Welcome to The James Company

The James Company is a Virginia Class A Contractor that has been in business since 1986. Our mission is to renovate, remodel, and build the finest possible homes within our clients' budget, having fun in the process and creating life-long friendships.

“In search of a builder to make our dream home a reality, the James Company was highly recommended. From start to finish we knew we were working with a true professional. Joe Oliva, the owner, met the challenge of the complex design and the end product surpassed our expectations. When it was time to build our guest house, there was no question who our builder would be.”

—PHIL & FRAN ROUSE, Homeowners, Wicomico

“I met Joe Oliva over 20 years ago when my husband and I contracted with The James Company to build our home on the Corrotoman. Joe builds beautiful houses, from framing to finishing and Joe’s experience and judgement was spot on. Joe made building a house enjoyable. When it came time to downsize, I again reached out to Joe to build a smaller house in Irvington. Again, The James Company did a wonderful job. I am happy to give Joe and The James Company 5 stars.”

—SUZI BOWMAN, Homeowner, Irvington

“In the homebuilding industry, there are many contractors who build good quality homes to satisfy their own standards of perfection. To me, Joe Oliva is high among those in that group.”

“This last part is difficult to describe. Auto dealers call it “Service after the sale.” For any problem over these past 17 years, he has been just a phone call away. That is what I call real service.”

—F. BRADLEY GRAY, MD, Homeowner, Irvington