We are a company providing a team effort. Not just from an internal viewpoint, but with every owner, developer, architect, engineer, contractor and construction manager we work with on every project. With API (Architectural Precast Innovations) we come to your table to listen, to hear what you want to achieve and how you want to achieve it.

Then as a team, we work together providing you with assistance in the design and construction to produce the High Performance Precast Concrete Building Solution.

Stephen Kenepp

Stephen Kenepp

President / C.E.O.

Steve has been employed with API for over 20 years. His precast career began as an Estimator. He then transferred to Project Management where he served for 10 years. Following project management, Steve was promoted to Sales Director. In 2015, he took over as President and C.E.O. Steve holds an Associate's Degree in Architectural Drafting and Design from Lincoln Technical Institute. Steve has served 2 terms on the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Precast Association and is actively involved with PCI (Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute).


Gary Reed

Gary Reed

VP of Sales

Gary joined the API team in 2020 following his time as the Director of PCI’s Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Gary has been in the precast business for over 30 years. He knows the precast business inside and out. In his free time he enjoys fishing, boating, and spending time with his family.


Dustin Klinger

Dustin Klinger

Director of Human Resources

Dustin oversees the Human Resources department at API, providing support, knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, recruitment, employee relations and employee engagement. Dustin has over nine years of experience in the HR field and received his BA in Communications from Susquehanna University. He also graduated with a secondary concentration in Business Administration. Prior to joining API, Dustin worked as an HR Director for a local health care facility that employed more than 300 employees. In addition to his role with API, Dustin serves as the Secretary for the local SHRM chapter, which he has been a member of for the past three years.


Richard "Dick" Updegraff

Richard "Dick" Updegraff

Senior Project Manager

Dick has spent his entire working life in the construction industry. At API, Dick oversees the management of API’s architectural precast concrete projects. He reviews and executes subcontracts with our customers, awards subcontracts to lower tier trades, and works closely with architectural and structural blueprints as well as API generated precast erection and detail drawings. Dick works carefully with API’s precast engineers to insure our precast meets the architectural design and structural requirements of each job. He prepares schedules of values, tracks changes in scope of supply and work, orders material, and creates change orders and invoices.  He prepares submittals of product data, testing reports and samples according to project specifications, prepares project schedules using FastTrack software, and works closely with API’s Production Managers to produce our product on time and within budget. Dick communicates well with customers, architects, engineers, subcontractors, vendors and general contractors and stays engaged throughout the course of each project to make sure our customers, and ultimately the owner, are happy with our product. In his free time, Dick enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and fishing.

Some of Dick’s education and training include an Associates Degree in Building Construction Technology from Williamsport Area Community College; FMI Project Manager Academy; and OSHA 10 training.

 


Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Project Manager

Matt joined the project management team at Architectural Precast Innovations, Inc. in 2019. His job includes managing architectural precast concrete projects, working closely with architectural and structural blueprints, as well as, erection and detail drawings. He tracks and documents changes, creates change orders for invoicing, prepares submittals, works with Production Managers to produce products on time and within budget, and he communicates with customers, architects, engineers, subcontractors, vendors, and general contractors. Previously he was Senior Draftsman, Project Detailer, and Project Coordinator. In this role he prepared accurate layouts and shop tickets for fabrication, documentation for records, provided information to engineers for completion of layouts and prepared takeoffs for estimating. Matt's education includes Certification in Industrial Drafting from Williamsport Area Community College. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and friends.