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Judith Powell, Founder, Owner and CEO

Judy has been involved in the building industry for over 30 years where her passion for design, construction and architecture led her to form J. L. Powell Construction, LLC in 2003.  Prior to forming the company she initially became involved by working on small to medium sized rehab projects.  Progressing to an interest in new construction she believed more women needed to be in the forefront of the construction field.  Her goal was to streamline and implement designs and layouts that made sense and worked well, and pay more attention to detail in the homebuilding process.   

Many years of formal education and “hands on” experience have been key ingredients to forming and running J. L. Powell Construction, LLC.  Judy is a hands-on contributor wherever possible, although her main focus is on design, estimating and project management.  Her formal education includes an Associate’s Degree in Administration and Management (Southern New Hampshire University), a Bachelor’s Degree in English (Boston College) and a graduate level Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard University.

As a professional who is committed to her business and to continually expanding her knowledge within the industry, Judy is currently a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the Home Builder’s and Remodeler’s Association of New Hampshire, the National Association of Home Builder’s Professional Women in Building Council and the Build Green New Hampshire Council.  She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Southern New Hampshire chapter of the Home Builder’s and Remodeler’s Association of New Hampshire and also a committee member for their Annual Pinkerton Academy Trades Night event.  She regularly attends trade shows for the design and home building industry.  Currently, Judy is working toward completing her professional designation as a Certified Graduate Builder with the National Association of Home Builders.  She also holds a Home Improvement Contractor’s license in the state of Massachusetts.

Prior to forming J. L. Powell Construction, LLC past business background includes several years in the technology and legal fields.  Judy also has property management experience, once being a Trustee and President of the Board of Directors for a self-managed 50 unit condominium complex.  As a commitment to those responsibilities Judy completed the Community Associations Institute Leadership Training Program for Directors and Managers of Community Associations. 

Judy is currently a volunteer in the Women Build program for Habitat for Humanity.  In her limited spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, biking, entertaining and  reading.  Taking after her grandmother, she also designs and sews her own window treatments and accessories.

Project Design Team

J. L. Powell Construction uses design professionals with 15+ years experience in both residential and commercial design.  Working with homeowners, contractors and other design professionals, they possess a working knowledge of local and state building codes.  Our designers work with the Project Manager and the client in designing your custom home or remodeling project.  We also work with a Massachusetts-based, licensed, structural engineering firm when necessary for the project.

Specialty Design - Kitchen and Bath

Our kitchen and bath design professionals at Comfort Kitchens of New Hampshire have over nine years experience in the kitchen and bath industry.  Located in southern New Hampshire they serve customers from all over New England and provide clients with a wide array of choices and options in cabinetry, countertops, hardware and more, featuring cabinetry by Dynasty / Omega , Aristokraft, Contractor's Choice and Homecrest.

Specialty Design – Closets

At J. L. Powell Construction, we believe in maximizing space and providing our clients with options, particularly when it comes to valuable closet space.  To this end we work with Brian and Mary Pat McSharry, owners and operators of Closet & Storage Concepts of Franklin, Massachusetts.  From design to manufacture to install, the team of professionals at Closet & Storage Concepts help our clients get the most out of the space they have.  With a focus on understanding the needs and preferences of our clients they design each space with purpose and will transform an ordinary closet, pantry, laundry, mudroom or garage into an area that is not only efficient and well-designed but visually appealing as well.  They use a range of materials, including melamine, MDF, wood veneers and even bamboo panels.  Closet & Storage Concepts’ portfolio of projects includes an Extreme Makeover Home Edition home, a project for This Old House in Newton, Massachusetts and three Homes for Our Troops homes in Massachusetts.  They are also members of the National Association of Home Builders.

Systems Team - Plumbing

For our New Hampshire customers, we use Daigle Plumbing & Heating, a well respected and established contractor with 28 years in the industry.  They are a lead-safe and EPA certified firm, specializing in custom heating and plumbing systems, well pumps and filtration systems and radiant heat design and installation.  They are members of the Water Quality Association and the National Association of Home Builders.

Systems Team – Heating and Air Conditioning

J. L. Powell Construction has been using the professionals at Liberty Air Heating and Air Conditioning since their inception in 1988.  As with most others on the J. L. Powell Construction team of professionals, Liberty Air’s owners offer a personalized experience in heating and air conditioning for our customers since they do all the work themselves.  Professional, courteous and reliable, they are an integral part of our team.

Systems Team – Electrical

Another key member of our team, Levasseur Electrical Contractors, Inc. has over 27 years experience in the industry.  With a crew of 20+ employees they cover both commercial and residential projects.  They belong to the Electrical Contractors’ Business Association, are OSHA10 approved and NFPA70E Certified.  Owner Dan Levasseur is also a member of the National Association of Home Builders and Build Green New Hampshire.  As with our other team members, Dan and his crew are professional, courteous and always go the extra mile in their work.  Levasseur Electrical Contractors, Inc. is also active within the community with the sponsorship and care of Veteran’s Park in Manchester, New Hampshire and involvement with SkillsUSA, Inc.

Millwork Professionals

Specialty millwork and interior trim are an important part of every J. L. Powell Construction project.  As a result we use only highly skilled craftsmen with an eye for detail and a passion for their trade.  Led by Gregg Darrach with over 33 years experience in the field, we offer custom window sills, oversized trims and baseboards,  feature windows, entry doors, curved staircases and small cabinet built-ins to name a few.  Working in conjunction with the project manager and client our millwork professionals make each home or project unique and distinctive.



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J. L. Powell Construction, LLC
P. O. Box 4225
Windham, NH 03087

Phone: 603-303-6270
Fax: 603-890-0150
Email: jpowell@jlpowellconstruction.com