Meet the Red Jasper Team

The greatest asset that Red Jasper offers you, is our committed team. Our expert project managers and superintendents are grounded in strong core values and hands-on residential experience. Backed by a full support staff from our parent company, Erhardt Construction, they are the key to building your dream home.


A Personalized Construction Experience

When you work with Red Jasper, you are receiving a full-service residential construction experience. Our project management team guides you throughout the entire process and has extensive knowledge working with lead designers and architects. When it comes to building your dream home, we are dedicated to customizing every step of the process to meet your unique vision and needs.

As the visionary President & CEO at Red Jasper Crafted Homes, Ben assumes stewardship over every facet of the division’s exquisite creations. With an impressive career spanning 25 years in the residential construction realm, Ben embarked as an Assistant Project Manager and ascended to the esteemed position of President in 2011.

Ben’s distinction lies in his unparalleled skill for finding construction solutions for some of the most complex builds within West Michigan’s residential landscape. His expertise encompasses transformative additions, meticulous renovations, and grand new constructions boasting commercial-grade attributes.

Ryan is a results-driven leader with a proven track record spanning 25+ years. His accomplishments shine through award-winning projects, where he’s provided guidance and resources for truly unique residential experiences.

His journey started early, learning the ropes of construction and industry standards side by side with his father. About 25 years ago, he took his skills to the Caribbean, where he spent a solid decade overseeing the construction of luxurious mega yachts. Now, back in West Michigan, he’s using that wealth of experience to elevate the high-end residential market.

Boasting an extensive background spanning nearly three decades in the residential construction realm, including a noteworthy nine-years as the proprietor of his own construction firm, James thrives on his extensive experience. His advanced ability to help each client navigate the emotional decisions that are inevitable on a new home project make him a key member of the Red Jasper team.

The majority of James’ experience takes place building executive homes along the West Michigan Lakeshore. He takes a client-first, collaborative approach with every project he is involved with. 


Derek possesses over 15 years of hands-on experience managing residential construction projects. He ventured into the industry after college, kickstarting his journey by establishing his own residential construction business. Over the span of eight years, his path meandered into business development, and eventually,  high-end residential project management.

Derek’s enthusiasm lies in staying engaged throughout each client’s journey. Witnessing the elation and contentment that light up clients’ faces as they witness their dream homes materialize is the true highlight of his career.