The Lauten Construction team
Drew has over 17 years experience in the building field. Four of those years were spent in Asheville, NC gaining experience with different companies and working on a wide variety of projects. He grew up in Loudoun County, working summers and weekends for Lauten Construction before going off to get his Degree in Art from Savannah College of Art and Design. He and his father have worked together on many unique projects and plan to work on a few more, before Robert retires. Drew is currently a full partner in the business, bringing new energy, enthusiasm and his own unique style to our projects. His hobbies include woodworking, antique trucks, and flying model aircraft. He currently resides in Leesburg, Virginia.
Vice President and Founder
Robert has over four decades of experience in construction. He knows about building things to last. He loves working on old buildings, and has learned a lot about historic construction materials and methods by taking many old structures apart and putting them back together. He keeps up to date on construction technology by following the trade press, attending shows, classes and seminars, and participation in industry associations. Civic endeavors include terms as past Chairman of the Town of Purcellville Economic Development Advisory Committee, Past President and Director of the Purcellville Business Association, past Director of the DC Metro NARI chapter, and long time youth sports coach. Hobbies include hands-on building, gardening and riding his Harley Sportster.
Design – Project Consultant
Lisa started in construction in Upstate New York working with her father and her uncle. While attending Buffalo University she worked summers for Habitat for Humanity. After graduating with a BA in Architecture, she worked as an estimator and project manager for a commercial HVAC company in the northeast, and on residential renovations in Pittsburgh. Her professional interests include adaptive reuse of older structures, cooperative problem solving, and keeping a smile on everyone’s face. Lisa lives in Leesburg with her husband and two sons.
Donna has been with Lauten Construction since 1992. She was our third employee and did payroll with a pencil, blue payroll book and printed tax tables (way before QuickBooks)! She grew up in Leesburg, graduated from Loudoun County High School, and now lives in Shepherdstown, WV with her husband and two children.
Debi was the owner of an HVAC company that did subcontracting for Lauten Construction. We were pleased when she “retired” and decided to work with us. She has over 15 years of experience managing a contracting business. Her role here is bookkeeping and assisting the Design –Project Consultant with day to day operations.
Brian started with us in 2013. He drives to work everyday from Gerrardstown, WV. He is an excellent carpenter, a good mechanic, and great with customer service. Brian says he likes to be able to take an idea or simple drawing and bring it to life, and he has demonstrated the ability to do this on several fine projects. In his spare time he works on his collection of vans, and is building a tree house for his daughter.
Mike has 30 years of construction experience as a helper and journeyman, and is currently a master level carpenter. In his career, he has worked for several of the top builders in the Western Loudoun area, and has been with LCC for almost ten years. As a project manager, he has been responsible for supervising the construction of several large residential projects, and a few light commercial jobs as well. He is a talented, versatile craftsman, a conscientious manager, and a gentleman. He works hard to keep his jobs on schedule and under budget, while exhibiting top notch craftsmanship and getting rave reviews from every one of our clients he has worked for.
“If you can dream it, I can build it,” says Shawn,our kitchen and bath design and build expert. He earned a degree in Fine Arts from Shepherd University, holds a Journeyman’s card with the Carpenters and Joiners of America and is a Certified Tile Installer with the North American Tile Council. He has been plying his trades in Northern Virginia for more than 25 years. Recently he faced a new challenge: a tiled shower and tub, usually referred to as a Roman Tub, which he dubbed “shub,” shorthand for shower/tub. The client was elated with the finished product. When Shawn is away from the job site, he writes music and plays drums with local bands and makes gourmet meals with his wife Melissa.
“I involve my clients in every aspect of their project with the goal of 100% satisfaction,” say Chris, another of our accomplished project managers. With more than 30 years experience in construction, he has expertise in drywall, tile, plumbing and electrical work. He is most accomplished in historical renovations and finished carpentry. Some of his historical projects include: the Paul Mellon Horticultural Library, an estate renovation of Stoneliegh Farm in Middleburg, an 1800’s log cabin restoration and The Rail Stop renovation project in The Plains. Chris has managed large, long term projects with both in-house staff and sub contractors. He is also working towards his Class A Contractor’s License.
Tyler hails from Martha’s Vineyard where he has been doing carpentry work for over 15 years. His vision is to design and build self-sufficient houses, reintroducing simplicity and efficiency, combined with next level craftsmanship and functionality. He prides himself on finding simple solutions to complex problems. If Tyler were not using his skills as a carpenter he would be managing an organic farm with the help of his ever present dog, Mulligan.