Kevin Rogge was born and generally raised in the Houston Area. Throughout high school he played baseball and football. After transferring from the University of Texas to the University of Houston, he sat in on a friend’s class in construction management. He enjoyed the subject and never looked back. During his summers and breaks in college, Kevin worked construction labor until his graduation in 1995. In 1998, Kevin began his career at Harvey on the 1401 Enclave Parkway Office Building project. Kevin moved to Washington, D.C. in 2009.
In 2005, Kevin married Kelley and they have a son, Eli and a daughter, Harper. Their home is complete with their Boxer named Rosie. In Kevin’s free time he enjoys snow skiing, traveling and spending time with this family and friends. He is involved in the District of Columbia Building Association (DCBIA), the Washington Building Congress (WBC) on the Board of Advisors and the Maryland and Northern Virginia NAIOP.
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
When I was 30, I was going to write a book series entitled, “The Average Guy." I started to write them but got distracted. The plan was to write one every decade looking back at one’s change in perspective over the previous 10 years of experiences.
If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
Speed because I have always been a slow runner. I have always wished I was fast.
Where would you go in a time machine?
Philadelphia in 1787. If only to be a fly on the wall, as our founding fathers showed great wisdom and foresight to establish our government and to create the Constitution.
What three items would you take to a desert island other than food and water?
All three volumes of The Civil War: A Narrative by Shelby Foote. It’s the only way I would ever be able to read them at once and get everything from them that they offer.
If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Abraham Lincoln. I think he had incredible vision in how to rebuild the country after the Civil War.