W. M. Jordan Company is proud to employ veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces. Today, we have a special Veteran’s Day Employee Introduction: Assistant Project Superintendent Jason LeMay.
Jason joins W. M. Jordan after a decade long career in the United States Navy. Initially aspiring to be a Navy SEAL, Jason began his career working on the USS Truman for two years, after which he went to Corpsman School, where he trained to be a medic. Corpsman school lead to dive school, where LeMay became a Navy Dive Medic, one of only about 300. As a dive medic working in the Naval Special Warfare Group, LeMay supported the SEAL teams on their various missions.
Seeking to transition into the next chapter of his life, Jason joined a transition group called The Honor Foundation, a program designed to help Naval Special Warfare and Special Forces community transition into the civilian world.
While attending networking events looking for an opportunity in construction in the Hampton Roads area, Jason met W. M. Jordan Senior Vice President of Operations John Angle and CIO Raynald Morris, and eventually joined the WMJ team as an Assistant Project Superintendent.
“I wanted to work for a place with a great reputation, and I quickly realized that W. M. Jordan was a top place to work in the Hampton and Virginia Beach area. I made it my goal to find a position there, and meeting Mr. Angle and Mr. Morris gave me the opportunity to make that happen.”
The fact that Jason looked to construction as his post military career was not a coincidence, as he has always been involved in construction in some form since he was a teenager.
A native of Black Mountain, North Carolina, LeMay worked as a laborer on jobs as a kid, where he quickly realized construction would be a job that is always in demand.
“I have always loved construction,” said LeMay. “I get no better satisfaction than being out on a job site and getting something done.”
After High School, LeMay joined the Clemson Football Program on a full scholarship, eventually transferring to Appalachian State where he studied Construction Science Management as he continued to play football.
After chasing his dream of playing in the NFL, LeMay again turned to construction. Jason found a job working in the residential sector, doing “pretty much everything on a job that wasn’t mechanical, electrical or plumbing related”. He also spent time working for a logging team in North Carolina, and for a land grading company, where he served as an erosion control manager prior to enlisting in the military.
“The greatest feeling in the world is getting to see that you and your team have accomplished something at the end of the day,” said LeMay.
LeMay also noted that construction and the military have many similarities. “You are working with a team to accomplish a goal. There is a push forward mentality that applies to not only the military but also in construction. Attention to detail and communication are two necessities in both fields of work as well.”
Jason and his wife live in Chesapeake, Virginia with their dog Dipstick. They recently purchased a house which has kept Jason busy in his spare time. When he isn’t working, Jason enjoys running and working out, fishing and is an avid college football fan.
We are thankful for Jason’s service, and happy to welcome him to our River Tower at Harbor’s Edge project team. Welcome Jason!