Imperial Design Builders Continues to Grow Team of Experienced Construction Professionals

FUQUAY VARINA, N.C. -- Imperial Design Builders (www.imperialdesignbuilders.com), a family owned and operated general contractor building communities one building at a time, is continuing to add to its team of trusted construction professionals with tons of on-the-ground experience in the right way to build. The busy Southwest Wake County-based company has completed a busy 2014 hiring season, adding Construction Administrator Marlene Smith; Eric Talley and John Walenty, Jr. as superintendents; and Jay Jenkins as vice president of operations.


“Our business has been built on the quality of our work and our reputation, which is a direct reflection of the people we have working together to build positive, close working relationships with our clients,” Company President John L. Auton, III said.

Smith, a military brat raised all across the U.S., started in construction as a field laborer in 1988, moving to Raleigh in 1989 as a transfer package with a construction company out of Wilmington. She’s worked for several general contractors in the area in document control and administrative support on projects of all sizes up to $37 million. Talley is a 2010 graduate of East Carolina University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with a Minor in Business. He first realized he enjoyed construction when in middle school, starting a small business with a friend making outdoor furniture, mostly Adirondack chairs.

Building his love of construction in 1981 in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Wallenty served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy from 1985-1989. He came to Raleigh in 1993, working as a commercial building superintendent on small projects as well as multi-million dollar jobs. Jenkins is a 20-year veteran of the construction industry, starting as an estimator and working his way up to managing large, comprehensive out-of-ground projects, several in the million dollar-plus category. His local experience includes time with Prime Building Company as director of operations and seven years as Vice President at Core Building Company.

“The most attractive thing about Imperial to me when considering coming on board was the type of people who are here and the fact that they understand what needs to happen in order for a company to be successful. You’ve got people who have grown up in the construction industry and people of strong Christian faith, just the kind of people you know you can rely on and who will carry the reputation of the company on their backs,” Jenkins explained.

The new hires join an Imperial Design Builders team managing a strong network of reliable architects, designers, and contractors with access to the latest on-site technology and construction techniques in completing new builds and retrofits on projects for nonprofits, retailers, restaurants, automobile service providers and a multitude of other industries. In addition to Smith, Talley, Wallenty, and Jenkins Imperial’s talented group of construction veterans including John Braxton, executive sales; Nathaniel Bridgers, estimator/sales; Bo Bridgers, project manager; Kyle Bridgers, job supervisor; Meredith Terrell, accountant; and Brian Wood, service manager;

Imperial Design Builders operates as an unlimited general contractor and is licensed in North and South Carolina. For more information call (919) 567-7412 or visit www.imperialdesignbuilders.com.

About Imperial Design Builders
Imperial Design Builders, Inc. is a family owned and operated general contractor building communities one building at a time. We pride ourselves on building close working relationships with our clients to make sure every project matches expectations, keeping each client’s best interests in mind. Our team of trusted construction professionals has tons of on-the-ground experience in the right way to build, with a strong network of reliable architects, designers, and subcontractors and access to the latest on-site technology and construction techniques. Headquartered in Fuquay Varina, NC, Imperial Design Builders serves clients throughout the state as well as South Carolina looking for quality management of design and build jobs, both renovations and new, in numerous market sectors including commercial, education and government. For more information visit www.imperialdesignbuilders.com.