Kent's career originated in Shreveport, LA where he supervised the renovation and construction of residential homes. He relocated in 1986 to New York state where he worked as a construction foreman and supervised all craftsmen, including plumbers, electricians, drywall installers, painters, roofers, and security/insulation installers.
In 1988, Kent was hired as the Assistant Maintenance Director for an apartment community in Shreveport, later being promoted to Maintenance Director at a larger property. In 1995 Kent joined the Tipton team as the Lead Maintenance Technician for a North Dallas portfolio of apartment communities. He was directly involved in the supervision of capital improvements and property renovations in addition to the maintenance and repair of approximately 700 units.
Kent was promoted in 1997 to the position of Maintenance and Construction Supervisor and assumed responsibilities for supervising capital improvements, property renovations, maintenance repairs, service contractors and commercial tenant finish for Tipton's entire multi-family and commercial portfolio.
Kent's significant accomplishments include:
Kent provides an invaluable resource with regard to establishing a proper scope of work, contract negotiations, supervision of major renovations/capital improvements, troubleshooting difficult maintenance problems, assisting on-site maintenance staff and evaluating current or potential candidates for maintenance positions.
Kent's corporate presence creates efficiencies and superior performance for our regional supervisors as they utilize his skill and experience to execute capital improvements, renovations, and insurance claim work.