About

River Birch Builders: Crafting Homes. Building Community
At River Birch Builders our identity is forged through our unwavering dedication to quality craftsmanship and unmatched customer experiences. With a team of seasoned master builders and artisans, we bring decades of construction expertise to every project, constantly striving to surpass expectations. Our mission? Delivering impeccable craftsmanship and nurturing the connections that transform houses into homes.

about river birch

About

River Birch Builders: Crafting Homes. Building Community
At River Birch Builders our identity is forged through our unwavering dedication to quality craftsmanship and unmatched customer experiences. With a team of seasoned master builders and artisans, we bring decades of construction expertise to every project, constantly striving to surpass expectations. Our mission? Delivering impeccable craftsmanship and nurturing the connections that transform houses into homes.

Our Principles

Communication

Clear and consistent communication is the bedrock of our relationship with
you. We understand that an enjoyable building experience starts with open lines of communication.

Organization

For us, every project is a journey, and it’s essential to have a well-defined path.
Our processes ensure an organized and seamless building journey, with enough flexibility to adapt and pivot when needed.

Craftsmanship

At our core, we are artisans. Our commitment to top-notch craftsmanship is evident in every home we build and renovate. As master builders, our love for the art of construction shines through in every project.

Integrity

Our promise to you is built on trust. Doing the right thing, honoring our commitments,
and being transparent are non-negotiable for us.

Community

We are deeply rooted in the community where we live, work, and play. We take pride in impacting our

community through our craft and commitment to partnering and serving in various local organizations.

Our Journey

River Birch Builders emerged in 2021 as the next phase in a 17-year journey that began with our founding brand, JDL Building & Remodeling. The foundation of River Birch is rooted in the intricate details and valuable experiences acquired during those 17 years of projects. River Birch, consisting of the same experienced team, has evolved into a Master Builder that renovates existing homes, builds custom-crafted residences, develops land, and creates new neighborhoods.

Our primary focus is about executing projects marked by the highest quality craftsmanship, deliver exceptional customer experiences, and enrich our community through our craft. River Birch Builders symbolizes our transformation into a dynamic organization powered by our skilled team, rich experiences, and lasting relationships. While the name may have changed, our unwavering commitment to quality construction and customer experiences remains constant.

Community

We are deeply rooted in the community where we live, work, and play. We take pride in impacting our community through our craft and commitment to partnering and serving in various local organizations.

Team

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Jason Lajeunesse – President / Founder

With a hand in over 600 projects throughout his career, Jay has served as the lead General Contractor across diverse building projects – From land development and new home construction, to residential renovations and commercial tenant fit-ups, spanning both the professional and medical sectors.  Jay is deeply passionate about construction, forging relationships, and contributing to the community. Our founder guides the ship with a long-term vision for the business, while also remaining involved in our daily operations. Jay has a natural desire to fill his calendar. His free moments are spent with his wife and two kids somewhere outdoors. He enjoys the different seasons by skiing, mountain biking, or running distances most people choose to travel by car.

“A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” – John Maxwell

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Ethan Bateman – Project Manager

Ethan believes in building teams of extremely capable and accountable trade partners. Ethan has the natural ability to bring some of the best humor into our planning meetings, and is an effective communicator with clients and teams on his projects. Ethan is never idle outside of work and is often hosting a dinner with his
friends and family, traveling, or pursuing his favorite outdoor hobbies.

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller
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Chuck Knight – Project Manager

Chuck is driven to be a master of the building arts. His values align seamlessly with our purpose and his passion for doing things right is clear in the projects he manages. Chuck has deep ties to Cleveland, Ohio, and his enduring support and enthusiasm for his hometown sports teams serve as a testament to his dedication and loyalty to his core values, even in challenging times. Chuck maintains a consistent presence in both his personal and professional life. When he’s not on the job, you’ll likely find him on the golf course, spending quality time with his wife, adult children, and granddaughter, or lending a helping hand to friends with their home improvement projects.

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” – Henry Ford

Linda Stewart – Office Manager

Linda brings years of inside operations support to our organization along with consistency, reliability, effective communication, and wisdom. Linda’s passion for arts and crafts has brightened our office, internal, and external communications. Linda spends her free time with her husband and family, is a lover of cats and NFL Football, and is passionate about decorating and visually inspired crafts.

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas

Our Carpenters:

Our team of carpenters has been involved in many multi-family, commercial, and residential projects in various carpentry roles. Our culture supports the ability for our staff to pursue a high level of craftsmanship in their work, growth as artisans, and believes in a meaningful work-life balance. The longevity of service of our core team and the willingness to welcome new staff promotes a family-like environment. Our carpenters always work together on common goals and demonstrate transparency and effective communication.

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox

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