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

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

Richard Hicks

  • 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

James Deslandes Jr.

Operations Manager
  • Jimmy came back to Deslandes Construction in 2012 after working as a project manager at a global construction firm. His skills, experience and education are the foundations of his successful project management.
  • Bachelor Degree in Construction Management; Roger Williams University

Nicholas Bouchard

Project Manager
  • Nick worked for a large, regional commercial contractor for two years prior to bringing his expertise to Deslandes Construction and now leads our large projects with professionalism and utmost attention to detail.
  • Bachelor Degree in Construction Management; Roger Williams University

Matthew Quider

Project Manager
  • Matthew has been in the construction industry for over 11 years acting as a commercial project manager and brings a calm demeanor and high level of management skills to the commercial side of Deslandes Construction.
  • Bachelor Degree in Construction Management; Central Connecticut State University

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.

Christopher Lansek

  • Chris has been with Deslandes Construction for almost 20 years and creates beautiful custom homes while seamlessly advising clients, coordinating sub-contractors, and managing a team of carpenters. Our clients often say they miss him and the crew after the completion of the project.
  • Associates Degree in Electronical Engineering from New England Institute of Technology

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.