Staff – Cotney Construction Lobbying

John Kenney is the Chief Operating Officer at Cotney Construction Law. Prior to joining Cotney, John had 45 years of experience in the construction industry.  John started his career by working as a roofing apprentice at a family business in the Northeast. He also managed many successful projects in the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania markets before continuing his accomplishments in Florida.  Because of his skill and hard work, he progressed from roofing laborer to foreman, estimator, chief estimator, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with his various companies.  

John has worked for multiple Top 100 Roofing Contractors and is intimately familiar with all aspects of roofing production, estimating, and operations. In his last role, John was responsible for the daily operations and performance of a large commercial roofing contractor.  During his tenure, John ran business units associated with delivering excellent workmanship and unparalleled customer service while ensuring healthy net profits for his company.

John also volunteers his time as a member of the Board of Directors for the West Coast Roofing Contractors Association. He has been involved with the organization for the last 20 years and currently serves as its President. One of John’s great joys is volunteering with many industry organizations, along with mentoring and giving back to the community.

Josh started with Cotney Construction Law in 2018 while in law school at FSU College of Law. Prior to starting law school, Josh worked for a national general contracting company as an assistant superintendent specializing in student housing and large-scale multi-family residential projects. In his role, Josh managed relationships between the owners, subcontractors, and local city or county inspectors to ensure each project was performed efficiently and cost-effectively. Through these many interactions, Josh gained a unique perspective into the issues that affect the construction industry along with strategic approaches to project management.

Josh received his law degree from the FSU College of Law, where he served as Executive Online Publications Editor of the FSU Law Review and a member of the FSU Trial Team.