"It's a Team Thing"

Meet the Sasser Construction Staff

Sasser Construction has assembled a team of dedicated and experienced professionals who are committed to your satisfaction. Our motto, “It’s a Team Thing”, is a philosophy shared by all of us. The following Team members are here to serve you, the homebuyer:

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  • Eric Sasser

    Eric is the president of Sasser Construction, and has been in the residential construction business since 1986. Eric has building in his blood, as his father began building homes in 1968 after retiring from the Navy. Eric is a native of Portsmouth and is married two Shirley and has two children. Eric received the Portsmouth First Citizen award in 2022 for his contributions and service to the community.  Eric has also served on numerous boards benefiting the community including the Tidewater Builders Association, TowneBank, Christopher Academy, and the Bon Secours Maryview Foundation.

  • Abby Brown

    Abby Brown is our newest member of our team. Abby started with Sasser Construction in 2019 as an intern working during the summer while she was attending East Carolina University, where she recently graduated in 2020 with a degree in Construction Management. Abby is our newest Project manager and passionate about building homes that families can enjoy for generations! She is married to Jake and resides in Gates County, NC. where they just welcomed the newest Sasser Construction family member, Nora Joe Brown.

  • Kelly Melton

    Kelly started with Sasser Construction as an administrative assistant after graduation from ODU in 2006. In 2008, she was promoted and became in charge of estimating, procurement and warranty. Kelly also became Operations manager in the summer of 2022 when Sandra Figeac retired after 30 years with Sasser. Kelly is the link that connects the office to the field through communication with the project managers and customers. Kelly resides in Suffolk with her husband, Clint and their two sons.

  • Morgan Williams

    Morgan started with Sasser Construction in the summer of 2022 as an Administrative Assistant. Morgan has worked in the hospitality industry for eight years and is currently continuing her education with the University of Virginia. In her free time, you can find her coaching her U11/12 soccer team here in Portsmouth. A true passion of hers is giving back to others. If it is not work, school, or soccer, you can find Morgan with her fiancé Jeff and two stepsons Colin and Landon. Morgan’s favorite motto is “When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return.”- Eleanor Roosevelt.

  • Matthew Hovey

    Matt began his career with the Sasser Team in early 2004. As a project manager, he manages all aspects of field construction from foundation to completion. A craftsman by trade, Matt’s experience in home building dates back to 1990. Matt has been instrumental in helping Sasser Construction build many custom homes in communities such as The Riverfront at Harbour View, The Waterfront at Parkside, Governor’s Pointe, Founders Pointe, Gatling Pointe, and Martin’s Point. He is a resident of the Western Branch area of Chesapeake and has one daughter and one son.

  • Brennan O’Connor, CPA

    Brennan serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. After gaining invaluable experience in public accounting, specializing in commercial and residential construction, and working in acquisitions with the nation’s largest plumbing distributor, Brennan joined the Company in 2003. Brennan oversees the accounting functions of Sasser Construction to ensure accurate and timely reporting of corporate results. Also, Brennan interfaces with financial institutions and works with developers to maintain the Company’s inventory of land. Brennan is a native of Tidewater and is married with one son and one daughter.

  • Kenn Sedlacko, AIA

    Kenn serves as the in-house architect for the Company and joined the team in 2003. Received his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Hampton Institute in 1975 and became licensed in 1977. Kenn began his career as a partner in a local architectural firm and has amassed 50 years experience in residential and light commercial architecture. In 2020, he celebrated 50 years in the industry and has been with Sasser Construction for 18 years. Kenn is a native of Tidewater and is married to Sheree and they have one son, Kyle.

  • Ray Street

    Ray began his residential construction career working with his father’s framing company. Ray continued in the framing business for 13 years until he joined Sasser Construction as a superintendent in 2001. As a result of Ray’s excellent skills, he was promoted to Project Manager. Ray is a native of Portsmouth. He currently resides in Suffolk with his wife, two sons, and daughter. Ray loves doing home improvements with his family! His motto is, “Do what you love, love what you do.”

  • Tina White, Allied Member, A.S.I.D.

    In 1992, Tina began a small decorating business out of her home. She found great enjoyment in helping people make their homes nicer places to live in, so in 1997 she rented a location and became more visible. After another expansion and numerous industry awards, Tina is now under contract with Sasser Construction to assist all homeowners in selecting the colors and materials in their homes.

  • Mark Edwards

    Mark has worked closely with  Sasser Construction selling new homes for over 33 years in four different East West Communities in the area. Mark is a 1984 Virginia Tech graduate (Marketing Management) and started his real estate career with Goodman Segar Hogan. In 1988, Mark became principal broker of East West Realty at Gatling Pointe in Smithfield, and has been involved with the development and new home sales at The Riverfront, Founders Pointe, and Eagle Harbor. Mark became the Sales Manager for Sasser Construction in 2021, and resides in his Sasser home in Smithfield with his wife, Lina-  they have 3 children and one grandson.