Partner with Block and you'll experience a refreshing mix of seasoned construction and design professionals, as well as service-driven industry newcomers. We all share the belief that the best work comes from strong client relationships — and at Block, we believe that happens from the top down.
Block Partners Jason Keller, Steve Keller, and PJ Simpson are intricately involved in the entire project from pre-bid to completion. There is a direct communication pipeline between the partners, project managers, and all of our on-site team members. Through this collaborative effort, at Block we are able to provide a seamless construction experience for all of our clients.
In his role as Managing Partner, Jason guides all Block Companies’ projects from inception to completion in Texas, Louisiana, and Georgia. With more than 30 years of experience in all facets of construction, he has built a reputation of outstanding customer service and an unwavering commitment to deliver an exceptionally high-level quality product, therefore always raising the bar in the industry.
Jason started Block Construction in 2005, and three successful years later partnered with his brother, Stephen Keller, to found Block Builders, parlaying their joint expertise to bring a new level of dedication to the construction of multi-family, senior, and affordable housing sectors.
With his first job working in construction during his summer vacation at the age of 15, Jason was hooked. He earned his BS degree in Construction Management from the University of Louisiana, a nationally recognized building construction program, and began working as a full-time estimator for a construction firm, overseeing apartments, retail, office buildings, schools, public work plants, prisons, schools, airports, demolition, and more, all ranging in size from $50,000 to $100 million.
Using his learned experience, Jason moved into the role of Project Manager for a large national construction company where he bid and managed projects. From there, he spent the next ten years serving as an estimator, superintendent, project manager, safety director and vice president for a large Baton Rouge, LA, firm.
Jason is a member of the Our Lady of the Lake College Advisory Committee, Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, Sigma Lambda Chi alum, Sigma Chi alum, Louisiana State University Laboratory School Foundation, and the Catholic High School Men's Club. He is also Past-President of Woodstone Home-Owners' Association and formerly served on Woodstone's Architectural Review Committee.
Jason is married to Joan Keller and has 5 children.
Partner | Vice President of Operations
Partner | Vice President of Operations
Under his direction as a Partner and VP of Operations, PJ manages a wide range of Block construction projects, including the featured Juban Crossing project, which includes a shopping center, tilt-up construction, large scale site work, and tenant buildouts.
PJ has been with Block Companies since its inception. His first Block position was as an Estimator and he has served in almost all capacities within the company - Pre-Construction Manager, Lead Estimator, Project Manager, Safety Director, and Operations Manager. PJ's attention to detail, his tenacity, and client relations are unsurpassed.
While earning a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from LSU, PJ worked in the field from the ground up, starting as a laborer and advancing to project management. This thorough understanding of all aspects of construction has given PJ the perspective needed to manage even the most complex projects while maintaining tight budgets and quality control. His experience is varied ranging from multi-family, commercial, municipal, highway and bridge to industrial projects.
PJ is married to Jennifer Simpson and has one child.
As a Partner with Block Companies, Steve Keller brings more than 37 years of experience in the construction and management industries, including HUD, Section 8, tax credit, and conventional housing projects. Joining his brother, Jason, in 2008 to establish Block Builders, Steve leads the Block Builders’ team in the multi-family building sector and in navigating the complexities of both conventional financing and affordable housing projects.
Steve’s reputation for high-quality construction – be it a high-end luxury development or housing that provides a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities for low and moderate incomes – ensures his clients will receive only the best for their project from start to finish.
Prior to joining Block, in 1988 Steve created Creekstone Companies, a fully integrated real estate investment group, offering real estate acquisition, development, construction and property management services. Creekstone has constructed more than $1.7 billion in commercial and residential properties in more than 15 states. In addition, Creekstone currently manages 1,795 multi-family units, one lifestyle center, and one power center.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in building construction from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, a nationally recognized building construction program, Steve began his career in the construction industry with N&J Construction’s Houston office, a company focused on commercial and multi-family construction.
Steve is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, the National Apartment Association, the International Conference of Shopping Centers and the Houston Association of Building Contractors. He is also a member of the Louisiana State University Laboratory School Foundation and a past member of Southwest Bank of Texas’ advisory board.
Steve is married to Dee Keller, they have 4 children.
Director of Compliance, Marketing and Communications
Having almost 8 years of experience in the construction industry, Amanda has vast knowledge in HUD, Davis Bacon, and Section 3 compliance. Currently, she serves as our Director of Compliance for all Block projects. Amanda also serves as our Director of Marketing and Communications focusing on expanding Block's profile nationally.
