Meet Our Team

Introducing the individuals behind JPS Construction and Design who work together every day to ensure that our clients are satisfied. JPS was awarded as one of RI’s Best Places to Work in 2024 by the Providence Business News & Best Companies Group.

Construction

President

Jamie Stebenne
Jamie StebennePresident
Owner and Founder, Jamie is a licensed contractor in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He started working in the construction industry while studying architecture at Roger Williams University. By the time he graduated with his Bachelor of Architecture in 2008, Jamie was co-owner of a full-fledged construction and design business. In 2012, he branched out on his own and established JPS Construction and Design. Jamie is very hands on and is still heavily involved in a majority of the construction projects. He can usually be found out on a job site ensuring the work meets the high standards of quality and workmanship JPS upholds. Jamie was also honored by PBNs 40 under 40 in 2021 and joined the RIBA board of directors in 2023.

Project Managers

Kevin Sawyer
Kevin SawyerVice President
Vice President, Kevin Sawyer is a fellow graduate of Roger Williams University. After earning his Bachelor of Architecture in 2008, Kevin went to work for an international interior design firm specializing in high-end hospitality projects. In 2011, he joined the JPS team as lead designer. Over the years, Kevin transitioned to the role of vice president and general manager. While Kevin now spends most of his time managing construction projects, he still tackles design challenges whenever he gets the chance. In 2022, Kevin became a Viewrail Certified Installer.
 William H. Lytle
William H. LytleProject Manager
William started his career at JPS as a carpenter’s helper in 2011 while working towards his degree at New England Institute of Technology. He received his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and Associates Degree in Building Construction and Cabinet Making in 2012. William’s field experience and quick thinking make him an excellent leader, and his passion ensures jobs are completed to the highest caliber. He is the lead project manager in Massachusetts and has helped to continue the growth of JPS further into Massachusetts.
Andrew Fenster
Andrew FensterProject Manager
Andrew began working in the construction industry for his father’s company at the age of 16, Fenster Construction Inc. While working there he gained skills and knowledge building custom homes all around Aquidneck Island. In 2018, Andrew decided it was time to make his own path and began a career at JPS. Due to his hands on experience, hard work and dedication, he was quickly promoted to Project Manager. Andrew takes the time to share his knowledge and skills with others, which strengthens the crew he leads. His positive, “can do” attitude and keen eye for design details makes it a pleasure for his co-workers and customers to work with him.
Dominic Skrajewski
Dominic SkrajewskiProject Manager & Designer
Dominic joined JPS in 2020 and has a hybrid role as a Project Manager and Designer. He graduated from Roger Williams University in 2016 with a Master’s Degree in Architecture. Dominic’s hybrid role within the company allows him to execute exceptional construction methods without compromising design intent. His experience ranges from custom new construction homes, carefully crafted additions and personalized renovations.
Jonathan Camelo
Jonathan CameloProject Manager
Jonathan started his construction career at JPS in 2014 as a carpenter’s helper. He has gained tremendous field experience over the years leading him to become a well-rounded Project Manager. Prior to JPS, he received his Associates Degree in Building Construction & Design Technology from the New England Institute of Technology. His great attitude and vast knowledge of the industry makes him an invaluable asset to the company. Jonathan loves spending time with his family and in his free time you’ll find him either watching a football game or playing the drums with his band.
Khem Prasad
Khem PrasadAssistant Project Manager
Khem joined the JPS Team as an Assistant Project Manager in 2024 and brought with him 26 years of experience in the construction industry. Khem’s acumen for the industry comes from years of hands-on experiences and his dedication to learning. He started out his career as a laborer in Manhattan and through hard work, he worked his way up to site supervisor. Khem continued to sharpen his skills and took courses at NYU for Business Management. His knowledge of commercial and residential construction is invaluable and we’re glad to have him on our team.
Jon Filiatreault
Jon FiliatreaultAssistant Project Manager & Shop Manager
Jon Filiatreault joined JPS in 2020 as a Lead Carpenter, proudly bringing over 25 years of experience in the field. Jon started with framing and through the years, he worked up to more pronounced skills in high-end finish carpentry and cabinet making. Jon enjoys working in the field and sharing his knowledge of carpentry with others in the company. His keen eye for design details and hands-on experience makes him an integral member of the JPS team. In 2024, Jon was promoted to Assistant Project Manager / Shop Manager, where he continues to help JPS produce finely crafted cabinet work and complete high quality homes for our clients.

