Tracy Kelly is President and Co-Founder of HK Contractors
& Development LLC, specialists in residential and commercial construction
and construction management.
In 1986, while still employed fulltime as a salesman for
Pepsi-Cola, Tracy began to exercise
his formidable entrepreneurial
In this period, Tracy
conceived and established both HK Contractors & Development and Al’Nisa’s
Delight, an all-turkey deli featuring Wampler Longacre products.
goal as a contractor was to purchase residential and commercial properties to
redevelop and re-sell them. To that end he undertook apprenticeships with Ace Electric, Thompson Plumbing & Heating, McNeill
Plumbing & Heating, and Woods Brothers Construction & Masonry
Contractors, acquiring a thorough education in the various
disciplines of construction.
Since then Tracy has
contracted and managed the maintenance and renovation of many commercial
projects, including five local McDonald’s restaurants. Tracy
was instrumental in helping the franchise owner sell them through maintenance and
beautification, ultimately resulting in a multi-million dollar profit.
constructed a Prince Fried Chicken franchise in Trenton,
NJ, working with the owner,
architect, and local officials to maintain the integrity of the existing
structures. As a consultant, Tracy
assisted PSP contractors in procuring five renovation contracts in the Philadelphia
school district, including Martin Luther
King High School.
A graduate of the New Jersey School Development Authority Contractor Business
Development Program as well as the New York Center For Nonprofit Management’s Executive Leadership
Program, Tracy is a licensed
general contractor, licensed home builder, and estimator. He is knowledgeable in
carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC and LEED.
Tracy lives in Ewing
with his wife Helen who manages the company’s office operations. His interests
include jazz, history and spirituality.
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