Veteran Craftsman and Builder Joins Generation Homes
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Cora Johnston, President of Generation Homes announced that Jon Berthiaume has joined the custom homebuilder as a project manager with a concentration on the remodeling division.
“Jon’s solid background and experience is a perfect fit for our personal commitment to timeless architectural details, stylish craftsmanship, innovative design elements and the forward-thinking integration of technology and sustainability,” Johnston said.
Berthiaume has 28 years of experience as a custom builder, remodeler and woodworking craftsman.
In addition to completing several custom homes, kitchen and bath renovations and entire home remodels, he has worked on many large scale hotel projects and multifamily renovations.
“Since I was young I’ve known that I would be in the building industry. As part of my education in high school and college I was very lucky to design and build several full houses,” he said.
With a passion for woodworking and construction, Berthiaume received a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Technologies and Building from Keene State College (now UNH) in Keene, N.H.
Seeing his potential and excellence in the building trades, he was recognized by his professor and part owner of a nationally known timber frame company and immediately hired out of college.
Jon learned to refine some of his skills and began making custom furniture pieces for many of their clients. Later, he was part of the design team, building systems team and project management. While in New England he was fortunate enough to work in Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York City.
Berthiaume, acclaimed as a builder, woodworker, designer and project manager decided to make the move to Florida with his family 10 years ago and took a job with a commercial general contractor that traveled extensively all over Florida remodeling hotels, apartments, homes, kitchens and baths.
Projects included large scale hotel renovations in Palm Beach and South Beach as well as hundreds of small renovations throughout Northeast Florida.
“I am very excited about my professional move to Generation Homes. I’m currently working on a whole house remodel as well as some small master bath renovations. I’m also helping my fellow project managers complete various projects. I’m looking forward to many years with Generation,” Berthiaume said.
Generation Homes is currently building in Ponte Vedra Beach, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine Beach, Sea Grove, Anastasia Dunes, Sea Colony, Marsh Creek, and Whispering Oaks and on various lots in St. Johns and Flagler Beach, Beach Haven, Oceanside in Palm Coast, in historic Beauclerc in Jacksonville as well as on private lots in Northeast Florida.
For more information call Donna Sadowski Vice President of sales and marketing at (904) 955-4769 or visit www.generationhomesusa.com.