Production Manager Jason Slaysman
Jason joined the Boardwalk Builders team in December of 2010. As Production Manager, he oversees all field operations and represents the company in all production-related matters from project mobilization to close-out. A native Marylander and University of Maryland, College Park alumnus, Jason relocated to Delmarva in 2004 from Alexandria, Virginia. He has 15 years of construction experience working for architects, general contractors, a millwork distributorship, and a national homebuilder. Jason spends his time away from work enjoying boating and beach life with his wife Amanda, son Jack, daughter Kate and Labrador Retriever, Daisy.
Estimator Jake Burton
Jake works to take an initial concept and turn it into a detailed plan with projected costs. He uses his drafting skills to create blueprints, construction details and 3D renderings. Jake joined the Boardwalk Builders team in 2010. He began his career in residential construction with his family’s business as a child, and dedicated himself to absorbing practices and techniques from his father. At the age of ten, Jake used his welding skills to construct the first of three air cannons as part of the World Championship PunkinChunkin, featured on Discovery Science Channel. Jake currently holds the PunkinChunkin World Record (4483’). Jake has a degree in Architectural Engineering, and is continuing his education at the University of Delaware.
Contract Administrator Martha Withers
Martha has been our Contracts Administrator since 2003. She prepares our sales and trade contracts, change orders, and she obtains our building permits. In addition she emails our clients weekly to update them on the progress of their remodeling projects. Before moving to the beach Martha was the contracts manager for an international manufacturing company in the Washington area and has a Master’s Degree in international business management. When she is not working you may see her out and about the coastal area on her bicycle or paddling her kayak. She is a supporter of and a volunteer for Coastal Concerts and other local performing arts groups.
Office Manager Lynn Kortvelesy
Lynn is our longtime office manager and bookkeeper, having joined us in 1990. More than likely, you will hear her voice answering phones. In addition to the usual bookkeeping tasks, Lynn handles most service calls and client invoices. She is a Sussex County Delaware native with a BS in accounting from the University of Delaware. She lives in Dagsboro with her husband, Rich, and has two adult children.
Design & Selections Coordinator Eric Engelhart
Eric came to Boardwalk Builders in 2006 with prior experience as an Interior Design Assistant from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He also acquired a Bachelors of Science Degree at Penn State University (1990) and has 20 years of management experience. Eric works with clients in the design selection process and manages projects through many phases. He spends much of his spare time with family and friends, and embracing the Rehoboth Beach Community and environment.
Lead Carpenter Donnie Wells
Donnie was born & raised in Milton, Delaware and followed his father & uncles into the construction business. He joined Boardwalk Builders in 2001 and has worked his way up from staff carpenter to Lead Carpenter.
Lead Carpenter Ed Phelan
Ed is a Delaware native and started his carpentry trade with a best friend’s family. He studied engineering in college and lives with his wife and daughter near Fenwick. Ed joined Boardwalk in 2006 and has 20 years’ experience.
Lead Carpenter Bob Mathena
Bob hails originally from northern Delaware, and brought his 30-years of experience to Boardwalk Builders in 2011. In his time away from work, he enjoys working with his wife on their own home.
Staff Carpenter Chad Harris
Chad’s family moved to Delaware in 2010 and he joined our team shortly after. He worked his way through college on construction sites (he has a degree in Construction Technology), and then decided to stick with carpentry. He recently purchased his own fixer-upper home, which keeps him busy after work.
Each of our carpenters has been certified as a Renovator per EPA regulations, holds certifications & designations, including some or all of the following:
• Certainteed Master Craftsman Vinyl Siding
• Certainteed Wizard Shingle applicator
• Certainteed Master Shingle applicator
• AWMA Window Installation Master