Our Journal

November 17, 2022  •  Member Profile

Employee Spotlight: Alex Wellford

Meet Alex Wellford, Superintendent!
How did you get into construction and why?
My parents added onto our house several times while I was growing up. I was always interested in watching/pestering the carpenters, building things with the scraps, playing in the ….

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November 2, 2022  •  Commercial, Member Profile

Employee Spotlight: Patrick Johnston

Meet our Executive Vice President of RKA’s Commercial Division, Patrick Johnston!
How did you get into construction and why?
I grew up loving to work with my dad in his workshop, as he taught me how to use tools around the ….

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October 18, 2022  •  Commercial, Press

RKA Construction launches Commercial Division

Check out our latest Memphis Business Journal article on the expansion of our commercial division! We take great pride in continuing the growth in our community. Read the article here: “RKA Construction launches Commercial Division”


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September 27, 2022  •  Press, Renovations

Memphis Magazine: “Revamping an Arkansas Hunting Lodge”

Check out this Memphis Magazine feature to learn about this longstanding Arkansas duck hunting club remodel. The owner wanted to transform the building from a serviceable stopover in duck hunting season into a modernized lodge that continues to preserve the club’s history.

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September 22, 2022  •  Press

Patrick Johnston joins RKA Construction as EVP of Commercial Services

We have been so excited to have Patrick join the RKA team! Learn more about Patrick and his commercial construction background here.

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January 30, 2022  •  Press, Renovations

Memphis Magazine: “Interior Reimagination at Chickasaw Gardens”

RKA Construction is proud to unveil a behind the scenes look at this Chickasaw Gardens renovation! Check out the digital publication here for the home feature.

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June 18, 2021  •  Custom Homes

RKA on the Lake

A decade ago RKA was born out of a simple love for fine homes.
We married a careful study of the modern building sciences with a deep respect for premium craftsmanship. And home by home, client by client we built an ….

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June 16, 2021  •  Additions, Renovations

Basement Build

Our clients bought a house and knew they would want to renovate before moving in, so they called on RKA to help them out. After completing demolition on the master bath and kitchen, they realized the need for just a little ….

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May 3, 2021  •  Member Profile

Employee Spotlight: Larry Dawson

Meet our Senior Project Manager, Larry Dawson
What is your background?I’m from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where I lived until my wife, Karen, and I moved to Memphis 3 years ago. I’m a lifelong LSU fan. Geaux Tigers! ….

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April 9, 2021  •  Press

Spring Home Spruce Up Guide

If you aren’t familiar with them yet, you’ll soon see The Scout Guide as a regional guide to all things Memphis! Not only are they the go-to place to find events ….

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March 3, 2021  •  Press, Renovations

At Home Memphis & Midsouth: “Renovating in Memphis”

RKA Construction is proud to unveil a behind the scenes look at this East Memphis, Mid-Century renovation! Scroll through the printed publication below, or click here for the digital home feature. This edition will be in stores all through ….

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January 4, 2021  •  Press

Fresh Year, Fresh You

RKA Construction is honored to be featured in The Scout Guide’s Fresh Year, Fresh You guide to 2021! Check out the “home” section of the guide (in the link above) for more information, and visit the rest of our ….

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November 19, 2020  •  Press

RKA Construction in The Scout Guide

RKA Construction is proud to display some of our prized projects in this years Scout Guide!

This years layout features collaborations with designers Lindsey Black, Selena McAdams, Liz Porter, Sarah ….

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September 15, 2020  •  Custom Homes

Belleair Bliss

RKA is honored to have a custom home project featured on! Please click here to see the article and to learn more about this custom built home! 

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July 15, 2020  •  Press

Employee Spotlight


Greg Green, General Superintendent
What is your background? 
I started as a Framing Carpenter at the age of 17 and continued into remodeling. From there, I became a Superintendent with a General Contractor performing high-end custom remodeling and ….

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May 11, 2020  •  Press, Renovations

English Revival

Read through this Memphis Magazine feature to learn about this remodel. Our clients home required a complete remodel after a Memphis storm left a neighboring tree on her roof. She took advantage of the remodel to ….

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April 22, 2020  •  Member Profile

RKA Construction, Building Home

Meet RKA’s team of Superintendents and Project Managers. Hear their take on our process and dedication to building your home! 

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March 22, 2020  •  Press

Faces of Memphis 2020

RKA Construction is honored to be featured in Memphis Magazines “Faces of Memphis” this year! Our superintendents and project managers are featured here in the RKA offices on Tillman St. in East Memphis.

