About Keith Kirton
A California native, Keith was born and raised in Pinole, about 10 miles north of Berkeley. After high school, he began working for Kelly-Moore Paint Company where he spent 12 years in various positions from retail sales clerk to store management. He was an expert color matcher (this was before computer color matching) and earned the certified paint pro designation. It was here that Keith learned the value of customer service. During his time with Kelly-Moore, he earned his BA (summa cum laude) in Pastoral Studies and Christian Education from Patten College in Oakland, CA.
Changing direction, and having been fascinated with technology from an early age, Keith left the paint industry for a job in embedded systems programming. However, that soon transitioned into a position where he would spend the next 17 years maintaining both the data and physical databases for the public transit arm of the San Francisco Bay Area’s 511.org system. He went back to school to pursue studies in Computer Science, and afterward Keith and his family moved to Elk Grove in 2004 where he managed to telecommute until the project’s end in 2016. More than just a job, Keith says it felt more like a mission to have such an instrumental role in providing a service relied upon by tens of thousands of SF Bay Area residents and visitors each month. It was this same sense of mission and purpose that led to Keith to acquire a real estate license in 2017.
Keith enjoys spending time with family, taking long walks, sharing coffee with friends, attending church, cooking, reading, and gaming. He does volunteer work and fundraising for Relay for Life (the American Cancer Society) and Elk Grove Food Bank. Keith does not think of real estate as a job in sales, but rather a personal, consulting relationship that extends beyond any home purchase or home sale; a relationship that often begins just by caring and listening. As a cancer survivor, he has a special sensitivity for clients with past or current health issues. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, especially in or around the Elk Grove area, give Keith a call today.
“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity” – Douglas Adams.