Public Sector | Partner
“I have always had a passion for observing the use and greatest value needs of a project and helping clients develop best-in-class facilities to fit their needs while delivering maximum value with taxpayer money.”
Keith was born into the construction industry in Fairfield, Connecticut. His father is a third-generation stonemason who started Sabia Construction upon his return from WWII. While visiting Arizona in 1990, Keith saw the Valley’s tremendous potential and began calling Phoenix home in 1993. Keith’s construction experience spans three decades, and he transfers his model of thinking through the owner’s perspective into multiple project types. This investment in a collaborative approach with the architect, facilities, and the end-user, coupled with construction best practices, results in facilities that provide maximum life-cycle benefits.
At Willmeng, Keith leads a dynamic and diverse team heavily experienced in the public and private sectors, including the active pursuit of charter schools, fire stations, public safety facilities, and aviation projects. Keith has spent considerable time learning the functions, efficiencies, and building methods required to build best-in-class facilities. Keith is a graduate of the Arizona Builders Alliance’s Senior Executive Program and participated in its Leadership Development Forum. Keith is also on the CM Program Advisory Board for Northern Arizona University and is a member of the GFTA. Keith has built nearly 50 fire-related projects, and completed FEMA’s Design Security class, earning a certification to conduct threat assessments for projects to uphold Homeland Security standards.
Keith is married with three children and is a talented wood trim carpenter outside of the office.