FAQs & Testimonials


There are so many construction companies out there. How do I know which one is right for me?

RA Jordan and Sons understands that it can be difficult, intimidating and downright frightening to find a local contractor that you can trust to work in your home. The majority our work comes from referrals from our satisfied customers, which is the ultimate compliment. Since our reputation is on the line with every job we take on, we take great pride in knowing that a former customer of ours was willing to refer us to someone that they know. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you exactly who you should hire for your project, but with respect to RA Jordan and Sons, it is important to realize that we aren’t a typical General Contractor (GC). Often times, GCs run their business by solely being the manager and finding subcontractors to complete all of the physical work on the project. However, we are the type of company that can act as your builder, your contractor and your agent. We always act with our customers best interest in mind because we value their needs completely.

How long have you been in business?

The owner, Eben Jordan, has been in the construction industry since he was 16 years old, which was close to 40 years ago! More specifically, RA Jordan and Sons was formally established in 1988 in the Borough of Malvern. Since that time, our company has evolved into a trusted construction firm that has a knack for completing complex and detailed projects along the Main Line. Please see the “About Us” section of this website for more detailed company history.

What size projects do you usually take on?

Our typical projects range from a few thousand dollars to several hundred thousand dollars. We are uniquely able to handle both small and large projects due to our wealth of experience and expertise in all types of residential improvement projects. While our main line of business is large renovations, restorations and additions, we are always happy to discuss any small project ideas you may have.

Do you use subcontractors on your projects?

RA Jordan and Sons hires local craftsman to assist in the completion of your project when necessary. Because our company’s expertise is in the field of Carpentry, we have a small network of trusted and capable partners that we bring in for other specialties. Nevertheless, because of our wide range of knowledge and experience, we always instruct our contractors to complete their portion of the project to meet our demanding specifications. Remember that we can be considered your contractor and agent on the job, always working in your best interest to ensure that all of the fine details come into focus flawlessly.

Are you able to build without a permit?

Yes, in some cases. Local townships’ codes dictate which types of projects require permitting. Please contact us for more details.

Do you have the ability to provide architectural drawings for my project?

Definitely. Over the years we have developed relationships with local architects that work in tandem with us on our larger projects. Typically, upon meeting the customer at their residence and discussing ideas, we get a better feeling for their needs and can contact an appropriate designer to help formalize construction documents.

Can you build something that we already have architectural plans for?

Absolutely. If you already have an architect for your project, we would be more than happy to look at the drawings to discuss the project both with you and the designer.

Do you provide a warranty?

RA Jordan and Sons does not have a boilerplate warranty document that is handed out to our customers, and we never hide behind “industry standards”. Obviously, if we were the type of company that couldn’t satisfy our customers during and after construction, we would not be in business anymore. We believe that superior construction quality is always worth more than a “warm and fuzzy” warranty document. We’ve stood by our projects for 22 years, and we are always willing to do whatever it takes to satisfy our customers. We also have an extensive referral list available for prospective customers to contact and learn about their experiences with RA Jordan and Sons.

Are you Insured and Licensed?

Absolutely. RA Jordan and Sons carries full Liability Insurance for all of our projects; certificates are available upon request. Our Pennsylvania Home Improvement Contractor license number is PA048141.

Can I see some examples of your work?

Certainly. You can visit our portfolio page for some examples, but we would be happy to show you more detailed pictures of our projects not shown on our website as well. We are also able to schedule a personal tour of some of our recent work in the area. Please call for more information.

What is the best way to get in touch with your company?

Phone, fax, email or postal mail! Visit our contact page for more details.


“My wife and I easily recommend the services of RA Jordan. Their combination of rarely found, old school craftsmanship coupled with their attentive project management services provided beautiful results with minimal interruptions. We entrusted Eben to complete both our new addition and the remodeling of our 5 bedrooms and entrance way. We selected RA Jordan after receiving very favorable reviews of their work AND after a competitive evaluation. We continue to use Eben to this day for all work.”

Philip & Leslie – St. Davids PA

“For over 18 years RA Jordan & Sons has been the company we trust. Eben has done everything from a complete kitchen renovation, extending our second story into a master bedroom and bath, and turning our garage into a working ceramic studio. No matter what the project, we can always rely on Eben’s work ethic and masterful workmanship which have meant a stress-free experience for us. A high quality, beautifully finished project that exceeds your expectations — what more could you ask for?”

Karen & Stewart – Wayne, PA

“I’ve worked with R. A. Jordan & Sons for over 20 years. They have constructed all of my personal home’s major renovations & additions to date and their attention to detail and ability to interpret and execute my firms designs is outstanding. With a full millwork shop, they can create anything you wish in the field and off site. From standard carpentry to fine woodworking you needn’t look any further…my go-to contractor.”

Cam Lacy, Principal DCL Architects – Wayne, PA

“Eben and his team take great pride in their workmanship and are a pleasure to work with. The job came in on time and within our budget-we can’t wait to work with Eben again.”

Michael G. – Bovina NY