Jonathan Charles Clay
Mr. Clay began his career in the construction industry in 1984 as an engineer’s assistant at a design-build specialty contractor. Over the past 30 years, Jonathan has worked in the management of the construction process as a construction manager / general contractor, program manager and owner’s representative, as well as a specialty / trade contractor. His years of experience working for firms in these various roles shaped his unique perspective of the construction industry and resulted in his desire to create an entity that effectively manages these partners in a cohesive team working to meet his client’s construction needs.
Kelly Clay rejoined The Blue River Group in 2016 and now serves as Vice President. Kelly oversees all human resource and marketing as well as providing strategic direction for the company. She has a strong background in construction administration having started her career in the industry working on jobsites for Barton Mallow while in college performing contract administrative duties on a part-time basis. She continued by working with the founders of The Blue River Group at their previous company performing both contract administrative duties as well as business development and marketing functions for the higher education and mission critical market sectors. In 2004, she joined The Blue River Group to assist with the company start up by developing corporate policies as well as marketing and business development before taking a break to start her family.
Kelly also brings a strong human resource background to The Blue River Group having earned her PHR certification in 1996. She has developed and implemented policies for fortune 500 companies and will be further developing policies and procedures for Blue River as it continues in its second decade of operation. She earned her undergraduate degree in Economics and a graduate degree from Georgia State University.
Additionally, Kelly took a substantial ownership position in the company in late 2016 and serves on the board of directors where along with the President and CEO and other managing members, provides direction in determining Blue River’s best path forward.
Doreen Leroux joined The Blue River Group in April of 2004. Since its inception, and for the past 11 years, Doreen has handled a myriad of tasks for the founders of the organization, including bookkeeping and other corporate accounting functions as well as project administrative duties including subcontract preparation, subcontractor insurance coordination and review, as well as subcontractor payment processing, and client billing. In addition, over the course of her time at Blue River, Doreen has assumed other duties including payroll, human resource duties, as well as marketing assistance, and general office management.
Doreen is a vital part of the project team at The Blue River Group.
Wayne brings 23 years of industry experience to The Blue River Group and the clients they serve. Prior to coming to Blue River, Wayne was a superintendent for Winter Construction for over 14 years and has worked alongside the founders of The Blue River Group for 12 of those years. He is experienced in all phases of construction. Wayne’s project experience is very diverse including hospitality, retail, government facilities as well as religious, multi- family and waste water treatment facilities. He has been the project superintendent on projects ranging from $250,000 to over $30,000,000.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Phil began his career at A.R. Winter in 1972 as an apprentice carpenter and possesses a considerable amount of construction experience. The principals of The Blue River Group began working with Phil shortly after A.R. Winter became Winter Construction in 1978 and worked with them until they formed The Blue River Group in 2004. Phil has a wide range of experience in different market sectors as well as difficult in town renovations and complicated ground up facilities extending over the past 40 years. Phil rejoined his previous management team at The Blue River Group in 2013.
Ben brings 40 years of industry experience to The Blue River Group and the clients they serve. Prior to coming to Blue River, Ben was a superintendent for Winter Construction for over 25 years and has worked alongside the founders of The Blue River Group for over 20 years. He is experienced in all phases of construction. Ben’s project experience is very diverse including renovations of historic buildings, tenant work, renovation and expansion of regional malls, stadiums, and the construction of the industrial management/engineering building at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been the project superintendent on projects ranging from $1,000,000 to over $30,000,000.
Ernest brings 26 years of industry experience to The Blue River Group and the clients they serve. Prior to coming to Blue River, Ernest was a superintendent for Winter Construction for over 13 years and has worked alongside the founders of The Blue River Group for 10 of those years. He is experienced in all phases of construction. Ernest’s project experience is very diverse including hospitality, retail, and government facilities as well as multi-family and medical facilities. He has been the project superintendent on projects ranging from $100,000 to over $51,000,000 and has previous experience leading his construction team to the successful completion of LEED Certified projects.
Danny has over 30 years of experience in construction and has held positions as operations manager, superintendent, electrical foreman as well as previously owning his own electrical company. He holds a Master Electrician License in both Georgia and Texas, as well as is fluent in Spanish. Having previously worked with its principals at their previous company, Danny joined The Blue River Group in 2013