Like many family-owned businesses, Kenseal started small with the vision of two entrepreneurs. Our founders Ken Lippmann and Pete McKinnell laid the foundation for Kenseal in New York in 1977. As demand for our products and services grew, they expanded to Connecticut, Baltimore and beyond. Since then, we’ve established roots throughout the East Coast and built a solid reputation based on experience, integrity and innovation. We’ve stayed true to our family-owned roots and are now in our second generation of leadership. It’s been our privilege to watch the communities we serve grow over the past four decades.
Following in our founders’ footsteps, we continue to explore new ways to grow and innovate. In that spirit, we are thrilled about our recent partnerships with A.H. Harris and Frontenac. It’s a strategic alliance that will allow us to continue our plans for growth and market expansion, and further our commitment to serving contractors better than any other specialty construction product distributor in the industry.
No matter how big we get, it’s the small things that make our culture contagious. The way we greet our clients by name and celebrate each other’s milestones. How we go out of our way to help clients solve real, everyday problems. The way we take pride in sharing our latest project with family and friends. Over 40 years, we’ve built more than a business. We’ve built a family.
Want to reach new heights? Kenseal is always looking for talented individuals to join our company. With fourteen locations and plans for future growth, there are many opportunities for those looking to advance their careers. We have been successful because we strive to exceed our customers expectations, and our people are the ones that make it happen!
Take a look at a day in the life of an inside salesperson here at Kenseal!
No matter how big we get, it’s the small things that make our culture contagious. The way we greet our clients by name and celebrate each other’s milestones. How we go out of our way to help clients solve real, everyday problems. The way we take pride in sharing our latest projects with family and friends. Over 40 years, we’ve built more than a business. We’ve built a family.
More than a team, Kenseal is a community who gets things done and has fun doing it. We pride ourselves on a culture of work-life balance and well-being at work. Here’s what you can expect as part of the Kenseal crew.
Every year, top performers in the sales department are treated to a long weekend of fun in the sun, all expenses paid!
Some popular desinations include Puerto Rico (pictured below), Delray, Key West and more!
Another popular destination, Las Vegas, NV (pictured below, 4-wheeling in the desert!) for the World of Concrete. We spend time at the tradeshow and enjoy the surroundings during this trip.
We also have various team outings throughout the year and an awesome holiday party in December where the whole team gets together in one location!
This is just a small taste of the Kenseal culture. Join our growing team to learn more!
Kenseal takes pride in offering a competitive compensation and benefits package to our employees. We routinely review our benefits to ensure we are competitive in the marketplace.
Health & Prescription Drug Coverage: We offer group medical and prescription drug coverage through the Cigna Open Access Plus network. We also offer medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs). Group dental benefits are provided by DentaQuest and vision benefits are provided by VSP.
Life & Disability Benefits: The company pays for all employees to have a basic life insurance policy and long-term disability coverage through Cigna. Employees have the option to purchase additional voluntary life insurance and short-term disability benefits. We also offer supplemental benefits through Aflac.
Retirement: Kenseal offers both a traditional 401(k) plan and a ROTH 401(k) plan with a generous company match equal to 100% of the first three percent you contribute and an additional 50% on the fourth and fifth percent. Our plan is designated a "safe harbor" plan, which means you are fully vested in the company match, once eligible.
Paid Time Off: Kenseal employees enjoy fifteen days of PTO per year, during the first five years of employment. After five years of employment, employees earn twenty PTO days per year. We also offer seven paid holidays each year.
Professional Development Program: We are committed to investing in our employees to help them reach their full potential and achieve their goals. Our Professional Development Program consists of a college-degree reimbursement program, certification reimbursement program, and continuing education program. In certain circumstances, continuing education program expenses may be paid by Kenseal up-front.
Community Outreach Program: Supporting those who support our community! We offer programs that encourage employees and their spouses to get involved in their communities. These programs include a 501(c)3 charitable contribution match, a donation grant for volunteers who sit on the Board of a 501(c)3 organization, and incentives for Kenseal locations to volunteer time as a group.
Our commitment to service doesn’t stop with our customers. Kenseal encourages employees at every level of our organization to support the causes that matter to them and their families. We set the stage for charitable employee giving with our Matching Gift Programs — our way of showing employees that we are as invested as they are. Kenseal also offers unique paid time off incentives for team volunteer efforts.
In 2015 & 2016 we gave $66,000 in charitable donations, did 1000+ volunteer hours, and benefitted 30+ charities. Read more about the our service here!
I have been working at Kenseal Construction Products full-time (More than 10 years)
Kenseal's history of continuous improvement, coupled with an outgoing staff of driven, innovative, and fun co-workers, has made my 24 years here challenging and enjoyable. We work hard, but we have fun doing it.
Kenseal's work environment supports new ideas and creativity, from all employees. When you are able to see the positive results of the work that's been done, and how that benefits the organization as well as yourself, there's pride of ownership in a job well done. Most importantly, that effort is recognized and valued by the Kenseal organization. Kenseal does not hesitate to celebrate it's people and their accomplishments.
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Kenseal Construction Products (Long Island City, NY).
Pretty Thorough. Asked a wide Variety of questions on Various scenarios by both the inside as well as outside sales managers. After the initial screening . I had to go back to be interviewed by the regional sales manager.