Over 100 Years of Family Business

Dating back six generations, Kinley Corp has been a family owned general contractor construction company beginning in Olean, New York and expanding across the United States and Canada. J.L.’s son, Jimmy Kinley is currently the sixth generation to be managing the Kinley companies.

  • Year Established: 1909
  • Completed contracts throughout the united states: over 1.5 billion
  • Years in business: over 100
  • Years of average employment: 15


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Adam started Kinley began in the 1850s operating tannery production facilities. Harvesting of this timber is still being conducted by the family today.

Adam Kinley: 1824-1913

William Kinley took over the timber business for Kinley and began Kinley Oil & Gas

William Kinley: 1863-1919

Lewis continued the Timber and Oil & Gas business for Kinley

Lewis Kinley: 1889-1968

Jim continued the Timber and Oil & Gas business and expanded into banking and investments

Jim Kinley:1927-2015

Continued the business in Timber, Oil & Gas, and investments. Expanding the business into the construction industry.

JL Kinley:1952–Present

Following JL, Jimmy is currently CEO of the parent company leading all current operations as well as looking for new opportunities to expand.

Jimmy Kinley: 1987–Present


At Kinley Corp., we are dedicated to providing our customers with top-rated customer service from start to finish and quality craftsmanship on each and every project.