F&S Building Innovations, Inc: Our Team

Gary Feazell | Owner, CEO
team-gary Gary Feazell and wife, Delores, are owners of F & S Building Innovations, Inc.  Gary is a joint owner of Premium Steel Building Systems in Roanoke, Virginia.  Having several brothers already in the construction trade, Gary started his business in 1976 with a focus on custom built homes.  In 1991, F & S made its debut into the commercial arena.  Gary remains active in day-to-day operations at F & S and in his community.  He has served on several boards, including the Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association and Lakeside Baptist Church, and currently serves on the boards of Smith Mountain Christian Academy, the Moneta Rescue Squad, and Renewanation.  He is an advisory team member at Crossroads Church in Roanoke.  Gary and Delores have three daughters and seven grandchildren.  Gary’s favorite pastimes are hunting, outdoor activities, and spending time at the farm.

 

Tina Rush | President, CFO
 team-tina Tina began her construction experience before entering elementary school by puttying nail holes in baseboards and then smoothing them out with steel wool for her father who was a homebuilder.  Throughout high school, she typed his construction contracts.  Shortly after graduating college, Gary Feazell, owner of F & S, offered her a job managing the office and showroom of his construction business at Smith Mountain Lake.  Construction being a passion, Tina has been with F & S over twenty-five years.  Having grown with the company, her experience ranges from accounting, human resources, and administration to executive management.  She has been serving in the capacity as President and Chief Financial Officer for fifteen years.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, Gene, their children, coffee and conversations with her sisters, walking, and yes, watching political debates.

 

Gene Rush Manager, Commercial Divison 
 team-gene Gene Rush has a twenty-two year tenure with F & S Building Innovations.  He began as a mechanic apprentice, mastering framing, drywall and acoustical ceiling assemblies quickly.  Demonstrating leadership abilities with respect from peers, subordinates, and clients, along with his quick wit and problem solving abilities, he began superintending projects in 1996.  As the volume of commercial work increased, Gene moved into production management, at times managing up to forty employees simultaneously along with multiple subcontractors.  He continues his role as the Commercial Division Manager and works closely with estimators, project managers, and superintendents, ensuring that projects are properly staffed and progressing efficiently.  Gene is active in church leadership and enjoys spending time with family, mowing grass (stress relief), and RVing.

 

Jeff Austin Chief Estimator 
 team-jeff With 20 years of commercial construction experience, Jeff Austin is the chief estimator and a senior project manager at F & S.  He attended the University of Missouri-Rolla and earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  He has been instrumental in numerous private and federal projects throughout the southern United States including religious assemblies, manufacturing facilities, office buildings, storage facilities, fueling stations, wastewater treatment plants, etc.  Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, Kathy, and children, Brynn and Karsen, camping, hiking, fishing, skiing, and spending time outdoors in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Jeremy  Smith Manager, Residential Division
 team-jeremy Jeremy was born and raised in North Carolina.  He learned the basics of construction and remodeling by being around his grandfather.  After graduating high school, he met his wife, Alicia, while both were attending Liberty University.  This union brought him to reside in Virginia.  He began his career at F & S Building Innovations in January 2002.  He climbed the ranks from field technician, service manager, sales/design consultant, and is now the manager of the Residential Division.  He loves the great outdoors, golfing with friends, being involved in church activities, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
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