At the age of 15, I, Kevin Massie, began my first job as a laborer on a framing carpentry crew. Since then, I have always enjoyed building, working outdoors and engaged with my hands. I followed that interest to Virginia Tech, where I completed a degree in civil engineering in 2003. I worked for four years as a consulting engineer, but I often thought about returning to construction in some form.
At the same time, I had been volunteering with a non-denominational Christian mission agency called Make Way Partners, traveling to South Sudan to assist with their work. The need arose for a full time construction project manager, and my wife and I packed up to move to Birmingham, Alabama and later to South Sudan. The work there was very challenging, as much of the time we lived in a tent and the nearest source for building supplies was hundreds of miles away over paths that would require a liberal definition to be considered a road. But it was also very rewarding.
In 2011, we returned to the New River Valley and I began work first as a construction superintendent and later as a facility manager. I started Blue Fox Carpentry because I see a shortage of quality contractors available to service smaller projects and deliver high quality finish details. I enjoy building relationships with the clients I serve, helping them enjoy their homes.
When I’m not working, I enjoy cycling and canoeing with my family. I am also active with Dwelling Place Christian Fellowship. We reside in Christiansburg.