We delight in houses;  their design, their construction, and their relationship to the greater urban fabric.  And, we love Richmond.   We are grateful for the opportunity to revitalize RVA's neighborhoods house by house, preserving them for future generations.  We take this responsibility seriously, and with each project we try our very best to leave the house (and the neighborhood) even better than before.  


  1. live (and work) by the golden rule

  2. build houses and relationships

  3. scrutinize the details; they make the difference

  4. support local whenever possible

  5. choose quality over quantity

  6. know and practice good design

  7. respect the character of every neighborhood

  8. design with the surroundings

  9. do the right thing in all things



Jordan Hutchins is the founder of Spruce Construction.  He has a BA in Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the University of Richmond.  He has worked in all areas of the construction industry, from site planning to sales and construction.  He is a licensed Realtor and Class A Contractor.  He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, listening to records, golfing, and skiing.


Michael Hyatt is the Construction Manager for Spruce.  He joined Spruce Construction in 2018 and brings with him 16 years of experience in the homebuilding industry.  He has a Bachelors of Science from the University of Mary Washington.  Michael loves construction because he's amazed by how an idea on paper and a stack of materials can transform into a home.  He enjoys ping pong, golf, hiking, and camping with his family. 


Carey Hutchins is a designer for Spruce and Redbud Homes & Properties.  She has her BA in Public and Urban Affairs from Virginia Tech's College of Architecture.  She previously worked as a planner and in land acquisition in the construction industry.  She enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, traveling, and spending time outdoors, whether skiing or hiking or just hanging out on a patio with a view.


Terri Smucker is the Project Coordinator for Spruce.  She joined Spruce Construction in 2018 and has 10 years of experience managing complex corporate office relocations in Minneapolis, Chicago and New York City.  Terri likes organizing the myriad of details and decisions it takes to deliver a stress-free project.  She has a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Dayton.  She enjoys playing tennis, reading, and finding the best breakfast place wherever in the world she travels with her family.


Peter Hulth is a project supervisor for House+Vine, Spruce's exclusive provider for punch out.  Peter has dedicated himself to the building craft and completes every job with efficiency and excellence.  When he's not doing construction, Peter enjoys movies & music and riding his motorcycle.



“Working with the Spruce team was an absolute pleasure. We bought our house at auction, which required a 30 day close. We contacted Jordan the day before and he rearranged his schedule at the last minute to help. Jordan was beyond helpful with determining a fair offer, renovation budget, architectural plans, working with the bank, etc.. We couldn't have done it (or kept our sanity) without someone guiding us along the way. Jordan's consultative approach helped us design our dream home while also being realistic about cost and return on investment whenever we decide to sell. Once construction started we met Micheal who led the entire project. He made sure everything was perfect during construction and after we moved in. If we were ever worried or skeptical about making something work, Michael was reassuring and made it happen. The team truly treated the project like it was their own house and budget. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.” -Marc & Britni Antonelli

"While we knew that renovating an older house was both possible and exciting, it is still a daunting task.  However, with Spruce, we were not as anxious.  We saw Spruce's work, and it was clear that Jordan and Carey know what they are doing.  We appreciated their attention to detail and quality.  Spruce brought that eye for detail and quality to our house in a such a way that the renovation is seamless and maintains the original appeal of the house.  They helped make our vision a reality for what is now our family's forever home."    -Chris & Nancy Jo Kantner

"Working with Spruce was a dream. Not only is Jordan extremely talented, he's genuine, honest and a joy to work with. Friends constantly asked us why we weren't more stressed considering we were in the middle of a whole-home renovation, yet the answer was always the same: Spruce makes the process so easy and enjoyable that there is little to stress over. From construction questions to design questions, Jordan expertly guided us through every step. And to prove it, we are now living in our custom built home that turned out even more beautiful than we imagined!"       -Chris & Amy Kerns