At Innovative Construction, taking ownership in every single project, large or small, allows us to put an emphasis on producing a quality result. Across our diverse portfolio of projects, pride in our work is evident in the completed projects. Innovative Construction is committed to providing each client with a level of service that exceeds expectations. This is accomplished by an experienced and motivated team that is knowledgeable, reliable and thorough.
Innovative Construction is a leader in providing value-added construction service to our clients by creating a successful partnership throughout the construction process. We believe in QUALITY workmanship, which we consistently deliver through our EXPERIENCE. Our INTEGRITY is based on forming lasting relationships with our clients as evidenced by a high percentage of referrals and repeat clients.
Jim graduated from Southern Tech in 1971. While in school he began his construction career as a laborer. Over the years he advanced to foreman, superintendent, project manager, VP of Operations and Executive VP for a national based construction company. During those years he continued to attend classes and seminars on project management, client – customer – contractor partnership, quality control (project and corporate level), NAHRA inspection, multi-trade & building material seminars and OSHA.
Originally from Ohio, Randy graduated from the International Union of Operating Engineers in 1982. Over the years, he has continued his education receiving certificates from Harvard University in construction management and landscape design. Randy has worn many hats over the years, working as an Operating Engineer, Superintendent, Project Manager, and Vice President of Operations. His expertise is in coordinating and scheduling projects to complete on time and on budget. Randy holds licenses in 25 states across the country and founded Innovative Construction in 2005 with co-owner Jim Carlson.
Lia BenevidesVP of Finance
Josh ArrudaSenior Project Manager
Alanna HarleyProject Manager
Jonathan YaghjianProject Manager/Estimator
Allisha JacyszynProject Manager
Meghan PinksawLead Estimator
Doug FinglissDirector of Information Technology
Alex SauretteAssistant Director of IT
Laura ValliancourtAccounting Assistant
Chewbacca GiffordOffice Pup
Lia has over 20 years of experience in public and corporate accounting as well as internal auditing. A Rhode Island native, she graduated from Salve Regina University with a BS in Finance and a MS in Accounting. She began her career in public accounting through auditing not-for-profit, real estate, construction, healthcare and government agencies. Serving as the Manager of Internal Audit for the Rhode Island Airport Corporation and supporting the airport’s Board of Directors; she went on to become the Controller for a defense contractor in Middletown, Rhode Island. A Certified Fraud Examiner, she joined Innovative Construction in 2016.
A Rhode Island native, Josh graduated from the New England Institute of Technology in 2012 with an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Engineering which followed with a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management. Josh has worked in the construction industry since 2000 performing renovations and new construction in the residential and commercial sectors. He started his career with Innovative Construction in 2011 as a Superintendent. Josh is consistently developing his skills along with numerous client relations as an estimator and project manager.
A Rhode Island native, Alanna holds a BS in Interior Design from Mount Ida College. In 2013 she relocated to Los Angeles, where she worked for C.W. Eisner, as an Interior Design Assistant overseeing multiple high end residential projects. Working closely with custom woodworkers, upholsters and finishers to achieve the client’s vision, she oversaw projects through installation. She also coordinated photoshoots of completed residences, two of which appeared in LUXE Magazine. Upon returning to the Ocean State, Alanna worked for a tile showroom before joining Innovative Construction in January 2017.
Dana has always had a passion for the arts and interest in the design field. Dana graduated from Bethany College in 1991 with a BA in English and spent 10 years working for MAY Company in their credit department. While working as an executive she realized how much she enjoyed space planning and went back to school where she received a certificate for residential design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2003. Since then she has worked as a kitchen and bath designer and loves guiding clients through the detailed design process from beginning to end. Dana joined Innovative in 2015.
Throughout this consulting time he had the pleasure to work with Innovative Construction. As he continued through life he found himself spending considerable time working with ICI and their amazing team. Watching the company grow consistently, he became an employee in 2011 and, later, a full time employee. He now enjoys his time planning, deploying, and maintaining various communication and other technologies for Innovative and their family.
Laura is a Tiverton, RI native and holds a BFA from the Maine College of Art with a concentration in photography. Laura has been working as a professional photographer since 2001 and also has over 20 years of experience in sales and customer service. Laura brings a strong team work ethic and that, coupled with her organizational skills, make her invaluable in our accounting department. Laura began working at Innovative Construction in 2017.
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