Brian Colville

As Project Manager for JK2 Construction Brian has been responsible for the entirety of a multitude of projects from the design phase all the way to turnover to owner. Utilizing his management skills and experience to guarantee the project meets the owner’s expectations of budget and schedule, and working closely with the JK2 team, Brian oversees all aspects of the project to ensure seamless communication with the owner regarding the project as a whole.

Growing up, Brian had a passion for building, and worked throughout high school and college as a carpenter for a general contractor on residential and small commercial projects. After graduating from The University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Business Administration, Brian stepped away from the industry to pursue his career in management in other fields before ultimately starting his own company in the medical arena.

All the while, Brian maintained his love of construction through outreach programs such as Habitat for Humanity, and mission work, including building schools and homes in the Dominican Republic. Ultimately, his love and passion for construction brought him back into the industry and led him to use his management skills to oversee the construction process as a Project Manager.

Brian came into the JK2 family after meeting Paul while building a school in the Dominican Republic and discovering some of their similarities and shared excitement for building. In the time he has been with JK2 he has had the opportunity to oversee a variety of projects including: the home office and warehouse of JK2 Scenic; a host of amenity centers, pools, and cabanas; The Orlando Science Center: Hive; work within the hotel industry at Sheraton Vistana, Royal Pacific Resort, Aventura, and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort; and within the theme parks including projects like Auntie Anne’s, Globus Mundi, Wet N’ Wild Demolition, and Universal’s Big Fire American Fare.

Joan Holmes

Joan serves as the Office Manager and oversees the daily administrative functions of both the Scenic and Construction Divisions of the company. She works closely with the company Controller, to ensure all accounts payable, accounts receivable, vendor insurance, and lien release compliance is up to date. Joan has been an integral part of JK2 since its inception, having performed all office related and accounting duties. She is the mother of J-Julie, K-Karon, and K-Kelin (JK2) and without her, JK2 would not exist.

Tucker Holmes

Tucker Holmes, Project Manager

Professional Summary

During his career Tucker has completed a variety of projects, carrying them from the logistic planning phase through turnover.

  • Results Driven Project manager, tucker insures all projects are completed on time, on budget, and of the highest quality standards by gathering a deep understanding of the project and then communicating this information to the operations team
  • Skillful communicator Tucker is the critical link between the architect, owner, and sub-contractors.
  • Solutions driven, Tucker understands every project will have issues but the key to his success is developing solutions that allow these issues to be solved quickly and efficiently

Work History

JK2 Construction, Project Manager

  • Manage budgets, contracts and change orders
  • Conduct weekly OAC meetings for numerous projects
  • Manage Superintendents, Project Engineers and Administrative Assistants
  • Estimate and prepare budgets for project proposals
  • Facilitate Design-Build Projects for the Clients
  • Business Development- maintain client & vendor relations, meet with potential clients and attend social business functions.
  • Manage RFI and Submittal Process

Central Florida Investments (Westgate Resorts), Construction Manager

  • Owner representative (Construction Manager) for Southeast projects
  • Manage numerous General Contractors of numerous projects simultaneously
  • Managed “Queen of Versailles” largest home in America for CEO of CFI/Westgate
  • Conducted and coordinated meetings with Municipalities for permitting and variances requested from the owner.
  • Managed project budgets and verified GC Change orders
  • Managed team of Project Managers with delegated responsibilities
  • Identified and solved project issues whether it be Design, Field Conditions or Municipality Requirements

PCL Construction Services, Field Engineer/Area Superintendent

  • Maintained RFI log and correspondence between Architect, Owner and Subcontractors
  • Coordinate and manage field operations
  • Maintained and update project schedules
  • Safety coordinator and conducted weekly safety meetings
  • Conducted weekly subcontractor meetings and troubleshooting field issues
  • Lead Technology Beta testing for the company with project tasks

  Construction Specialties of North Florida, Superintendent/ Operations Manager                      

  • Installed hurricane protection according to Florida Building Code providing home protection for the Customer.
  • Maintained inventory of sales and materials by using Microsoft Excel.
  • Remodeled foreclosures for resale.
  • Managed Installation crews and scheduled projects for work crews

Coastal Mechanical Services,                                                                                              

  • Installed HVAC, and water systems for a State Hospital and University.
  • Coordinated inspections and pressure tested plumbing systems.
  • Scheduled materials for install.

