Company History

Company History

In the summer of 2006, a hardworking and resourceful young man named Jason Lajeunesse founded a small building & remodeling company in Southern New Hampshire as a general contractor. Inspired by his father’s career work in the industry, and needing to reinvent himself in a tough economy, Jason boldly founded JDL Building & Remodeling as a solopreneur.

By doing quality work, being extremely communicative with clients, and keeping his promises, Jason soon developed a small and successful business.

Three years later, Jason’s wife’s cousin Charles Knight left his own carpentry start-up to join JDL as Jay’s “right-hand man.” The addition of Chuck enabled key support for the growth of the organization.

Today, JDL is a respected full-service Seacoast firm that employs an impressive 20 full-time staffers, and continues to grow.

By focusing on the basics of honesty, thoroughness, and conscientiousness, plus going beyond to help those less fortunate, JDL Building & Remodeling has forged a reputation for best-in-class professionalism and community leadership.

Company timeline

2006 - JDL Building & Remodeling is established out of Salem, NH as a NH Limited Liability Company and as a Massachusetts Foreign LLC

2007 - First JDL employee is hired

2008 - Company relocates to Exeter, NH

2009 - Charles Knight (former owner of Knight Builders) joins JDL

2009 - JDL completes first substantial commercial subcontracts at Riverwoods Retirement Community in Exeter

2010 - JDL starts a service division called “United Framing,” specializing in framing, siding, and roofing of custom & speculation homes

2011 - JDL grows to 10-plus employees

2012 - JDL relocates to Greenland, NH

2013 - JDL donates its services and staff to complete their first community project, a.k.a. “The Bowie House”

2014 - JDL donates its services and staff to complete their second community project, a.k.a. “The Barn Project”

2014 - JDL completes a record annual total of 56 jobs for customers on the Seacoast

2015 - JDL nominated for Exeter Chamber of Commerce “Small Business of the Year” Award in the construction category

 

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