Ralph Vines is a heavy construction contractor, working with all types of heavy equipment. Kesser International has the capability to do many types of construction work, from commercial buildings and houses to repairing the levees on Arkansas and Mississippi rivers.
The construction business runs in Ralph's family; both his father and mother are contractors. By age eight he began helping his father paint houses after school, on weekends and holidays. Following high school Ralph attended DeVry Institute in Dallas, Texas. He returned home on weekends to help with any construction work that was needed to complete current projects. After graduating from DeVry, Ralph spent three years with the Army in Germany working in construction. Upon his return, he decided to start his own business. "My father was doing really well," he said, "but he wanted to continue with smaller jobs. However I was more interested in heavy construction."
Ralph started out by running... Read More