About Us

Our team is small and family oriented.  We have been serving the Home Remodeling industries in Lexington, Owensboro, and Central Kentucky for over 17 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.



Chad Tipton, Project Manager

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Chad is a Project Manager here at J&R Construction. He oversees and manages jobs from start to finish and ensures client’s dreams come to life by the end of the job.

Chad is a husband, father of three, farmer, former general contractor, and US Army Veteran. His background speaks for itself. Chad believes his calling is to serve, whether it is people, community, or country. Anyway he can lend a helping hand to put his knowledge and experience to use, he is your guy.

He loves getting the opportunity to share his experience and knowledge to help others complete and accomplish their dreams, in his role as Project Manager.

Jonathan Jones, Assistant Carpenter

Jonathan is one of J&R’s Assistant Carpenters, he and Luke work hand in hand with each other on all of our jobs in Lexington. His goal is to grow his skill set to the point where he is a Lead Carpenter and will be able to take other young carpenters under him and guide them through the world of carpentry.

Jonathan was born in San Diego, but spent most of his life in Arkansas until he moved to Kentucky 3 years ago. He recently got married to wife Dana and they have a cat named Kuzco. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, Disc Golf, and kayaking.

Luke Waataja, Lead Carpenter

Luke is one of our Lead Carpenters. As a lead carpenter, you can almost guarantee you will see him at some point throughout the remodeling process. Our carpenters play such a big role in the work that gets done and their role is crucial in getting jobs complete.

Luke is originally from Minneapolis MN. He is married with two young children, and enjoys outdoor activities like hunting and fishing. He began his career in 2010 as a painter and drywaller, specializing in fire and water damage restoration. He moved to Kentucky in 2017, from there, he got more into the home reconstruction and remodeling process.

Chris Goodman, Carpenter

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Chris is Owensboro’s Lead Carpenter; this means it is almost a guarantee you will see him at some point of the job process on your job helping. Chris labels himself as someone who wears a lot of hats throughout his adult life, but he has always stayed in the construction and carpentry world.

Chris is a native to Breckenridge County, KY and is the proud father to a 9-year-old son. Chris has always been one to go all into everything he does, which is how he found his love for carpentry. It allows him the ability to go all in and put all of his focus into his work and give the client what they are looking for.

Codey Mattingly, Project Manager

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Codey is a Project Manager here at J&R Construction Owensboro. He oversees and manages jobs and helps ensure clients dreams are fulfilled by project completion. Codey enjoys getting to work in a team atmosphere and helping clients check items off their home remodeling checklist.

Codey is a recent graduate of Western Kentucky University. He has known from an early age that he wanted to pursue a career in construction.

Lorraine Ball, Office Administrator

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Lorraine is the Office Administrator for our Owensboro office. She handles the administrative duties and is the first point of contact for our clients and those looking to start a remodel in the Owensboro area.

She comes to Kentucky via Canada and Michigan, and brings with her a diverse background of administration, marketing, and project coordination related to new home construction. Lorraine enjoys cooking for her husband, Adam, and her colleagues. She loves all animals including her rescue cats, dogs, and birds; she hopes one day to have chickens and a goat or two at their property in Calhoun!

Josh Cox, Assistant Carpenter

Josh Cox is a “Jack of all trades” type. He has joined our team as an Assistant Carpenter and will be helping Joe & Luke, our Lead Carpenters, on the jobs in Lexington.
Josh is all about getting work done, but there’s no reason to not have fun while doing it. Josh has a big personality and will likely be making jokes around the job site. Keeping the team morale high is very important to him. Growing up in Westminster, Maryland he began learning residential carpentry, while working on his family’s house.

Josh came to Kentucky in 2014 to start school at the University of Kentucky, where he studied Theatre and Media Art Studies. Josh continued to deepen his knowledge within construction while renovating his house, here in Lexington. Outside of construction, Josh plans to pursue a career in entertainment, performing standup and acting. Josh loves talking about movies and music and is a diehard Kentucky Wildcat fan.

Clare Kneblik, Administrative Assistant

Clare is the Administrative Assistant in the Lexington office. She assists Savannah with day to day administrative tasks, helps to schedule appointments for clients, and writes the monthly newsletters and blog posts for the company website.

Clare is originally from Dayton, Ohio and currently a student at the University of Kentucky, studying Kinesiology and Sports Nutrition. While at UK, she is active in kinesiology major groups, where she is working with coaches and other students, and practicing to become a personal trainer. She is also involved in Greek life and the on-campus Newman Center.

