About the Owners
J&R Custom Builders LLC is a new partnership between Suburban Builders of Tidewater (Rick West) and JR Contracting Inc. (Joe Rollins). Combined they give customers over 50 years of custom home building experience.
Joe and Rick take a hands on approach to a new level. Rick runs the business side and Joe builds the homes. All work is directly supervised by us for a second-to-none finish to your custom home. We look forward to helping you build the home of your dreams.
Rick West, the son of a brick mason was involved in construction since the age of ﬁfteen. Rick’s father was a master brick and stone mason who’s philosophy was do it right or don’t do it. His father set a high standard for the work he and his men did and Mr. West would not hesitate to tear out work that did not meet these standards no matter what the cost. Rick West has adhered to this philosophy in his building, real estate, and heating and cooling businesses.
Rick West is a 1970 graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Production Management.
He has a Real Estate Brokers license and a Class A Contractors license in the state of Virginia. Currently Mr. West is a partner in J &R Custom Builders LLC, Broker/Managing Partner/CEO of Coldwell Banker Professional, Realtors and Owner of Lighthouse Mechanical Heating and Cooling,
Prior to forming J&R Custom Builders with Joe Rollins, Mr. West was President of Suburban Builders of Tidewater Inc. for 20 years. Building homes in Tabb Lakes York County, Sommerville York County, Running Man York County, Michaels Woods Hampton, Southhall Landings Hampton and Rolling Woods Williamsburg.
Joseph Rollins is a premier Custom Home Builder on the Peninsula. Joe graduated from Poquoson High school in 1989 and the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School in 1994.
Joe started JR Contracting in 1996 as a home framing business, then expanded to home building in 1999 as JR Contacting Inc. He comes from a long line of woodworking craftsman, as much of his family (past and present) build custom boats. While not a boat builder, Joe had a hammer in his hand at a young age. His skill and knowledge of carpentry and building are what set him apart in the home building community.
Joe lives in Poquoson with his wife Amy. They have four daughters Hayley, Lexie, Macie and Katie, and one son, Cam. In his free time, Joe loves hunting, fishing and spending time at the beach with his family, and their 2 German Shorthair Pointers, Scout and Blu.
We specialize in custom home building and renovation in Hampton Roads. We have over 45 years combined home building experience would love to talk to you about building your dream home!
Hours: M-F 8am - 5pm