THE HUMBLE HISTORY OF KM BUILDERS / by Keith Moehle

In honor of celebrating 35 wonderful years of being in business and we wanted to share our humble beginning with you. 

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KM BUILDERS was founded in June of 1984 when Keith Moehle created KM Construction which was geared towards new construction. Keith carried the business from 1984 to 1989 right up until the peak of the Savings and Loans crisis which hit the U.S economy hard in the late ’80s. It was very hard for Keith and the team to find work in new construction so he decided to take a carpentry position with USAA for stability and kept KM Construction running part-time on the side. Everyone thought he was crazy for working both jobs, but his hard work paid off when Keith ended up being laid off from USAA in 1996. 

After he was laid off, Keith bounced right back with KM BUILDERS full time doing new construction, outdoor living, and other small remodeling projects. After 4 years, Keith and his team hit 1 million in gross profits! Then in 2003, Keith decided he wanted to shift his focus from new construction and wanted to dive deeper into remodeling. After that, business was booming! Keith and the team had even started another side company doing air conditioning and plumbing. 

Then came the big recession in 2008. KM BUILDERS took a hard hit with business volume cutting in half overnight. But Keith persevered and was able to keep the business running into the successful and largest full remodeling company that we know and love today. 

Some of the lessons that Keith and his team learned as the keys to success:

  • Starting a business is not easy and requires hard work and dedication

  • Be nimble, flexible, aggressive, and be willing to change. Learn to focus not on what you want to do but what you have to do in order to keep the business going

Some of the wise words of wisdom that Keith likes to share with everyone:

  • Don’t compromise on your principles and business values

  • Have a passion for what you do

  • Be loyal and learn to invest in people

  • Be knowledgeable and always continue to learn something new

  • Learn to have a self-sacrificing attitude

So if you want to a remodeler that is truly experienced and can defy the odds, call our KM team at 210-680-5626.

----KM Builders is San Antonio's premier design-build remodeler specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, room additions, and whole-house remodeling. We boast the largest in-house staff in San Antonio offering architectural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!