About Us

Established in 1976 by James R. LeFaivre known by family, friends, and clients as Jim. Jim graduated from Towson College with a degree in education. He later received his master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. While working as a teacher at Woodlawn Elementary School and Later Glyndon Elementary School, he started a construction company working mainly during the summer break building additions and other home renovations for friends and coworkers. Realizing that construction was his true passion, he took a leap of faith and left teaching to continue his construction company full time. Jim initially operated by building homes in Baltimore, Howard, and Carroll counties. He obtained his Maryland Home Improvement License in 1983 and began to specialize in that industry.

Jim and his wife Patty had five children, three daughters and two sons. All his children at one point or another had some experience in the business. His sons worked every summer with the carpenters and Jim, learning carpentry and how to treat a client’s home. In 1996, his oldest son Matt joined the company full time. After studying business management at Franciscan University, Matt was brought on to implement new technology in the company. Matt designed the very first www.lefaivre.com website in 1996. He implemented estimating and scheduling software. He also studied AutoCAD at Carroll Community College under Professor Ed Goldberg, an architect teaching at the college. Designing became a passion of Matt’s and led him to study and learn all types of residential design including new homes, additions, kitchens, and bathrooms. By 1999, Jim and Matt we leaders in the industry and had developed a turnkey approach to the remodeling process. In 2000, J.R. LeFaivre was presented with one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, Remodeling Magazines Big50. Along with the national award the company was also voted “Carroll’s Best” in the Home Improvement category by the Carroll County Times. Matt went on to be featured and published in Remodeling Magazine, Real Estate Magazine, Qualified Remodeler Magazine, and the Washington Post to name a few.

Jim and Matt decided to grow the company while continuing the core values that made it a success. In 2002 Andy Whitfield joined the LeFaivre Construction team as a lead carpenter. Through his hard work and dedication to our clients and carpenters Andy is now a company salesman and manager. His service to our clients is exceptional. In 2005, Andrew LeFaivre, “Drew”, joined the company after graduating from Arizona State University. Drew has been an integral part in streamlining accurate estimating, scheduling, and company management systems. He is the voice of the company and is who you will speak with when you call today.

Since 1976 we have continued the hard work, integrity, and dedication to our clients and their homes. Our motto is, “Quality is defined by what you do when no one is looking.” Through consistent training, systems, and standard carpentry processes, we have established one of the best teams of carpenters and trade contractors in the industry. Our process takes you from concept to completion in easy, manageable steps to ensure a smoothly run project and that you get what you want. The LeFaivre’s and their professional team stamp their name on everything they do. No cutting corners, no good enough attitudes, only the correct way and 100% effort. Place your trust in us and you’ll see the difference. Do yourself a favor and call LeFaivre today.