Keith West purchased this company in August 1991, from Mr. W.
A. Skelton. Prior to the purchase, Mr. Skelton operated as W.
A. Skelton Associates, Inc. for thirty plus years. Mr. Skelton
purchased the company from Mr. Joe Clark who founded it in 1913
and operated as Clark Building Materials. This company has operated
continuously under each of these owners as a supplier of commercial
construction and specialty materials.
Architectural Specialties, Inc. is a member of Associated General
Contractors, Associated Builders and Contractors, and National
Federation of Independent Businesses.
Keith West is a member of Construction Specifications
Institute, and is a member of the Mississippi and the Gulf Coast chapter. He currently serves as co chairman of the certification committee of the Gulf States region.
He has been a member for 13 years, and has earned the
Construction Document Technologist certification (CDT). He has
over thirty years of construction experience having been employed
as a glass subcontractor in Jackson, employed as a general contractor
in Dallas Texas, and architectural inspector and owner’s
representative on a $ 23.5 million dollar retirement center in
Madison Mississippi prior to buying this company. This experience
offers construction perspective regardless of the customer’s
M. Keith West, CSI, CDT
President and Owner since 1990
Charlotte S. Paul
Accounting and Estimating
Chris Allred and Bo Peacock