About Us

Home Builders Northern Kentucky Awards (1)​The BOLD Company and its affiliates have been family-owned and operated since 1986 specializing in custom homes. With on-site engineers and in-house drafting and design, BOLD has been Northern Kentucky’s first choice in Design / Build Construction since its founding. With over 10,000 house plans in our database and the ability to turn your ideas into a one-of-a-kind design, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Contact us now for a free pre design meeting.

Our Team

Paul, along with brother-in-law, Mike, and his son, James, make up the ownership team. They manage and supervise the sale, design, and construction of every BOLD project. Mike’s wife, Janet, conducts the selection process assisting our customers in their selections of the colors and textures that make a house a home. Together, our goal is to create a home of lasting value, one of which we can all be proud. At BOLD we are “Listening to Dreams and Building Memories!

Home Builders Northern Kentucky Mike Kegley (1)

Mike J. Kegley
General Manager

Co-owner of the BOLD Company, is a graduate of University Breckenridge School in Morehead, KY and the University of Kentucky, where he earned his Master’s degree. He is a licensed real estate broker and a member of the Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors, as well as a past president of the Northern Kentucky and State of Kentucky Home Builders Association. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Delegates for the National Association of Home Builders where he serves as a life delegate and is past Area 6 National Chairman. Mike is the 3 time winner of HBA Builder of the Year (2006, 2011, 2022) and lives in Florence with his wife, Janet. It has been my pleasure to represent the members of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky (BIANKY) at the local, state and national level for over 30 years. In 2022 Mike was awarded the Bob Weiss Wisdom Award for his knowledge and commitment to the industry by the Home Builders Association of Kentucky.

Mike’s responsibilities include sales and marketing. He specializes in giving customers personalized service in selecting or creating plans with the features of their choice, while remaining on budget. He also assists with the lot selection and the mortgage approval process. 

Paul J Kahmann

Paul J. Kahmann, Jr.
Construction Administrator

Co-owner, is a graduate of Covington Catholic High School and the University of Kentucky. He is a Professional Engineer, licensed in the state of Kentucky. He has also been recognized by the National Association of Home Builders as a Certified Green Professional (CGP). A member of the third-generation to serve this industry, Paul is a homebuilder like his father and grandfather before him. He lives in Union with his wife, Beth.
Paul manages construction. He maintains daily contact with the suppliers and craftsmen whose contribution to each project ensures that BOLD’s high standards are met at each stage of construction. Paul also meets with customers on-site for periodic “walkthroughs” to answer questions and keep customers up-to-date on the progress and the methods used throughout the process. Finally, he is in charge of scheduling, and often performing warranty service for our completed jobs.

Home Builders Northern Kentucky James J Kegley

James J. Kegley
Estimating and Procurement Administrator

Co-owner, represents the fourth generation of homebuilders in his family. He graduated from Villa Madonna Academy, and finished Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Construction and a minor in Business from Bradley University. James has earned designations from the National Association of Home Builders as a Certified Sales Professional (CSP), Residential Construction Superintendent (RCS), Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), Certified Green Professional (CGP), and Certified Graduate Builder (CGB). He is also a licensed real estate agent and served as the 2014 President of the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky. James is married to his wife Jennifer and lives in Florence with their son Paul and daughter Rose. They attend Hopeful Lutheran Church.

James is in charge of estimating the costs of new homes and change orders. He constantly researches products and prices to stay current on the best quality products at the lowest price. In addition, he is a sales consultant and works with the design and construction teams to produce elegant homes of lasting value. He also supervises construction in the field, and often can be found on the job-site, overseeing craftsmen.

What sets us apart

Energy Star Home:
The BOLD Company is qualified to construct your home to Energy Star Standards, and have been building Energy Star homes since 2001.

Barrier Free Design:
Whether your needs are immediate or you are planning for the future, our experience and training can help you plan your custom home to overcome the obstacles that might stand in your way should you need accessible housing for independent or more convenient living, for you or a family member.

Building on the Lot of Your Choice:
The BOLD Company builds where you want to live. While we do have lots available in various neighborhoods, you are not limited to those sites for your new home. Whether it would be a building lot you own or purchase in a different neighborhood or acreage outside of town, we are experienced in the various site conditions and requirements found throughout the entire Northern Kentucky area.

Building Code Plus:
While all builders must follow the building code, The BOLD Company builds to specifications above and beyond those basic requirements: not just tighter energy codes, but greater structural and performance standards as well. All items are detailed in our multipage construction specifications that are included in your construction documents. You are confident your home will be built as promised, perform better, and achieve its maximum investment potential with this level of detail.

Value Engineered:
Quality products and techniques are evaluated as to their actual benefits and value. Initial costs are compared to long-term maintenance and performance to determine the most cost effective combination of items to construct your home. Quality and efficiency at any cost is not acceptable and must be justified economically over the life of your home.

Professional Subcontractors and Suppliers:
While The BOLD Company, like the remainder of the industry, uses subcontractors, we do not bid each job and just award it to the lowest bidder. We use quality-minded professional subcontractors that we select after a thorough review and on-the-job performance evaluations. As a result, you will see the same subcontractors on job after job, with many having worked on our projects since the company was founded in 1986. Their pride and craftsmanship are evident in each home.

The BOLD Company will design, draw and construct the home of YOUR choice. Whether you have a complete set of blueprints or just an idea of what you would like and need help in looking at all the options, we can meet your needs. Our in-house design, drafting and engineering gives you the flexibility to construct your home with the features of your dreams, not just a cookie-cutter production plan similar to every other home on the street.

Service to Satisfy:
While we have many quality checks in the construction process to minimize service issues, they do occur. We are always willing to take care of those items that come up from time to time. Our service technician and our ownership team are available to you when the need arise.

Do Business with the Owners:
From design, pricing, and selections, to construction and warranty service, you are always working with one of the owners of the company. Any questions, concerns or changes can be handled on the spot and discussed with one of the decision-makers of the company. You will have a higher comfort level knowing the owner is with you at every step.

Name Brand Products:
We have learned through years of experience that the least expensive product is not always the best, and that quality products are remembered and appreciated much longer than the few cents saved on a product that may not perform as well. Selection, service, customer satisfaction, and a supplier’s commitment to his customers weigh heavily in our decisions. For these reasons, we use a wide variety of tested and proven Name Brand Products.

The BOLD Company is a member of the Northern Kentucky, State, and National Home Builders Associations and a participant in the Registered Builder Program, Land Development Council, and Sales and Marketing Council. We are also members of the Local, State and National Realtors Association. In addition, our membership in the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Cincinnati Area Better Business Bureau provide a standard of ethics and customer service that consumers have come to expect from members of these organizations.

Award Winning Construction and Design:
Bold Company awards BOLD has participated in many home shows produced by the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky. We are the winners of numerous awards for design and construction: BOLD is a five-time winner of the prestigious People’s Choice Award and the 2006 and 2011 Builder of the Year winner! In 2015 Mike was honored to receive the Donald M. Wiedeman Lifetime Achievement Award for years of service to the industry.