Learn about our Team and Culture

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to work with you to complete your vision.
We are able to offer our services to clients with a wide range of unique projects. Our team at Jack Finn & Company Building Contractors includes experienced professionals with the skillsets necessary to realize every detail of the construction plan.

Jack Finn

Jack Finn

President

Jack Finn & Company has been in business in the Montclair, NJ area since 1980. Known locally as a residential renovator and custom home builder, Jack brings his expertise to the construction site for a timely completion of every job, with elegant results.

Jack graduated from Montclair State College received a BA with a major in Sociology and a minor in Mathematics . Jack also received a teaching certificate, grades 6-12, in Social Studies and Mathematics from the University of Maine, Orono.

Wendy Finn

Wendy Finn

Office Manager

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, with a masters in French literature and language from Middlebury College, Wendy negotiated publishing contracts on behalf of French authors for 15 years in NYC.

At first glance unlikely, this niche professional experience actually proved valuable when she transitioned to the company in 2006. Wendy handles the minutiae of federal and state compliance, vets all contracts, and verifies all subcontractors’ insurance policies meet our standards and are current. She is also involved in processing invoices and signs the checks.

Welcome to Jack Finn & Company, Building Contractors! This is our dedicated Team.
We would love to start working with you. So please, get in touch!

Since 2006, the company has also completed a variety of interesting commercial renovation projects,
including two LEED Gold commercial buildings in Montclair.

Lance

Lance

Estimator - Project Manager

Lance joined our team in 2011 as an estimator/project manager. He previously worked 12 years for a design/build firm. Lance graduated with a BS in CADD and Manufacturing Engineering from Allen School of Engineering Trine University. He is, as one client commented: "a great addition to your deep bench". Lance is also LEED AP BD+C (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional Specializing in Building, Design and Construction.)

Russ “Rusty” Walters

Russ “Rusty” Walters

Estimator - Assistant Project Manager

Russ, a graduate from West Virginia University with a BS degree in Landscape Architecture, has worked for Finn Builders as Project Estimator since January, 2017.

Prior to working here, he worked as Project Estimator for several other commercial and residential general contractors, and was also employed as a Construction Project Manager for several real estate developers. Russ also owned and operated his own real estate development and construction management Co.

Russ brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in Project Estimating and Construction Management and is a valuable asset here at Finn Builders.

Rob

Rob

Project Manager

Rob started working with Jack Finn & Company in 1999. He started as a working foreman. He worked as a carpenter and project manager but as he worked on larger projects we needed his skills full time as a project manager to supervise and coordinate the tradesmen and complete the projects on schedule without sacrificing quality.

Ken

Ken

Project Manager

Ken has been with Jack Finn and Company since 1998 as a project manager. He has a BS in Building Construction from Virginia Tech. A very satisfied client said: “Ken is an excellent project manager. He gets things done in a way that is very seamless for us and he is very client focused.”

Michael

Michael

IT Consultant

Michael started working with us in 2009 as our IT consultant. He is a master with spread sheets and produces weekly reports on all jobs as well as taking care of billing.

Meredith

Meredith

Assistant Office Manager

Meredith joined the company in August of 2019 and assists with daily book keeping tasks and office management duties.

She also has extensive on-site construction experience. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware, with a BA in Liberal Arts, and has a Construction Project Management certification from Pace University.

The Carpenters of Jack Finn & Company - John Barry

The Carpenters of Jack Finn & Company - John Barry

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John and Jack have worked together since 1985.

Our carpenters are the heart of the company. The most experienced carpenter has been with us for 30 years and most of the other members of the team for more than 10 years. They are the first and last on site. Our carpenters are OSHA and CPR trained to work safely and maintain a clean site.

The Carpenters of Jack Finn & Company - Mike Lorenzo

The Carpenters of Jack Finn & Company - Mike Lorenzo

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Mike joined the team in 2003

The Carpenters of Jack Finn & Company - Bill Ward

The Carpenters of Jack Finn & Company - Bill Ward

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Bill started with us in 2006

The Carpenters of Jack Finn & Company - Juan Ortiz

The Carpenters of Jack Finn & Company - Juan Ortiz

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Juan, a valued member of our team, joined us in 2018.

Juan, a professional mover is a great addition and help in furniture assembly, and keeping the job site organized, neat, clean and safe.

The Carpenters of Jack Finn & Company - Denis Cirlin

The Carpenters of Jack Finn & Company - Denis Cirlin

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Denis, one of the carpenters who joined our team in 2013.

Craftsmen and Quality Vendors

Craftsmen and Quality Vendors

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At Jack Finn & Company Building Contractors, we work with only experienced professionals, craftsmen and vendors. With unique skill-sets, superb quality and attention to detail our work stands out from the crowd. Completed Jack Finn homes have been known to be sold by agents touting "A Jack Finn custom renovation".

With our experienced staff, excellent service and quality vendors we are able to offer our services to clients with a similarly large range of unique projects. Our projects include small bathrooms and kitchens, large scale interior alterations, both small and large additions, as well as new custom-built homes and adaptive re-use projects.

Jack Finn from 1984

Jack Finn from 1984

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From the archives, Jack with his tool belt on.

Wendy Finn

Wendy Finn

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From the archives.


Since 2006, we have also completed several exciting commercial renovation projects, including three LEED certified commercial buildings in Montclair – Greenworks and Academy Square, the former Kimberley School/Gibbs Secretarial College and the multi-award winning Hillside Square, formerly the Church of Christ Scientist.

Inspired by the success of Hillside Square, the Christian Science congregation in Red Bank initiated a similar renovation project with construction on-going in 2014, and completion expected  July 2015.

Concurrent with these exciting projects, our team continues to work on the large and small scale residential projects upon which we have built our reputation for attention to detail, budget and schedule, integrity in our dealings with clients, subcontractors and suppliers, and overall excellence of work.