About Us

J. Lorton and Company is a family owned business that began with John Lorton. As a young boy with a lot of motivation and drive, he started J. Lorton Lawn mowing service. In high school, he attended vocational school for construction. Upon graduation, he started John Lorton Construction. He built his first new home in 1982. Over Thirty years and many homes later, we have J. Lorton and Company, and JLC Residential Construction, LLC.

In the office, our staff will tend to your needs.  They are dedicated to offering high-quality customer service that puts people first. As one of Ocean Counties fastest growing builders and voted Asbury Park Press Best of the Best Builder, they provide exceptional customer care.

In addition to John Lorton, Rob Rotonde, Stephen Hutler and now Craig Smith are our estimators and project managers. One of them will be the friendly gentleman who will show up at your door for an appointment. They will provide you with one on one client service to accommodate your needs. Each will work with you from your first appointment throughout the entire project. Customer satisfaction is our goal!

Our skilled craftsmen, Ernest Ottosen, Ray Selert, Sal Avila, Keith Bernier, Ralph Billhardt, Klaus Billhardt, Juan Pablo Zubko and Hector Segura provide the quality workmanship each job deserves. They take pride in their work and know how to construct just about anything. Our previous customers rave about them and how much of an asset they are to the company.