Renegade Steel Buildings Team Members

The bullpen at Renegade Steel is made up of a tight-knit team of like minded individuals who not only believe in the product we are selling, but also understand the value of the customers to whom we are selling that product. At Renegade Steel, no one is merely a number or a contract. We are sincerely grateful for the alliances we build with our clients, our industry partners, and the other team members. Bringing far more to the table than a positive attitude and a wealth of integrity, Renegade Steel team members offer over 50 years combined experience in the steel building industry. Add to that a number of key members who boast solid customer service backgrounds and entrepreneurial spirits, and we believe we’ve built a really well-rounded team. We think you’ll agree!

Renegade Steel Buildings OwnerKevin Welch –Founder/President

Phone: 706.654.3100
Cell: 678.878.1173
E-mail: kwelch@renegadebuildings.com
As the Lead Renegade, Kevin brings almost two decade’s worth of experience in the steel building industry with solid focuses on sales and operations. He launched Renegade Steel at the beginning of 2010 and has carefully constructed an experienced and knowledgeable team of sales professionals who share a dedication to their customers and their craft. In doing so, Renegade Steel’s business tripled during the first three years of operation as it serves a diverse clientele from the beaches of Florida to the hills of California.


Renegade Steel Buildings General ManagerLee NeSmith –General Manager

Phone: 706.654.3100
Cell: 770.713.7762
E-mail: lnesmith@renegadebuildings.com
With a quarter of a century’s worth of sales experience to his credit – nearly 20 years of those in the steel building industry – providing excellent customer service comes naturally to Lee. It’s not only what he knows – it’s what he loves and he wouldn’t want to do anything else. He was a natural choice as a founding member of the Renegade Steel team.


Renegade Steel Buildings Office ManagerJohn Kivett –Controller/Operations Manager

Phone: 706.654.3100
E-mail: jkivett@renegadebuildings.com
John got his first taste of leadership as Team Captain of Furman University’s football team, the Paladins. After graduating in 2006 with a degree in business administration, he entered the steel building industry and found his new niche. He takes his role as Controller and Operations Manager at Renegade Steel very seriously, and no doubt has designs on achieving the title of team MVP.


Renegade Steel Buildings SalesJim Carroll –Sales Representative

Phone: 706.654.3100
Cell: 850.294.4243
E-mail: jcarroll@renegadebuildings.com
After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Economics (Go Noles!), Jim spent 25 years in the service industry – many of those behind the bar of some of the finest establishments in the South (picture Tom Cruise in the movie “Cocktail”). It was there that he developed a signature style in dealing with people – quickly putting them at ease with his approachable nature and laid-back attitude. Jim brings his expertise in customer service, talent for organization, and strong analytical skills to the Renegade Steel team.


Renegade Steel Buildings SalesJoseph Dye –Sales Representative

Phone: 706.654.3100
Cell: 404.432.9014
E-mail: jdye@renegadebuildings.com
While Joseph’s professional career has taken him down a few different paths in 25 years, he’s valued growing relationships and providing results. From marketing and advertising, to logistics and even full-time ministry as a church pastor…he’s always focused on people’s needs and expectations. Joseph has an entrepreneur’s heart and mind, which makes for a great project manager with Renegade’s clients who are looking for a partner who will walk with them through all the details of pricing, ordering, and delivery of a custom steel building.


Renegade Steel Buildings SalesRicky Myer –Sales Representative

Phone: 706.654.3100
Cell: 770.598.8071
E-mail: rmyer@renegadebuildings.com
Ricky is the newest member of our Renegade Team, but don’t let that fool you! He comes with over 20 years of sales and customer service experience. Ricky is driven to succeed in the steel industry; his customer-centered service and professionalism will ensure it!


Renegade Steel Buildings SalesJames Welch –Sales Representative

Phone: 706.654.3100
Cell: 850.766.9684
E-mail: jwelch@renegadebuildings.com
James has had quite a diversified career. He started out early in his professional life with 5 years in the car business where he initially learned his customer service skills. He owned his own automotive painting business for 20 years personally developing his customer base and fleet accounts with very high end European car dealers, and achieving a solid reputation in the community as simply the “best there is.” James then moved into the corporate world and spent 6 years as a highly successful area manager, overseeing retail shops in 2 states for a national company in the quick lube and automotive repair industry. Here he fine tuned his managerial skills while also honing his customer service skills. James brings to the Renegade Team a finely tuned customer service skill set, a never quit and all things are possible attitude, and a strong desire to genuinely meet and satisfy the needs of every customer.


Renegade Steel Buildings SalesKorey Wunderlin –Sales Representative

Phone: 706.654.3100
Cell: 770.241.2891
E-mail: kwunderlin@renegadebuildings.com
Korey has over a decade of experience in sales and management in his professional career. He has found that the steel building industry is a great home for him because he is an expert in logistics and customer service. He truly enjoys “hitting a home run” for his customers! Korey, as well as the whole Renegade team are there for you from start to finish.

photo coming soonChris Fowler –Sales Representative

Phone: 706.654.3100
Cell: 678-778-0370
E-mail: cfowler@renegadebuildings.com
Chris has 4 years experience operating a printing press and 5 years experience in sales.  This unique combination gives him an eye for accuracy and the drive to compete giving you an excellent skill set for the steel building portion of your project.