Founded in the 70’s, F&S’s care of its clients has positioned it at the forefront of Commercial and Residential Renovations in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas. F&S Building currently has 50+ valued employees and a close network of highly-vetted experienced specialty contractors that have made F&S the Experts, no matter what type of project is on the table. F&S ranked #89 in Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 for 2017. F&S Building Innovations’ strong Commercial Division has a heavy presence in the healthcare and large commercial arena. With ongoing contracts with major grocery store chains, convenience store chains, local universities and hospital renovations, the Commercial Team has been improving life in the Valley for over 25 years. The Residential Division is one of the area’s leaders in custom renovations ranging from a simple new deck to full home revitalization of kitchens, baths and additions. F&S introduced the Valley to Four Seasons Sunrooms in the late 80’s after having focused mainly on custom built homes previously. Since that time, the Residential Division has grown to be the premier Expert in the area for all renovation needs. F&S’s Design team can produce full AutoCad design drawings and renderings which complement the interior decorating services provided by the Certified Interior Decorator on staff.
Gary and his wife, Delores, are owners of F & S Building Innovations, Inc. Having several brothers already in the construction trade, Gary started his business in 1976 with a focus on custom built homes. In 1991, F & S made its debut into the commercial arena. Gary remains active in day-to-day operations at F & S and in his community. He has served on several boards, including the Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association, Palestine Baptist Church Leadership Team and Lakeside Baptist Church, and he currently serves on the boards of Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy, the Moneta Rescue Squad, and Renewanation. He is also an advisory team member at Crossroads Church in Roanoke. Gary and Delores have three daughters and ten grandchildren. Gary’s favorite pastimes are hunting, outdoor activities, and spending time at the farm, but his passion is family.
Tina began her construction experience before entering elementary school by puttying nail holes in baseboards and then smoothing them out with steel wool for her father who was a homebuilder. Throughout high school, she typed his construction contracts. Shortly after graduating college, Gary Feazell, owner of F & S, offered her a job managing the office and showroom of his construction business at Smith Mountain Lake. Construction being a passion, Tina has been with F & S over thirty years. Having grown with the company, her experience ranges from accounting, human resources, and administration to executive management. She has been serving as President and Chief Financial Officer for fifteen years and is currently on the Roanoke Regional Home Builders BOD, as well as the board of Parkway Christian Academy in Roanoke. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Gene, and their children, sipping coffee over conversations with her sisters, walking, and yes, watching political debates.
Jeremy was born and raised in North Carolina. He learned the basics of construction and remodeling by being around his grandfather. After graduating high school, he met his wife, Alicia, while both were attending Liberty University. This union brought him to reside in Virginia. He began his career at F & S Building Innovations in January 2002. He climbed the ranks from field technician, service manager, and sales/design consultant, and he is now the manager of the Residential Division managing both sales and production. He loves the great outdoors, golfing with friends, rock-crawling in his jeep, mountain biking, summers on the lake, church activities, and spending time with his wife and two daughters – Keira and Karlee.
Jason has been with F&S since 2007. He came from an automotive background working at a Ford dealership. Those sales skills translated. Although Jason didn’t have a professional background in construction, he did his homework and learned the process and products well, and he is now the senior design consultant in the residential division with exceptional personal sales that have steadily increased year after year. Jason is originally from Florida and loves to ‘play in the mud’. He serves on the Leadership Team of Palestine Baptist church as Treasurer. Jason loves antique, fast cars, camping, spending time on the lake, and all things outdoors. He and his wife, Merry, are also very active in their daughter Payton’s softball team – coaching and travelling for tournaments.
Alicia grew up around construction, visiting jobsites in the evenings with her dad as a child and spending her summers as a teen helping out in the office and learning the basics of construction. While working at F&S part time and attending Liberty University, she met her husband, Jeremy, whom she married in 2002. Alicia spent almost 15 years as General Manager and CFO of an international light gauge steel manufacturer, overseeing many aspects from design and engineering to production, sales, accounting and human resources. In 2016, Alicia returned to F&S taking over marketing and development as well as becoming the resident C.I.D. (Certified Interior Decorating) professional. Alicia has served on the Better Business Bureau board of directors and is a current Board member for Palestine Baptist Church Leadership and Parkway Christian Academy. Alicia enjoys boating, reading, shopping with her two daughters, Keira & Karlee, and multiple adventures with her husband, but her favorite place is anywhere with some sunshine, a body of water and her family & friends.
Gene Rush has an over 25 year tenure with F & S Building Innovations. He began as a mechanic apprentice, mastering framing, drywall and acoustical ceiling assemblies quickly. Demonstrating leadership abilities with respect from peers, subordinates, and clients, along with his quick wit and problem solving abilities, he began superintending projects in 1996. As the volume of commercial work increased, Gene moved into production management – at times managing up to forty employees simultaneously along with multiple subcontractors. He continues his role as the Commercial Division Manager and works closely with estimators, project managers, and superintendents, ensuring that projects are properly staffed and progressing efficiently. Gene is active in church leadership and enjoys spending time with family, mowing grass (stress relief), and RVing.
With 24 years of commercial construction experience, Jeff Austin is the chief estimator and a senior project manager at F & S. He attended the University of Missouri-Rolla and earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He has been instrumental in numerous private and federal projects throughout the southern United States including religious assemblies, manufacturing facilities, office buildings, storage facilities, fueling stations, wastewater treatment plants, and more. Jeff took the initiative and steps to achieve the Certified Healthcare Construction certification. Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, Kathy, and children, Brynn and Karsen, camping, hiking, fishing, skiing, and spending time outdoors in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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