After Hours: Stephen Kovach
Kovach Building Enclosures, Chandler
With Kovach for 15 years
Born and raised in Tempe
Graduated from ASU’s Del E. Webb School of Construction
Wife Drew; 2 children ages 2 and 4
Strategic direction of the company, preconstruction and product development
Music — Anything that’s clean with a good beat. Big music fan!
Destinations — My family is full of travelers. I like to see a new place each year, off the beaten path and away from the tourist traps
Activities — Snowmobiling, exploring new terrain, scuba diving and playing with my kids
What did you think you’d be when you were growing up?
I have been all about our family’s business since I was a kid. I grew up around construction and always wanted to be a part of new construction projects.
What accomplishment are you especially proud of?
If being a dad is considered an accomplishment, I would say that’s No. 1. On a professional level, problem solving construction methods is a lot of fun
What would people be surprised to know about you?:
I can walk on my hands.
The company is involved in various Arizona-based charities such as ICAN (Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods), which included donating the metal roof, metal walls, canopies and all associated labor for the project, while also volunteering personal time from the leadership team.
Given — Listen before you speak.
To share — Plan for the long term and enjoy the people you work with.