A FEW WORDS ABOUT KARVOTO
KARVOTO is an up and coming Cincinnati real estate developer and experienced construction company. Karvoto believes that a successful project is compelled by a keen understanding of location, design, and compassionate partnerships motivated to keep on task and budget. With innovative architecture, unparalleled design, and integrated construction services, Karvoto properties are built to enrich their surrounding environments and be a time- less testimony to our craftsmanship.
Luke Bennett – Founder, Principal
Luke founded Custom Carving Source in 2008 with sweat equity and modest savings from his previous business of flipping houses. With the downturn of the housing market looming, Luke invested in computer controlled wood working equipment and began replicating historic mill- work for projects throughout The Greater Cincinnati area. When the market picked back up, Karvoto was formed to expand the company to include real estate development and general contracting. Since its conception, Luke has grown Karvoto into a thriving yet competitive company whose focus remains on complementing and preserving historic details in every project.
Rob Bennett – President
Rob joined his brother in business in 2010 bringing 20 years experience in construction, development, and design.
City Studios Architecture: Founding Partner from 2007-2008 – A successful endeavor resulting in one of the leading local urban architect firms in Cincinnati. Rob obtained his LEED Accredited Professional designation in 2008 and advised clients about Green Building practices and the energy efficiency aspects of their projects.
The Model Group: Vice President of Construction 2004-2007 – During this time Rob led the con- struction company through an enormous growth period, producing over 300 housing units rang- ing from award winning affordable housing to cutting edge urban condos. This was possible in part through close collaboration with the development team and project architects to “build in” success throughout the process.
Archideck (St. Louis):
Vice President of Construction 2002-2004 – During this time Rob guided growth of the construction division from 1.5 million to 6 million in annual sales, resulting in the company securing the top position in it’s market.
Classic Construction (Springfield, Illinois): Founder and Principal 1995-2003 – Custom home builder specializing in timber-frame and log home construction. Turn-key construction services building Gastineau log homes throughout the state and timber-frame structures including a 12,000 square foot lodge style restaurant in Springfield.
Matt Yeager – Project Manager
Matt possess over 10 years of experience in the construction industry. His passion for artistry woodworking and OSHA safety and training certifications can be seen in his project management. He leads multiple functions of our construction projects including safety strategy and implementation, specs-approvals, and our punch out process. He works directly with our clients to maintain excellent client relations.
John Bennett – Production Manager
John, the youngest of the Bennett brothers rejoined our team in 2016. His experience from launching a successful logistics company and managing all operations provided him the tools and skills to maintain our master schedule, perform bid analysis, cost estimates, contract administration and quality control.
John Frayne – Superintendent
John brings 25 years of construction and maintenance experience in both the luxury and production housing industry. He works directly with our clients, vendors, and subcontractors acting as the superintendent in charge of site operations.