Joseph A. Watkins Jr. LEED AP BD+C
Joseph Watkins is the owner & CEO of J.A. Watkins, Inc. a design and construction firm based in Greensboro North Carolina. Joseph is a 2009 graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a degree in Construction Management.
Upon graduation, Joseph launched his career with Hensel Phelps Construction Company in Fort Bragg North Carolina as a field engineer and later office engineer. While at Hensel Phelps, Joseph acquired layout techniques, direct management skills and developed long lasting relationships with subcontractors that remain to this day. Joseph went on to work on multiple large commercial construction projects including a Marriott Marquis Hotel in downtown Washington D.C. and a connector at BWI airport before deciding to relocate to be closer to home accepting a position with Samet Corporation in Greensboro, North Carolina as a project engineer and later a superintendent.
During his tenure working in the construction industry Joseph has directly managed the coordination of subcontractor operations, reviewed and processed submittals and worked with architects and engineers to solve or avoid potential problems. His experiences have provided him with a well-rounded understanding of the detailed construction process.
After working in the industry for 8 years, and hearing so many complaints regarding negative experiences with contractors, Joseph decided there was a need for a dedicated, detailed oriented contractor who takes pride in their work and enjoys taking on challenges. That is when he decided to start J.A. Watkins, Inc.
Joseph lives in Ridgeway Virginia where he was born and raised. He enjoys spending time with his 3 year old daughter, helping others in need and watching football. He invites you to connect with the company via social media to stay up to date on the latest news regarding J.A. Watkins, Inc.!