Specializing in Hotel Renovation & Construction


Our Core Values


What We Do

River Ridge Renovations is a licensed general contractor specializing in hotel renovations. River Ridge is currently licensed in multiple states and has the knowledge and skill to obtain additional licenses and perform renovations across the nation. River Ridge can uniquely provide expertise in the repositioning of assets, property improvement plans, and property condition assessments.


As a General Contractor, River Ridge will self-perform your Renovation or Conversion Project using our dedicated crews to complete each project. Project Managers and Superintendents working together, to make sure we execute each Project on budget and on schedule while providing weekly reports.


In addition to construction, RRR has the capability to fulfill your entire renovation needs by designing custom or prototype schemes along with procuring the specified products from suppliers throughout the world. Our in-house licensed Interior Designer and Procurement Manager will ensure that all submittals are approved by brand and ownership prior to coordinating delivery. Once approvals are received, the procurement team tracks deliverables by producing and maintaining an expediting report for the duration of the project.

Our team consistently works with Ownership, Architect, Engineer, and Brand from the initial stages of project development to the completion and project closeout.

“Exceed you customer’s expectations. If you do, they’ll come back over and over.”

Our Services


  • Full-service general contractor
  • Expediting and permitting
  • ADA compliance
  • Custom & Prototype Design Services
  •  Procurement & Expiditing Materials

Consulting Services

  • Consulting and Property Improvement Plans (PIP) analysis
  • Brand conversions
  • Estimating & Bidding
Projects Completed
Rooms Renovated
Public Spaces Renovated
Years of combined Experience
Different Hotel Brands

Our Team

Ben Wallace


Ben, as President of River Ridge Renovations is responsible for managing all aspects of the company and spends much of his time fostering relationships with existing clients, business development and providing strategic direction to the company. He has over 20 years of project management and more than 10 years of hospitality construction and renovation experience.

Previously he was responsible for management of construction and renovation projects of a leading property management and construction company (Intermountain Management). There he was instrumental in developing a subsidiary company to offer third-party renovation services to hotel owners nationwide. Under Ben's leadership, the company completed over 200 capital projects ranging from $150k to $6M per project.

Ben is married with two daughters and enjoys boating, fly fishing, fast cars and duck hunting.

Jennifer Wallace

Administrative Assistant

Jennifer, as administrative assistant is responsible for supporting Ben and staff with day to day operations. She is also in charge of planning the company team events and get togethers.

Jennifer enjoys travelling, college football, cooking and spending time with family.

Theron Harrison

Vice President of Construction

Theron, Vice President of Construction oversees all aspects of company projects. His responsibilities include job scheduling, crew planning, managing Superintendents, field operations, and reporting progress towards projects goals to name a few.

Theron is an avid hunter and enjoys spending time with his family.

Nicole Veal

Senior Project Manager

Nicole, as Senior Project Manager is responsible for developing structure in complex projects, where the independent variables of time, cost, resources and human behavior come together. She has a knack for rolling with inevitable setbacks and finding time based solutions to execute deadlines.

In Nicole's spare time she enjoys hiking, water sports and yoga retreats.

Keith Mayo

Project Manager

Keith has over 25 years construction management experience. He manages the construction process from start to finish. Keith coordinates and implements the project team’s design & procurement department while driving field production.

Keith enjoys spending time outdoors, and as much time as possible with family.

Alanda Respress

Procurement Manager

As Project Administrator, Alanda is responsible for coordinating and negotiating with suppliers to obtain quality products within the required budget limitations and timetables. In addition, she expedites execution of Purchase Orders for a variety of commodities, services, and equipment in close cooperation with the Project Team.

Alanda enjoys exploring the outdoors, travelling, and is a food/coffee/wine aficionado.

Michelle Rivers

Project Administrator

Michelle works with the Project Team providing help with specs, purchase orders, calls to vendors, combining documentation for Close-out Documents presented to hotels upon renovation completion and any back up the Team may need.

Michelle (a/k/a “Chelle”) is a Certified Paralegal and our in-house Notary Public. She enjoys gardening, volunteering for outreach programs, grilling, and dining out with friends and family.

Shaylee Puls

Project Coordinator

Shaylee graduated from LA Tech in Construction Engineering Technology in May 2023. As Project Coordinator, Shaylee helps manage the company’s supply chain. She reviews costs, develops relationships with vendors and suppliers, and tracks expediting reports.

Shaylee enjoys spending time outside and has a passion for exploring new places. Additionally, she loves indulging in a tasty cup of coffee while immersing herself in an engaging book.

Thomas Gregg


Thomas graduated from LA Tech in Construction Engineering Technology in March 2023. As Superintendent, he works onsite throughout the project, maintaining daily communication with the Project Manager, Procurement Manager of the hotel. Thomas also works directly on-site crew scheduling and coordination.

Thomas is an avid duck hunter and fisherman. He is an innovative thinker and enjoys tinkering and “fixing things” as a hobby.

Roomi Shakir, CPA


As Controller of River Ridge Renovations, Roomi is responsible for overseeing all accounting functions, payroll, internal and external reporting, insurance and licensing for the company.

Roomi enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.

Chloe Knight

Business Development Manager

Chloe has 5 years of project management experience in Construction, Development, and Real Estate. As Business Development Manager, she works to maintain existing client relations along with networking with potential new clientele, vendors, and other industry professionals.

Chloe enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their two dogs.

Jeannie Cason

Office Manager

Jeannie, as office manager is responsible for accounts receivable, cash management, preparing payroll, office operations and procedures, controlling correspondence, and monitoring clerical functions.

Jeannie enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Jessie Melson

Interior Designer

Jessie Melson, a NCIDQ licensed interior designer, plays a key role in maintaining preconstruction and design project phases including drawings, specifications, timelines, and FF&E budgets.

Jessie enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs and baking in her spare time. She even makes time to help friends with design projects on occasion as an avid DIYer.


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