John grew up in Richmond and attended Hampden-Sydney College. During his summer breaks, he worked in the construction industry learning the trades from the ground up. Upon graduating in 2006, John spent many months exploring career opportunities and met with professionals in the fields of real estate and investments. It wasn't long before he realized that he was not meant to sit behind a desk as he enjoyed working more with his hands and being outside and on a job site. He started his career as a carpenter’s helper with the first contractor and worked his way into a Carpenter position. He was a Project Coordinator with the second contractor he worked for. Through learning the trade, he became passionate about building and construction. He launched Hampden Hill Custom Building (HHCB) in June of 2009. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Jo, their three children, and their dog, Lucy. John is an active member of HBAR and PRO Central VA and continues to be engaged in Richmond outreach.
William was born and raised in Richmond and attended Hampden-Sydney College, graduating with an Applied Mathematics degree in 2012. He began working at Hampden Hill Custom Building as a carpenter’s apprentice. Through hard work and dedication, William is now the Project Manager overseeing the day to day details on each custom project. He enjoys the outdoors, carpentry, and spending time with his family at the river.
Keri grew up in Richmond and has been a part of the design industry for the past 10 years. She worked as the Decorative Product Specialist for the Sherwin Williams Paint Company for several years assisting clients with their paint and wallcovering selections, and she and her husband enjoy flipping houses on the side. Color and interior design have always been a passion for her along with hanging out with her 2 teenagers, spending time with friends and family at the water, and working on her own house projects. She is excited to be a part of the Hampden Hill team and looks forward to working with each client on their unique spaces.
Susan grew up in Fairfax County and attended Hollins College where she majored in Economics and Spanish. She began her 16 year career in Finance with the International Monetary Fund in D.C. where she worked abroad in Austria and Dubai. In 2008, she resigned from the IMF so that she could stay at home to raise her three children. A few years later, Susan and her husband Vic (VMI '93) decided to leave the rat race behind and moved to Richmond for a slower pace and better quality of life. They made their home in the far west end where they are involved in their community and their children's schools and sports teams. They enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors with their yellow Lab. After 2 years of working at the Capital One West Creek campus, Susan assumed the position of Business Manager at Hampden Hill. She has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the HHCB team and is excited about the progress of the design center and the continued growth of the company.
Leigh was born and raised here in Richmond, Va. She has a Business degree along with her own entrepreneurial experience as well as supporting her husband's locally owned restaurant. Leigh worked at Carmax in the MIS department for 5+ years where she met her husband, got married and eventually chose to be a “work from home mom” for 16 years managing her personal business and raising three children. She’s been back out in the workforce now for 2 years and loves it! Her family enjoys all things JMU where her husband, Kevin attended and her middle son attends currently. For fun, they love to have game night, weekend getaways with friends, attend sporting events and play tons of tennis! Leigh’s family also works closely with the Autism community offering lots of knowledge, assistance and support when possible. Leigh is thrilled to be a part of the HHCB team!