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Jeff W. Knowles,
Jeff joined Hoy in January 1988 as Project Manager and then became Vice President in 1996. Prior to joining Hoy, he served for 5 years as a Project Manager for a major Virginia Beach architectural firm. As a result, Jeff is highly experienced in project design, as well as the management of a variety of commercial, institutional and residential projects. Jeff is a licensed architect in the State of Virginia and a past member of the Tidewater Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

A 1982 graduate of the School of Architecture at Virginia Tech, Jeff is also active in the local community.  He is a past President of D’Art Center and past member of the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries. He is presently on the Board of Builders & Contractors Exchange and an active member of The Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate and Virginia Beach Visions.

Adam W. Ritt,
Vice President
Adam joined Hoy in 1992 as Project manager and was promoted to Vice President in 1996. Prior to his work with Hoy, Adam was a construction manager for a national real estate development firm’s Northern Virginia’s operation and has held positions as Project Engineer, Office Engineer and Project Coordinator on projects ranging from $60 to $125 million.

A 1985 graduate of Purdue University, Adam remains extremely active in his community, serving on the Boards of Monarch Bank and The Virginia Beach Exchange Club (serving as President in 2000) and The Boys & Girls Club of South Hampton Roads. Since 1995, he has coached football and baseball for the Association of Courthouse Recreation.


Robert D. Melancon,

Rob joined Hoy in January 1992 as Secretary/Treasurer. Prior to his experience with Hoy, Rob specialized in construction and real estate auditing, accounting and tax services at Frederick B. Hill & Company from June 1984 to December 1991. He is responsible for all financial aspects of Hoy.

A 1984 graduate of Virginia Tech, Rob stays active in his community by serving on the Executive Board of Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads and as a volunteer in its programs. He has also served the United Way in various capacities and is an active member of HRACRE.