Our Company

Canyon Contracting OfficeCanyon Contracting Inc. is a concrete construction company specializing in commercial construction projects in the government, private, and competitively bid public sectors. We conduct 10-20 million dollars of business per year with a bonding capacity to match. Since its founding in 2003 by principal owner Jay D. Keller, Canyon Contracting has enjoyed a responsible and consistent growth including the acquisition of L. Barrett Contracting in 2005. Canyon’s portfolio of successfully completed projects included schools, churches, multi-level concrete framed structures, parking garages, industrial/treatment facilities, and local/federal government projects. We are proud to say that most of the employees over the years remain working with Canyon Contracting today. Our company consists of approximately 110 employees, twenty of which work in the management and administration departments and the balance in field operations and support personnel. Our shared focus centers on safety, quality, accuracy and timely contract completion.

Our Office Staff

Jay Keller– President/Owner
Jay founded Canyon in 2003 and actively oversees all aspects of the business. He has been in the industry since 1996 with Keller Brothers, which his brother still runs. During the weekends, you may find him trolling the blue waters of his favorite Canyons.
Chandi Keller– Purchasing
In charge of issuing purchase orders for “buy out” of slab package commodities. Chandi has worked for Canyon since it was first established and has excelled with this position because of her organization, cost saving decisions and ability to track job material costs.
alison Alison Bowyer– Controller
Alison is the head of the Accounting Department and oversees all financial aspects of the company. Daily responsibilities include managing accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and human resources. She enjoys riding horses and spending time watching her kids participate in all of their various sports.
Stacy Howard– Accounts Payable
Stacey reconciles processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances. She has always worked in the accounting field.
Kristina Kennelly– Project Accountant
Kristina has worked in the accounting field for the past 15 years. She handles the day to day operations of the Accounts Receivable department, processing project invoices and change orders to maintain accurate project accounting records. When the weather cooperates, Kristina unwinds fishing in the bay on the family boat or relaxing on the beach with a good book.
Photo coming soon. Melissa Boykins– Human Resources/Payroll
Melissa manages the Human Resources Department to include recruiting, employee relations, benefits, compensation, payroll, and regulatory compliance issues. Melissa is a graduate from the University of North Dakota with a BS in Psychology. She enjoys teaching gymnastics, ballroom dancing and with appropriate weather kayaking and traveling.
Kevin Riley– Project Manager
Manages the RFI and submittal processes, identifies and processes change orders. Kevin also interacts with vendors, supervises field crews and manages financial elements of each project ensuring that projects come in on time and on budget. Certifications include FMI Project Managers, ACI Certified Flatwork and Tilt-Up Technicians, NRMCA Pervious Concrete Technician and US Army Corps of Engineers Certified Construction Quality Control for Contractors.
Lloyd Faller– Project Manager
From laborer to project manager, Lloyd as amassed 27 years in the concrete construction industry. Along the way he earned certifications as an ACI Flatwork & Finisher Technician, he holds OSHA 10 & OSHA 30 cards, and various Decorative Concrete Certifications. Lloyd has garnered recognition for his work in the field including a Golden Trowel award and a Decorative Concrete Counsel Award. In his spare time he is heavily involved with youth soccer as the President of the Red Lion Soccer Club and the U12 Travel Coach. Lloyd has 5 children who he is most proud of as well as the secret to his success; his loving wife.
grant Grant Cregger– Project Manager
Provides the Project Managers and Superintendents with the necessary information to effectively and efficiently maintain the day to day operation on multiple Projects. Grant has several years of experience in both residential and commercial construction. He has an Associate’s Degree in Construction Management Program where he graduated with Honors.
Mike Messink– General Superintendent
With over 32 years of concrete construction experience, Mike oversees the field operations, and coordinates scheduling for most projects. He is ACI certified for flatwork and is a certified pervious concrete installer.
Jimmy Carpenter– Estimator
Responsibilities include performing and overseeing detailed cost estimates and project budgets, finding and tracking projects coming up for bid, negotiating and performing scope reviews with General Contractors as well as other duties involving project management.
Jacob R. Butcher– Estimator
Day to day activities include cost estimating, digital takeoff, material buyout and business development. Jacob has a BA from Salisbury University and has a background as an Assistant Project Manager as well as a Junior Estimator for a regional General Contractor. Jacob has been with Canyon since 2009. When not working he enjoys a multitude of outdoors activities and still plays Club Lacrosse.