about us

About Us

During our 34 years of service to the greater Charlotte community, we have worked with generations of families – the children of our customers have used our quality services when they grew up and wanted to increase the value of their own homes. Together we have created comfortable new living spaces such as renovated master bedrooms, enlarged family rooms, beautiful efficient kitchens, new garages, multi level decks, custom sunrooms and more.

We’ve been here through times of recession, the repairs of Hurricane Hugo, the boom times of the 1990’s and the five year winning streak of the Independence High School Football Team. (Go Patriots!)

We are proud to be part of this community. The people here have been so good to us and we intend to keep on returning the favor.  We look forward to the opportunity to discuss your project and make your remodeling dreams come true.


About Our Management Team

Fred Katz, President

Fred brings over 30 years of remodeling experience to JFK Construction. Beginning in New York with furniture building and later remodeling, he came to Charlotte in 1979 and started a repair and remodeling company. His friendly smile and sense of humor welcomes customers to our “remodeling family.”

Fred has an eye for making spaces useful and attractive.  His design contributions compliment the customer’s desires and plans for using their new areas. Fred’s attention to detail includes a full understanding of the customer’s goals and budget considerations.  He carefully develops a detailed proposal to describe the plan for the project, including a convenient payment schedule.  He has created much repeat business through his consistent efforts to provide what was desired by our customers.

Susie Sprinkle, Vice President

Susie joined JFK fulltime in 1997 with 27 years experience in customer service and marketing and a Master’s degree In Business Administration from McColl School of Business at Queens University.  She is a native North Carolinian and her strengths are organization, marketing and communication.  Susie’s role in long range planning has led to the attraction of quality staff and specialty tradesmen and the creation of long term working relationships with them.  This effort has resulted in low turnover and high morale, ensuring quality personnel that do quality work.

Susie’s skills have helped with the development of communication systems and proper record keeping which improves our ability to respond to customer’s needs and wants.  Her ability to keep accounts payable current has produced satisfied creditors (vendors and specialty tradesmen) and good credit ratings overall. She oversees the marketing plans and incentive programs to see that the service promised is delivered and that communications are correct and easily understood.

Debbie Butler, Office Manager

Debbie started working with her father’s construction company where she gained valuable knowledge in the industry. She came to JFK in 2005 with 10 years experience in the construction industry and 24 years experience in office management.  She is a native of the area and has a degree in Business Administration from Central Piedmont Community College.  Her understanding of construction and customer service created an immediate fit with JFK.

As our Office Manager, Debbie responds promptly to future customers and gets questions from current customers answered. She oversees sales functions and assists sales staff, ensuring that proposals are received by prospective clients.

In addition, she maintains records of current insurance for our specialty tradesmen which helps to protect our customers. Her thoroughness in recruiting, screening and verifying references for staff and specialty tradesmen helps JFK maintain its high standards for quality personnel.

Chuck Ruediger, Project Supervisor

Chuck joined JFK Construction in 2000 as a lead carpenter with 20 years experience. Originally from New York, his background includes framing new homes and additions, installing custom kitchens and working as a Project Foreman. He soon demonstrated his expertise and ability to handle responsibility which led to his promotion to JFK Project Supervisor in 2001.

Chuck expertly manages projects and coordinates the activities of specialty tradesman, vendors and crew. When remodeling existing structures, unexpected situations can be revealed. Chuck is skilled at problem solving and avoiding lengthy delays so each project moves smoothly to completion. When the need arises, Chuck will call upon other experts in the industry to resolve specific issues. This ensures you always get the highest quality projects completed to your satisfaction.