Javen Construction


Jeffrey P. Spitz

A fourth -generation Spitz in the construction business, Jeff began his career working in the field during the summer after studying carpentry in high school at BOCES. After earning an Associate of Science Degree from Finger Lakes Community College, Jeff worked as an Assistant Project Manager while completing his Bachelors of Science in Construction Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology graduating with honors, Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Beta Gamma, in 2004.

As a principal of the firm, Jeff is committed to Javen’s core values to ensure client satisfaction and continued success as an organization. Working closely with the project managers, he is involved from pre-construction through close-out. Jeff is instrumental in maintaining Javen’s long-standing relationships with clients such as Rochester General Hospital, UBS, and Linden Oaks giving these private clients as much time and attention needed to move their projects forward to a successful completion.

Kevin Harris

was already a seasoned professional when he joined Javen Construction in 1998 having worked for both general contractors and developers. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the L.C. Smith College of Engineering at Syracuse University earning a place in the Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineer Honor Society. Utilizing his education and skill set, Kevin has worked in the community on the Town of Greece Plumbing Board, Buildings & Grounds Committee at St. Michael Parish School and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Kevin has been instrumental to the success of a wide range of projects in the public and private marketplace. Managing large, challenging public projects for local school districts, such as Penfield, Newark, and Victor, he is known as a knowledgeable professional giving the care and attention necessary to bring these difficult projects to completion. Working diligently for private clients with high expectations such as Patrick Pontiac, CDS Monarch, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Linden Oaks, Kevin has consistently delivered superior projects.

Thomas “Whitey” Charland

is a 1990 graduate of SUNY Alfred with a degree in Civil Engineering Technologies. He has gained expertise working for firms from several construction disciplines. Whitey’s reputation as a smart and knowledgeable project manager were confirmed when he joined the firm in 2003. ACI Level 2 certified, he has extensive knowledge of concrete and masonry systems, while his experience as a residential carpenter and a woodworking hobbyist adds to his understanding of building systems.

Whitey has completed successfully such new building projects as SUNY Geneseo Putnam Hall, Steuben County Nursing Home and North East Joint First District and he has completed many renovation projects such as Honeoye Falls CSD Phase 1C, Brockway Hall at SUNY Cortland, and Canaseraga CSD. In 2012, he began the renovation of a LEED Certified, $20 million gymnasium project for Buffalo State College that was completed in the spring of 2014. It is Whitey’s vast construction knowledge and experience that brings these challenging projects to a successful completion.

Micah Brown

Micah Brown Sr. Project Manager Micah came to Javen with a solid project management background.  A 1999 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.  Prior joining Javen’s Team in 2012, Micah was employed by other area contractors as a project manager providing […]

Lisa Gilbride

Lisa Gilbride Sr. Accountant / HR Coordinator Although Lisa spent 20 years in corporate America, she grew up in a Rochester construction family.   After leaving big company life, she spent several years managing offices for local landscape companies before joining Javen late in 2021. Lisa, after two years as the […]

Alyce Schaller

Alyce Schaller Sr. Project Coordinator/Billing Coordinator   Alyce came on board  with Javen in 2009 with a long history of working in the construction industry in offices of varying sizes.  Having experienced  the project paperwork process from different viewpoints to include subcontractors, general contractors, and construction managers, nothing at Javen […]

Eric Haney

  Eric Haney Project Manager Growing up in and working for a family masonry business, Eric’s passion for the construction industry was sparked at a young age.  Prior to joining Javen Construction in 2020, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus in construction management from […]