Since his teens, Perry has had a passion for concrete construction. He grew up in Kansas, earned a bachelor’s in construction management from Kansas State University and started his career with a Wichita contractor. In 1986, he and his wife Pamela moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he worked with a national concrete contractor as project manager, senior project manager and then operations manager. When their third boy was born, Pamela and Perry wanted him to find a job with less travel. He and others left the national contractor in the early 1990s to start a commercial concrete division within a restoration company. They separated from that company in the early 2000s to form Lithko, focusing on middle market concrete construction. Over time, they added more locations and Lithko Contracting, LLC has evolved to the company we know today.