Rays founded Acadian Builders in 2001. His building career began in college working as a finish carpenter while he pursued an engineering degree. A few years after receiving his engineering degree from the University of Louisiana, he accepted a position as project manager for one of the largest and most respected structural engineering firms in Naples.
In addition to acquiring his General Contractors license, he utilized his background in finish carpentry and started our millwork and custom cabinet shop. Ray has always been active and involved in his community, serving as Secretary of the Naples Sunset Rotary Club, as well as being the president for the Collier Building Industry Association in 2013. Ray and his wife Ashley are raising two charming daughters.
Ken Smith has been with Acadian since 2017. He has 19 years of experience in the construction industry. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas; Ken relocated to Naples in 2000 and founded a company specializing in remodeling and restoring commercial buildings, condominiums and single-family homes. Ken has a deep understanding of fine finishes and the importance of craftsmanship in the high-end residential market. Ken excels in providing our clients with superb pre-construction services.
He enjoys working with the client, their Architect and Interior Designer to establish a project’s potential. Ken handles all things related to project scope and budget. His knowledge of construction, passion for people, enthusiasm and communication skills are all benefits to our clients, the creative community and our subcontractors. Ken and his wife Dolly are raising two wonderful sons and a talented daughter.