Our team is small and family oriented. We have been serving the Home Building and Home Remodeling industries in Lexington, Owensboro, and Central Kentucky for over 18 years. We are always learning and educating ourselves on the latest trends and products to keep our clients, vendors and trade partners informed of the best approach and options available. We strive for perfection and appreciate feedback every step of the way.
MEET THE TEAM
Jimmy McKinney found himself having a love of woodworking from a very young age. In fact, at age 10, constructed a club house in his back yard. This became a popular place for the neighborhood kids to hang out because it was weather proof. Jimmy then began to focus his attentions toward constructing and woodworking, in high school he studied drafting and took several woodworking classes. It was during high school that Jimmy met Russell and they formed a bond that stands to this day. After graduation, Jimmy went on to study business management at Eastern Kentucky University and Russell entered the US Army full time. Jimmy then entered the Army Reserves and from there went to work at a lumber company and other construction/ home building companies. Jimmy and Russ traveled around the US and learned as much as they could about the trade, other businesses and have plenty of life experiences to share. After several years of working and learning, Jimmy started his own company, McKinney Deck Builders. Jimmy built the business by working full-time during the day at the lumber company, and in the evenings and weekends by working on building decks, remodeling and tile work. The motto and foundation of our company was and still is “Customer Service and Quality First.”
In 2003, Jimmy and Russ partnered together, founded and changed the name of my business to J&R Construction Services, Inc. Our foundational beliefs of customer service and quality first stayed the same and we began to grow our business. Jimmy purchased 100% of the business from Russell in 2004. Jimmy and the entire team truly enjoy helping everyone “Enjoy the Process”.
Eric Abshire, Project Manager
Eric handles all things related to coordinating, scheduling and managing our projects.
Mike Rudd, GM/Project Manager
Mike handles all things related to management and production of projects in our Owensboro Office.
Josh Fawcett is our Lead Carpenter. Josh started working with his father building custom kitchens at 15 years of age. That was when he fell in love with carpentry and working with his hands. Through the years he continued to work along side his father as well as working for a construction company furthering his knowledge in the carpentry trade industry. Josh was the head drywaller and taper for 3 years during which time he was involved in building 6 entire homes and many other renovation projects; including rough framing, roofing, siding to hardwood, tile, and finish trim work. Josh's many skill sets have made him a vitale part of J & R Construction.
Jim Wilson, Project Manager
Jim handles all things related to hands on constructing and performing the quality work for our clients.
Lynn Arnett, Project Designer
From the initial client meeting, designing drawings, assisting clients during the selection of finishes, including the detailed accessories which add up to the final satisfied constructed completion of each project.
Tyler Ramey, Project Assistant
Tyler assists the Joshs' with the day to day project tasks.
Brittany Green, Project Design Assistant
Brittany assists Lynn Arnett with project design.
Joseph Dowdy, Project Design Assistant
Joseph assists Lynn Arnett with project design.
Adele McKinney is the Office Manager and Jimmy's mom. Adele is normally the intial point of contact you will speak with regarding job production when calling our office. She is very knowledgable regarding the different phases of the remodeling and new build construction world Adele is the leading source of communication among all clients, contractors and employees within the J&R family. Adele is in charge of scheduling appointments, helping to keep our team on schedule as well as maintaining all records and operational needs; including organizing schedules and paperwork. Adele may work behind the scenes but she is a key element within J & R's infrastructure that enables our company to run smoothly and with no delays.