Meet Our Founder

Building By Design, Inc. was founded by Jim Ferugio as a way to fuel his passion for building things, for fixing things, and for helping others. His construction career began in 2002 at Lennar/US Homes where he became the youngest Senior Construction Manager on his team and received many accolades and awards. He also built a trusted customer base, which led him to his decision to focus solely on the homeowner and run Building By Design full-time in 2006. Since then, he has focused on providing an exemplary product and building lasting relationships with his customers. Being raised in a small blue-collar town in Pennsylvania, the value of hard work and friendliness is instilled in Jim—he strives to bring the “small town” level of comfort to all of his projects. A graduate of Virginia Tech and a full-scholarship athlete of the Hokies Football Team, Jim’s athletic and professional achievements demonstrate his work ethic, dedication and commitment. From a large-scale home renovation, to your kitchen or bathroom remodel, Jim works closely with you to ensure the job is completed to your satisfaction.