Meet Our Team

Meet the KEO Dream Team


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Chris Onwuzurike

President & CEO

Chris Onwuzurike is the President/CEO at KEO & Associates, Inc. With over a decade of experience in the construction industry, his work includes 15 years with the City of Detroit in various departments, as well as 10 years in the private sector, and the launch of KEO in 1994.

Chris earned a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Lawrence Technological University and a Master’s degree in Construction Management from Eastern Michigan University. He also holds a post-graduate certificate in Project management from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and another post graduate certificate in Digital Transformation from University of California (UC) Berkeley.

Chris is a licensed State of Michigan Builder and Contractor, specializing in Project Management. His project experience includes: Educational, Amusement Park, Recreational, Entertainment, Healthcare, Shopping Centers, Strip-Malls, Gas Stations, Public Facilities and Water Plants.

In the last thirty years, Chris has been responsible for providing oversight in numerous projects valued in excess of one billion dollars ($1billion).


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Vice President

Anthony brings over 30 years of experience in the commercial, residential and retail construction industries, working in major US markets managing all aspects of new construction, renovation and reconstruction projects. Diverse background in project management, construction management, owner’s rep, operations and field supervision, representing all facets of the project team including owner, architect, contractors, construction managers and trades. 

Highly skilled in bringing the project team together, developing and managing the project scope, budgets and schedules, managing scope review & bid processes, overseeing the construction process, and coordinating with GC’s, trades, Architects and MEP’s, governing municipalities and utility companies to ensure conformance to plans, specs and codes.  

Education and Certifications

  • IICRC WR Certification / Berkley MI.
  • Landmark Education / Team Management & Leadership Training.
  • Texas Tech / Real Estate / Austin TX.
  • Marketing and Business Administration, Macomb Community College.

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Michelangelo Cereghino

Director Of Construction

Michelangelo Cereghino has more than 20 years of international experience in design, construction supervision, project management and cost estimation. He is a professional who effectively builds team relationships with owner representatives, subcontractors and tradesmen. He has a very detailed and in-depth knowledge of project planning. Michelangelo has been with KEO for over 14 years.

Education and Certifications

  • Construction Management Studies, Eastern Michigan University, continuing
  • Bachelors’ of Science in Architecture, Pontific Madre y Maestra University, 1995
  • OSHA 30-Hour Certified in Construction Safety and Health
  • QC Certification USACE

William Eckert

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William brings over 10 years of experience as a finance support leader for KEO skilled accounting professional and established leadership experience in the automotive, construction, aerospace, and manufacturing industries who understands the complexities of the building mutually beneficial relationships and satisfying key stakeholders. Applies strong planning and analytical skills to all areas of accounting operations.

Education and Certifications

  • Walsh College, Bachelor of Accountancy.
  • Macomb Community College,Associate Degree in Accounting.
  • OSHA 30-Hour Certified in Construction Safety and Health.
  • CPR and AED Heart Saver Certified.
  • American Heart Association.
  • Registered Notary Public.
  • Authorized e-file Provider- IRS.

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Human Resource

Lisa oversees all areas of office administration, personnel management and special project coordination. She oversees and supervises all project schedules,contractors, vendors and field personnel. She reviews and process contractor payment applications and account receivables. She ensures all certifications, insurance documents and sworn statements are compliant from conception to completion of all company projects.

Lisa comes with over 15 years experience in Human Resources Management, Project Management, Contract Negotiation and Corporate Business Analyst skills. She is an invaluable member, who is dedicated to bring efficiency and punctuality to all company

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science- Public Relations, Tennessee State University.
  • State of Michigan Notary Public.
  • PMP Certification, 2015.
  • 10-HR OSHA Certification.

Other Outstanding KEO Team Members Include:

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Amara Duru

IT & Help Desk Specialist 


 

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Alex Howard

Assistant Superintendent


 

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Jim Sheridan

Project Superintendent


 

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Cedric Hesley

Project Superintendent


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Umeash Sugabramam

Project Engineer & Estimator


 

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Walter Murphy

Project Estimator


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Garry Servinsky

Senior Project Manager


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Ken Frankiln

Superintendent


 
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Temitope Akanbi

Project Manager

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David Uzorka

Assistant Project Manager / Superintendent

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Tawanna Harris

Document Clerk


 

True Professionals
Keo & Associates gave us the amazing transformation we needed to get to the next level. From concept to completion, they were true professionals. Greg N., Sports Unlimited