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Kenneth Canty was born in Boston MA., where he attended East Elementary, Dedham Country Day, and Thayer Academy. He attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree in 1997 and earned his Professional Engineer status in South Carolina in 2008. During and after college he worked for Modern Continental Construction Company where he worked as project engineer on construction of the Multilevel, Precast Segmental Interchange which was the largest and most complicated part of the Central Artery/ Tunnel Project part of the “Big Dig” in Boston, MA. He moved on to South Carolina and worked for Flatiron Structures Company as field engineer coordinating, designing, scheduling, supervising and developing procedures for methods and procedures for the Arthur Ravenel Bridge Replacement Project over the Cooper River and from there he went on to be assistant project manager for the demolition of the Silas N. Pearman and John P. Grace Memorial Bridges in Charleston, South Carolina
Mr. Canty has been able to grow and expand his company in spite of the economic downturn. Freeland Construction has its Headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina and regional offices in up and down the eastern seaboard, including New England, Washington, DC and Florida.
Mr. Canty was married in 2002 to Aretha Canty from New York City, and is the proud father of 2 children ages 13 and 14 and the family resides in Charleston, SC.
When Mr. Canty is not work, he enjoys unique opportunities to do thing that have nothing to due with his chosen profession. This includes all aspects of the shooting sports and operating high performance vintage vehicles. Mr. Canty holds a black belt in the Japanese martial art of Kodokan Judo and is still an active weightllifter.
He is also active in the Autism Community as both of his children are on the Autism Spectrum and is driven by the hope of an eventual cure to this condition that affects so many families.
Kenneth is a Fellow of the 15th class of the Liberty Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network