Karvoto is a Cincinnati-based real estate developer and experienced construction company. We believe that a successful project is compelled by a keen understanding of location, design, buildability, and functionality. With innovative architecture, unparalleled design, and integrated construction services, Karvoto properties are built to enrich their surrounding environments and the people they serve.
Karvoto’s team is assembled with construction and design professionals who have been actively working in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood for over a decade on a variety of renovation and new construction projects, from historic structure stabilization to new residential and commercial development.
Luke Bennett – Founder, Karvoto
Luke founded Custom Carving Source in 2008, utilizing computer-controlled wood working equipment to fabricate historic architectural millwork for projects throughout Greater Cincinnati. Custom Carving Source’s spirit of craft, attention to detail, and precision led Luke to establish Karvoto in 2015, expanding the company into the fields of real estate development and general contracting services.
Rob Bennett, LEED AP – President, Karvoto
Rob brings 20 years of experience in construction, development, and design. Prior to being a founding partner at City Studios Architecture, Rob was Vice President of Construction at the Model Group where he led the construction company through an enormous growth period, producing over 300 housing units ranging from award-winning affordable housing to cutting edge urban condos. This was possible in part through close collaboration with the development team and project architects to “build in” success throughout the process.
John Frayne – Project Manager
John brings 25 years of construction and maintenance experience in both the luxury and production housing industry. He works directly with our clients acting as the project manager in charge of site operations, performing bid analysis, cost estimates, contract administration and quality control.
John Stoughton, RA – Project Architect
John holds a Master of Architecture from University of Cincinnati DAAP. Prior to coming to Karvoto, John worked in offices in New York, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, bringing a wide range of work experience from custom residential detailing to strategic master planning.
Kelsey Kinnemeyer – Interior Designer
Kelsey graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from The Ohio State University prior to relocating to Cincinnati where she lives and works. Kelsey’s extensive work with architects and builders has led to her reputation for great attention to detail, proactive communication and consistent creativity. She is inspired by bringing out the unique qualities of every client through her design. This skill leads to fantastic relationships with homeowners, designers and building partners alike.