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About Us

From demolition to draperies.

From Demolition…

Since 1990 we have met the specific needs of each client. J.A. Smith Construction, Inc. and J.A. Smith Design Studio specialize in custom interior renovations and additions. Our design staff and quality craftsmen are dedicated to making your dreams a reality.

We realize that your home is your sanctuary. Alex Smith, owner, and Dean Forster, our staff architectural designer, bring a long-standing reputation of creative design experience and professionalism to your project. Your desires are our first priority.

J.A. Smith is a comprehensive, design-build construction company. We have a full-time crew including experienced carpenters and painters. Our well-established relationships with the best local vendors and subcontractors ensure exceptional communication and excellent craftsmanship.

Since each client is unique, our team brings creative solutions to every project. Whether it’s re-visioning your kitchen, adding a family space or decorating your family room, J.A. Smith can make it happen.

… To Draperies

Alex Smith

Alex is a new generation contractor blending design and construction as one comprehensive process. He studied at the University of Kentucky but his real passion was renovating investment property. He bought his first piece of property when he was just nineteen and founded J.A. Smith Construction in 1990 at the age of twenty-five.

Dean Forster

Dean completed a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Kentucky and has worked with Cincinnati’s leading architecture firms. Dean brings years of experience, an innate talent, and a passion for his works as in-house designer at J.A. Smith.