Our Owners and Office Staff Members

Each of our contractors at JM Construction / JM Kitchen and Bath works hard to satisfy customers in every service we provide.  We’ve included some information below about our owners and staff.

John Merkel

John Merkel is one of the owners. He started in the carpenter apprentice program in 1969 in San Francisco working as a commercial union carpenter and superintendent for nine years. He was the owner of Merkel Construction in Lake Tahoe, Nevada building custom homes and remodeling for eight years. He cofounded JM Construction with brother Jim Merkel in 1992 specializing in remodeling and custom homes. John has been with JM construction for 25 years as President and Vice President.

Jim Merkel

Jim Merkel is one of the owners.


Jimmy Merkel serves as our project manager and handles the estimating.

Christine Carlson

Christine Carlson is our kitchen and bath designer.  She has over 20 years of  experience in interior and kitchen and bath design as well as sales experience in the remodeling industry.  Christine is also a licensed  real estate professional.  

Michel Merkel

Michele Merkel is our office manager and also works as one of our kitchen and bath design specialists.   


Brad Kopsie is experienced in all aspects of residential and commercial construction, serving as our production manager for one of his nearly four decades in the field. He’s responsible for scheduling your job and securing the permits as well as drawing up architectural plans. He also orders and organizes material delivery.

You’ll love our team even more in person.  Contact us to ask for more details about our credentials.