What started as a dream of two brothers has turned into a family all its own.
The Helmuth Builders team is filled with members from all walks of life, but with one common goal. All are passionate about what we do and excited about where we are going. Get to know the Helmuth Builders team and reach out to any member who can help you with your next project!
Josh started working for the Helmuth Builders at the age of ten, building shutters in the garage. After mastering this trade, he began working at the manufacturing facility when school let out in the summer. Now, 16 years later, Josh has taken over the company as our General Manager and is in charge of all manufacturing and purchasing. His passion for taking an idea and putting it into action is why he loves creating new products. His philosophy? If you can supply the customer with the products and service they need, they should have no reason to go elsewhere. In his free time Josh enjoys spending time with his wife, Hope, and two girls, Caroline and Natalie. He also enjoys woodworking, traveling and spending time with friends.
Mike has been with Helmuth Builders since the spring of 2012, though his role was solidified when he married our owner, Sanford’s, daughter in 2011 making him a wonderful addition to the Helmuth Family. Over the last 5+ years Mike has focused mostly on sales at our Harrisonburg location, but in recent years his responsibilities have increased and he is now overseeing sales, marketing, and Customer Service for the company. Mike’s charismatic nature makes him a pro at working with customers and ensuring their experience with Helmuth Builders is top-notch from start to finish. Apart from his work at Helmuth Builders, Mike is also a minister at Dayton Mennonite Church in Dayton, VA. He preaches several times a month and attempts to live out the gospel with everyone. He and his wife Hannah, have a son George, and a daughter Eliza.
Sales and Marketing
Phil joined the Helmuth Builders team in 2016. Throughout the day you can find him managing our Harrisonburg sales office and also creating and overseeing the company’s branding and marketing campaigns and strategies. He loves creating and finding new ways of serving our customers, both in the sales process and through online engagement.
Outside of Helmuth Builders, Phil serves on the Board of Directors for Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, and also is the assistant musical director at Harrisonburg High School. He is married to his wonderful wife, Heidi, and they have two children, Elsie and Beau. Their family loves traveling, especially if it involves New York City or Disney World.
Diane has landed many deals over the years, as she has been with Helmuth Builders since 2001. Her tenure here has seen many changes but Diane’s dedication to our customers has never wavered. Throughout her time here she has handled sales in our Front Royal location, and most recently made the move to run our new sales office in Staunton! Apart from being a family business, she believes our attention to quality and the fact that we manufacture our own products are what set us apart from other builders in the Valley.
Born and raised around Front Royal with five brothers and sisters, Diane now lives in Staunton close to one of her two sons, Rocky, and his wife and son. Her other son lives in Oregon! Diane has a huge heart, taken up primarily by her love of animals. She has three dogs and has a passion for rescuing and fostering animals. She also enjoys photography, biking, hiking/walking, and of course, spending time with her family.
Spencer joined the Helmuth Builders team in March of 2017 and manages our Front Royal office. He brings a strong background in sales and is excited about continuing our commitment of service at our FR location.
When he’s not “Building to Serve”, Spencer enjoys spending time with his wife Amber and their two children. They enjoy playing sports, video games, and playing with their dog, Rufus.
Toni is the self-proclaimed “mom” of our company having joined the team in 2016. Not only does she mange the books and administrative aspects for Helmuth Builders, she also brings an extensive knowledge of running a company.
Outside of her responsibilities with Helmuth Builders, Toni enjoys reading and watching basketball – especially the UVA Men’s team – she can also cook up an incredible lasagna. She and her husband Lynn live in New Hope, VA.