Randall Ket feels a tremendous amount of gratitude to the faculty of Purdue’s building construction management (BCM) program, especially program founder D. Dorsey Moss.
“He accepted me in the program and convinced Hunt to hire me,” Ket recounts. “His influence was enormous.”
Twenty-eight years later, he is vice president of the company where he received his start. Ket sees his job as more than just creating a space for an office or kitchen. The research facilities he works on, he says, are buildings that may help someone cure an illness. He hopes to continue his involvement with similar projects.
Ket’s extensive career project list includes new buildings, renovations, expansions, and remodels in eight states. Ket is charged with facilitating on-time and on-budget delivery of his company’s projects. His expertise areas include not only types of buildings (facilities for universities, laboratory and research, office buildings), but also personnel topics (large project staff management, owner/contractor relationship development, and minority business development).
He believes the academic rigor of the BCM program instilled in him a work ethic and integrity that will last throughout his career.
In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys Purdue football and basketball, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, and bass fishing.
Ket and his wife, Diane, reside in Brownsburg, Indiana. They have two grown children.
This was originally written for the Distinguished Technology Alumni Awards in 2008.