Bob Harris was born in Zionsville, Indiana. He graduated in 1993 with a Public Relations/Advertising degree from Franklin College. Bob is the son of the hard working and very successful General Motor’s automobile dealer Tom Harris who after selling his franchise to Bill Estes in 1975, began leasing his two dealership buildings and thus set the foundation for the Harris Family Limited Partnership.
After the passing of the family patriarch in 2002 Bob took over the day-to-day operation of the partnership. Bob has overseen the partnership’s growth in becoming the single largest commercial real estate owner in Zionsville.
Bob is committed, in coordination with town leaders, to the quality growth of downtown Zionsville and sustainability of Zionsville Schools. Proof of which is the largest and most popular construction project the town has seen in 100 years with the addition of South Village. Adding over 30,000 square feet of retail and office to the Village. Thus providing critical, quality commercial tax base to the school system. This commitment to education has now reached countywide with Kite Harris’ partnership with the City of Lebanon and Vincennes University in bringing a new state of the art technical college to Lebanon.
Bob lives in Zionsville with his wife Tammy and two children Sarah and Max. Bob is a member of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office Merit Board. He and his family attend Zionsville Fellowship Church where he is involved with the youth through drama. He is also involved in projects with the Zionsville Little League along with other Boone County Charities.
Kipp was born in Zionsville, Indiana. He graduated from Xavier University, and subsequently earned his LEED AP designation from the US Green Building Council. Kipp began his career at Holley and Associates Design, located in Carmel, Indiana. In 2003, Kipp left Holley and Associates to join Estridge Custom Homes as a Design and Sales Associate.
After leaving Estridge Custom Homes in 2007, Kipp Founded Green Energy Management. A consulting company for green building projects and LEED designations. Kipp then joined The Brickman Group as Director of Equipment for the Midwest. Kipp has over 10 years of experience in project management, along with green construction and design.
Jerry was born on the US Naval base in Groton, Connecticut. He soon after moved to Traverse City, Michigan were he grew up and then attended Western Michigan University. Jerry graduated form Western Michigan University and attained a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1988. Upon graduation Jerry started his professional career with the consulting engineering firm Gove Associates Inc., in Kalamazoo, Michigan as a staff engineer. Jerry spent the next 16 years working for Gove and moving through various positions in the company and attained his professional engineering licenses in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.
When Jerry departed the company in 2004, he was a member of the Board of Directors, Sr. VP of Engineering, Indiana Operations, based in Indianapolis. During his design career, he was responsiblefor advanced treatment water and wastewater plant design, highway, bridge and various utility design and constructions. Jerry left Gove in 2004 to become the Infrastructure Engineering Manager for Burgess & Niple in Indianapolis, where, during a three period Jerry continued to design various advance treatment plants and large pumping stations. In 2007 Jerry joined the Paul Kite Company / IND Contractors as a predevelopment engineer and construction manager. Jerry is currently managing the construction operations in and around Indianapolis International Airport.
Paul was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University. Upon graduation in 1985, Paul was employed by Evans, Birmingham, Williamson Inc., a Dallas, Texas based real estate developer founded by former Henry S. Miller partners. Paul was initially in charge of construction and was quickly promoted to Vice President of Development.
In 1987 Paul returned to Indianapolis to become President of Kite Development Corporation. Paul was instrumental in diversifying and growing the company’s real estate portfolio to approximately 4,000,000 square feet. Paul headed the development process for Kite’s entire retail portfolio in addition to overseeing its office, industrial and resort projects. In addition to Kite’s own portfolio, Paul was responsible for investing funds from several private and institutional entities in projects throughout the United States. These funds have acquired, developed and disposed of 10,000,000 square feet of commercial and resort property. Paul spearheaded Kite Development’s site selection and new development opportunities throughout the United States.
In 1999 Paul became Vice Chairman of the Board of the Kite Companies. As Vice Chairman, Paul worked closely with the Chairman, reviewing overall corporate performance and strategic initiatives of the companies. In August 2004, the Kite Companies consolidated into Kite Realty Group Trust and held an Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange.
In September of 2004 Paul started Strongbox Commercial. Paul invited Jon, Martin and George to join him as partners in his new company.
Paul is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and is a licensed real estate broker. Further, Paul is a board member of The Heartland Film Festival and the Indiana Nature Conservancy.
Wade is responsible for coordinating and assisting the architectural, bidding, and construction aspect of your project including design and build, contractor selection, bidding, value engineering, plan review, building permits, site development, utility coordination, schedule, project budget, owner/manager coordination, managing subcontractors, superintendents and project managers. He also manages pay application approval, document control, client satisfaction, quality and cost control and effectively manages various avenues of the design construction development processes.
Prior to his position with StrongBox, he used the same skills and principals at Kite Construction.