The Mission

To provide an exceptional service to our clients while also creating an atmosphere that our employees can thrive both personally and professionally. Clients and Employees should love the process. We are high energy, efficient, intentional, and highly organized. Simply put, we produce superior products and superior personnel.


The Story

Kelly Construction Group began its journey in January of 2008. Jon and his wife Cherie had relocated back to the Baton Rouge area after spending some time working in the marine construction industry near Morgan City, LA. Jon graduated Construction Management from LSU in 2004 and took a job right out of college to gain some experience in the construction field. Jon was able to learn estimating, project management, and was also trained to design and cut custom furniture pieces with a CNC machine at his first job.

Jon stayed with the company for a couple of years but wanted to return to Baton Rouge to be closer to family. Upon relocating back to Baton Rouge Jon thought it would be the perfect opportunity to begin the construction business he had often dreamed of. With one job under contract for approximately $23,000 Kelly Construction Group had officially opened its doors for business. Kelly Construction Group continued to do small jobs ranging from $25,000 to $250,000 for the next three years. In these early years Jon was able to find a niche in doing construction drawings (plans) for businesses opening in existing shopping centers and then completing the construction once permitting was complete. Jon could draw the plans using AutoCad and being very lean could produce plans for a fraction of the cost they could be done anywhere else. Once plans were complete, he would complete all necessary permitting with State Fire Marshal, Local Districts, and any other departments that would need to be submitted to. Providing drawings proved to be an advantage as other builders were not doing this and lead to some great clients. By early 2013 Jon could not keep up alone and started to build the Kelly Team.

Other than servicing the clients Kelly Construction Group had gained in the previous five years they began to compete on the public bid market. Kelly Construction Group currently still has a good mix of private clients while still completing a fair amount of public work also. Kelly Construction has continued to grow year after year and has developed an exceptional team of professionals who are experienced and truly bleed construction. They have created a culture where their employees thrive and their clients are left with a comfort level their project will be handled in a timely, efficient, and professional manner. The goal at Kelly Construction Group is to be a better person and better company every day. They make this happen by continuously pushing each other and holding the team accountable until they are producing in a manner near perfection. Their growth and continued success is a direct connection to their core values of honesty, integrity, and diligence. Jon saw these values as important in the early days and has still maintained those values as the company has continued to grow. In addition to our team we have developed a network of very qualified subcontractors who adhere to our values while also doing outstanding work. Most of these relationships were formed in the early days and have continued until today. This combination has proved to be good and has allowed for many successful projects.


The Plan

Kelly Construction Group plans to continue to thrive and grow into one of the Baton Rouge area’s premier general contracting companies. Kelly Construction Group while continuing in its current services has begun to get back to its design-build roots but on a larger scale. We find that the projects are most successful when we are involved at the beginning and we plan to nurture this process until it is once again our bread and butter. Look at our design-build diagram to understand more about this process and see the advantages and disadvantages. We have partnered with a number of companies to really bulk up our capabilities in Design-Build and we couldn’t be more excited about what the future has in store. We have recently completed multiple design build projects and have more of these projects on the horizon.


The Process

Kelly Construction Group uses a proven system to ensure our projects work smoothly and to ensure our clients get the same experience time after time. We start with “The Kelly Way”. We begin every project with an initial assessment of what the client wants and what they need out of their new project. Once we have a good assessment we move to the conceptual stage and at this point we put together a conceptual set of plans. Once the conceptual plan is complete we begin to form a good construction budget based on historical data, actual quantities, subcontractors, and vendors to ensure we have an accurate budget for the project. During this process we add or take away to the project to meet the customer’s budget. Once the budget is satisfied we move into the design and construction portion of the project. We begin to turn the concept into reality. We will complete construction drawings and have the submittals to all departments necessary for permitting. Construction begins when the permitting is complete. We ensure construction goes as planned by using our in-house checklists at every level from Accounting, Estimating, Project Management, and Field Supervisors. We ensure you have a dedicated team for your project who will always be assessable throughout the process. In addition, our qualified subcontractors and vendors are there to support us along the way. The process sets the stage for success for the project and for Kelly Construction Group as a company.


The Result

The result is a project that Kelly Construction Group and the client will be completely satisfied with. We guarantee satisfaction on every one of our projects. It is our intention to Wow the client on every project. Our goal goes way beyond a good project. We are hoping to build a lasting legacy by completing successful project after successful project and forging lasting relationships. Through these successful projects our clients have developed confidence that Kelly Construction Group will deliver. Also, as a result of continuous successful projects our team believes we will and can deliver on any client’s needs.