Joseph C. Ritchie, Jr. – President

Joey has over 30 years of leadership and management experience. Throughout his career, he has held key positions in construction, engineering and warfare specialties. Joey has been involved with project design for over 30 years, with a concentration in commercial construction for over the last two decades. Working with Joey and the Ritchie-Curbow team assures you will be able to take full advantage of generations of experience--including financial, project and contract management, business development, estimating, engineering design, testing and analysis, value engineering, scheduling and preconstruction services—to your next commercial project.   

Joey earned a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1978 and a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1988. 


In his free time Joey enjoys flying general aviation aircraft, boating and strumming guitar with his Church. 


Email: jritchie@ritchiecurbow.com 

Phone: (757) 873-0123 

Stephanie Callis – Project Management Assistant

Stephanie is a longtime resident of Newport News, VA but a native of Rochester, NY. She is a proud veteran of the United States Navy where she served as a Nuclear Electrician’s Mate from 1998-2006, serving on both the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). She is a graduate of TNCC and ODU where she majored in Business Administration.

She has been providing administrative support for over a decade. She happily joined the Ritchie-Curbow team in 2017. Assisting her peers and our clients is near and dear to her heart and she is honored to be in a capacity to serve the community in which she lives.

Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family, arts, music (occasional karaoke) and is very active in her church.

Email: scallis@ritchiecurbow.com

Phone: (757) 873-0123  

Mike Ellis – Project Manager, Pre-construction

Mike joined Ritchie-Curbow in 2003 as a metal building erection crew member and quickly became part of management. Prior to commercial construction, he worked in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a safety officer and quality control person. Mike has worked on projects in Newport News Shipyard, Jefferson Lab, Virginia National Guard as well as private commercial and religious facilities.

Mike enjoys spending time with his kids, trips to the beach, and playing guitar once in a while in his off time.

Email: mellis@ritchiecurbow.com

Phone: (757) 342-2807

Rex Kohen – Senior Project Superintendent

Rex joined Ritchie-Curbow in 2004 as a superintendent and has been in and around construction for over 40 years. Rex has completed a wide variety of jobs including midrise office buildings, parking garages, schools, office warehouses and renovation work.

When he’s not at work, you can find him cruising on his Harley and spending as much time in the Blue Ridge Mountains riding as much as he can.

Email: rkohen@ritchiecurbow.com

Phone: (757) 240-0168

Jerry Legg – Project Superintendent

Jerry joined the Ritchie-Curbow team in 2001. He has an extensive background in the construction industry, beginning his career with residential construction before moving into the commercial realm. He has managed several multi-million dollar projects over the last 13 years, working closely with subcontractors, company staff and clients to provide a top-notch product.

Jerry enjoys golfing, spending time with his two children and trying new recipes for his smoker.

Email: jlegg@ritchiecurbow.com

Phone: (757) 342-8325

Dale Sellers – Project Superintendent 

Dale has been in the construction industry since 1981, joined Ritchie-Curbow in 2010 as a carpentry foreman and has since advanced to management.  In a prior work he had 20 years’ experience in framing as a crew leader.  He enjoys the challenge of coordinating subcontractors, inspections, and phasing and seeing that jobs are completed on schedule and under budget.

Dale can be seen in his time off fishing and being in the wilderness camping and hunting.

Email: dsellers@ritchiecurbow.com

Phone: (757) 342-7562

Kelly Sataraka, Executive Assistant, Project Management Assistant

Kelly joined Team Ritchie-Curbow in October 2021 after working for an academic, non-profit publisher for over a decade. Although she's new to construction, she brings plenty of troubleshooting and administrative best practices along with her. Creating smooth workflows and efficient procedures are two of her happy places.

Along with knitting, Kelly is passionate about paper planners, learning Samoan, revisiting the lost art of shorthand, and obsessing over kerning and line spacing. You can find Kelly at the office, ready to rabble rouse, Monday through Friday. 

Email: ksataraka@ritchiecurbow.com

Phone: (757) 873-0123

Mariah Venus – Comptroller

Mariah joined Ritchie-Curbow in 2021 as Controller and is in charge of all accounting and payroll functions. 


Mariah graduated from Saint Leo University and has a background in leadership, accounting and accounting related technology.  Mariah enjoys live music, hiking and spoiling her two English Bulldogs.

Email: mvenus@ritchiecurbow.com

Phone: (757) 873-0123  

IN MEMORIAM: Rob Collins- Business Development/ Estimator

Rob Collins passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 12, 2021. In addition to working at Ritchie-Curbow, he served on the board of New Horizons, was a member of the Association of General Contractors and was proud of building a Habitat for Humanity Home in 2005. He served on the JMU Parents Council for 8 years and was a dedicated member of Hidenwood Presbyterian Church for over 31 years serving as an elder, deacon and worship committee chair. 

Until a suitable replacement is appointed, please call the office so that we may direct your call appropriately.