Joel Walter, CR, CKBR, UDCP
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 June 11th, 2018 N. Joel Walter accomplished thru a 16 week intense study education program his certification for becoming Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler (CKBR)thru Nari’s comprehensive review and testing in areas of business management, ethical conduct and technical skills. This program measures their skills and expertise valued by other professional remodelers and consumers as well as tests them in knowledge and skills of business methods, practices, building codes, construction laws, kitchen & bath planning, building site layouts and all trade skills required in order to remodel in homes of clients.
On June 11th, 2018 N. Joel Walter became certified Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) This prestigious certification was a 16 week course study with testing to prove his superior knowledge, technical comprehension and skills in principles; bringing into play their proven knowledge, understanding and consideration of special needs persons, future thinking and planning families and the aging in place families, A remodeler must know how to properly interview such clients with consideration and understanding of the specialty needs if presented.
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 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 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 Allied ASID, CKBR, UDCP
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 technical consulting, and interior design consulting. All areas of residential experience for Stacey have involved direct customer care. This continues to hold true as she consults on various levels, specifically design and sales, with our NJW Construction clients. Additional office assignments for Stacey include: bid package preparation, proposal development, residential material purchasing and advertising development. Constantly developing as a member of the NJW team, in June of 2018, she received the esteemed recognition as a Universal Design Certified Professional and Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler through NARI of Central Ohio.
Dakota has been working in the residential construction field for nine 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 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.
Kenneth began his journey in the carpentry world at a very young age; his Grandmother would have Kenneth drive nails into a tree stump to keep him busy under her watch and thus began a love for working with his hands. He enrolled into a vocational school to learn to be a machine operator for the tool and dye industry. Upon graduating he found there were few openings for this trade so Kenneth decided to go into the construction business; his tutelage and learning the craft came from “old school contractors.” He learned all the different facets of the remodeling trade; framing, trim, plumbing, electrical and so much more, evolving daily as he continued to grow and learn. With 34 years of experience under his belt and within his hands Kenneth talks excitedly about being able to apply what he loves to do; his knowledge of carpentry with the master skills of residential construction allows for him to go into our clients homes and bring their dreams to a reality. We are excited to have Kenneth on board as a team member with NJW Construction.
As a Lancaster Ohio native, Jason Humes, has been actively fulfilling the carpentry and construction needs of the Central Ohio region for 20 plus years. He is highly skilled in residential trim carpentry, cabinetry construction and the installation of both. However, he is not limited to the above skill set; he is also an expert hardwood flooring installer, deck builder and operator of heavy construction equipment. James was the acting general contractor in building his own personal home in 1996; he is in-tune with the needs of construction sites as well as the needs from the home-owners perspective. We are pleased to have Jason’s expertise on our team and available to fill the needs of our NJW Construction clients.
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, UDCP
Kelsey graduated from the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University in 2012. During her years of study 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. Kelsey is also UDCP certified through the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
Rochelle comes to us with over 20 years of Kitchen and Bath design/sales experience, an Interior Design Degree and a Bachelors of Technical and Applied Sciences from Ohio University. Rochelle received her professional designation of Certified Interior Designer (CID) from Palomar College Design Institute and Green Certified Professional (GCP) from National Association of the Remodeling Industry. She has proven ability in creating balance between beauty, functionality and budgeting when attending to client needs; along with having a great eye for architectural detail with creative ways to define and manage space, her background in sustainable building materials and the processes allows for her to provide sound advice on environmental impacts.
Ted, affectionately known as Teddy began working as a young teen in the field of carpentry and remodeling. He comes to NJW with 29 years of experience in the remodeling industry and is skilled in every phase of residential construction projects; from plumbing, electrical work, framing, drywall, painting and finish carpentry. He is 42 years young and having started at such an early age in carpentry work it has allowed and given Teddy time to craft and master his skills.