Lexington

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!

 

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.

 

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.

 

Lynn Arnett, Design Manager

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. 

 

Jimmy McKinney, President

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 clubhouse in his backyard. This clubhouse became a popular place for the neighborhood kids to hang out because it was weatherproof. Jimmy then began to focus his attention on 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.