B.S. West Virginia University, Mining and Energy Resources Engineering
Early in his career, Jeff’s passion for real estate influenced his decision to pursue and obtain a WV real estate license. With a family steeped in the real estate and real estate appraisal business, Jeff has been actively involved in real estate development, sales, and investment on a parallel path with his roles in the energy field and engineering services business. He currently holds a real estate investment portfolio that includes properties in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. Jeff’s wealth of knowledge and experience provides a unique value-added service to clients ranging from the investor just entering the real estate market to the savvy real estate investor who desires to expand, modify, or divest.
Jeff worked in the natural gas and energy industry for 16 years and has extensive experience in many areas of the business, including gas measurement, field operations, engineering, marketing, and senior management. As Manager of Engineering, he was responsible for the areas of engineering, environmental, corrosion, wells, pipelines, gas measurement, surveying, and lease and rights of way. He then worked over 20 years as a project manager and most recently as managing director for an engineering and architectural firm. Jeff has been directly responsible for over $450 million worth of projects ranging from $30 thousand to $30 million. He was responsible for much of the marketing and sales functions of the various positions he has held and served as the lead in numerous contract negotiations.
Jeff and his wife Barbara reside in Fairmont, where they have always lived. They are blessed to have their three children and seven grandchildren all living in the Fairmont area as well. Jeff is an avid golfer and enjoys fishing and snow skiing as hobbies, and of course, spending time with the grandchildren.
Within his community, Jeff has been responsible for the project planning, acquisition, financing, and development of two separate churches having congregational seating capacities of 600 and 1000. He serves on the Deacon Board, teaches a men’s bible study and prayer group, serves in the early childhood ministry, and leads the security and capital improvement efforts at his church. Jeff has played a key role in spearheading the engineering and design of the new North Appalachian Teen Challenge Ministry’s addiction treatment center located in Clarksburg, WV. He has also served in an advisory capacity to the Ministry’s Director. Jeff also serves as the Chairman of the Fairmont Building Commission.