Our Team

Chris Peoples

President & Partner

Chris has been a Padgett Construction team member since 1987 after earning a degree in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky. Over the years, he worked his way up from Project Manager, to Vice President, and now President and partner in the company. Chris has extensive experience and expertise in managing high-end custom construction projects and helping his clients achieve their dreams. He enjoys the variety of work he encounters through his clients’ projects and how each home feature he builds is unique.

Greg Padgett

Secretary / Treasurer & Partner

After earning a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Auburn University, Greg started his career as a Project Manager for Gray Construction in Lexington. Greg brings an extensive background in systems for construction as well as technical expertise. His construction knowledge combined with his people skills have provided a perfect match for residential building.

Kent Miller

Project Manager & Chief Estimator

Kent has a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Eastern Kentucky University and interned with Padgett Construction as a student. After graduation, he worked for a large custom home builder in Florida, and then returned to Padgett Construction in 2005. Kent was previously recognized by Professional Builder Magazine for his accomplishments in the home building industry. He takes pride in all aspects of his work, focusing on quality over quantity.

Martin Krippenstapel

Project Manager

Martin joined Padgett Construction in 2015 as a general laborer/student intern while he was working on his master's degree in Construction Management from Eastern Kentucky University. As a project manager, Martin is in charge of overseeing the day to day building processes on his projects as well as assisting the other project managers. He values every project as a new challenge and an opportunity to go above and beyond for a client, while continuously upholding the highest of building standards.

Ian Bentz

Ian began working for Padgett Construction in the spring of 2021. After earning a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky, Ian worked the remaining summer on the jobsites and in the office. In October he joined the team as a full time employee. Ian's skills and experience help to improve productivity, while balancing out workloads for all ongoing building projects.

Dawn Lenzini


Dawn has over 35 years of professional experience managing the finances of a variety of businesses in Lexington and has a degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky. She is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality client experience and building solid relationships.

Tom Padgett


Tom founded the company in 1984 and has overseen the construction and remodeling of over 400 homes. Tom has a degree from the University of Kentucky, and prior to the formation of Padgett Construction held several administrative positions at UK, including Assistant to the President, Acting Director of Personnel, and Director of Public Safety. Tom has been very actively involved in the Lexington community serving on numerous boards, including Commerce Lexington, Junior Achievement, YMCA, and is past president of God’s Pantry Food Bank.