Jeremy Smith, F&S Building Innovations’ Residential Division Manager was named one of the nation’s TOP 40 Under 40 by Professional Remodeler for 2017. Jeremy oversaw the completion of close to 100 projects in 2016, totaling almost $2.2 million and over $3.1 million in 2017. Starting at F&S Building in 2002, Jeremy worked his way through various positions from field employee, to warehouse manager, sales & design consultant to division manager, building a network of suppliers, subcontractors and an employee team that is one of the Roanoke Valley’s finest.
Team members like Jeremy contribute to F&S Building’s long term success. F&S has been a leading residential & commercial contractor in the valley for over 40 years, expanding over several decades from initially being a custom home general contractor to now handling millions of dollars in commercial renovations for large corporations such as Carillion, Kroger and Sheetz. Recently, the F&S team has significantly increased their capabilities by adding options for interior design & custom decorating by a certified interior designer, as well as understanding the principles of universal design for aging in place.
F&S Building Innovations is launching an entire new suite of custom services and solutions to help customers navigate the process of large, decision-intensive renovations. People are often weary of taking that first step to remodel a kitchen, bath or large living area. It can be very overwhelming to choose a design, find a reputable contractor, and even how to decorate once the construction is complete. F&S Building recognizes these concerns and has the tools available to alleviate their client’s fears and take them through the process step by step.
Any type of renovation is a big investment and the wrong choice can be costly if the customer is dissatisfied with the end result. By offering schematic renderings, F&S can take the guess work out of the process, giving the customer a true visualization of what to expect. F&S even has the capability to supply 3D renderings, offering clients the ability to get the overall feel of a completed renovation before even starting the demolition process.
F&S continues to raise the bar of implied expectations for their clients. There are things that should be expected that you may not find in many contracting companies. The F&S team will
-do a thorough ‘job walk’ prior to commencement of any project. This allows the original design consultant who sold the project, the production manager and the construction superintendent to review the project, evaluate the jobsite for access & storage needs, as well as discuss parking needs, electrical availability and anything that may affect the construction process. Sometimes, there are specific things to keep in mind such as special site conditions as it relates to neighbors and access to the property.
– communicate with the customer regularly while the renovation is in progress and alleviate as much of the typical construction chaos as possible. Simply keeping customers informed of what is scheduled for the day or completion goals, as well as communicating clearly when things just don’t go as planned helps them understand what’s happening and be prepared for the process.
-always leave the jobsite neat and clean each day. There is always a certain amount of debris and materials during the construction process but F&S does its best to tidy up before leaving each day.
-leave their customers not only satisfied but extremely pleased and anxious to refer F&S to anyone that may be considering a renovation project in the future.
F&S Building Innovations Inc. has been in business since 1976, is Licensed and Insured and holds an A+ rating with the BBB.