West Architectural Specialties, Inc. continues a long history in the Mississippi construction industry. Keith West purchased the company in 1991 from Mr. W. A. Skelton. Mr. Skelton operated as W. A. Skelton Associates, Inc. for over thirty years. Mr. Skelton purchased the company from Mr. Joe Clark who founded it in 1913 as Clark Building Materials. The company has operated continuously under each of these owners as a supplier of commercial construction and specialty materials.
West Architectural Specialties, Inc. is a member of Associated General Contractors, Associated Builders and Contractors, and The National Federation of Independent Businesses.
Keith West has been a member of the Construction Specifications Institute since 1992, and is a member of The Mississippi Chapter, The Gulf Coast Chapter, and CSInext, a worldwide virtual internet chapter. He obtained Construction Document Technologist (CDT) certification in 1993 and Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) in 2007. He has served in many Chapter, Region, and Institute officer and committee positions during this time and continues to be an active member. He has a varied resume which has enabled him to better serve his clientele. He grew up in his father’s glass business in the subcontractor’s role. He then spent 6-1/2 years in Dallas, Texas, with a developer and general contractor working extensively in Texas and Arizona. The next 3-1/2 years were spent with a Jackson, Mississippi, architectural firm handling the construction administration duties on a $ 23.5 million retirement center in Madison, Mississippi. In 1991, when he purchased this company, he returned initially in the supplier’s role, expanded by manufacturer’s representative responsibilities, and then expanded into the subcontractor’s role again with the addition of installation of the product lines.
M. Keith West, CSI, CCPR
President and Owner since 1990
Charlotte S. Paul
Accounting and Estimating
Contract & Purchase Order Administration
William (Bo) Peacock and Josh Sikes