Kevin has been with Color Art since 2008. He attended the University of Missouri, St. Louis and graduated with a Business Administration degree with a minor accounting. He put himself through school and worked in sales while attending night school. After that, he moved to outside sales for a cast limestone architectural design company based in Kansas City. Kevin was in charge of expanding into this region. When the housing market went dry he found himself at Color Art.
If Kevin were ever to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, he would first and foremost thank his family. Both his parents, Penny and Dennis, brother Mark and the family he lives with now, wife Julie and kids Hank and Lucy.
*Note: Kevin was the first to submit to an interview and I thank him for his flexibility and willingness to go with the flow. Thanks, Kevin!
AM Do you mind if I record this? I’m just going to ask you about yourself.
KH Oh geez. Go ahead, I’ll try to be as uncomfortable as possible.
AM What’s your favorite thing about Color Art?
KH I love the people that I work with. I mean, I do. Generally speaking, the family atmosphere does kind of hook you. I also like the challenging aspect of not knowing what’s going to happen every day. There’s nothing boring or mundane about Color Art and what we do. There are a lot of things going on and I like that. AM And your department especially, you guys deal with everything that goes wrong and needs to be fixed. KH Problems. Yep. It takes patience.
AM Any secret talents, claims to fame?
KH I think the thing that would surprise most people about me, because I’m from St. Louis, is that I’m a really good skier. I started off at Hidden Valley a long time ago. I don’t ski a lot and I haven’t skied in quite some time but when I go out with people from Colorado it always astonishes them that I know what I’m doing.
AM Do you remember the name and type of your very first pet?
KH Oh yeah, absolutely! My first pet was a dog, her name was Cinnamon. She was kind of a mutt terrier. Some people were moving out so we kinda rescued her. We got her when I was three years old and she lived ‘til she was 21.
AM What TV show or movie do you refuse to watch and why?
KH Oh that’s an easy one. The Bachelor. Can’t stand it.
AM What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
KH Well, not to be all Mother Teresa but, I think everybody should donate their time to someone less fortunate. I think lots of us have lost empathy for others but when you help someone, it gives you a different perspective. AM Oh, that’s a good one. We’ll call you Father Hobbs. KH No, don’t. AM I was gonna say something like skydiving… KH Absolutely not. I’d be scared to death. You’d have to push me out. No way.
AM What would your first question be after being cryogenically frozen for 100 years.
KH After 100 years? Where’s the bathroom…?!
AM What piece of entertainment do you wish you relive again for the first time?
KH Game 6 of the 2011 World Series
AM Pineapple on your pizza, yes or no?
KH Absolutely not. I’m a hard no.
Dessert My mom’s apple pie, warmed up, with cinnamon ice cream
St. Louis destination The City Museum. My kids absolutely love that place and every time I’m there we find a little nick-nack spot we’ve never seen before! It’s amazing. I tell people to go there all the time.
Superhero OH! Ironman.AM Ironman? He’s just a rich guy… KH So what? It’s awesome.
Other notable Kevin quotes: Those are some weird questions.