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Company History


JM Stitt Construction, Inc was established as a family business  in 1985 and incorporated in 1994.  We continue to have the family value  attitude with both employees and clients.

From it's inception, JM Stitt has centered it's focus on the commercial and retail market.  After 32 years, we continue to enjoy the trust of numerous original clients as well as those new clients added along the way.

The company established its roots in California but has since grown to operate throughout the western United States.   We offer unlimited services including preconstruction, design build, construction management as well as full scope general contracting services.

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JOHN M. STITT - CFO - Founder

John Stitt's career started with Jack Malven Corp. in 1968 as a carpenter. He was promoted in 1974 to the position of Estimator/Project Manager. In just for short years he was Vice President of Construction and expanded their volume from $5 million to $14 million. In 1981, John became President and CEO of Jack Malven  Construction division. In the interim, John received his BA degree from UCLA and obtained his California Contractors "B" classification license in 1981.

In 1985, John realized one of his personal goals and J.M. Stitt Construction Company was formed as a full service general contracting firm, specializing in new commercial construction, tenant improvement, remodel and seismic upgrade. One measure of success was the company's incorporation in 1994.

JULIA T. STITT - President, CEO

Julia Stitt's background in the construction field began at Paine Sheet Metal in 1983 as office manager. In 1984 she joined Jack Malven Corporation as a Contracts Administrator and Executive Secretary.

In 1985, she teamed up with John, when he formed J.M. Stitt Construction Company. Good secretaries are hard to come by, so John proposed and they married in 1986. Julia presently is President and CEO. She held a California Real Estate License in 1988 and is a licensed private pilot.

JUSTIN STITT - Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Justin joined the management staff in 2006 after six years of field duties ranging from carpentry to project superintendent. He has quickly proven himself as an accurate, skilled estimator and follows many of his successful bids with project engineering/management expertise. Justin was promoted to Vice President in 2010.

Justin currently oversees all field operations of the company as well as personally managing specific projects.

BILL HOFFMAN - Senior Project Manager

Bill Hoffman was raised in a construction family on the banks of the Ohio River at Parkersburg, West Virginia. He supplemented his income as a Police Officer for sixteen years by doing small remodeling and repair jobs. Bill later owned and operated a maintenance and construction company near Charleston, South Carolina.

Shortly after moving to Southern California in 1997, Bill began working for J.M. Stitt Construction as a Superintendent. Bill has completed numerous projects including a three-year, seventeen building group project near the campus of UCLA in Westwood, California.

Bill's ability to efficiently manage his projects, on time and under budget, has helped elevate him to the position he currently holds as project manager where he continues to remain a major asset to our company.

CASEY HILGENBERG - Senior Project Manager

Casey joined the company in 2000 as a carpenter and soon proved his leadership abilities as a foreman, then superintendent. He joined our office oversight staff in 2011 and has proved himself (again) to be proficient at estimating, management and crew disbursement. In 2012, he helped establish our restaurant specialty division.  Casey's expertise in  restaurant new construction and remodeling has become a critical component of our continuing success.

SEAN BANIONIS- Estimating Director/Project Manager

With a background in HVAC,  Sean  joined the company in 2012 as a junior estimator. He has since established himself as an integral part of not only our estimating department, but also the project management team. Sean currently oversees and assigns all incoming projects to our estimating staff.


Michael's background started in Business Management for 10 plus years.  He entered the construction field in 2002 as a finished carpenter and a fixture installer.  He proved himself with his leadership skills and was soon promoted to site superintendent and project manager.  Michael came recommended to us by one of our clients in 2014.    Soon after,  he was welcomed into our project management team.    His specialty  is primarily tenant improvements in  the retail  industry.

KATE MCCORKLE-STITT - Corporate Secretary/Office Manager

Joined our team in 2003 as a secretary and has risen to the position of Corporate Secretary. She supervises our payable and receivables department. She is a California Notary.

RACHEL LINK - Contract Administrator/Billing/Accounts Receivable

Joining our team in 2009, Rachel was quickly promoted to the position of Contract Administrator where she oversees the issuance of all our contracts and change orders. In addition to her contracting responsibilities, Rachel also produces the majority of our billings and coordinates contract issues with our clients. Rachel is a California Notary.

Sue Anderson - Contracts and Insurance Specialist

Sue has been with us since 2013.  Her background was in real estate and escrow.  She is a natural fit for us issuing and tracking contracts, warranties, subcontractor insurance and subcontractor compliance issues.

Maria Ruth-Krick - Administrative and Safety Coordinator

Maria joined the JM Stitt team in 2013.   She is the happy face and voice that greets you in the front office and on the phone.  She wears many hats in the company.  Safety Coordinator, Travel Coordinator, Equipment Rental Coordinator to name just a few.  Maria is our "Go To" for our special situations.

Alison Ravo - Human Resource Director/Infrastructure Accounting

Alison Ravo joined the company in 2017.  She received her BA degree in Liberal Arts  from the University of Texas (cum laude) in 2008.   She lived in  Florence Italy for four years before returning back to the United States.  She brings  with her an accounting background in the hospitality industry. She is currently working towards obtaining her CPA.


We also have  additional personnel in our estimating department, accounting department and office assistants to aid in our day to day activities.  We are very proud to have  each and everyone of them on the JM Stitt Construction, Inc team.


Our field personnel are too many to list! Many of our employees joined early on with J.M. Stitt Construction, Inc. and are still with our team. They have a combined total of over 250 years of commercial construction experience! We are extremely proud of their professionalism and loyalty.