our staff - herr and co

Family Owned And Operated, Herr & Co. Brings Two Generations Of Builders To Your Project.

Jim Herr and his son Mike Herr co-own Herr & Co. and cherish the opportunity to work together while building both a legacy and the dreams of their clients here in the Valley. Both are Class-A building contractors, and collectively they have provided comprehensive services including contract administration, subcontractor coordination, and management of cost, time, quality and safety since 1988.
Herr & Co. is fortified with carpenters on-staff and a full office team to ensure the completion of your dream home or commercial project. Our staff is professional, punctual, and here to help you every step of the way.

Jim Herr

Jim Herr

Owner, President & Founder

Jim began his first paid position as a construction worker in 1975. He incorporated Herr & Co. in 1988 and has been building in Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley ever since.

He enjoys the diversity of the projects Herr & Co. sees from year to year. "We have had the privilege of building everything from tiny houses of 350 square feet to custom homes that exceed 10,000 square feet and renovating historic buildings such as an 1800s Antebellum home, as well as modern dwellings with masonry, glass and steel. We have taken-on churches and various types of medical offices and seen those congregations‘ and professionals’ dreams come true. That being said, what I enjoy the most are the relationships we build along the way."

Jim is married to his wife Rhonda and is blessed with three sons, three daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. He and his wife have a small farm, where they raise Tarentaise cattle and other livestock. In their free time, they enjoy traveling with their trail horses.

Where is his favorite local spot to dine or hang out? There are too many to choose just one!

Mike Herr

Mike Herr

Owner, Vice President of Production

Mike grew up working summers on his dad’s job sites and found a great fit that he’s turned into a career. He worked for five years as a mason after high school before bringing his skill set to Herr & Co. in 2005.

Mike loves unique building challenges and interesting design concepts. He enjoys honing-in on the fine details of each project and welcomes the opportunity to learn new things with each project. Much like his father, his favorite part of the building process is building relationships with new and familiar clients.

Mike and his wife Rachel have a nine year-old son named Cole, as well as a Brittany bird dog. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful family, bird hunting and fly fishing.

Where is his favorite local spot to dine or hang out? Pale Fire Brewery.

Patrick Carl

Patrick Carl

Carpenter

Patrick has been with Herr & Co. for nearly two years, but he has been a carpenter and had experience in restoration and woodwork for over fourteen years.

He likes being a part of each project from start to finish, but he mostly enjoys doing finish carpentry and seeing the smile on each client’s face.

Patrick lives with his girlfriend Nichole and their two year-old son Levi. He enjoys messing in the garden or his shop and canoeing on the river or hiking.

Where is his favorite local spot to dine or hang out? It’s a split pick between Hawksbill Brewery and Wisteria Winery.

Sam Carter

Sam Carter

Estimator & Project Manager

Sam has been with Herr & Co. for three years. He came to the company with two years of carpentry experience and an excitement to learn more about the industry.

During his time with the company, Sam has further grown his love for the construction process. He enjoys the detailed planning of each project and getting to see each client’s dream come true.

Sam lives with his girlfriend Michaela and their "herd" of animals on their horse farm hidden against the Blue Ridge Mountains. He is a passionate whitewater kayaker, and he takes every opportunity he can to drive and hike in the mountains.

Where is his favorite local spot to dine or hang out? Billy Jack’s in Harrisonburg.

George Dodson

George Dodson

Project Coordinator

George is a new member of the Herr & Co. team, and he is quickly finding the pulse of the industry. He is excited to apply his background in sales to a new field that he is deeply passionate about.

He most enjoys the process of taking something that people have dreamed about for a long time and helping it become a reality.

George fell in love with his wife in Harrisonburg, and they have continued to fall in love with Harrisonburg itself. They love cooking, hiking, fantasy football, dungeons and dragons, craft beer and the local music scene.

Where is his favorite local spot to dine or hang out? Lola Mo‘s ("try the pastrami, you won’t be disappointed").

