Management Team

Our mission is to engage clients in trusting, lasting relationships by exceeding their expectations and demonstrating integrity, safety, and quality in all we do. Our company prides itself on its positive reputation for Principal commitment and involvement in each project and providing our clients with the construction services best suited for their specific project needs. This has been our core business philosophy from the beginning and will always stay in our strategy.

James W Weston IIIPrincipal
Jamie entered construction in 1997 after earning a B.S. in Construction Management from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He spent the following years in construction management leadership roles at two national companies and an Eastern Shore-based GC. His extensive management experience in residential development and commercial construction enables our company to provide clients with quality, well-supervised projects focusing on safety and affordable prices.

David W. Smith, Jr. Principal
David has been committed to the family business for nearly 40 years. A graduate of Wesley College, he officially became the President of D.W. Masonry, Inc. in 2010. After a decade of steady growth and success within the commercial construction industry, David became the company’s Chief Executive Officer in late 2019. He excels in team building, strategic direction, project management, and quality control. Most importantly, David prides himself on creating a rock-solid foundation for his team and a culture of collaboration that runs throughout the company.

Jen Trego Project Executive
Jen Trego has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of construction projects, from planning, estimating, scheduling, logistics, building, and closeout. She earned a B.A. in Physics from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Jen works closely with all members of our experienced team to oversee all aspects of the company’s daily operations in the Delmarva region. Additionally, she is a volunteer for ACE Mentors Eastern Shore.

Lauren Muto  Executive Secretary/Accounting
A CPA with a Master’s Degree in Accounting, Lauren has over ten years of accounting experience working with various companies. Lauren currently handles the day-to-day bookkeeping and secretarial responsibilities for the team.

Larry J. Prettyman – Estimator
A graduate of Longwood University, he is approaching his 42nd year in the construction industry. Larry oversees all aspects and responsibilities of the estimating department and manages project development from beginning to end. One of his top priorities is developing and maintaining prosperous relationships with new and existing clients. Larry is also the father of 3 children and serves as the attentive grandfather to 7 grandchildren.

William H. Lednum Senior Project Manager
With over three decades of real-world construction management experience, Bill has managed the workforce for some of our most complex and labor-intensive projects. His years in the field have made him well-versed in the inner workings of all trades. Bill’s understanding of each trade’s implementations and terminologies has made him a fantastic asset to our team. Additionally, he oversees the maintenance and distribution of all of our equipment and vehicles in the field.

Brian Benfer Senior Project Manager
As our Senior Project Manager, Brian oversees our Maryland and Delaware-based projects’ coordination and day-to-day activities. With over twenty-five years of field experience in construction project management in residential and commercial construction, he brings a unique perspective to our diverse team. Brian is the proud father of 4 children and an active member of the Freemason’s Temple Lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M. located in Milford, Delaware.

Steve Barnes – Project Manager
Steve Barnes’s extensive background in commercial construction gives him an overall understanding of how to improve client satisfaction and ensure that our construction schedules are met in a timely manner. With over three decades of management and field experience, he coordinates an activity and oversees all of our active job sites. Before joining our team, Steve was the owner of a successful marble and tile installation company that served clients throughout the Delmarva peninsula. 

Jason Price Project Manager
With over 25 years of experience in marketing, management, human resources, and online operations, Jason has served as a project manager since joining the team in 2011. He also plays a pivotal role as an active member of Chesapeake Center, Inc.’s Board of Directors and is a proud supporter of the Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue.