About Us

About our company

Southwest Lath & Plaster was founded in 1985. Since its creation, Southwest has maintained a constant growth of experienced field and office personnel to meet the growing needs of our customers.

We specialize in commercial design/build construction projects where quality and service are top priorities. We also have in-house AWCI certified “EIFS Smart” applicators for all your EIFS solutions.

  • Lath, Plaster & Stucco
  • EIFS/DEFS
  • Thin Natural Veneer Brick/Stone
  • Manufactured Veneer Brick/Stone
  • Veneer/Venetian Plaster

Meet the team

Keith FrazierCOO

Keith has day to day responsibility for all company operations, including estimating and project management. He has worked in construction for the last thirty years. His experience includes his start as a scaffold builder and latherer, moving to job supervision and project management. He is equally experienced managed small to high dollar projects to include commercial, government and medical. Keith is an AWCI “EIFS Smart” certified applicator. He is also “Green Advantage Certified” and has managed LEED projects. Keith’s estimating and managements skills ensure that we finish our projects on budget and on time.

Eric Kihl SrPresident

Eric Sr has held Unlimited Class General, Electrical and Mechanical Contractor licenses in over 20 states in his 40+ years as an Owner, Executive and Construction Manager in the Mission Critical Facilities Design Build construction industries. Eric maintains general oversight of the company with a specific focus on marketing, relationship management and final review on job estimates and contracts. His philosophy is that developing strong personal relationships and doing a job right the first time are essential ingredients to business success. Eric is an AWCI certified “EIFS Smart” applicator.

Eric KihlCEO/Managing Partner

Eric has over 20 years of Executive level Operations Management experience with various Financial and Services companies.  His experience is primarily in the area of financial forecasting & modeling, budgeting, and Profit & Loss responsibility.  Process improvement and executing growth strategies are his specialty. Eric also oversees the administrative aspects of the company including its financing, cash management, payroll, invoicing, accounts payable, bonding and insurance.

 

Bart MatthewsProject Manager

has been with the company since 2005 in a variety of capacities. He started as a latherer, and has worked as a foreman and field supervisor before becoming a project manager. He has 30 years experience in lathing, plaster, stucco and EIFS.

Chris GabelEstimator

has come up through the ranks in the plastering and masonry industry. He not only is well experienced in the installation of Stucco, EIFS, and Stone Veneer systems, but he also has worked as an estimator in our industry for several years.  Chris is an AWCI certified EIFS Industry Professional.

Mike JailletGeneral Superintendent

Mike has over 30 years experience in our industry. He oversees all Field Superintendents. Mike is a skilled craftsman in all areas of stucco, lath, plaster and EIFS. Mike is a hands-on superintendent. As such, he is personally involved in each project with each field superintendent. Mike is respected through out the industry for his product application and supervision skills. He believes that high quality workmanship provides the best looking finished product as well as the lowest overall cost for the owner.

Melanie SmithartOffice Manager

Melanie is responsible for the smooth operation of our office. Her areas of focus include human resources, job cost reports, project billings and contract administration.