We Build The R.I.G.H.T Way for our Clients!

J. Raymond Construction Corporation was founded by John Sofarelli in 1988 based on the core values of respect, golden rule, integrity, humility, and trust.

John envisioned a company committed to treating its employees, customers, and business partners the Right Way. In the past thirty years, J. Raymond Construction has become one of the most recognizable construction companies in the Southeast, delivering diverse facilities such as grocery stores, shopping centers, medical offices, banks, and warehouses, entertainment, attractions, pharmacy/distribution. Since its founding, J. Raymond Construction has remained committed to delivering work of the highest quality for a wide range of commercial and industrial clients.

Family. Culture.

We guarantee that we will always treat you with respect, work with the highest level of integrity, and treat each client as we would like to be treated.

J. Raymond Construction fosters a culture where employees can reach their full potential. Our family culture is built on our core values of respect, integrity, the golden rule, humility, and trust. These are the standards and values that our clients expect, and they are the values that allow us to achieve excellence from concept to the closeout of each project. Our success, consistency, and longevity all come from how employees are valued. They represent the fundamental principles that employees embody in both their personal and professional interactions.

Leadership. Team.

J. Raymond Construction's leadership team is fully committed to its employees and its business partners. The leadership embodies the values of respect, integrity, the golden rule, humility and trust that the company was founded upon. Part of what makes J. Raymond Construction unique is its focus on customer service and being proactive in anticipating client needs and resolving problems in a satisfactory manner. That mentality starts with leadership and permeates through the entire company. J. Raymond Construction is well respected throughout the construction industry in part because of the character and temperament of the leadership team.

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John Sofarelli
President / Owner
JSofarelli@jray.com

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Jon Roemer
Vice President Preconstruction Services / Partner
JRoemer@jray.com

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Dan Cramer
Vice President / Partner
DCramer@jray.com

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Scott Mellen
Senior Project Manager / Partner
SMellen@jray.com

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Adam Spiewak
Project Manager / Partner
ASpiewak@jray.com

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Russ Suddeth
Senior Vice President / Owner
RSuddeth@jray.com

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Tom Borgia
Chief Financial Officer / Partner
TBorgia@jray.com

Community. Partnerships.

Our commitment to the local community is one of the things we are most proud of as a company. We have been able to partner with nonprofits such as Habit for Humanity and iBuild Central Florida in order to provide affordable housing and to help people learn more about the construction industry. Pathways To Care is another partnership we are extremely proud of, as they provide housing services to military veterans. Our founder, John Sofarelli, is on the board at the University of Florida and is a guest lecturer at the university.

Sustainability. Commitment.

We take sustainability very seriously, and we have embraced the concept in our construction. To our team, sustainability means both the preservation of the environment and the efficient use of resources to ensure the longevity of a project. Sustainable buildings have a positive long term environmental impact, by generating less waste and lowering the consumption of energy resources. Sustainability isn’t a onetime concern—we believe that it needs to be considered in all phases, from design, construction, operation, and maintenance. Many of our J. Raymond Construction employees are LEED certified.

Safety. Commitment.

J. Raymond Construction is committed the providing a safe work environment for our employees and subcontractors. That commitment extends to each and every one of our projects and to every individual who steps foot into one of our buildings. Our priority is to make sure that each project is accident free. In order to ensure the safety of each project, we maintain strident safety regulations and utilize extensive training programs to greatly reduce the potential for hazardous outcomes. "Keeping our team members safe involves leadership and visibility from managers, communication and accountability from employees, and education and guidance to keep everyone updated on the latest safety measures." Each employee needs to be empowered to identify work conditions that could potentially be unsafe. Accidents are preventable, and J. Raymond strives to lower the number of accidents on each project to zero.

Community. Partnerships.

Our commitment to the local community is one of the things we are most proud of as a company. We have been able to partner with nonprofits such as Habit for Humanity and iBuild Central Florida in order to provide affordable housing and to help people learn more about the construction industry. Pathways To Care is another partnership we are extremely proud of, as they provide housing services to military veterans. Our founder, John Sofarelli, is on the board at the University of Florida and is a guest lecturer at the university.

Sustainability. Commitment.

We take sustainability very seriously, and we have embraced the concept in our construction. To our team, sustainability means both the preservation of the environment and the efficient use of resources to ensure the longevity of a project. Sustainable buildings have a positive long term environmental impact, by generating less waste and lowering the consumption of energy resources. Sustainability isn’t a onetime concern—we believe that it needs to be considered in all phases, from design, construction, operation, and maintenance. Many of our J. Raymond Construction employees are LEED certified.

Safety. Commitment.

J. Raymond Construction is committed the providing a safe work environment for our employees and subcontractors. That commitment extends to each and every one of our projects and to every individual who steps foot into one of our buildings. Our priority is to make sure that each project is accident free. In order to ensure the safety of each project, we maintain strident safety regulations and utilize extensive training programs to greatly reduce the potential for hazardous outcomes. "Keeping our team members safe involves leadership and visibility from managers, communication and accountability from employees, and education and guidance to keep everyone updated on the latest safety measures." Each employee needs to be empowered to identify work conditions that could potentially be unsafe. Accidents are preventable, and J. Raymond strives to lower the number of accidents on each project to zero.

Awards. Recognition.