Hunt Construction, Assistant Superintendent                                                                                      

  • Communicated with subcontractors to coordinate inspections and manage sections of the jobsite.
  • Attended weekly subcontractor meetings and reported progress to management.
  • Addressed RFI’s, resolving conflicts between the engineer and subcontractor.
  • Obtained Forklift License
  • Obtained OSHA 10-hr Safety Certification

Barrier Island Construction, Skilled Carpenter                                                                      

  • Learned advance carpentry skills while constructing custom homes.
  • Worked with carpentry tools to install unique roof systems per structural drawings.

AH2 Site Work, Site Foreman                                                                            

  • Working as a site foreman to produce the infrastructure of warehouse community.
  • Operated forklifts, bobcats, and excavators to install underground systems.
  • Assisted Superintendent with Field Operations
  • Managed Labor Force


University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL                                                                            

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Apopka High School, Apopka, FL                                                                                                            

Member of National Honor Society

Engineering, Science and Technology Magnet Program


  • Certified General Contractor
  • LEED Green Associate
  • OHSA 30HR


  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, President, Vice President
  • Design Build Institute of America
  • UIFI Leadership Graduate
  • ABC Leadership Graduate

Susan Boshers


Susan joined the JK2 team in 2018.  She is responsible for the delivery of financial services for the organization, such as accounting, reporting, budgeting and insurance management.  She has a Masters Degree in Accounting from Stetson University and over 40 years of experience.  Prior to joining JK2, she held senior finance positions in several different organizations working in such varied fields as governmental accounting, not-for-profit and construction.  She also owned a very successful small construction company in Maryland for over 15 years until she made her move to Florida in 2001.  She helps the company to reach its goals using her background in both accounting and construction.

Dan Shaffer

Dan Shaffer, Director of Pre-Construction

Professional Summary

  • Relationship focused, during his 10 years’ experience in purchasing and estimating Dan has built long lasting relationships with leading subcontractors in the central Florida area.
  • Strategic approach to estimating, During the bidding phase of the project Dan gathers a deep understanding of the requirements of the project and teams with subs that can deliver the desired level of quality, price and staffing needed to deliver the project on time and on budget
  • Integral part of the construction team, Dan oversees both the bidding and buyout stages of the estimate thus creating a seamless transition with the operations team


  • Ability to professionally communicate with all levels of management and external clients
  • Excellent communication, time management and problem solving skills
  • Proactive, self-starter, fast learner and effective working independently, yet equally comfortable contributing in a team environment
  • Strong reasoning and decision making skills with the ability to deal with multiple issues and details at once
  • Planning & Organization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with JDE Software, Primavera P6, Prolog Converge, Spitfire

Work History

2015-18           Jordan Brothers Construction, LLC, General Contractor                                 Orlando, FL

Estimating/Purchasing Manager; IT Support

  • Helped grow company from $1-3Mil Revenue per year to $15+Mil per year
  • Responsible for all aspects of the estimating process:
    • Identify projects to pursue
    • Create invitations to bid
    • Identify the total scope of the project and inviting the correct subcontractors to bid
    • Complete material take-offs via PlanSwift software
    • Ability to comprehend plans/contracts in order to put together competitive bids
    • Inquire RFIs to architects and engineers to clarify any conflicts prior to bid submission
    • Attend pre-bid meetings and perform site visits necessary to complete bids
    • De-scope all Subcontractor proposals
    • Construct entire bid packages/presentations needed for clients
    • Create project budgets with correct accounting cost codes prior to project turnover to Operation Team
    • Aid in initial Subcontractor buyout
    • Bid on $120+Mil in public solicitations winning $40+Mil in work
    • Successful bid and won $18+Mil of private work
    • Construct conceptual estimates based on historical unit pricing and market pricing
  • Experience with vertical and horizontal construction estimating
  • Responsible for creating Purchase Orders and Subcontracts
  • Responsible for purchasing and maintaining IT equipment, thereby creating new domain users and email addresses

2013-2015       Cherry Lake Tree Farm DBA LegacyScapes Inc., Landscape Contractor         Groveland, FL

Purchasing/Logistics Manager

  • Responsible for all landscape purchases for all projects
  • Aid in managing 15+ Foremen
  • Negotiate with vendors to get the best price on materials
  • Set up logistics on materials sent to jobsites

