About Our Roofing and Restoration Company

Our team of experts at Jacob’s Ladder provide an outstanding combination of experiences and skills that are unrivaled in the industry.

What We Do

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Roofing Services

Complete tear off and re-roof, repairs or general maintenance for both residential and commercial.
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Repairs & Restoration

We provide restoration services for all types of situations, including fire and smoke, water and mold, etc.
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Emergency Services

We inspect the damages, estimate, and coordinate to restore your property to like new.

About Jacob’s Ladder

The expert team at Jacob’s Ladder has helped many property owners in Central Kentucky and the surrounding areas put the pieces back together after disasters and sudden damage.

We have been around the block a time or two, and know the realistic challenges of property restoration. This results in clearer communications with you, the client, which means less stress for you and a more feasible and decisive solution for the reconstruction of the loss.

These combinations of skills ensure property owners only work with a company that has experience and will successfully handle property damage restoration for all homes in all areas.

Our Key Experiences Include:

  • Architecture
  • Commercial & Residential
  • Construction
  • Commercial & Residential Roofing
  • General Contracting
  • Insurance Adjusting
  • Commercial & Large Loss Estimating
  • Disaster Management & FEMA
  • Inspection
  • Material and Methods of
  • Construction
  • Project Management
  • Property Management

We ARE Property Damage Restoration!

We love new and challenging
projects! Let’s get started.

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Quick response, multi-trade contracting experience, Architecture background, Licensed Insurance Adjuster on staff these are just some of the things that sets us apart from the rest.

RESTORTATION C.P.R. – Certified, Professional, Repair

Jacobs Ladder is a BBB A+ Rated Contractor serving Central KY with over 25 years of Design and Construction Experience.

We are a one-stop-shop construction and remodeling brand that doesn’t just renovate homes but helps to reassure victims of disasters that things will be ok while making their space comfortable once again.

There is hardly a building detail Jacob’s Ladder hasn’t designed, specified and/or built in both residential and commercial construction. Our project history ranges from ground-up new construction, renovation, remodeling, and specialize in building restoration contracting. Our team possesses a significant level experience and attention to detail so you are in good hands with the team at Jacob’s Ladder.

Meet Our Roofing and Restoration Experts

Hugh Johnson, Assoc. A.I.A.

(CEO / Owner)
Building Consulting / Forensic Architecture
Email: hugh@jacobsladderky.com

Hugh is recognized by his colleagues for having a superior building IQ, his accurate assessments of damage on both residential and commercial properties, as well as his reconstruction specifications to return properties to pre-loss condition.


​Hugh is a seasoned construction professional and specializes in building forensic damage inspection. His career started while in the College of Architecture doing design and remodeling work as a means to support himself. It was during that time he learned not only the theoretical and professional aspects of Architecture, but acquired significant carpentry skills through various remodeling projects including; kitchens, baths, room additions, custom renovations as well as coordinating the design and building of complete residential dwellings from the ground up all while in school.

During this time he also attained several Design Awards from the College of Architecture, was a frequent recipient of the Deans List award for academic achievement, and a proud father.

Upon completion of the Architecture program, he acquired a position at one of the biggest Industrial/Commercial Design-Build firms in Lexington where he performed; Field Engineering, Superintendent, and Project Management duties on multi-million dollar projects.

Key Experiences and Skills

  • 5 year Professional Degree in Architecture (University of Kentucky)
  • 2 years course work in Materials and Methods of Construction (Morehead State University)
  • Commonwealth Schools of Insurance Certificate (Property and Causality)
  • Insurance Claims and Restoration Contracting Specialist
  • 25 years Design and Construction Experience
  • $52 million in completed Design and Construction Projects
  • $5 million in Architectural Product Sales
  • Proven Design Leader
  • Proven Project Manager
  • Superior Carpentry and General Construction Skills

Amy Newman, L.R.I.A.

(CFO / Owner)
Controller/ Project Coordinator / Finance
Email: amy@jacobsladderky.com

Amy is here to answer all of your questions and hopefully ease the homeowner’s stress while navigating insurance claims and the subsequent restoration filing requirements.


Amy – a Licensed Insurance Adjuster – is the anchor of our restoration company. She manages job cost estimating, contractual review, insurance policy review, vendor accounts and overall accounting. Her background includes Property Management, Hurricane Disaster Inspections, Contract Administration and Vendor Accounting.

Amy analyzes every job to create our “Xact-Quote” estimate. She double-checks your settlement, dotting every “i” and crossing every “t” as she goes along making certain that all costs associated with your project are fair and straightforward.

