Matt Koplen -- President, MK Contractors

I started in the building industry on the Outer Banks as a summer job when I was 15 years old.  Through hard work and dedication, I started my own construction company at the age of 18.  After years of hard work climbing the ladder from small jobs leading to larger jobs, we were building houses for the biggest contractors on the Outer Banks.  From 10,000 square feet Oceanfront homes to 1,200 square feet beach boxes, we built it all from the ground up. 

With the larger companies, the quality seemed to be missing.  That being said, we decided to form MK Contractors to provide a full service construction company to the public with the customer in mind.  With a hands on approach, we will build your house or business space as if it were our own and you will get the personal attention to detail and quality throughout the process that you will not find anywhere else. I am lucky to have the best team on the beach to help MK Contractors be as successful as it is.


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John Driver -- Project Manager, MK Contractors

John joined MK Contractors in 2017 as Project Manager. John has a background in accounting and property management with over 8 years of experience in these fields. His role within MK Contractors consists of building client relations by working hand & hand guiding our clients throughout their project,  managing our highly qualified team of sub-contractors, obtaining permits with the various state agencies, county and town municipalities, overseeing the day to day financial operations of MK Contractors, and detailed project oversight both operationally and financially. John became a full time resident on the Outer Banks in 2015 bringing experience from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia while working in the fields of accounting, property and business development. John spends his time outside of work by giving back to the community through the Kitty Hawk Rotary Club, playing golf with friends, and enjoying the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks. The core values of MK Contractors, Quality-Integrity-Honesty, drive John to strive in the best service to our clients every day.

Matt’s Family

When I am not working hard, I love to spend time and travel with my family. I have a beautiful wife, Stephanie, who works in the real estate world and loves to run and workout. Our son Tristan,  is 12 years old and attends First Flight Middle School. He loves skateboarding, playing the saxophone or drums, surfing, and snowboarding. My pup, Lyla, is my sidekick and she loves to jump in my work truck and go check up on jobs with me!