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In this highly competitive business environment, you live by your reputation. When the business name is also your family name, the responsibility to create and maintain an excellent rapport is critical. As founder and President, Kenneth Hylwa has grown Hylwa Incorporated from its origins as a small, family-owned and operated company to a well-respected regional general contracting firm specializing in the delivery of construction management and design/build solutions. His profound knowledge of construction methods, outstanding management skills, and sincere commitment to a team approach are directly attributable to the firm's on-going success.
Kenneth's strong leadership is supplemented by a powerful in-house team and a strong network of consulting partners. Together, this team is charged with elevating standard construction principles and practices to a higher level.
Ken provides overall leadership for all company operations. With nearly thirty years of construction experience, he is responsible for all operations, business development, client relations, and design and technical aspects of the business. He commits the resources of the firm to complete all assigned work on schedule and within budget parameters. He is actively involved on all of the firm’s projects, attending key meetings and monitoring project status on a continuing basis to ensure client satisfaction. Ken is committed to involving the client and all members of the design and construction team in defining and accomplishing project objectives. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Connecticut.
Director of Architecture
George is a registered architect with a diverse range of professional experience that includes work on government, educational, commercial, recreational and industrial projects. He brings unique experience as the Executive Director of the planning, design and construction of a major municipal redevelopment project, as well as involvement in state and university administration prior to pursuing a career in architecture. George obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Science from Franklin and Marshall College, with Masters degrees in Educational Administration and Architecture from the University of Wisconsin.
As Managing Director, Alrun oversees all internal processes and company operations. She has over twenty years of experience in marketing and sales, project management, corporate finance, system design, training and implementation. As a Project Executive, she has been responsible for the design, preconstruction and procurement phases of numerous R&D labs and office facilities, working closely with key representatives from international corporations, architectural and engineering firms, owners and their respective end users. Her commitment to optimum plan design and documentation consistently results in smooth transition of the project to construction and ultimately successful project completion. Alrun studied at the Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria. She holds an Interpreter’s Diploma, M.A., as well as a degree in International Business.
Scott Torre has an impressive background in carpentry and has supervised a number of successful projects in the residential and commercial construction sectors. Prior to joining Hylwa Incorporated, Scott served as Superintendent and Foreman for A. Secondino and Son, Jason Construction and Giovanni Construction. Scott is a resident of Wallingford, Connecticut and studied Carpentry at the New England Institute of Technology in Warwick, Rhode Island.