Chairman and CEO Kevin French’s leadership has propelled Landry/French Construction as a prominent regional construction management firm.
Under Kevin’s leadership, the company has rapidly emerged as one of the most respected builders in both Maine and Northern New England. Landry/French’s foundation is deeply rooted in the principles of trust, transparency, and fostering long-term relationships.
Founded in 2010, the company’s accomplishments include noteworthy accolades: Engineering News Record’s Top New England Contractors for the past four consecutive years; Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America (2021, 2017, 2016); the Maine Governor’s Award for Business Excellence (2016); Best Places to Work in Maine for eight consecutive years (2015-2022); and Associated General Contractors (AGC) Build Maine Awards (2023, 2022, 2021, 2019, 2016, 2015).
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Kevin’s entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude have been instrumental in his rise through the ranks at various companies during his 30 years in commercial construction.
In 2010, veteran contractors Denis Landry and Kevin French, each with 30 years of commercial experience, joined forces to establish Landry/French Construction.
Having gained extensive experience from their years with national construction firms, as well as their deep roots in the Maine market, the two tapped an extensive list of long-standing clients and former employees with national experience.
Early in his career, Kevin served as Director of Business Development for PC Construction, formerly known as Pizzagalli Construction, and started their Maine office. It was in this role where Kevin built strong relationships and network of clients, many of whom have followed him throughout his career. He later went on to purchase a Maine-based construction company where, under his leadership, he expanded the company’s portfolio by taking on larger, more technically challenging projects.
As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Landry/French, Kevin is responsible for strategic planning, company vision, business growth and talent acquisition. His success is attributed to his passion for building lasting relationships, empowering team members, and inspiring a culture of continuous improvement. Under his leadership, the company’s upward trajectory earned Landry/French a spot on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in the country in 2016 and 2015.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer at Landry/French, Denis Garriepy is responsible for overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations and providing leadership to ensure the operating requirements and financial goals are met. With over 22 years of experience, he possesses a wealth of knowledge in the construction industry and brings a solution-centered mindset.
Before joining Landry/French, Denis spent nearly a decade at Suffolk Construction in Boston as Vice President of Operations. At Suffolk, he oversaw large-scale education, healthcare, and life-sciences projects, including Northeastern University’s $330 million EXP facility and major capital projects for Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Boston Medical Center.
Denis has a Master of Science in Construction Management from Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan.
CPA, Chief Financial Officer
With over 25 years of finance and accounting experience, Steven Luken serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Landry/French Construction. As CFO, Steven leads the company’s overall financial operations, including accounting, treasury management, financial planning and analysis, and risk management.
Steven is a certified public accountant and has a Master of Science in Accountancy from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Illinois.