Jay Scheurenbrand
Jay Scheurenbrand
– Owner

John Howard “Jay” Scheurenbrand is a life-long resident of Louisa County. He has worked in the forest products industry since childhood. Starting at the age of ten, he planted trees for the Department of Forestry and to date has planted more than 800,000 loblolly pine trees in Louisa County. Throughout high school he worked as the foreman of the Louisa Boys Forestry Crew planting trees, marking timber, mapping, and prescribe burning. This experience, together with the teachings of his father, a Louisa County Forester for 31 years, provided him with an extensive knowledge of proper forest management.

Shortly after high school, Jay worked for Thacker and Thacker, framing houses, and soon progressed to the trim crew where he was taught by a master carpenter who still cut material with the use of hand saws. At the age of 19, he started his own construction company, framing houses, garages, and building over 30 log homes and cabins in Louisa and surrounding counties.

With the slow down in construction during the late 1980’s, Jay decided to form a logging outfit to complement the construction company. He ran both companies for a few years until he was recruited by Lanny Woolfolk of Tradewinds of Virginia, a retail building supply company. After constructing the facility, Jay then assumed management of the store…

David Kronander
David Kronander
– Project Manager

David is a native of Orange, Virginia. After graduating from Orange County High School in 1984 David joined the United States Navy, and served in the Construction Battalion (CBs).

While serving in the Navy for 8 years, he also worked for Mike’s Glass and Mirror, installing commercial glass. David continued working for Mike’s Glass and Mirror an additional two years after the Navy.

David and his older brother Marty decided to start their own construction company and they built custom homes for the next 15 years.

David joined Plum Tree Properties in 2009, and he specializes in on-site management and building custom homes.

According to Jay, “David has been a great addition to our team. I admire his ability to stay focused on the issues at hand as well as his problem solving skills. He has a no nonsense attitude when it comes to leading our trades through the projects. I am very glad to have him.”

In his spare time, David plays golf, has coached his son Ben’s soccer team, and officiates high school football, which he has been doing for the past 24 years.

David DeCatur
David DeCatur
– Estimater/ Coordinator

David has lived in Louisa since 1970. As a boy growing up in the town of Louisa, he lived only a mile or so from where Jay grew up. David and Jay have been friends for almost 40 years.
David joined Plum Tree Properties in 2009 with more than 20 years’ experience in the building industry. He graduated cum-laude from James Madison University in 1983. He and Jay have worked together, in one capacity or another, for more than 15 years.

His responsibilities for Plum Tree Properties include purchasing, submissions, assisting customers through the selection process, scheduling and coordinating trade partners among many other things.

David’s favorite aspects of his job are the personal relationships with the clients, meeting and working with them one-on-one. He is passionate about the details of building and ensuring that orders and selections are accurately accounted for so the clients receive exactly what they want when it comes to their home.

Jay calls David his right hand and says he does pretty much everything across the board. “David is the most talented individual that I have ever worked with when it comes to making sure of the details. I am glad that he takes those things off of my plate. He is much more patient than I am when it comes to the tedious but all important details.”

When not at work, David enjoys working on his own home improvement projects, fishing, canoeing and wildlife photography.

richard stanley
Richard Stanley
– Site Foreman

Richard has lived in Louisa County since 1973. He and Jay went to high school together and both graduated from Louisa County High School in 1985. He has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years. Richard has experience in both commercial and residential construction.

Serving as a foreman is a natural fit for Richard. He leads by example and is dedicated to building efficiently and accurately. Richard is a multi-talented individual. He is an accomplished mechanic and equipment operator along with being a fantastic carpenter. Richard’s dry sense of humor keeps moral on the jobs at an all-time high.

“Richard is one of a kind,” notes Jay, “he is my go-to man if we need something fixed. He is one of the most talented, dedicated men that I have ever been privileged to work with. Not only do I enjoy working with Richard, I admire him for the man that he is. “

In Richard’s time away from work, he enjoys fishing, going to yard sales and listening to Bluegrass music.

Our Core Values
– Plumtree Properties

This ranks highest on our list. Trust, open and honest communication and sincere interest in our clients’ needs are our hallmarks.

We’re proud of our attention to detail, our use of quality and efficient products, and the fine workmanship we produce. But what really sets us apart from other builders is the attention that each individual home receives. We wholeheartedly believe in quality over quantity. We selectively build only a handful of homes each year because we are dedicated to investing ample time and attention to each home. A true custom-built home, tailored to your needs, requires a higher level of commitment and time on our part. We take this commitment seriously and work diligently to get everything right. Our reputation depends on it.

It takes a lot of time to tackle tough issues, but one-on-one customer service and personal attention is what we provide. Our experience has taught us that a conscientious investment of ample time into each home makes the difference…

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Mission Statement
– Plumtree Properties

• To build a high quality team that can effectively plan, build, sell and service our customers.

• Become recognized as a high-end, high quality, custom home builder with the ability to service our market with honesty, integrity and commitment to service after the sale.

• Evolve and nurture a profitable company while providing an enjoyable place to work, recognizing that each and every employee is an integral link in the chain of creating our niche in the home building market.

• To treat our customers with respect, fairness and professionalism.

• To treat our partners and suppliers with respect, fairness and professionalism, and to require the quality of workmanship necessary to build each home to the highest standards.

• To create a long-term relationship with our homeowners.

• To strive to build three to four homes per year emphasizing quality.

• To build a company deserving of the Plum Tree Properties name in the Lake Anna community.




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9942 Kentucky Springs Rd., Suite 15

Mineral, Virginia 23117

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Phone: 540-894-4000 Fax: 540-894-4001