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Rusty Keeley



Rusty Keeley is the CEO of Keeley Companies, which encompasses Keeley Properties, Keeley Construction, and Keeley Restoration Services. Keeley Companies specializes in offering unified and collaborative solutions within the following industries: construction, real estate
development and management, and concrete restoration. With a nationwide footprint, Keeley Companies is over 1,000+ Keeley’ns strong. A firm belief in serving customers as a ‘trusted partner’ has resulted in 90% retention with numerous Fortune 500 companies. Core values drive Keeley’ns and are represented by the acronym PRIDE: People, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, and Empowerment.

The Keeley’n culture reflects Rusty’s leadership placing immense emphasis on people and process. Rusty created six cultural pillars that begin with a strategic process, The KeeleyWay, empowering Keeley’ns to dream big and achieve results on purpose. The other seven cultural pillars focus on truly bettering the lives of Keeley’ns: KeeleyOne empowers every voice through diversity and inclusion; KeeleyU invests in all Keeley’ns’ career development; #KeeleyCares makes a different through giving back time, talent, and treasure to our communities; KeeleyLife focuses on health and well-being; KeeleySafe is a way of life and ensures every team member goes home safe every day; lastly newly launched KeeleyGreen aims to raise the sustainability standards by which we design, build, operate, and live. Rusty’s world-class culture and commitment to the well-being of people has resulted in several awards including Top Places to Work for ten years running.

Rusty lives in St. Louis with his wife, Julie, and four sons: Patrick, Johnny, Ryan, and Sully.



Majored in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri - Rolla



Rusty actively participates in the leadership of Young Presidents Organization, and serves on the boards of:

  • St. Louis Police Foundation

  • St. Patrick Center

  • Concordance Academy

  • Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

  • RBC, Executive Committee

  • World Pediatric Project, Co-Chair

"The power of Keeley Properties is one plus one equals three. Our integrated real estate platform combines talented, experienced teams –– across development, construction, asset and property management disciplines –– and layers on a culture and a commitment to investment in the community that creates value and opportunity."

- Rusty Keeley, CEO

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