Staff

Alexa Benge, Administrative Assistant

Alexa Benge, Admin Assistant

Alexa Benge, Administrative Assistant / Accounting

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Alexa assists in administrative tasks around the office as well as general accounting duties. She also helps answer the phones from time to time.

She enjoys traveling in her spare time and exploring nature with her family and friends.

 

April Kerr, Office Manager

April Kerr, Office Manager

April Kerr, Office Manager

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April 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.

April was born and raised in Nicholasville, KY. She completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and earned an MBA from Sullivan University.

When April 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.

 

Grace Eleazer, Project Interior Designer

 

Grace Eleazer, Project Interior Designer

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Grace is our Project Interior Designer at our Lexington Kentucky office. She graduated from WKU with a Bachelors in Interior Design. Grace enjoys meeting with our clients and helping them bring their ideas to life!

Grace grew up in Nicholasville, KY. She now lives in Georgetown, KY with her husband. When Grace is not working, she loves to spend time with friends and family. She also enjoys hiking and playing pick up sand volleyball. We are thrilled to have her on Lexington’s Design Team!

 

Lorraine Ball, Human Resources & Office Manager (Owensboro)

Lorraine Ball, Human Resources & Office Manager (Owensboro)

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Lorraine is the Human Resource Manager for J&R and the Office Manager for J&R’s Owensboro office. She handles the administrative duties and is the first point of contact for our clients. She is also our company’s human resources manager. 

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!

 

Mike Wright, Production Manager

Mike Wright, Production Manager

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Mike had recently come out of retirement to join the team as our Project Coordinator before taking over our Production Manager role.  He has over 40 years of experience in the restaurant industry as an operator and developer.  He has owned, designed, equipped, and built restaurants in Kentucky, Ohio, and on the East Coast (from North Carolina to Maine).

Mike‘s involvement in your project begins during the middle of the design phase and will be present until the completion of your project.  You’ll see Mike from time to time visiting your project to ensure that it is running in a timely manner, and that you are happy with the final product. 
Mike‘s oldest son lives in Austin, TX and his youngest in Los Angeles, CA. His twin daughters live on Long Island and in Quito Ecuador, so he travels frequently. When not working or traveling you will find him volunteering at charity golf tournaments or working in his yard.

 

Brittney Radwan, Project Designer

J & R Construction , Thursday Oct. 19, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Mark Mahan

Brittney Radwan, Project Designer

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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 has lived in five different states.

 

Ashley Zuelly, Project Interior Designer

Ashley Zuelly, Project Interior Designer

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Ashley is our Project Interior Designer in the Owensboro office. Born and raised in Owensboro, she has worked in Interior Design and Remodeling within the community for the last 8 years. With 3 years of Service with J&R Construction, Ashley enjoys meeting new clients and walking them through the process of remodeling their homes, from start to finish.

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, starting at the initial in-home consultation, down to the implementation of the design, planning of your project and the final touches to complete the space, is what drives Ashley and makes her passionate about her position.

Ashley has a daughter Hazel and 2 shih tzus, Millie and Remington. Ashley enjoys all things decorating and design and also, teaches as a POUND FIT workout instructor in her spare time. 

 

Kyle Adkins, Project Manager

 

Kyle Adkins, Project Manager

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Kyle is one of our project managers and will be with you through the production side of your project. His knowledge of construction helps him manage our trades and assist on your projects. He also has a corgi and loves to fish in his spare time.

 

Trudy Poveda, Project Manager

 

Trudy Poveda, Project Manager

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

Trudy grew up in Melbourne, Fl. She now lives in Nicholasville, KY. Trudy has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in music. On the weekends she enjoys being with family and friends, playing the piano, watching movies, or playing cards. She has a cute aussiedoodle named Bailey.