Builder Spotlight: JH Fisher

| Viniterra Blog


Jeff Fisher, a third-generation woodworker, began in residential construction at a young age. Known for building phenomenal forts as a child, Jeff learned the construction trade in his father’s woodshop where he tinkered until eventually mastering dovetail joinery. Looking back, Jeff realizes that he feels the same sense of satisfaction from building today that he did as a child. Now a reputable and established builder in Richmond, VA, Jeff says its his “creativity and passion” that sets him apart from his competitors.
When asked how his creativity and passion seeps into his work, JH Fisher says, “Every home we build has my personality somewhere. The homes let us know once they are framed what we need and where. An example would be a “secret door” in an all cherry library we built in my woodworking shop and then installed in the field,” says Fisher.
Known for being “honest, reliable, and full of value,” Fisher says he hopes when people hear his name they immediately think “nice guy” and “killer homes.” A true custom builder, Fisher focuses on what clients want. Recently he’s seeing an uptick in requests for open floor plans and first-floor living.
With a strong presence in Viniterra, JH Fisher enjoys building in the community. The woodworker was immediately sold on the neighborhood when he spotted the signage for Viniterra and the woodwork at the winery; he was immediately sold on the attention to quality and detail.
Jeff has been building his reputation as a quality builder since 1990, when J. H. Fisher Construction was born. He started the business with three things: $1,000, keen ambition, and uncompromised passion. In 1994 he convinced a local bank to allow him to build a spec in Ford’s Colony. That’s when he realized that home building was for him. “It allowed me to instill my creativity, my woodworking skills, and attention to details into something that I truly enjoy doing.”
When he’s not working, Jeff can be found “in the shop with the stereo kickin’” or spending time with his wife of 27 years, Missie. Together they have two children, Taylor (22), a fourth year at UVA, and Kelly (19), a freshman at Lynchburg College.

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