A History of Commitment


In 1973, brothers-in-law Buster Stewart and Bill Richey launched Stewart Richey Construction, a small residential general contractor in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Their guiding philosophy was to provide customers with a quality product through dependable, timely performance.

To date, Stewart Richey Construction has grown steadily while adding capabilities to virtually all construction trades, allowing for better coordination and quality control throughout facets of projects. The company has an established reputation for meeting difficult deadlines and delivering high-quality work, while shifting its focus to commercial and industrial markets.

In 2000, Stewart Richey was purchased by Houchens Industries, Inc., the world’s largest employee-owned company. The resources and stability provided by Houchens Industries have enabled the company to continue to grow while providing additional contracting and service means.

Today, Stewart Richey has transitioned its contracting functions from a self-perform general contractor focus to a subcontractor role, developing customized subcontracting groups to leverage its multiple capabilities in support of owners and general contractors. Additionally, Stewart Richey’s full array of post-construction maintenance and service options allow optimization of a facility’s life and operating costs.