2012-2013       Cherry Lake Tree Farm, Wholesaler                                                                Groveland, FL

Production Cost Accountant /Process Improvement

  • Hand-picked by CEO for this position
  • Responsible for analyzing production cost for our material and develop lead indicators that our growers can use to lower their cost and be more efficient
  • Identify and carry out special projects set out by the CEO and CFO
  • Involve in many cross-functional teams where the goal is to identify areas in our organization where we can be more efficient
  • Continue to handle financial reporting for my previous department

2008-2012       Cherry Lake Tree Farm, Wholesaler                                                                 Groveland, FL

Outsourcing & Shipping Manager

  • Manage Outsourcing Division for 1200 Acre Containerized Tree Farm, including 5 staff employees
  • Responsible for financial reporting including maintaining a balance sheet, P&L statements, and projecting
  • Set yearly budget
  • Achieve $12+Mil in Revenue / $2+Mil in Gross Margin during my 4 years as Manager
  • Negotiate competitive priced deals through strategically sourcing materials and leveraging strong vendor relationships
  • Develop the P&L reporting process and integrated into that of the company


University of Florida   Gainesville, FL

Bachelor of Science in Finance, Cum Laude, April 2005

Michael Holmes

As General Superintendent, Michael is responsible for the oversight of multi-project field operations, quality control, and the company safety program. Michael provides guidance and supervision for all field superintendents and ensures that company standards and procedures are employed on all projects. He has built an impeccable relationship with City and County building inspectors and as company liaison, Michael is constantly working through field issues as they arise with Owners, Architects, and Subcontractors. Michael started his construction career in 1986, gaining on the job training as a carpenter on Orlando’s Sun Bank Center tower, and worked on various other large commercial projects gaining construction field experience. His close relationships with our clients, ensures honest communication and a strong bond, which consistently results in repeat business.

Why did you join the JK2 team?

In 1989, I had just finished working on the completion of the Orlando Sun Bank Center and the Ocala Hilton when new high rise construction began to slow down. JK2 Holmes Constructors was starting to grow and I was offered a position that would allow me to expand my skills. JK2 was expanding with new work at Universal Studios and I saw the need for my field skills to help with the company growth.

What has been your greatest accomplishment at JK2?

Each project completion is a memorable accomplishment! What stands out the most is landing the Westgate Resorts Account and completing the full demolition and build-out of Westgate Palace Tower 2. To date, this project has been JK2’s largest single completed project with a contract value of over $22 million.

What do you do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love being outdoors, whether I’m off-shore fishing, boating, hunting, camping, or traveling around in the R.V.

Rick Amundson

Rick Amundson, VP of Operations

As the Vice President in charge of Operations, Rick is instrumental in the negotiation, design, construction and close out of all commercial projects at JK2, managing all field and office staff necessary to complete the clients project on time and on budget.

Prior to joining JK2, Rick owned his own contracting company and met Paul Holmes during the negotiation of the Palisades Golf Course Clubhouse. In 1997, Rick joined JK2 while still a relatively small contracting company working out of his home, since the main office was behind the Chicken Coop at Paul’s house guarded by a 135 pound Rottweiler. JK2 now operates out of the 5,400 square foot office within the AECC Industrial Park. As a partner at JK2 and a partner in the AH2 development company, Rick helped develop the industrial park that is now home to JK2 Construction and JK2 Scenic. As one of the founders of the JK2 Scenic Division in 2009, under the JK2 umbrella, Rick has seen both the Construction Division and the Scenic Division survive the economic downturn and thrive over the past three years to regain a respected place in the market.

Rick entered the construction industry before graduating from high school here in Orlando in 1978, working as a carpenter. While working as a mason laborer and finally being hired by UPS in Gainesville, Rick financed his own education. Since receiving his Bachelor of Building Construction degree from the University of Florida in 1984 and receiving his State Certified Contractors License in 1986, Rick has worked in Land Development, Commercial and Residential Construction for large commercial contractors and national residential contractors.