Clare is passionate about helping others, and her plan after graduation is to work one-on-one with individuals seeking guidance with fitness and nutrition.
When Clare is not studying or training at the gym, she loves to spend her time with family and friends.

Daniel White, Project Consultant 

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Daniel is our Project Consultant, he assists our clients through the remodeling process by listening to their needs, offering recommendations, and solutions that work for them. He is a helping hand from the start, at the initial consultation, till the end at project completion.

Daniel has been fascinated with construction from a young age and has always loved building things. He loves the opportunity it brings to help others and improve lives through finding creative solutions to potential problems.

Daniel and his wife, Kaitlin, along with their young daughter enjoy visiting their family in Eastern Kentucky, fishing on the lake, and going hiking with their dog. They both serve at their local church and love hosting friends and family over for game nights. In Daniel’s spare time, he enjoys perfecting his woodworking skills and golf game.


Ally Poage, Interior Designer 

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Ally is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. She has joined our Design Team and handles drawings, designs, and assists clients with picking out material selections for their project; to ensure that their dream project becomes a reality once complete.

Ally is originally from Lexington, KY. She decided she wanted to pursue the design industry once her parents remodeled their own kitchen and she got to help them through that process. In her time at college, her love for designing spaces and helping people achieve their design dreams grew and she cannot wait to continue to grow her skills and put her current knowledge to use.

In her spare time, Ally and her sister Megan coach soccer at Dunbar High school.

Josh Fawcett, Lead Carpenter

Josh Fawcett, Production Manager

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Josh manages all aspects of production for our entire company along with overseeing all the project managers. Josh Fawcett is our “git-r-done” production manager, we haven’t found anything he can’t do well.  Originally from Canada, Josh comes from a family tradition of construction and remodeling.

He has been hanging and finishing drywall, doing finish carpentry, and generally “fixing” things for most of his life.

Our clients always comment on his efficiency and professionalism.  Josh is a family man, he and his wife have adopted two children. Josh and Katelyn live in Wilmore, KY.

Mike Rudd, GM/Project Manager

Mike Rudd, General Manager

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Mike is over our Owensboro office. He personally oversees all of the projects in that area, guiding our clients from start to completion. Mike will be the face that you see in the Owensboro area after making your initial call to J&R Construction. Mike has an extensive construction background and worked as a subcontractor for J&R Construction before becoming employed as the General Manager.

He is the one who will help you conceptualize your project, estimate the costs, and supervise your project complete to our company’s standards. Mike is active in his church and his family enjoys camping and country music.

Ashley Profitt, Project Designer

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Ashley is our project designer in Owensboro, where she was born and raised. Her family attends BridgePointe Church. She has worked in the Interior Design field in Owensboro for the last 5 years. 

Ashley has a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Western Kentucky University. Her attention to detail and eye for design, allow her to pull together the details of the project that a client may not be able to visualize during the planning process. Conceptualization of a project, down to the implementation of the design and the final touches to complete the space, is what drives Ashley and makes her passionate about Interior Design and Remodeling.

Ashley and her husband Josh have 4 children ranging in ages from 5 to 13. In her spare time, she is usually working on their home or a design project, upcycling furniture or chasing around her 5 year old, Hazel. They enjoy the outdoors, whether it be fishing, hunting, riding razors, kayaking or even grilling on the back patio and look for any reason to get outside as a family.


Cailey Kutchma, Project Design Assistant

Cailey is from central Illinois and a third year interior design student at the University of Kentucky. She has recently joined the J&R Construction team to assist the Design Team with their daily tasks and to expand her knowledge of the design world while in school.

At UK she is a part of the Stunt team, a competitive all girl cheer team. In her free time, she loves anything to do with the outdoors – whether it be camping, hiking, skiing, or boating.

Cailey found her love of planning and designing from a young age, she would help her dad with construction projects and since then it has turned into a love for interior design.

Lynn Arnett, Project Designer

Lynn Arnett, Project Designer

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Lynn has a long background in home improvement. Lynn’s experience encompasses every area of remodeling. He has worked for over 30 years with his father as an Electrician, his brother in remodeling, and now he and his son are master cabinet builders. Lynn designed kitchens and bathrooms for several years first with a major home supply company. He now brings that knowledge to J&R Construction.

He brings the passion and attention to detail that he insists on in his own custom work to the designs that he provides our clients. Clients love that Lynn is with them and guiding them from the very beginning of the process through to completion.

He is ever patient and always willing to help and listen. Lynn and his wife, Angie, live in Georgetown and have two children. In his spare time, you may find him relaxing around a campfire with family and friends, working on a project at his church, or crafting an improvement to his 106-year-old home. 

