Kevin Brackens

Brackens Painting LLC
620 S Samuel St
Charles Town,WV 25414-1412
Class 2019

Originally from Arlington Virginia. I served 4 years in the US Army with the Old Guard in Arlington National Cemetery. Are Honorable Discharge, I earned a 4 year degree in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. I was fortunate to be accepted to a competitive graduate program at Temple University and later moved to work in New York City in Recreation Management. My recreation career led me to a senior management position with Gold Gym International in Arlington Virginia. This is when I met my wife Jennie who coaxed me to this beautiful state. Four generations of my family have been commercial or residential paint contractors. Given the opportunity to learn the industry from my father, I jumped at the chance to learn the trade professionally and start my own business. Brackens Painting LLC was founded in 2011. Brackens Painting serves all of West Virginia and Virginia. Seeing opportunity to expand services, I started a snow plowing company as well. Brackens Plowing and Snow Removal services 27 properties regionally in West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland.In an effort to determine how much bandwidth I had for entrepreneurship, I founded and was the executive director of two small non-profits (Bros & Bras and Jefferson Activities Group) and opened and merchandising and apparel company called Brackentees. Needless to say, i did find my limits and consolidated my efforts.In 2019, I have plans to launch another business and I am also developing a small business information sharing platform. More to follow later in the year