Our History

Leo F Johns ContractorLeo F. Johns Contractor, Inc. has been a family-owned business specializing in residential remodeling since 1976!  Leo Johns built the integrity of this company one project at a time, and along the way earned the trust of customers, suppliers, sub and fellow contractors, and the remodeling community as a whole.

In 1996 Jerry Pattenaude took over as president of Leo F. Johns, Inc. when Leo, Jerry’s father-in-law, retired.  Jerry had been in the remodeling business since 1981, and his values of quality and reliability were the perfect match for his wife, Jean and her family.

One of the keys to Leo F. Johns' continued success is Jerry and Jean’s ability to find and keep great people around them.   Their subcontractors and suppliers have all been fully vetted and are dedicated to quality and customer care as much as the Pattenaude's.

Leo F. Johns Inc. is an active member of TBA (Tidewater Builders Association) and Jerry was Chairman of the Remodeling Council and was past chair in 2012, 2007 and 2001. They are members of the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) and Jerry is CAPS (Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist) certified. Both Jerry and Jean are avid boaters and members of the Broad Bay Sailing Association & Hampton Yacht Club.