Senior Project Coordinator
Rhonda is the catalyst at Block Companies. She provides full project management coordination for the construction team to ensure the smooth running of the construction administration operations including Contracts, Subcontracts, Purchase Orders, Change Orders and Payment Applications. Her can-do attitude, unsurpassed work ethic, and uncompromising perfectionism keep Block project management operations on track at all times.
Rhonda is also our Office Manager and Head of Human Resources.
Senior Project Manager
As a highly motivated construction manager specializing in multi-family and commercial development, Sean is a perfect fit for the Block family. His sharp, analytical mind keeps him one step ahead of the task at hand avoiding unnecessary setbacks during the construction process. Sean’s intense work ethic contrasted with his subtle humor keep owners and subcontractors working together bringing very large, high quality projects to completion on time and in budget.
Sean is 1996 graduate from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Finance.
Adam is a seasoned contractor having lived in the construction business his entire life through his father’s company, Town Construction. His extensive knowledge of running a construction company makes him invaluable as Lead Estimator at Block. Adam thoroughly understands the importance of having all details accounted for prior to the bid to ensure a smooth construction process. He is a veteran home-builder which serves him well in the detail oriented multi-family market.
Adam has a degree in Business Management from Southeastern University in Hammond, LA. He was a Baton Rouge Business Report's "Top Forty under 40" 2006 Honoree, and the winner of the Baton Rouge Good Growth Award in 2009 and 2010.
Bringing over 30 years of financial experience with her to Block, along with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern Illinois University, Denise is an exceptional addition to our accounting department. Relocating from Chicago to Baton Rouge with multiple leadership awards from not only her University but also various associations, Denise is very involved in her new community. Her drive to help others in the office and also out of the office makes her a true team player.
Senior Project Manager
Serving Block as a Senior Estimator, Adrian brings not only his experience as an Estimator but also as a Project Manager and Quality Control Manager. Along with over 10 years of construction experience and can do attitude, Adrian uses his skills in contract negotiation, investor relations, pre-development, and design development to move our estimating team to successful, well-thought out planned projects.
After attending Southern Poly State University and Kennesaw State University, Jennifer continued her education with various courses and construction classes including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers- QAQC, Project Management Theory & Concepts, and Laws of Management courses. Using her vast knowledge in all thing’s construction, Jennifer is able to complete projects of all sizes, from small commercial build outs to large multi-family complexes, on time and on budget. Bringing 22 years of experience and her willingness to continually learn to Block, Jennifer adds tremendous skills to our Project Management team.
Assistant Project Manager
Serving Block Companies as an Assistant Project Manager, Tyler works closely with our Senior Project Managers on large multi-family projects. He is highly motivated with an eye for detail. Having an associate degree in business technology from Louisiana Delta Community college, a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, he is well versed in what it takes to help lead a project team to a successful completion. Not only his optimistic personality but also his ability to adapt to all situations makes him a great value on the jobsite.
David is a family man from Prairieville, Louisiana who has served Block as Project Superintendent and now Project Manager. Having 35 years of construction experience and a vast range of leadership skills, David adds great value to our team. His ability to keep a project moving has been an asset on many projects and continues to be useful as he manages large multi-family projects in Texas.
Assistant Project Coordinator
Natasha uses her 9 years of office management and logistics experience along with her educational background in Business Management to assist our Project Coordinators with day to day tasks. Her fast pace, detail-oriented personality is an asset to our Project Coordinating team.
Natasha is also our Receptionist.
Assistant Project Manager
As a licensed horticulturist Andrew’s background began in landscaping; however, after deciding construction is the path he wanted to pursue, he graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe as an "Outstanding Graduate in Construction Management" of the ULM School of Business in fall of 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. While attending school, he interned for Block learning the ropes. Andrew was later hired as a Field Project Administrator, moving up to his role as an Assistant Project Manager. Currently, He resides in Houston, Texas assisting on large multi-family projects.
Block Companies’ Controller, Mark Stafford, is a certified professional with CPA designation as well as CFMA (Construction Financial Management Professional). He attended Louisiana State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1982.
Prior to joining the Block Companies team, Mark worked at TOPCOR Companies, LLC and Subsidiaries managing the financial and accounting functions for the specialty contractor generating annual sales in excess of $75 million. Mark brings over 30 years of progressive financial leadership in the construction industry to the Block team.
CSP Safety Supervisor
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