About

Based in Lawrence, Kansas, First Management Inc. was incorporated in 1991 by Douglas J. Compton, Owner. The construction department then became First Construction, LLC in 2005. First Construction has performed nearly $245 million in greenfield site development for residential and commercial construction projects. With an additional $100 million in third-party projects including student housing, banks, restaurants, shopping centers, city/community buildings, car dealerships, hotels, medical buildings, car washes and university projects for clients such as Kansas University, Kansas State University and Benedictine College. First Construction has also been involved in many historical renovations in downtown Lawrence, where national franchises and locally based companies have become tenants.

First Construction, LLC has consistently demonstrated the ability to finish construction projects successfully, on time, and within budget. We keep the client involved and up to date on the progress of development and construction by providing detailed budgets. We strive to provide upfront and accurate construction budgets and design criteria, and then follow that process through to completion. The development team meets regularly with clients to identify and ensure all needs are met.

First Construction, LLC has been trained in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). LEED encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices.

First Construction has continued to lead the ever-changing construction industry with innovative planning, attention to detail and a personal connection with every client. With the industry growing and changing on a daily basis, First Construction, LLC is poised to become a leader.

Key Staff

Owner-Doug Compton

25 Years of Experience

President-Robert Green

15 Years of Experience

Architect-Ron Derusseau

45 Years of Experience

Project Manager-Jason Nudson

15 Years of Experience

Project Manager-John Maninger

8 Years of Experience

Estimator/Project Manager-Jesse Torneden

10 Years of Experience

Estimator-Kyle Hergenrader

Superintendent-Brian Gay

10 Years of Experience

Superintendent-John Garrett

8 Years of Experience

Superintendent-Todd Navinskey

15 Years of Experience

Superintendent-Mark Cox

30 Years of Experience

Administrator-Jillian Hurst



Administrator-Jaime Patterson



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