Great work begins with great ideas.

The MKS team brings value to your project from the moment an idea intersects a need. We begin by listening carefully to your needs and ideas. When we are involved from the very beginning, our team can brainstorm solutions, explore a multitude of options and challenge assumptions. We’ll work alongside you to transform your idea into a master plan that meets your needs — on time and on budget! By working closely with you, we are able to tailor a plan-design-construction experience that ensures the best value.  At MKS we have a proven track record of delivering great work built on great ideas. 

Our Services

MKS is a leader in plan-design-build construction. Family-owned and operated since 1892, we’ve turned vision into reality through thousands of projects and transformed skylines across northeast Indiana. We’ve changed the landscape with new industrial facilities, houses of worship, health-care facilities, senior-care residences, college campuses and office buildings.

Our single-source approach saves clients time, trouble and money. We deliver expert assistance with site selection, zoning and permitting, planning, design and construction management.


Taylor has worked with MKS at multiple levels, and considers MKS a significant partner. They've been especially helpful and effective in partnering with Taylor in working with major donors. They have the size and experience to do $20 million projects; however, their size also ensures we have access to Doug and Bill Kinder. They have a long-term perspective: they want to be partners, not just a vendor. They value faith-based schools … I trust this reflects my enthusiasm for working with MKS.

Ben Sells
Former Vice President for Advancement, Taylor University


We love working with Michael Kinder & Sons. They have become part of our family at Indiana Tech. The Kinders themselves are involved from start to finish in every job they do, going out of their way to make sure we're getting first class quality. We have worked with numerous competitors over the years and definitely see a difference working with MKS!

Mike Townsley
Director of Building & Grounds, Indiana Tech


The new facility that was built at Turnstone will be extraordinarily helpful to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities in our community.

Nancy Louraine
Former CEO, Turnstone

Project Showcase

  • Commercial
  • Educational
  • Health Care / Senior Living
  • Industrial
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Public / Government
  • Religious

Tom Kinder Inducted Into Greater Fort Wayne Business Hall of Fame

Community Involvement

On May 24, 2017 Tom Kinder (former third generation owner at MKS) was honored at the Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana BEL Awards. Tom was inducted into the Greater Fort Wayne Business Hall of Fame!  He is very humbled to be recognized…

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