residential properties for W.T. Young and his family while remodeling two homes of his own. He was hired by Back Construction in 2007 as a lead carpenter eventually working his way into the Project Management position he holds now.
He has been married to Shannon for 18 years and together they raised 2 wonderful children. His hobbies include caring for his horses and cattle a well as hunting, fishing, coaching and working to improve his own home.
Tony is a Project Manager in the Roofing and Roofing Repairs Division at Back Construction, Lexington's premier remodeling company serving Central Kentucky since 1981. He joined Back Construction in 2007 and is responsible for overseeing projects within our Roofing Division. Tony came up through the ranks of the roofing profession and because of this is very passionate about teaching the correct way to install a roof.
Tony has an extensive background in the roofing industry that dates BACK to 1984 working for many well-known roofers and contractors in the central Kentucky area. Tony is a military child and has grown up all over the world.
He has been married to Debbie for 9 years. His hobbies include visiting State Parks, Camping, Fishing and Horses.
"The team at BACK was great to work with and I like the fact that they provide expertise from their own employees including the project manger, working supervisor, all carpenters, and even the tile installer!!" The remodel included extensive use of crown molding inside coffered ceilings in the great room, library, and kitchen which the owners designed with the help of Jay Henning, Working Supervisor. "Jay was creative and detailed in his approach to the intricate woodwork design that we wanted in our home. With his expertise we could be as creative as we wanted", according to Kim.
"We were very pleased with how the porch turned out. We were also very impressed overall with how professional and conscientious you and your other coworkers are. The service is seriously way above anyone else we've worked with in the area. I know we'll be looking to use your company again in the future and will recommend you to other people".
Thank you-Amanda and Ketan
Amanda and Ketan Merchant
"EVERYONE in the crew displayed the kind of competence and skill that only comes with experienced qualified craftsman. We were especially impressed with their willingness to make adjustments and improvements along the way to better suit our requirements. The crew remained punctual, professional, cheerful, and easy to work with throughout the entire project. Their craftsmanship is apparent everywhere. Thanks, especially for keeping on top of the job and communicating regularly with us. It's easy to understand why there are so many BACK remodeling signs all over Lexington."
Paul & Gretchen Curlander
"We have been very busy enjoying our new kitchen and two baths. Your staff did such a tremendous job and we are very pleased. From the very first moment when we met our construction foreman, to the very end of the project, the entire BACK Team treated us professionally and courteously. Never did I feel uneasy with your staff in the house, whether I was there alone or when I had to leave the job unattended...and all the advice from your staff was greatly appreciated. We will call on you again in the future and most importantly, will HIGHLY recommend you to our friends." Andrea & David Lucas
"You came to us highly recommended and we can certainly see why. From start to finish, our job was handled with care. Each step of the process from design to completion went smoothly and timely. I was amazed how well you cleaned up the work area---I could have put you to work on the rest of the house!" John & Candy Kammlade
"Folks are seeing me and saying, "Janie, are you crazy?" NOBODY ever says remodeling is one of the most pleasant experiences of their life! I smile and say ?I know, but it was!' You have our love, respect, and appreciation for an exceptional job completed by exceptional men."
Janie & Reed Polk
"The project was extremely accurate; the job was completed professionally and on time. Most importantly BACK respected our privacy and were sensitive to the fact that we were living in the house as they worked."
Chris & Diane Cashen