Kent Moore, Director of Construction
September 30, 2021
One of three Construction Directors for Ideal Homes & Neighborhoods, Kent Moore says Ideal’s incredible company culture empowers employees to always do the right thing, no matter what. “I don’t have to ask permission to do my job,” he says. “Ideal has always given me the tools and resources I need.”
That’s just one of the reasons he’s been at Ideal Homes & Neighborhoods for 23 years. Moore started his career right out of college working for John Deere in western Oklahoma. His background was in farming and ranching, but after a year he was ready to find a new career. When he saw an ad in the Sunday newspaper for a builder position with Ideal, he took a chance and applied even though he hadn’t had any construction experience previously. Not only did he get the job, but two decades later he’s moved up in the company and found it to be an incredible place to work.
“We’ve all gotten a lot older, of course,” he laughs. “I started out as a builder, and I’ve learned a ton over the years. Houses today are much more customized than before. The internet has opened the world up to many more ideas.”
As a Construction Director, Moore manages the building superintendents, making sure they follow through on quality, schedule and budget. “I try to keep the saw sharpened,” says Moore, tongue in cheek. “In this job, you have to multi-task, be detail oriented and organized, as well as a self-starter,” he continued. “I read lots of books about the trade and trends, attend seminars and leadership training whenever I can to stay on top of my game.”
Moore graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1997 with a BS degree in agricultural economics and holds professional certifications from the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. He shares life with his wife Erikka and his daughter and son-in-law. He’s also a proud Poppa to two little girls, ages 1 and 6, who absolutely adore him.
Moore and his wife attend Life Church. In his job as a company leader, he tries diligently to be a servant leader.
“At Ideal, we have a team that truly cares about what we do and how it gets done,” said Moore.