401-467-7600  |  126 Bellows St, Warwick, RI  02888

About Us

Upholding a tradition

When a business is begun by a family patriarch and kept alive by the next generations, there is an undeniable point of difference. And when the company name carries the family name, that difference becomes pivotal. James G. Deslandes, Sr., owner and president, brings over 40 years of experience and integrity to the business, begun by his father back in 1953. Now, Jim Jr. brings not only inherited skills but a college degree in Construction Management and a global firm background to the business. The family combines practiced building techniques and business principles with a staff of skilled tradesmen to service our customer base of residential and commercial clients.

  • Licensed in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut
  • Certified Lead-Safe Remodeler
  • Member RI Builders Association
  • OSHA Certified
  • Gold Design Award Rhode Island Monthly October 2014
  • Member Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce

Our combined staff experience of over 200 years combined with employee retention of, on average, 10 years, enables us to provide consistency, knowledge and loyalty to our clientele on every project.

Client quotes:

"Each worker assigned to these restorative projects was highly skilled and professional in carrying out his specific work related responsibilities as well as being very attentive and cooperative to our suggestions and concerns as this project moved forward to completion. We wish to express our sincere appreciation to each and every proficient staff member for the exquisite craftsmanship and full collaboration encompassing the awesome completion of these superior designed facilities."

"To live through nine months of construction, and still love your contractor, says a lot about a contractor! Things are back to normal around here now, but a little lonelier without 'the guys.'"

"We appreciate the crew and subs good work and patience. They all were people we enjoyed having in our home and they were all very accommodating. You certainly made the process much easier and we really appreciate getting our shower back so quickly!"

James Deslandes Sr.

President and Owner
  • Jim grew up in the family business and has devoted his 40 year plus career to developing new skills, fostering partnerships with architects and sub-contractors and creating a collaborative, positive work environment. His pursuit of learning new skills and researching products continues today.
  • Licensed contractor in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut
  • Board member Rhode Island Builders Association Rhode Island
  • Representative for National Builders Association
  • Member Rhode Island Building Official Association

Jill V. Deslandes

Vice President/Business Manager
  • Jill has over 35 years of corporate experience moving from her original career in accounting to joining Jim to manage the business side of Deslandes Construction in 2000.
  • Master Degree in Accounting at Johnson & Wales; Bachelor Degree in Management at University of Maine

James Deslandes Jr.

Vice President/Operations Manager
  • Jim came back to Deslandes Construction in 2012 after working as a project manager at a global construction firm. His skills, experience and degree in Construction Management are the foundation of his ability to successfully manage our residential projects, coordinate employee and subcontractor schedules and oversee all day to day operations.
  • Bachelor Degree in Construction Management; Roger Williams University

Nicholas Bouchard

Commercial Project Manager
  • Nick came to Deslandes Construction in 2013 with a degree in Construction Management and prior experience as project manager at a regional contractor firm. He now manages the estimating, scheduling and execution of our commercial projects and approaches each one with professionalism and utmost attention to details.
  • Bachelor Degree in Construction Management; Roger Williams University

Richard Hicks

Estimator
  • Richard has over 30 years of estimating experience and applies his knowledge of product, schedules and labor requirements to every detailed estimate he prepares.
  • Bachelor Degree in Architecture at Wentworth Institute

Megan LaForge

Designer/Product Coordinator
  • Megan brings 20 years of experience in the interior design industry to her role as Designer/Product Coordinator. Her experience in kitchen and interior design, granite fabrication, and plumbing fixture sales gives her a range of knowledge to assist our clients with finish selections and design decisions.
  • Bachelors Degree in Urban Design Architecture Studies; New York University

Jaclyn Finale

Assistant Business Manager
  • Jaclyn’s voice is the one you hear when calling the office. Her diverse background in office management keeps our office running efficiently and she approaches customer service with a positive and friendly attitude.

Merrick Leach

Custom Cabinet Maker
  • The talent Merrick brings to our custom woodworking shop allows us the ability to create any piece visualized by our clients whether small or large, simple or complex. Merrick can turn a piece of wood into a beautiful, functional masterpiece crafted specifically for any space.