Why did you join the JK2 Team:

Paul Holmes is one of the most honest and hardworking people I had met and he had a vision for a larger company. I met Paul and at a time when he needed to expand and I needed a change from residential construction. I had a background in commercial construction and the fit for the two of us was right for an upcoming project. I was a self-starter and liked running projects on my own, so with the support of the office I completed my first project at JK2, the Palisades Golf Course Clubhouse Facility, on time and under budget. I could not have done it without the help of a great superintendent now retired – Thank You Bud!

What has been your greatest accomplishment at JK2?

There are so many accomplishments, it is hard to single out one and here is a list of some of the most memorable moments in my career: Working a 24-Hour shift at the Hard Rock Hotel to get it ready for the first guests the next day; Starting construction on Phase I at AECC and building JK2’s first office in Building One; Starting construction on Phase II of AECC and moving into our current office in Building Three; Watching Jimmy Buffets Airplane wheeled into place at CityWalk for the opening of the Lone Palm; Starting the JK2 Scenic Division; Completion of Tower 2 at the Westgate Palace; and seeing my son at work in the Scenic Shop.

What do you enjoy doing outside work?

What I enjoy the most is vacationing with my family, whether we are snow skiing in Colorado or Utah, catching Lobster in the Keys, relaxing in Mexico, visiting family in Virginia, or climbing the Beehive in Maine….I enjoy it all. I enjoy spending time outside on the boat (fishing – freshwater & saltwater both inshore and offshore) and golf (although there is not enough time to be good at it, I enjoy it just the same).

Paul Holmes

Paul is the Founder and President of JK2 Holmes Constructors, LLC. The company was originally started in 1983, as a part time sole proprietorship after Paul earned his State of Florida General Contractors license, and in 1987 it was operating as a full-time business. Paul oversees the operations of both the Construction and Scenic Divisions, making strategic decisions for the management and growth of the company. His role has evolved from founder, with initial duties including everything from dealing with construction projects as an estimator, superintendent, and project manager, to managing the overall administrative duties of payroll, payables, receivables, accounting, and human resources of the company. The JK2 full time staff has grown to over 23 employees and his role has evolved from managing daily operations to the visioning and strategic growth planning of the company.

Paul started his construction career in 1982 as a Project Scheduler for Tishman Construction Company of Florida, who at the time was the Construction Manager for the build-out of Disney’s Epcot Project. After leaving Tishman, Paul worked for the Florida Division of Omni Construction on the Orange County Administration Building, serving as Assistant Project Manager, and then went to McDevitt Street Company and served as a Project Manager. While at McDevitt Street Company, Paul guided daily construction activities on two hotels, an office building, and worked with the estimating department on numerous pre-construction and hard bid projects. After gaining this experience and confidence working for three large General Contractors, Paul decided it was time to enter the construction business and founded JK2.

Paul earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Business Administration from the University of Florida in 1976. He attended graduate school at the University of Florida, School of Building Construction, from 1980 thru 1981. He holds a State of Florida General Contractors License (CGC 024901), a State of North Carolina General Contractors License (No. 63373) and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Paul has been married to his wife Joan for over 37 years and together they successfully raised and college educated three daughters (JK2), all earning degrees from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). Paul currently serves on the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish Facilities and Maintenance Committee and serves on the Diocese of Orlando Mission Office, Construction Steering Committee.

Why did you name the company JK2?

I named the company after my three daughters J-Julie, K-Karon and K-Kelin, thus JK2. I wanted a unique company identity that captured the essence of what is important in my life, my family. Along with my wife Joan, JK2 has inspired me to press forward through the ups and downs of the economy, which every business encounters.

What was your favorite construction project and why?

My most memorable construction project was the Universal Studios Entrance Archway and Hardscape Package, which encompassed all hardscape work from the Islands of Adventure entrance bridge to the Universal Studios bridge. The project was built in 1998 and tested all prior construction and business skills that myself and staff developed throughout our careers. It required leading a skilled construction management team, hard bid estimating, value engineering after being awarded the project, CMP scheduling, a stretch of our bonding capacity and technical understanding of all aspects of construction.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Besides running a construction company, I enjoy all outdoor activities such as snow skiing, scuba diving, golfing, boating, fishing and traveling. Most rewarding of all is being able to enjoy these activities with my family. I have also been able to utilize my construction skills outside of the business to help build schools and houses in the Dominican Republic, on numerous mission trips, and was a founding Board member of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Apopka, for which I won a Jefferson Award for Community Service.

– BSBA University of Florida 1976