Brittany Green, Project Design Assistant

Brittney Radwan, Project Coordinator

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Brittney handles almost every aspect of our client’s project. From drawings, designs, getting estimates, proposals, helping clients make selections – she quite literally, coordinates it all. She is there from the start of your project all the way till the end and always ready to lend a helping hand and answer any questions you may have.

Brittney has a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management from EKU and an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Technology from BCTC. She attended high school in San Diego, California where she became interested in construction while taking a project “Lead The Way” class. Brittney is married, has two dogs, and just bought a house.


Chad Cathey, Project Manager

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Chad is one of our Project Managers, he brings a lively and energetic personality with him, wherever he goes. He oversees and manages jobs, and helps bring client’s dreams to life as a Project Manager. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, he found himself in Kentucky swimming at the University of Kentucky after swimming at Michigan State.

Chad loves working with people and being in a team atmosphere. He is newly married and enjoying life with his wife, Lauren, and has a dog, Remy.

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Joe Hayes, Lead Carpenter

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Joe Hayes is our “do everything guy” and we’ve yet to find what he can’t do well. Joe primarily handles our warranty items, once projects are complete. Most of our clients will see him on the job at some point. Joe has a background in woodworking and loves to lead praise and worship for his church and various ministries.

Joe enjoys spending time with his wife Suzanne and kids when not at work.

Kade Sidwell, Project Manager

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Kade is one of our Project Managers. As a Project Manager, he oversees and manages jobs, and helps bring client’s dreams to life.

Kade is originally from Winchester, KY. He is a recent graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Construction Management. In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. 

Troy Kelley, Warehouse Assistant Manager

Troy Kelly is the warehouse manager, project runner, delivery person and “jack-of-all trades” for J&R Construction. You are bound to see him at your job site, making a delivery, lending a hand, whatever is needed because he is always there for his team – ready to work. 

He moved to the Central Kentucky area in 2009, originally from Wheeling, West Virginia.  Troy is married to Lenita and has two daughters and two grandchildren.  His daughters and grandchildren live in North Carolina.  When Troy is not working he enjoys working on his car.    

Savannah Oakley, Office Manager

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Savannah is the main point of contact in our Lexington office, she handles all administrative duties and schedules appointments for clients that want to begin the remodeling process.

Savannah was born and raised in Frankfort, KY. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing & Management in May 2018.

When Savannah is not at work, she is enjoying married life with her husband as well as hanging out with her friends, family, and her fur babies.


Devon McBreen, Marketing Coordinator

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Devon has worked on different projects for J&R Construction in the past, mainly on-site for demolition and framing. He traded in the work boots for dress shoes and is with us once again as the Marketing Coordinator for all of J&R. All marketing — advertising, community outreach, social media, data analysis, photography and videography, etc. gets funneled through him. He is also the unofficial “tech guy” for our Lexington office, always making himself available to help with phones, computers, and everything in between. 

Devon has always been a relationship oriented person, he believes every person has a responsibility to “be there” for people when needed. He brings that philosophy with him to J&R where he hopes he can help us “be there” for everybody. 

Jimmy McKinney, President/Owner

Jimmy McKinney, President

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Jimmy McKinney found himself having a love of woodworking from a very young age. In fact, at age 10, Jimmy constructed a club house in his back yard. This club house became a popular place for the neighborhood kids to hang out, because it was weatherproof. 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 of friendship that stands to this day. After graduation, Jimmy went on to study business management at Eastern Kentucky University, and Russell entered active-duty, serving in the U.S. Army.

Jimmy entered the U.S. Army Reserves and from there went to work at a lumber company and other construction/home building companies. Jimmy and Russ traveled around the USA, and they learned as much as they could about the trade, other businesses, and each has gained 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 he worked evenings and weekends building decks, remodeling homes, and mastering tile work. The motto and foundation of our company was then—and still remains today—“Customer Service and Quality First.”

In 2003, Jimmy and Russ partnered together, founded and changed the name of Jimmy’s business to J&R Construction Services, Inc. Our foundational beliefs of customer service and quality first have remained unchanged, and we began to grow our business. Jimmy eventually purchased 100% of the business from Russell in 2004. Jimmy and the entire team truly enjoy helping everyone “Enjoy the Process”.

Jimmy has been married to Penny for over 16 years, and they have three daughters. Penny grew up in Evansville, Indiana, and she has a lot of family in Owensboro, Kentucky. They enjoy many summer weekends in western Kentucky on Lake Barkley, relaxing and taking in some of the most beautiful sunsets in the state. Thank you for allowing our entire team to serve you and your community.