David Fletcher Kenton - President Peninsula Paving

David Fletcher Kenton

President

Born and raised in Southern Delaware...Kenton witnessed first-hand the sleepy towns on the Delmarva Peninsula transition into the mid-Atlantic regions most premier vacation and retirement destination. When the demand for housing and commerce on the Peninsula skyrocketed, Kenton saw a need for a paving company that could not only meet those needs, but one that would excel beyond the highest levels of professionalism and integrity in the paving industry. Kenton is an alumnus of West Virginia University in Morgantown, where he earned a B.A. Degree in Business Communication and a minor in Spanish. Prior to starting his own company, Kenton worked on a multitude of construction projects all across Delaware and Maryland where he gained years of experience in site work, new home construction, project coordinating, land approvals, & job estimating. Utilizing the skills and experiences acquired both in school and in his professional career, Kenton established Peninsula Paving in the Spring of 2010. Since this time, the company has tripled in size and has grown exponentially in it’s scope of services. The company now employs over 20 employees and has evolved into one of the most highly regarded paving contractors on the Delmarva Peninsula. Kenton is a licensed private pilot and thoroughly enjoys aviation. He is also an avid waterfowl hunter and sportsman, and serves as a committee member for his local Eastern Sussex Ducks Unlimited chapter. He also enjoys traveling with his wife Lynne, training his lab retriever “Chevy”, and playing country and bluegrass music on acoustic guitar.


Sean Christopher Brooks - Superintendent Peninsula Paving

Sean Christopher Brooks

Superintendent

Upon graduating from Cape Henlopen High School in 1991, Brooks enlisted in the United States Navy for six years.  While stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Brooks specialized in Tomahawk and Harpoon missile systems for two different guided missile destroyers, The USS Leftwich and the USS Lake Erie. He also served as a fire fighter and was a member of the security force on his ships. Upon completion of his enlistment Sean returned to his beloved Sussex County Delaware where he presently resides in his native town of Milton. Brooks was hired as a land Surveyor shortly after his return from the Navy by local engineering firm Davis Bowen & Freidel in Milford. For the next fifteen years, Sean was an integral part of the topographical, boundary, and site work layouts for many projects along the mid-Atlantic seaboard stretching from Cape Charles VA, to as far north as New York City. Some of his locally renowned projects include Bear Trap Dunes, the Milford Business Park, and the Dover Air Force Base just to name a few. In his personal time, Sean can be found in a duck blind with his two sons & dog Alby, or surfing at his local naval jetty in Cape State Park.  Sean has worked at Peninsula Paving since it’s humble beginnings back in 2010 and has the proud insignia of working at nearly every position within the company.


Christa Keim - Operations Administrator Peninsula Paving

Christa Keim

Operations Administrator

Christa holds an Associate of Science degree in Health Science from Ultimate Medical Academy in Tampa, FL (GO BUCCANEERS!!). Christa graduated at the top of her class with high honors. She maintained a 4.0 GPA and was on the Dean’s List every semester. As the Operations Administrator, Christa is responsible for the corporate bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, scheduling, and the overall management of the office. Christa has 8 years of experience as an Office Manager and 15 years of experience in Customer Service. While Christa has the knowledge of the Construction industry, she is new to the Paving industry. She has an outstanding work ethic, is driven, and is not afraid to “get her hands dirty” when needed (which makes her the perfect addition to the Peninsula Paving Team!). Christa has been married for 12 years to her wonderful husband. They live in Seaford with their 3 beautiful children: Chloe, Maddy and Rob Diesel. Christa enjoys spending time with her family, their 3 dogs (Mr. Wiggles, Penny and Cheeto), fishing, cooking/baking, having BBQ’S, going to the beach, swimming, camping, watching and playing Football with her family, and relaxing.


Paul Watts - Site Foreman Peninsula Paving

Paul Watts

Site Foreman

Paul has worked in the construction and asphalt industry for over 25 years, even while in high school, digging into hard, physical work at the early age of 16. He graduated in the top 2% of his high school class and then going on to further his education at college in York, PA. He quickly realized that working outdoors was the place for him and he continued his career by getting more experience in the construction field.

Through hard work, determination, a great work ethic, and eagerness to learn from his experienced mentors in the industry, he continued to grow in his career taking on more and more responsibility, challenges, and leadership roles. Paul quickly grew a broad and deep knowledge of commercial and residential asphalt paving, heavy equipment operations, maintenance, site work, utility work, excavation, project management, and property management.

After over 10 years of being in management positions and working frontline customer and vendor relations in the asphalt industry, Paul decided to combine his passion for the industry, leading teams, and doing top notch work into starting his own paving company. He found meaningful success as a small business owner for 13 years. Paul took great pride in completing a wide array of projects for residential, commercial, and government contracts through-out the mid-Atlantic region.

In the Spring of 2019, Paul joined Peninsula Paving bringing his vast experience, attention to detail, and excellent management skills to the team.Outside of work, Paul enjoys spending time with his family and friends, his two dogs (Boss and Copper), fishing, hunting, traveling, and dirt track racing.


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Paul "Butch" Baker

Estimator

Butch joined Peninsula in the Spring of 2022 and brings with him a 20 year career in the asphalt and site work industry. Butch grew up in Dover after his family moved there from Lewes and Delmar and eventually graduated from Drexel University with a Degree in Business, a minor in Finance and completion of the Construction Management Program. After interning with the State of Delaware's Materials and Research Lab out of school, Butch spent a total of 5 years testing and inspecting concrete, aggregates and HMA designs at production facilities before leaving to pursue a job with ICM/Myers on the private side of the industry. Butch credits much of what he knows to a dedicated set of mentors helping him progress from Quality Control Foreman to Operations Manager of the asphalt plants in DE and parts of MD. Butch then spent two years away from construction focusing on efficiency and supply chain improvements as an Operations Manager for Amazon Inc before returning to the Delaware construction market where he has spent the past 6 years applying his experience as a Project Manager in the field on various bridge, highway and environmental installations.

Butch coaches his son's little league teams and also works closely with the Green Beret Project, a foundation started by a friend that benefits at-risk youth in the area by connecting recent and soon to be grads with opportunities to learn trades and find jobs. Fostering meaningful relationships underpinned by honoring commitments and looking for win-win opportunities is what Butch relies on to be successful in our industry.


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