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Why Rhino?

Agile – We will help you through the construction process quickly and easily

Wisdom – Experience, Knowledge, and Good Judgement

Freedom – Relax while we take care of the needs in your home

 Peace of Mind – You have security in knowing all of our work is guaranteed

 

 

 

 

 

KEENER BUILDERS

Keener Builders, LLC builds quality homes at an affordable cost utlizing locally sourced contractors and materials!

Our residential remodel division provides you with a beautiful home which you are excited to share with friends and family!

 

Bryan and Sarah Keener

about keener builders

Sarah Keener

CEO

Sarah Keener grew up in the outskirts of Troy, Ohio, a small town with a population of 25,000 residents.  The daughter of a national General Contractor, she began working at about 14 years old, copying plans, and listening.   

At 16, Sarah graduated from Troy Christian High School.  She was in the first graduating class of her school. She set a goal to graduate early at a young age and never backed down.   

In 2005, she began working with a drywall company in Georgia, helping the company obtain General Contracting licenses throughout the south east.  She has qualified as a general contractor in multiple states including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

While working in Georgia, she also worked for a business as an estimator and construction coordinator, building luxury apartment complexes throughout the south.   

Upon moving to Florida in 2009, Sarah began working with the Polk County School Board as they improved upon schools including Haines City High School and Kathleen High School.  Sarah received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida while working full time with a Lakeland based general contractor.

Sarah passed her Florida Certified Building Contractor examination in August of 2013 and incorporated Keener Builders, LLC on January 14, 2014.   

Currently, she is the CEO of Keener Builders, LLC while managing a local, relationship based, networking organization, Lakeland Business Leaders.  She is active in the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, voted Member’s Choice 2017 of EMERGE Lakeland, President Elect of Rotary Club of Lakeland Christina, Co-Chair of Membership of the Polk County Builders Association, board member of Campfire Sunshine Central Florida, and actively involved with the creation of construction academies within the Polk County School Board.  

 

Bryan Keener

President
Bryan has been working in the construction industry for over 15 years. He is experienced in both residential and commercial construction. His specialty is in supervision and trim carpentry.
Growing up, his father was in the construction business, who taught him a lot of what he knows.

His family had a company in Ohio called Keener Builders and when he and Sarah began talking about creating their own general contracting company, he immediately knew the name. He inherited his carpentry skills from his Grandpa, who was always working hard in his workshop building something new.

Why does Bryan have a passion for building?

“I can make a difference in someone’s life by building their dreams and making their life easier.”

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