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 & 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.
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.
Meredith joined the company in August of 2019.
She 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.
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.”
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.
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.
Russ “Rusty” Walters
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.
The Carpenters of Jack Finn & Company - John Barry
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 - Denis Cirlin
Denis, one of the carpenters who joined our team in 2013.
The Carpenters of Jack Finn & Company - Bill Ward
Bill started with us in 2006
The Carpenters of Jack Finn & Company - Juan Ortiz
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.
Craftsmen and Quality Vendors
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
From the archives, Jack with his tool belt on.
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. Also recently completed in Caldwell NJ is Grover House and the Wilson in 2019 and 2020.
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.