Design

Sue Horwitz, NCARB, AIBC
Sue Horwitz, NCARB, AIBCDirector of Design
Sue joined JPS in 2017 and is a licensed architect in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Prior to JPS, Sue had over ten years of experience working as a licensed architect in Canada. She has faced and conquered many design challenges throughout her career. Her thoughtfulness and attention to detail is unmatched. She dedicates herself to her projects and makes sure each space is designed to perfection. Sue currently volunteers as a member of the zoning board in Portsmouth, which highlights her vast knowledge of building and zoning codes.
Hayley Wilkinson
Hayley WilkinsonLead Designer
Hayley graduated from Roger Williams University in 2020 with a Master’s Degree in Architecture and joined JPS shortly after. While attending school, she worked for her father’s general contracting company as a laborer. Her direct knowledge of the field work, combined with her educational background, has given Hayley an excellent understanding of design-build companies like JPS. Hayley is driven to apply her knowledge and assists the design team in producing high quality drawings for our customers.
Loukas Varas
Loukas VarasDesigner & Assistant Project Manager
Loukas joined the JPS Design Team in 2022 after earning his Master’s Degree in Architecture from Roger Williams University. Loukas’ attention to detail and positive attitude makes him an essential asset on our design team. He is currently transitioning into the role of an Assistant Project Manager, taking projects from design through construction management.
Matthew DiGianvittorio
Matthew DiGianvittorioDrafter
Matthew joined JPS in 2022 and is a welcomed addition to our growing JPS Design Team. He graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2020 and earned his Bachelors Degree in their architecture program. When he’s not designing, some of Matt’s favorite hobbies include ultimate frisbee, reading, vinyl collecting and cars
Tom McKenna
Tom McKennaDrafter
Tom graduated from The Catholic University of America in 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning. After working in Washington, D.C. for a few years post-grad, Tom made the move back to his home state of Rhode Island. Tom joined the JPS Design Team in 2023 as a drafter and has shown his eagerness to learn and attention to detail which is an excellent addition to the Design Team.

Leadership

Lindsey McCarty
Lindsey McCartyAssistant Vice President and Finance Manager
Lindsey started at JPS in 2014, handling marketing, payroll and clerical duties. She quickly grew into the role of managing all aspects of the company’s day to day financial activities. She now oversees many different areas of the company including marketing, HR and employee training. She also works closely with the Project Managers to monitor client budgets, invoicing, A/R, and A/P functions, and manages the sub-contractor and vendor account relationships. Lindsey is a critical component of the financial success of the company. Lindsey graduated from Manhattanville College, where she played NCAA Div 3 field hockey and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
David Stebenne
David StebenneCorporate Secretary and Business Manager
In his leadership role as Business Manager, David works to ensure financial and regulatory compliance, and build corporate strategy. He oversees the financial and real estate investments, and develops benefits and compensation programs for the JPS team. David comes from the world of financial planning, where for over 25 years, he advised clients how to grow and protect their personal wealth while reducing taxes and other financial risks in their plan. In his free time, David enjoys boating, skiing, and his two dogs, Emma and Sadie.
Tricia Wilkey
Tricia WilkeyHuman Resources Manager
Tricia joined the JPS team in January 2020. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration and years of experience in the field of Human Resources. In addition to providing support in the day to day office operations, she is responsible for the HR functions of recruiting, orientation, payroll, and employee relations. Tricia is a critical asset to JPS Construction & Design.

Office Staff

Jennifer Gardner
Jennifer GardnerBusiness Manager
Jennifer has worked in the construction and property management industry for over 15 years and brings a wealth of experience to JPS Construction and Design. She is passionate about helping others and goes the extra mile to assist our clients, showing them the care and respect they deserve. When she’s out of the office, you can find Jennifer spending time with her family and two dogs, Jagger & Nikki.
Shane O'Rourke
Shane O'RourkeSocial Media & Marketing Director
Shane joined the JPS team in 2021. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and got his first job in marketing at a sporting goods company. Shane uses his creative mindset and technical know-how to facilitate all of JPS Construction and Design’s marketing and advertising. Shane uses all types of techniques to capture our project details including impressive drone photography and videography.

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OUR COMMITMENT

We are committed to upholding our most cherished values in every project and task we take on. From inception to completion, JPS will be with you every step of the way.