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.

“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

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

Project Administrator

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 Coordinator

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

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

Project Coordinator

Thomas graduated from LA Tech in Construction Management in March 2023. As a Project Coordinator, he ensures that the project proceeds as planned. He works closely with the Project team, helping with plans, allocating materials, and setting timelines.

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

James Orton


James has many years of experience as a Construction Superintendent. He oversees every step of the construction process, from planning to completion.

James’ hobbies are spoiling his grandchildren and cooking BBQ. His Interests are furniture repair and traveling with his wife.

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 wife and three children and traveling.

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.


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