Keith Fimian, who’s running as the successor to Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA-11th District), got his business education firsthand when he launched U.S. Inspect 21 years ago. Today the company is the largest property inspection company in the United States. In an exclusive interview with ExecutiveBiz, Fimian talks about his plans to continue Davis’s legacy of supporting government contracting in the Northern Virginia area.
Tell us about your background and why you’re running for Congress.
Keith Fimian: I am a CPA who worked with the international accounting firm KPMG for seven years. I was promoted to manager a year early and senior manager a year early and did a rotation in the firm“™s executive offices in New York City. I like numbers “” I understand numbers “” but after New York I didn“™t love the work any longer so I started my own company 21 years ago.
My days in public accounting gave me the foundation to get that company off the ground. Because of my background, I was very aware of what was important and what was not “” the things we had to keep our eye on and the things we didn“™t. Today, my company, U.S. Inspect, is the largest property inspection company in the United States.
Having a business background is indispensable for serving effectively in government today. Our nation faces big challenges and we would accomplish far more if we had more men and women with business backgrounds in Congress.