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February 18, 2020  •  Member Profile

Employee Spotlight

Chris Clark, Superintendent
What is your background? How did you get into home building and why?
Born and raised in South Louisiana. I started in building by framing houses in the mid 70’s and started as a general contractor in ….

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October 4, 2019  •  Market Homes

Chapel Woods Cove Listing

Welcome to 3198 Chapel Woods Cove!
This custom built home, designed by architect Brad Shapiro is complete and ready for its new family. Click here to see the full listing and contact Carrie ….

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August 27, 2019  •  Press

“Beautiful Kitchens and Bath” Article

This RKA Construction built home picked up a lot of attention when designer Lindsey Black posted her completed kitchen on Beautiful Kitchens & Baths seized the opportunity and booked a trip to Memphis to document this cheerful and unique green ….

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November 7, 2018  •  Member Profile

Employee Spotlight

James Poe, Superintendent
What is your background? How did you get into home building and why?
I was born and raised in Arkansas and still live there today. I wanted to work for a commercial construction company right after high school, I ….

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August 28, 2018  •  Press

REmodel Memphis Article from Memphis Magazine

One of our renovation projects was featured in Memphis Magazine!  Working to update this home to fit our client’s specific needs was a pleasure!
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July 31, 2018  •  Press, Renovations

Classic Proportions: A History of Moldings

We trace the progression of moldings through time.
Written by: John R. Tschirch
Mar 19, 2018

Detail. Door moldings and brackets from William Halfpenny’s “Practical Architecture” (1724).
Moldings frame the spaces in which we live. Ceiling cornices, window frames, door ….

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June 19, 2018  •  Press

Memphis Magazine

We are honored to be featured in Memphis Magazine again! Working on this addition to a Traditional Style East Memphis home was a pleasure!
Read the article here

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June 13, 2018  •  Member Profile

Employee Spotlight

Hunter Cooper, Project Manager

What is your background? How did you get into home building and why?
I grew up around residential construction and created a passion for homes early on as a kid. I’ve spent the last 3 or so ….

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November 15, 2017  •  Member Profile

Employee Spotlight

Hans Bauer, Project Manager
What is your background? How did you get into home building and why?
I grew up around construction. My step father was a builder, and my uncle is an architect, so I have always been around building and ….

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March 13, 2017  •  Additions, Press, Renovations

Check Us Out in Memphis Magazine!

As lovers of our hometown, Memphis, TN, we are especially proud to be recognized in one of the city’s most-read publications, Memphis Magazine. In this month’s edition, the “Great Memphis Homes” feature is our renovation for the Spinosa family. This 1940’s home, ….

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October 3, 2016  •  Press, Renovations

Check Out This “At Home” Magazine Feature

I know it has been a few months since we have posted… But boy have we been busy! We are grateful to be a part of so many great builds in our city, and the link to the home renovation below is ….

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April 11, 2016  •  Member Profile

Project Manager Spotlight

Alex Wellford

Current Role: Project Manager
Alex has been in the construction business as long as he can remember and RKA was lucky to bring him on board in 2013. He brings a wealth of construction experience to RKA. Find ….

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November 3, 2015  •  Uncategorized

Welcome back!

Welcome back to the RKA Construction blog!
It’s been a while since the last post and RKA has been busy!  I’m thrilled to be taking over the blog and will be sharing some of these great projects along the way.  First, I ….

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September 11, 2014  •  Uncategorized


I recently had the pleasure of attending the Spring Board Meetings for the National Association of Home Builders in Washington DC. It was great to see the scale of the NAHB and the many things they do for the home building industry. Carrie and I ….

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August 4, 2014  •  Press

At Home Magazine

This month’s issue of At Home Memphis and Mid South features the home of architect, David Anderson. We had the pleasure of working with David as his builder and are proud to share the feature here on our blog. David is a ….

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June 17, 2014  •  Uncategorized

The Office!

First off, welcome to the redesigned blog! We should be able to provide more information and updates with this format. We hope you like it.
With that said, what better way to start our new blog than to share about our new ….

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August 3, 2013  •  Uncategorized

Congrats, Chris!

Congrats to Chris on some well deserved recognition in this week’s MBJ!

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June 18, 2013  •  Press

Sticking To Niche

I know I haven’t updated the blog in forever, but I wanted to share an article that will be published in tomorrow’s Daily News about RKA Construction!!
Ryan and I have had a very busy year so far and I’m excited ….

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October 17, 2011  •  Market Homes


Wow! Ryan has worked so hard and has finished this restoration in record time! The house is now officially on the market and Ryan is listing it himself since he has joined Crye-Leike.

We are really pleased with how the outside turned ….

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