Larry Kaskel was born and raised in Maryland where he still resides with his wife, three children and one grandchild.
He began his career as a technician in the low voltage world installing smart home systems that controlled everything from lighting and HVAC to burglar and fire systems. He later owned a low voltage company in the early 90’s when he began servicing computers and joined a local technology company as the Director of Technical Services. Early in that role he managed the design and implementation of networking systems for small business and, as the company grew, he expanded the services to design and construction of data centers for such clients as Sylvan Learning Center.
While technology was still in its infancy, Larry used his knowledge and communication skills to teach others about the industry as an instructor at The Howard Community College. In 2000 Larry moved to The Kennedy Krieger Institute, a world renowned medical facility specializing in the needs of children with developmental disabilities. There he took on the role of senior project manager in which he was responsible for the development of many key construction projects, including the Marcus Institute, a 100,000 square-foot outpatient facility in Atlanta, Georgia.
After many years of successful projects with Kennedy Krieger, Larry accepted the position of Director of Construction Management with Sunrise Senior Living. His first project was the completion of an 880,000 square-foot, $190 million, flagship senior living facility: Fox Hill. Although that project was the challenge of a lifetime, it encompassed every skill he had developed throughout his career. Larry is proud to know that the Washington D.C. area now has a 5-star senior living campus that carries many of his personal touches.
When the world economy reached its worst drop in decades he and 75 members of his development team were laid off due to lack of growth in the senior living industry. During that time that Larry took the position as Director of Operations at The Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours. Under Larry’s leadership, the conference center experienced the most growth and the best financial status it has had since in its existence. His vision to create a center that provided an “amazing” customer experience allowed the staff to provide the highest level of client satisfaction, while always operating within budget during his tenure. This operational model proved to be the right combination the center needed to be successful.
“Bon Secours provided me with the opportunity to run a business in a way that I could reflect my personal values while maintaining a thriving business environment. A combination of honesty, integrity, compassion and love should always be the cornerstone of any business.”