Keith J. Landies - President
Residence Artists was founded in 1973 and is owned by Keith and his family. Keith has been the sole owner and president since 1996. He graduated from Kent State University in 1972, working his way through college painting and hanging drywall in the evenings on weekends and summer break. He then went to Max Hayes Trade Wallpaper School and was the only college graduate in that class. He hired the retired wallpaper teacher to assist and train with him. They spent 6 years in the field working together where the foundation of RA was laid. The painting and wallpapering portion of the company has always been one of Keith’s passions. Construction work began in 1981 when he assembled a group of carpenters to finish a home they were painting because the customer’s “contractor” had let him down. The word spread that RA was now coordinating all facets of remodeling/home building and maintenance. Keith’s attention to detail and commitment to “finish” a job properly is an attitude he demands out of the entire RA team. He preaches “care” being the essential element in all business relationships. It has been his service mentality (customer first) and commitment to excellence in all that he does that leads the way for Residence Artists, thus giving it the reputation of being the most reliable and sought after full-service general contracting company in Cleveland.