Joel Walter, CR


N. Joel Walter, President of NJW Construction, Inc., has worked in all facets of the construction business, building and remodeling homes in the central Ohio area. Joel is a graduate of Ohio University with Bachelor in International Business and Business Management degrees. From 1987 to 1996 he worked in retail sales and was a manager of a lumber company. The job requirements included kitchen and bath design, contractor sales and providing home estimates. In 1996, upon leaving retail, Joel founded NJW Construction, Inc.

On January 26th, 2006, Joel achieved the prestigious Certified Remodeler (CR) status. This designation proves the remodeling contractor’s superior knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in remodeling. On January 6th, 2010, Joel completed a Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Course and is certified for lead-based paint removal; recertification completed December of 2014.

Kenny Griffith

Field Superintendent

Kenny has worked within the residential construction field for 28 years and has been a member of the NJW Construction team since 1996; when the doors opened. As NJW Construction’s Field Superintendent, Kenny is in charge of quality control and coordinates with subcontractors in all aspects of ongoing projects. Kenny completed a Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Course in 2010 and is certified for lead-based paint removal; recertification completed December of 2014.

Kimberly Griley

Business Administrator

kimberlygKimberly brings to NJW detail-oriented skills. She oversees the daily office operations; responsibilities include administrative, bookkeeping, A/P, A/R and human resource policies and procedures. Kimberly maintains compliance with insurance policies for cities worked in and with subcontractors updating policies and procedures regularly. Kimberly also handles a wide range of functions using a combination of creative, organizational, and writing skills when advertising for NJW.

Stacey Hoffman


Stacey, a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design degree, specializing in Interior Space Design for Commercial Businesses, comes to NJW Construction with 12 years of residential interior design and product experience. Focus areas of expertise include kitchen and bath design, commercial and residential specialty roofing product and installation technical consulting, interior design consulting, and custom mural development and design. All areas of residential experience for Stacey have involved direct customer contact. This continues to hold true as she consults on various levels, specifically sales and design, with our NJW Construction clients. Additional office assignments for Stacey include: bid packages and proposals development, residential material purchasing and advertising development.

Dakota Walker

Job Superintendent

dakotaDakota has been working in the residential construction field for seven years. He completed a two year, leading-edge educational program in the residential and commercial building trade at The Career and Technology Education Center in Newark, Ohio. He also completed a construction-oriented, safety within the workplace course with OSHA. In January, 2015, Dakota completed a Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Course and is certified for lead-based paint removal.

Kim Hamilton

Job Superintendent

Kim has worked in the construction industry for 35 years and brings his expertise as a trim and finish carpenter to NJW. Finish carpentry is more than interior trim; it includes siding, decking and even roofing, anything the owner will see after moving in. Rough carpenters evolve into finish carpenters by learning how to measure, mark and cut more accurately. With practice, splitting the pencil line with a saw-cut and working to closer tolerances become second nature.

Jake Wollenburg

Project Coordinator

Jake-Wallenburg1Jacob came to NJW in 2012 having just completed his bachelor’s degree in Construction Management with a minor in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. Jacob also completed a 30 hour construction safety within the workplace course with OSHA. Jacob’s day-to-day activities include estimating, reviewing 3D renderings, coordinating projects, materials, and trade subcontractors, and organizing clients’ project review meetings. Jacob’s degree makes him effective and efficient in performing job take-offs and creating bid packages and proposals. His professional manner ensures that the homeowners feel at ease from the beginning of the project to the end.

Justin Parker

General Field Construction Laborer

Prior to joining the NJW Construction team, had spent many years working in the carpentry industry; refining his wood working skills and finishing techniques.  Over the years, he has become a talented apprentice of carpentry, specializing in both the residential and commercial trade.  Thus, Justin is the master craftsman ready to perform a variety of construction tasks such as repairing, finishing and the installation of hardwood floors and stairs, finishing trim and counter tops.  He is eager and works hard to bring the finishing aesthetic appeal to every project.

Greg Bope

Job Superintendent

Greg joined the NJW Construction team in April of 2014.

Greg has over 30 years of carpentry experience and 25 years of running his own wood working business. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the residential and construction fields. Although, his first love is cabinet making.

Greg is married with two children; he enjoys woodworking, sports and spending time with his wife and family. He is a graduate of Capital University with a B.A. in Business Administration.

Kelsey Kuzmic

Design Consultant

Kelsey graduated from the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University in 2012. During her years of study in architecture she completed courses in Building Construction and Architectural Design and Theory. Her experience in Graphic Design has come in handy as she generates many of our NJW drawings and 3D renderings.