Meet your team

More than 100 years combined construction experience... at your service!

Chris Curtis


Team member bio coming soon!

J.R. Hancock

Vice President

Valued Team Member Since 2013

With a degree in Construction Science and Management from Kansas State University, J.R. has held various positions throughout his career including Project Engineer, Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent, Project Manager, Owner's Representative and we're proud he is now serving as our Vice President. He possesses superior skills in preconstruction, scheduling, construction management, cost analysis and cost savings alternatives.

J.R. has over 30 years construction experience with 14 years in the field and more than 16 years in the office. He's extraordinarily proficient in construction management and has completed several large, complex projects across the country, from hospitals to retail buildings. His leadership abilities and persistence are most appreciated.

J.R. recently retired as an Engineer Officer from the Army Reserves with 25 years of service. He enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, biking, running and recently completed his first half marathon.

Jill Abens

Administrative Assistant

Valued Team Member Since 2010

Jill joined our team as an Administrative Assitant and quickly took over the duties of working collaboratively with Accounting, Project Managers, Project Estimators, and Subcontractors to process all applications for payment and invoices.

Jill is a native of the Chicago suburbs and studied Accounting & Management at the College of DuPage. Jill and her family moved to the Chattanooga area in 2013. Jill brings strong people and organizational skills; and an ability to multi-task to strengthen the team.

In her spare time, Jill enjoys playing Bunco with friends, working and competing with her lab in area hunt tests, and spending time with her three children.

Jeff Carpenter

Project Manager

Valued Team Member Since 2016

Jeff resides in Signal Mountain, TN and attended Ashworth College. Throughout his career, Jeff has managed renovation and new construction of residential buildings, commercial office buildings and retail space. he has served as Superintendent, Project Manager and as an Owner of his own GC Company. His attention to detail and ability to collaborate with Owners, Architects, Engineers and Subcontractors makes Jeff an asset to every project he is assigned to. Jeff has a talent for scheduling and communication throughout the project that contributes to the success of his projects.

Jeff is appreciated for his ability to maintain the quality, schedule and incorporating project changes to meet the needs of our clients. His most valuable characteristic is his ability to adapt. He consistently figures out solutions to issues before they become problems.

In his free time, Jeff enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife and family.

David Frame

Project Estimator

Team member bio coming soon!

Blaze Hixon

Director of Estimating

Valued Team Member Since 2016

Blaze joined the JC Curtis Construction team in April 2016 as an Assistant Estimator. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His previous experience includes being a third generation business owner as well as roles as an Assitant Estimator, Assistant Project Manager and Assistant Superintendent. His responsibilities include: performing all SWPPP inspections, repairs, reports and stream relocations on the Volkswagen project, conducting on-site safety audits, managing RFI logs, change request logs, tracking all change orders and maintaining the construction schedule. He also played a key role in initial budgets, drawing and subcontract review, subcontractor and supplier reference checks, subcontractor negotiations and continuing to work with the project team to control construction costs until project completion. Blaze does a great job in managing work loads in our Estimating Department and does an exceptional job when it comes to providing a complete bid to our clients.

In his free time, Blaze enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his lab, Hank.

John Lynch

Senior Project Manager

Valued Team Member Since 2013

John is a native of Signal Mountain, Tennessee and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Throughout his career, he has managed renovation and new constructino of commercial office buildings, apartments and retail space. His extensive construction knowledge, creative problem solving, talent for scheduling and communication have all contibuted to his effective management style.

John is appreciated for his ability to multi-task and to meet the needs of our clients. His most valuable characteristic is his integrity. He assures his projects maintain the highest quality construction standards while maintaining the overall budget.

In his free time, John enjoys hunting, boating, cooking and spending time with his wife and family.

Xavier Miller


Team member bio coming soon!

Nathan Mirabella

Assistant Project Manager

Valued Team Member Since 2014

Nathan started at JC Curtis Construction as an intern in February 2014 and by August the same year officially joined our team as an Assitant Estimator. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is also certified in blueprints from the Associated General Contractors East, TN division and is proficient in reading blueprints.

Nathan through group projects, real life bid day experience, and cost analysis, has learned to be persistent in all challenges. He also has mentoring skills sed in past workplace experience. The one thing previous employers have appreciated the most is he's always open to new and challenging projects. This is proven through promotions at previous workplaces and beig promoted from intern to Assistant Estimator at JC Curtis Construction. Nathan looks forward to a long and fruitful career as a construction estimator.

In Nathan's civilian life, he is married and enjoys hiking, biking, running, and restoring automobiles.

Alma J. Patton

Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant

Valued Team Member Since 2007

Alma Patton serves as Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant at JC Curtis Constructon Company, LLC. Alma has been with the company since 2007. Alma maintains the company's finances, human resources, insurances, taxes, compliance and serves as assistant to our president.

Mrs. Patton brings 35 years of broad-based business experience in bookkeeping, management and office logistics. Her career apans the leasing, banking, retirement management, auto supplier, corporate recycling and construction industries providing her with solid knowledge for the company.

As a member of the Society of Human Resource Management SHRM, Alma has served on the Board for the Child Enrichment Center in Chattanooga, TN and the Community Service Awards Committee for Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. She is an avid reader, enjoys spending time with her family and loves to travel.

Kyle Campbell

Project Manager

Valued Team Member Since 2018

Kyle has held various Construction related positions prior to joining JC Curtis Construction. Positions include Carpenter Apprentice, Journeyman Carpenter, Draftsman, A/E Field Rep., Business Owner, Construction Superintendent, and Construction Project Manager. Kyle’s education tract has been varied and awarded with Certifications such as ACM Maintenance, Energy Star Designer, SWPPP, LEED, NRCA Designer, and a Degree from South University, BS Engineering Technology. Plan interpretation and Quality control inspections and reporting have lead Kyle through many successful Career paths.

Away from work Kyle has always given back to the Community through Coaching Basketball, Local volunteering with his wife in Health Clinics and Internationally in Guatemala, Clean Water-Well Drilling. Time off for Kyle is enjoyed with family and friends on the Golf course, training and participating in six Half-Marathons. Relaxing, grilling, water venues are more fulfilling these days though.