Jon Fountaine

Jon Fountaine

Carpenter/Superintendent

Jon has been with Herr & Co. for a little over four years. He came to the company with over thirteen years of construction experience and has taken every opportunity to continue growing that career.

He has fun meeting and working with the many different people involved in the building process. Jon also looks forward to breaking ground on each new project because it represents a fresh start and an opportunity to apply everything that was learned on the previous project. The completion of each project then brings a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that he values moving forward to the next.

Jon is part of a close-knit family that enjoys spending time together. He and his siblings (along with their children) spend many weekends at their camp in Bath County hunting, fishing and shooting targets.

Where is his favorite local spot to dine or hang out? He has explored a few local breweries like Stable Craft and Skipping Rock and has found beautiful scenery and great food/beer at most of them. He also likes Emicio’s restaurant in downtown Staunton.

Ned Gearing

Ned Gearing

Carpenter/Superintendent

Ned has been with Herr & Co. for nearly two years, but he has worked in the industry for over eighteen years.

For Ned, the most enjoyable part of the day-to-day construction process is building relationships both with coworkers and clients. He values the camaraderie in the company and the combined efforts toward a common goal.

He is married to his wonderful wife of eleven years, and they have a five year-old son who is a "spitting image of himself." Ned enjoys woodworking and disc golf in his free time, as well as spending time with his family in nature.

Where is his favorite local spot to dine or hang out? "My favorite all around restaurant is the Golden Pony. When my wife and I go out for nice meal we usually go to the Local Chop and Grille. My favorite local brewery is the Friendly Fermenter."

Kyle Herr

Kyle Herr

Carpenter/Superintendent

Kyle has been a full-time carpenter for twelve years, but he feels like he has always been around construction because some of his earliest memories are of being on a job site.

Having shared much of his life with his family engrained in the industry, it is no surprise that continuing to do so is still one of his favorite parts of the construction process. He enjoys working with the Herr & Co. family, as well as helping client families see their dreams come true.

Kyle, his lovely wife Adrian and their three year-old son live in Harrisonburg and love it every day. He enjoys painting and drawing, as well as spending time with his family.

Where is his favorite local spot to dine or hang out? Vietopia in Harrisonburg.

Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith

Business Manager

Lisa is one of the newest team members, having joined Herr & Co. as business manager in July of 2019. Originally from Ohio, she spent her early career working in agricultural communications in the Washington, D.C. area. More recently, she enjoyed home educating her two boys and serving as a homeschool co-op leader.

Although not directly involved with the day-to-day building process, Lisa enjoys seeing the quality and variety of custom building projects with which Herr & Co. is engaged. She is also delighted to help contribute to the office management and financial success of the company.

Lisa and her husband Jim are the parents of two young adult boys: Nick and Evan. One of their favorite family activities is hiking and taking-in the beautiful scenery of the Shenandoah Valley (usually with a camera in hand). In her free time, she enjoys traveling, photography, sewing and quilting, genealogy and spending time with family and their dog, Marley.

Where is her favorite local spot to dine or hang out? She loves local barbecue, and Hank’s Grille & Catering is an excellent choice.

Neil Wastie

Neil Wastie

Carpenter

Neil has been with Herr and Co. for nearly two years and has been working as a skilled carpenter for over fifteen years.

He most enjoys seeing a project through to the end and being able to look back at what the team was able to achieve together.

Neil is the father of two beautiful children, and they enjoy exploring the beautiful Shenandoah Valley by hiking on the weekends.

Where is his favorite local spot to dine or hang out? Pale Fire Brewery.

Justin Yoder

Justin Yoder

Carpenter/Superintendent

Justin was a subcontractor for Herr & Co. for four years before joining the team as a full-time employee five years ago. He has been in the industry as a carpenter for over fourteen years.

Justin takes pride in the finish woodworking aspect of each project because of the fine details it involves.

He is happily married to his wife of fifteen years, and they have two sons. He enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing, camping and anything else outdoors here in the Valley.

Where is his favorite local spot to dine or hang out? American Indian Cafe, Food.Bar.Food and Sushi Jako in Harrisonburg.