William M. Quenemoen was born on March 27, 1972 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Dr. Lowell Quenemoen and Helen Moore Quenemoen. After living briefly in Michigan and Maryland, the family moved to Dublin, Ohio which is where Bill was raised along with his older brother David. The family’s move to their house in Dublin would prove to be a formative moment in Bill’s life. In Dublin, his parents embarked on a substantial renovation to the family’s home. This was Bill’s first exposure to construction. Although he was only four years old at the time, whenever he disappeared, his mother would always find him “helping” out the construction crew. Interestingly enough, he and hisbrother both ended up in the construction industry – Bill as a structural engineer and David as an architect. Bill graduated from Dublin High School in 1989 as a National Merit Semifinalist and was awarded a Scarlet & Gray academic scholarship at The Ohio State University.
In 1989, Bill enrolled at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio as a Civil Engineering student with a concentration in structures. While at Ohio State, he was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, plus Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi National Honor Societies. During college, he interned with the Ohio Department of Transportation as afield engineering technician. Bill graduated with his BSCE from Ohio State in 1993. In August of 1994, Bill married his college sweetheart, Alicia. Alicia’s new job transferred them to Lexington where Bill enrolled at the University of Kentucky pursuing his master’s degree in civil engineering while working as a teaching assistant to Prof. Hans Gesund. In April of 1995, Bill accepted a position at the Denham-Blythe Company as a structural engineer in their design department and the following year he received his MSCE degree from UK.
The Denham-Blythe company was founded in 1976 by Charlie Denham and Dale Blythe, both former recipients of the Construction Management Founders Society Lifetime Achievement Award. During his early years at Denham-Blythe, Bill was fortunate to have Mr. Blythe as a mentor. As a structural engineer, some of the design projects that Bill had the opportunity to work on included a $11.5 million industrial plant for Caterpillar in Danville, Kentucky, a $2.0 million facility expansion for the Okonite Company in Santa Maria, California, and a $4.4 million new manufacturing facility for Webasto in Lexington, Kentucky.
In 1999, Bill took a field position as a project engineer on a four-story office building for Lexmark in Lexington. He was promoted to Project Manager in August 2001 and took over the management of Denham-Blythe’s satellite office at the University of Kentucky. In 2003, Bill returned to the main office and was named Vice President and a partner with the firm in January 2004. In May of 2004, Bill received his MBA from the Gatton College of Business at UK. In his current role at Denham-Blythe, he has management responsibility for the company’s team of architects and engineers, as well as project management duties. Bill’s main project management focus is to maintain and service the construction needs of valued clients including Lexmark, CarQuest, and Ceradyne. Bill is a registered professional engineer in 24 states and is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Concrete Institute.
Bill and Alicia currently reside in Lexington and are the proud parents of two boys, Bradley William (2 1/2 years) and Nathan Daniel (7 months). Although Bill has a successful professional career, his two boys are what he is most proud of in life. He enjoys being a very involved father and is greatly looking forward to when he can teach both boys to participate in his favorite activities – fishing and watching college football!