For Immediate Release
June 3, 2020
St. Louis, MO – Kevin Buchek, President and Owner of Roanoke Construction, a St. Louis-based general contractor, announced today that Mike Duffy will join the firm as Executive Vice President and Owner. Buchek founded Roanoke in 2012.
Duffy brings 20 years of affordable housing finance experience to Roanoke. He served as Chief Investment Officer at McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc., (MBS) one of the nation’s leading for-profit developers of economically integrated urban neighborhoods. Throughout his 14-year career there, Duffy closed more than $2.4 Billion in mixed-income housing developments across the country. Most recently, Duffy served as Director of State Credits at Twain Financial Partners, an investment management firm with more than $4 billion in assets under management within the public-private partnership sector. Prior to MBS, Duffy sourced and closed tax-credit enhanced equity transactions for both St. Louis Equity Fund and Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from St. Louis University and master’s degrees in both City Planning and Public Policy from The Ohio State University. He was a participant in FOCUS St. Louis’ 2004-2005 Leadership St. Louis program.
“Mike is a perfect fit for our business and our culture at Roanoke,” Buchek said. “Quality, integrity, and service are our core values. I’ve known Mike for nearly 30 years, since we were classmates at St. Louis University High School, whose motto is “men for others.” We share a sense of responsibility to the communities we serve, and we take it seriously.”
Buchek noted that the addition of Duffy to the firm will strengthen each of Roanoke’s values. “We bring sustainable solutions to every project. From the adaptive reuse of historic buildings to the recycling of construction debris, we are constantly seeking new ways to make projects—and our communities—more sustainable.”
“We also view diversity and the inclusion of minority and women owned businesses as more than just a goal. We have a history of inclusion that leads the industry in our region. Our job sites look like the communities where we build.” Buchek continued. “Kids in the neighborhoods where we build should be able to easily see themselves reflected on our work sites. Mike shares these values and he has lived them throughout his career. We are delighted to have him join us at Roanoke.”
The firm noted that Duffy strengthens its wealth of experience in all aspects of the construction process, from new retail buildouts to the renovation of large multifamily residential complexes. Examples of recent Roanoke projects are Scott Manor Senior and Castle Park Apartments.
“Roanoke is a perfect fit and a logical next step in my career,” Duffy said. “My friend Kevin has built an extraordinary team and I’m excited about the opportunity to guide their continued success. As president and CEO of his prior firm, Kevin managed it through the 2008 financial crisis and the following recession, tripling revenues between 2008 and 2011. He brought those same management skills and the core values we share to Roanoke. Together, we are now poised for further growth, delivering success for our clients and doing our part to build better communities.”
Mack A. Bradley