About the Developer

Steve P. Keen is an eastern North Carolina native, U.S. Navy Veteran and successful entrepreneur who has earned a reputation for serving others throughout his 40-year career, both in business and through civic involvement. Steve and his wife of 44 years, Beverly, live in the Rosewood community of western Wayne County, just a stone’s throw from the ADAIR Development.

Steve founded and successfully built Adam’s, Inc. and Adam’s Auto Spa in 1982, expanding the company to multiple locations before the business was sold in 2006. He also founded Atlantic Coast Deliveries, a yacht delivery company, and is former owner of Waterway’s Sailing and Charters and Tow Boat/US/Beaufort.  He is a former licensed U.S. Merchant Marine Officer of the United States Coast Guard. Steve founded ADAIR, LLC in 2007.

Steve has served his community and eastern North Carolina in a number of capacities. In 2016, Governor Pat McCrory presented Steve with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest civilian honor.

Steve and Beverly have two children, Blair Keen Barnes and Adam, both graduates of East Carolina, and five grandchildren, Adair Grace Barnes, Keller David Barnes, Preston Ford Keen, Campbell Frances Keen and Brody Franklin Keen.