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Since 1995


Ken Felts, Owner/President

felts-2Ken 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.

Michele Slagely, Account Executive

slagely-2Michele 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.

Adam Cunningham, VP, Operations

cunningham-2Adam 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 as a Project Manager. 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.

James Walter, Project Manager/Carpenter

walter-2Jimmy 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.

Lee Lacks, Project Manager/Carpenter

lacks-2Lee 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/Carpenter

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 restoring classic cars and motorcycles, hunting, fishing or hiking with his wife, Ali. Matt and Ali are also anxiously awaiting their biggest project to date – their first child due in early 2017! 

Anthony Dulio, Owner/JAS Construction, Inc.

dulio-2Born 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, Partner/JAS Construction, Inc.

hogston-2Adam 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.