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Compton Construction names new CEO

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Adam Koons, Compton Construction CEO

Compton Construction, LLC, a design and build construction company, has promoted Adam Koons to chief executive officer, replacing founder Blake Compton. Koons has been with Compton Construction for six years, most recently as the company’s general manager.

Compton Construction founder Blake Compton will be stepping back from the day-to-day business operations to focus on other initiatives. Koons’ move to CEO is accompanied by the promotion of Arthur Brennick to Director of Accounting.

While this leadership transition had been underway as part of a multi-year strategic planning process, the timing was accelerated after Harold Compton, Blake’s father, suddenly passed away this summer.

“I founded Compton Construction with my dad in 2012. The company began with my family, and now my brother-in-law, Adam, will continue to build on what Harold and I started,” said Blake Compton. “For the past few years, I’ve been working to strengthen the company’s leadership team so I could eventually step back to pursue other interests. This feels like a natural time, for me personally and for the company.”

Arthur Brennick, Director of Accounting
Arthur Brennick, Director of Accounting

As CEO, Koons will oversee current construction projects, business operations and company growth, using his background in finance and marketing to continue to elevate Compton’s reputation as an innovative and forward-thinking industry leader. In his role, he will also focus on business development and progressing relationships with clients, subcontractors, and business partners throughout the community.

Since joining Compton in 2014, Koons has been involved in numerous high-profile projects, including Danja Yoga, Idea Foundry, Waterloo Mixed Use Development in Canal Winchester, and Crimson at Easton, along with several local craft breweries. Koons earned a B.S. degree in Finance and Management at Bowling Green State University.

“I have such deep gratitude to Blake and Harold for the trust they placed in me over the years at Compton, allowing me to have a hand in almost every aspect of the business,” said Koons. “We’re as strong now as we’ve ever been. I look forward to expanding the types of projects we work on, continuing to push creative boundaries and go places no one else in the industry has before.”


Compton Construction is a design and build commercial construction company in Columbus, Ohio who strives for remarkable results for all of our customers. Compton Construction specializes in building and finishing a diverse array of spaces. The company prides themselves on learning clients’ business needs, discovering site-specific details, and developing the correct solution.

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