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JAKE has been in the home building and remodeling business for over 20 years, helping to create hundreds of beautiful spaces in Lancaster and Chester County.  He specialized in creating outdoor living spaces from 2002-2014. 

JKS & CO was created with his wife Janelle and together they are proud to offer their Design + Build concept within one company brand. He and his team are happy to serve you with their hard work ethic, thorough construction knowledge and 100% customer satisfaction.

Jake enjoys reading, inventing ways to have fun at his creekside property, playing the guitar and making memories with his 5 children. 


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JANELLE has a deep appreciation for all things home. She thrives on making spaces come to life by envisioning their greatest potential, warmth and beauty.  As a Mother to 5 young children she knows the power of implementing creative, yet functional design.  

She loves creating unique and cozy spaces that reflect her client's personality, everyday life and interests.  She works closely with her husband Jake + design team to implement each project down to the final detail. Her reward is to create a haven of rest for you through approachable design and timeless beauty.

In her free time she loves to entertain friends and family at their property, be near her children and search Craigslist for unique finds!  She has a thing for couches and has unabashedly owned 10 in the last 10 years, (poor Jake)! 


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EMILY, Lead Design Assistant, studied art and then fashion design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has worked locally as a freelance designer creating original pieces for weddings and theater as well as children's wear.

In recent years her interests have led her into interior design.  After completing several commercial interior spaces she joined the team at JKS & CO.  Her design style is a refined aesthetic that is both fun and livable. 

She spends her days working directly with our clients in and out of the JKS & CO studio and caring for her brood of 6 children alongside her husband of 19 years. In her free time she loves to garden, glean inspiration from her magazine collection and rearrange her entire first floor on a frequent basis!