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 Lovettsville, 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. Robert’s civic endeavors include: 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.
Lisa started in construction in Upstate New York working with her father and her uncle. While attending University at Buffalo 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.
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 Office Manager and Bookkeeper. She also assists the Production Manager with day to day operations.
Before coming to Lauten Construction, Kelsey was an administrative assistant for a company that built luxury high rises in Arlington. The idea of working at business that does historic home restoration in cozy downtown Purcellville appealed to her. She is newly married and moved to the Leesburg area and has embraced the rural life. She and her husband are enjoying raising their dog, goats, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, and honeybees. She is also leaning the art of making goat cheese and goat’s milk soap.
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.
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.
“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 Stoneleigh 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.
Brad has worked in the trades in and around Northern Virginia area for over 18 years. He was given the opportunity to learn carpentry in his late teens and has taken every occasion since to hone his craft, particularly in his love of finish carpentry and tile. He is a perfectionist and it shows through to the completion of his projects. Our clients are not only thrilled with the “art” of his finished product but enjoy working with Brad throughout the time frame of the job.Brad lives with his wife and 3 children in Front Royal where he enjoys spending time with his family and is a devoted basket ball and football coach in his community.
Bob has lived in Loudoun County since his late teens. He is a self-taught carpenter that has excelled in his field for the last 30 years. Although he is an excellent framing carpenter, his true talents lie in his problem solving ability. Bob is also very good at managing and mentoring the work crew assigned to his jobs and gets high marks for his understated sense of humor. When he is not busy working on site he enjoys building furniture and spending time with his cats. He also loves searching for unique finds at flea markets.