Title: President & Owner
Company: New Divide Construction
Location: Waynesboro, Virginia, United States
Jonthomas Wiles, President and Owner at New Divide Construction, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in construction management.
Mr. Wiles has excelled in the construction industry for over three decades. He began his career as a laborer with the steel crew with Augusta Erectors Inc. from 1993 to 1996 and subsequently provided superior service as an ironworker and steel crew superintendent with Harmon Construction, Inc. and subsequently a steel crew worker and superintendent with Harmon Construction, Inc.
With Lantz Construction Company, a leading general contractor in Broadway, Virginia, Mr. Wiles excelled with the steel crew and as a superintendent, assistant project manager and project engineer from 2007 to 2020. To augment his construction expertise, Mr. Wiles earned a Bachelor of Arts in mechanical engineering from Blue Ridge Community College in North Carolina in 2009.
Since 2020, Mr. Wiles has flourished as president and owner of New Divide Construction, a premier home builder, general contractor and remodeling contractor located in Waynesboro, Virginia. His primary responsibilities include overseeing a team of 12 employees, doing estimates and proposals, meeting clients, scheduling and coordinating with project managers and superintendents to monitor projects.
Mr. Wiles attributes his success to the lessons his grandfather taught him, especially the importance of having strong work ethic. He decided to start his construction company because he wanted to empower construction workers and make them feel like a true part of the company. Having experienced working his way from the bottom to the top of other construction companies, he knew what his team needed. As a career highlight, Mr. Wiles cites starting his own company and setting high standards for his employees and his projects. In the coming years, Mr. Wiles envisions himself continuing the work in his current industry, and he also wants to spend more time with his grandson.
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