Ken Felts, Owner/President
Ken Felts started James River Construction, LLC in 1995. Ken grew up in the construction business digging footings, building cabinets by hand and learning all aspects of construction from his Dad. After graduating from VCU with an undergraduate degree in Business Management and a Masters in Counselor Education, he spent the first 13 years of his professional career as a high school guidance counselor in Chesterfield. Never one to waste time, Ken would also complete construction projects during his summer breaks until, one day, he decided to shed his indoor office for one in the field. Now he works tirelessly to ensure James River Construction has top-notch employees, trade partners and suppliers that fit our culture of honesty, integrity and discerning craftsmanship to exceed our client’s expectations. Outside of James River Construction, Ken loves spending time with his wife, KaCey, two sons, Tucker and Braden, and playing tennis.
Adam Cunningham, VP-Operations
Adam Cunningham started his career in residential construction building custom homes in the greater Fredericksburg area after a career in advertising, marketing and television production. He has been working for James River Construction since 2013. Adam and his wife met when they were 17 years old and now have two young sons that keep them both happy and very busy. When not managing projects, Adam can be found surfing on the OBX, fishing or happily chauffeuring his boys to every skate park and/or sports field within a 100 miles.
Michele Slagely, Account Executive
Michele Slagely has worked with James River Construction for over seven years focusing on the financial side of our business. Her daily activities include accounts payable/receivables, coordinating employee benefits, payroll and regular financial reporting. In her time away from making sure everyone is paid, she enjoys cooking, reading and boating with her family.
Dan Allen, Account Executive
A JMU graduate and originally from New Kent county, Dan Allen has a variety of experience in finance, management and operations. Dan has worked in construction in some capacity since he was 11 years old. He has experience as a operations/production manager, purchasing agent, bookkeeper, selections coordinator and combines all that knowledge to be an account executive with James River Construction. Dan currently resides in Richmond and enjoys the outdoors, biking, snowboarding and the James River.
Anthony Dulio, Project Manager/JAS Construction, Inc.
Born in New Jersey, but re-planted in Virginia 30 years ago, Anthony Dulio brings over 25 years of carpentry experience to James River Construction. After graduating from VCU with a degree in Business, he spent 13 years doing civil engineering before leaving the industry to pursue his greater passions – hands-on construction and intricate tile work. While Anthony still owns his own business, he has been working exclusively with James River Construction for over four years and our clients could not be happier. Once he leaves for the day, you will find Anthony being a wonderful Dad to his two beautiful daughters and hugging everyone within arm’s reach.
Adam Hogston, Project Manager/JAS Construction, Inc.
Adam Hogston is proud to be born, raised and a current resident of Powhatan, VA (or “P-Town” as he affectionately calls it). He began his career in construction 16 years ago with Royall Pump & Well Co., but three years ago joined forces with Anthony Dulio at JAS Construction. Like Anthony, Adam also works exclusively for James River Construction handling tile and light construction work for our bathroom and kitchen remodeling projects. While not exceeding client’s, and our, expectations, you’ll find Adam spending time with his wife while trying to keep up with their two, cheerleading and travel softball playing daughters.
Lee Lacks, Project Manager
Lee Lacks has been doing carpentry and cabinet installations for over 12 years and credits his success to attention to details, a strong work ethic and his dedication to providing excellent customer service. We also think it has something to do with his determination to make everyone laugh and clients smile. Lee spent most of his career specializing in residential and commercial cabinetry installation while running his own, successful business. His role at James River Construction allows him to be a hands-on project manager while overseeing internal cabinet sales, orders and installations. When not working with his teammates on work projects, Lee enjoys spending time with his wife of 12 years and two boys while being active in his church and traveling.
Matt Martin, Project Manager
Matt Martin grew up in a family construction business in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley before finding his way to Virginia Commonwealth University. After graduating from VCU with degrees in Business Management and Political Science he launched his own successful residential construction business. Matt brings over 15 years of experience and OSHA certifications to James River Construction, where he has the opportunity to both manage projects while still getting in some hands-on time. When he’s not navigating projects to a successful completion, he can be found enjoying the outdoors with his family.
Steve Osberger, Project Manager
Steve Osberger originally hails from Pleasant Ridge, a suburb of Detroit and comes to Richmond via Portland, where he met his now-wife, Laura. Steve’s interest in building started from when he built a cedar strip canoe and from when his grandfather built, with his own hands, the house his mother was raised in. Prior to working in construction, Steve worked in the family business as a manufacturer’s rep in the pipe fitting and valve industry. He also worked in the same capacity in the electronics industry. After relocating to Richmond, Steve began his own company that focused on old home restoration and repair and eventually became a project manager at a small residential design build company. Steve and Laura live in Lakeside where they enjoy working on their home.
Ryan Palmore, Project Manager
Ryan Palmore has been in the residential construction industry for 20 years, including successfully leading his own residential construction company. Ryan’s specialized area is a detailed eye to custom trim and woodwork. He strongly believes that building a strong customer relationship is key. When not working, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and their two daughters traveling, golfing, attending fun local events and watching their daughters’ horseback riding.
Jimmy Walter, Project Manager
Jimmy Walter moved to Richmond from Maryland in 2015 where he learned construction as a handyman while managing a family-owned, home-inspection business. A passionate, student of carpentry and construction, Jimmy has become a project manager with James River Construction where he works directly with clients and tradesman while managing projects to ensure they come together both efficiently and flawlessly. In his free time he enjoys trips to visit family on the Outer Banks, traveling with his girlfriend, hang gliding, cooking and of course, woodworking and remodeling his own home.
Mac Rolfe, Assistant Project Manager
Mac Rolfe moved to Richmond from New Hampshire eight years ago. Mac returned to construction after taking a break to pursue other endeavors including bartending and restaurant/catering management and working for UPS. Since returning to construction, he is continuing to learn and grow in a career that fulfills his passion to build. Mac enjoys building furniture and remodeling his own home in his spare time. He also enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his wife and newborn son named Lucas.
Lucy Ashwell Cunningham, Mascot
Lucy was a Christmas puppy in 2014 and quickly earned the title “Mascot” from Ken.
She’s a German Shorthaired Pointer who loves to chase rabbits, squirrels and deer and to be chased by other dogs. Although, the last one isn’t fair as she’s not only fast she also doesn’t tire easily. You’ll catch glimpses of Lucy at Bandy Field and Pony Pasture in-between stops at JRC projects or uncontrollably loving her family at home.