President, The UP Companies
As president of The UP Companies (parent company of Power UP Electrical Contractors, Square UP Builders, Fuel UP Technologies, and Keep UP Services.) Mike provides leadership and guidance to the operations of each company with a particular focus on core business strategies, process, culture, and business development.
Earning a degree in Business Administration at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, Mike is an accomplished and influential business leader in the St. Louis community and was recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal in 2004 as a member of their 30 Under 30 class. Learning much from his father, who founded KAI Design & Build more than 35 years ago, he lends the added background of managing a professional services company along with general construction experience.
Community is very important to Mike, and he gives back wholeheartedly. He is a member of the Young President’s Organization and board member currently serving for AGC MO Building Division, Chair of the AGC Diversity Committee, and the Christian Activity Center in East St. Louis.