Ken joined his family business in 1980 after graduating from Fayetteville Technical Community College. A lifelong resident of Cumberland County, he is known for his character and strong work morals, traits handed down from his parents. With over 37 years of local experience in grading and utility construction, Ken enjoys seeing firsthand many residential and commercial sites still present today in his hometown, having been developed by Odell Smith & Sons. He holds a North Carolina General Contracting License in Building; Highway; Public Utilities (Water Lines & Sewer Lines)- #23981 and #36829, as well as a North Carolina Plumbing, Heating & Fire Sprinkler License- #2064. Ken is a past member of the Board of Directors of PNC Bank and serves as a deacon at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church.