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Does your company have a rising star or two?

Sure you do. Let JBX help develop your high potential team members in a stimulating environment in which visionaries become leaders. JBX prepares the next generation of construction leaders through relationship and team building with like-minded up and coming industry leaders. JBX members share problems, develop solutions, and work collaboratively through educational and social programs that cultivate their natural talents and leadership potential. JBX’s calendar of events is designed to encourage JBX and Builders Exchange member interaction. Typical events include:

  • Educational/Leadership programs
  • Mixers
  • Local Project Reviews
  • Annual Golf Outing in support of the Mary Parkes Asthma Center

Good relationships equal better projects, and those relationships start early with the JBX. We’ve been known to settle change orders over beers and negotiate subcontracts over coffee.

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Executive Board Members

John Miller, Chairman
O’Connell Electric Company

John has been involved with the Junior Builders Exchange Board since 2017.

John joined O’Connell Electric as the corporate communications and marketing manager in 2013 after serving on Active Duty in the Air Force and finishing his bachelor’s degree at Keuka College in Organizational Communication. He is currently a Master Sergeant in the NY Air National Guard where he serves as a Unit Training Manager.  John’s professional and community involvement include serving on the Mary Parkes Asthma Center Golf Tournament Planning Committee, Rochester Chamber Future Leadership Council, Board Member for the Victor Chamber of Commerce (now Ontario Chamber of Commerce), and Planning Committee Member for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Rochester’s Finest program.  In 2017, he received the award for top performer as a Rochester’s Finest Honoree.  John resides in the Village of Victor with his wife and their four children.

Jordan Bernstein, Vice Chairman
Brown & Brown

Jordan has been involved with the Junior Builders Exchange Board since 2021, VP since 2023.

Jordan joined Brown & Brown as a Property & Casualty Sales Executive in 2018 after working at Paychex and earning a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Fredonia. At Brown & Brown Jordan is responsible for all aspects of client service, insurance coverage placement and risk management consulting. His principal areas of expertise include development of risk management programs, analysis of client exposures and coordination of appropriate coverages, analysis and development of policy forms and contract review for acceptability and compliance.

Jordan’s community involvement includes serving on the Salvation Army Board of Directors and working with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Rochester’s Finest program.

He resides in the North Winton neighborhood with this wife and daughter.

Nick Schuler, Treasurer
Schuler-Haas Electric Corp.

Nick has been on the board for the Rochester JBX since October 2020, and has helped in coordinating a number of their service projects throughout the community.

As a 4th generation member of his family to be involved with Schuler-Haas Electric, Nick began his construction career in 2014 as a project manager and estimator. In 2016, he transitioned to the financial side of the business where he served as corporate controller, before being named CFO in February 2022. In his role, Nick oversees all accounting and finance related functions, including long-term financial planning, analysis and reporting; payroll, taxes, and operations support. He is a graduate of St. John Fisher College with a degree in finance and accounting and has an MBA from the U of R Simon Business School. Outside of work, Nick is an avid golfer and die-hard Buffalo Bills fan. He currently resides in Henrietta with his wife, Joanna.

Jessie Cocquyt, Secretary
Villager Construction
Courtney Lafferty, Emeritus
LeChase Construction

Courtney has been involved with the Junior Builders Exchange board since 2016.

After graduating from Philadelphia University (’15) with a bachelor’s degree in construction management, Courtney joined LeChase Construction. Today, she is a Project Manager with a focus on client satisfaction, quality, and doing the right thing.

Courtney’s commitment to promoting the construction industry to the next generation is evident in her involvement as the Alumni Director for the Rochester ACE Mentorship Program and the ROBEX Workforce Development Committee. In 2017, she co-created the LeChase Young Professionals and in 2018 was recognized as one of Rochester’s Finest Honorees by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

In her free time, she enjoys fostering dogs, hiking, and traveling.

Additional Executive Board Members

Sam Bushen, Advisor, Builders Exchange of Rochester

Kim Gaylord, Advisor, Builders Exchange of Rochester

Board Members

Brett Davis, Rochester Colonial

Josh Frizzel, Livingston Associates

Brad Jamison, Christa Construction

Tom Parmenter, Manning Squires Hennig

Jordyn Rizzo, US Ceiling

Brian Streicher, Ernstrom & Dreste

Dave Sumner, Upstate Roofing & Painting

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