Who We Are

Brian J. Tempest 

Vice President

Brian J. Tempest has joined the Hearth Construction Team as Vice President after a distinguished 28-year career in the United States Army. Notable career highlights include: Brigade Commander of over 5000 Soldiers in 92 separate locations in Afghanistan and oversight of over $200 million in contracts; one year on the U.S Army Staff; and 3 years on the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Logistics Staff at the Pentagon. Mr. Tempest brings a demonstrated management record of exceptional results in demanding, high pressure environments. Chosen in the top 1% of Senior Army Executives for advancement throughout a 28-year career. Unique experience of formulating strategic plans, providing vision, enabling solid connections to business processes, and implementing programs to meet near-, mid-, and long-term objectives. Proven abilities to direct strategic planning, collaborate among stakeholders, and develop high-performing teams to achieve strategic objectives and business value results. 

Mr. Tempest holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Mechanization from Purdue University, a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and a Masters of Arts and Liberal Arts from Louisiana State University.

Elizabeth N. Jackson

Project Manager

At Hearth Construction Management, LLC Ms. Jackson is responsible for total project management overseeing all phases of multi-million-dollar construction projects. These projects include but are not limited to ground-up development, complete rehabilitation projects, and property maintenance. Her focus includes negotiating contracts, planning, scheduling and monitoring job progress, controlling budgets, cost analysis and executing contracts.

Ms. Jackson holds a Master of Arts degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

James D. Corby


Mr. Corby has over 20 years in the commercial construction industry and oversees the on-site crews in completing a variety of complex jobs. He acts as the company’s representative while on site to keep work progress moving quickly and efficiently while providing a quality product to our customer. His multiple years of experience in the construction industry bring an invaluable resource to our company.

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