Integrity Construction was founded in 2008 by Johanna Bowen. Johanna holds a BFA in Sculpture and Art Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Johanna developed a love of old houses during summer trips to her aunt’s house in New Jersey. It was a stuccoed two-story with a full basement and a walk up attic, and seemed like the best house in the world. Johanna’s mother and aunt were always doing a project during their visits. Whether it was building walls for an office in the basement or knocking out plaster in the dining room to expose the stained glass windows some previous owner had covered up, it was very exciting to watch. During high school Johanna started volunteering with Appalachia Service Project (ASP), repairing houses in the remote Appalachian hills. After graduating UNC Greensboro and moving to Richmond she applied for a job as a carpenter’s helper so she could learn how to renovate old houses. After years of learning carpentry skills as well as estimating and running jobs for a Richmond construction company (and renovating two houses in her spare time), she struck out on her own and started Integrity Construction.
Our current team consists of four full-time employees as well as an extended team of honest, reliable subcontractors. In addition, we partner with a structural engineer and designer for many of our projects.