When it comes to handling the file requirements of an insurance claim project many times homeowners are at a loss and are overwhelmed by it.

Key Experiences and Skills

  • Licensed Independent Insurance Adjuster (Commonwealth of Kentucky)
  • Xactimate Estimating Software Certified
  • Certified FEMA Catastrophic Disaster Inspector
  • Experienced with Hurricane Disaster Zones (Hurricane Sandy)
  • 25 years of Property Management and Real Estate Accounting
  • Certified Master Gardener (Commonwealth of Kentucky)
  • Certified Notary Public (Commonwealth of Kentucky)
  • Preparedness, Self-subsistence and Homesteading Researcher and Blogger
  • Master of Insurance Claims Filing Requirements

Neil McComb, A.I.A., LEED AP

Architecture Consultant / Forensic Architect
Email: n.g.architect@jacobsladderky.com

Neil is a Registered Architect and holds a B. Arch, Professional Degree and M. Arch, Masters Professional Degree from the University of Kentucky and an Associate Architecture Degree-Miami University Oxford Ohio.


Neil has over 17 years of experience, including as a Principal Architect and as an Instructor of Architecture, and previously, many years in the Construction trades. Most recently, he has been working as a Contract Project Architect with on the biggest Architecture Firms in Lexington.

His experience includes: Architecture Design, Design Development, Coordination with Approving Agencies, Meeting Facilitation, Professional relationships with project Owners and Public entities involved with Capital Construction, Observation of Construction activities, Proposal writing and Teaching.

Key Experiences and Skills

  • Consulting Architect, Principle on select projects
  • Project Architect/Principle Architect
  • Instructor of Architecture and Graduate Assistant
  • Certificate: Licensed Architect, Commonwealth of Kentucky, 2002
  • Certificate: NCARB, 2003
  • Certificate: U.S. Green Building Council- LEED v2 Accredited Professional
  • Member: American Institute of Architects
  • Honors: Henry Adams Medal. Graduating top of class at UK
  • Honors: Graduated Magna cum Laude, GPA: 3.85
  • Initiated In: Tau Sigma Delta, Honor Society of Architecture

Garrad Johnson, B. Engineering (Biosystems)

Environmental Planning, Indoor Air Quality, Safety Consultant
Email: garrad@jacobsladderky.com

When it comes to dealing with the Bio-Pollutants encountered during the restoration process it cannot be taken lightly. Garrad is methodical and analytical and outlines the safest and most efficient way to deal with the aftermath of disaster cleanup.


Garrad has worked alongside his father Hugh Johnson over the years and has many overall insights to lend for property damage reconstruction. He has assisted on projects as a laborer, carpenter and field engineer working as needed in all phases of the building restoration process.
Like his dad, he is also a graduate from the University of Kentucky. Garrad’s specialty is in Biosystems Engineering which gives Jacobs Ladder an enormous advantage over other restoration contractor when dealing with the bio-pollutants.

Andrea Classen, Sales & Marketing Mgr.

Roof Inspections, Estimating, Social Media Manager, Relationship Manager
Email: andrea@jacobsladderky.com

As one of the first faces our clients see when calling Jacob’s Ladder, Andrea seals the deal within the first few minutes with her genuine and honest personality. She always takes the time to make each and every Jacob’s Ladder experience a personable and memorable one.


Andrea Classen (formally Andrea Johnson) has also work along side her dad Hugh Johnson on many job sites over the years. Growing up she stood her ground right beside to brothers that in turn made her a gutsy performer. She is fearless, adventurous and knows her way around a roof structure.

Adam Classen, Production Manager/Operations

Roof Implementation, Project Coordination, Daily Operations and Planning.

Adam has excellent customer service and work ethics, leads all our construction crews and plans every project. When a project is handed off to Adam to coordinate and fulfill, there is no stone unturned in getting the job done until every customer is 100% satisfied. Quality control is his middle name and goes the extra mile to make sure your project is punched out and ready to go.


As a member of the Army National Guard Adam specializes in Vehicle Maintenance and Service of Heavy Equipment (Tanks, Hum-Vs, Troop Transport etc). So if you encounter him on your project, thank him for his service and be glad guys like him are out here keeping our country safe!

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Building Restoration

At Jacob’s Ladder, we specialize in Building Restoration. Whether big or small, we can assist you in these times of trouble like no other company. Jacob’s Ladder specializes in streamlining the process to ease your stress and get you back to what’s important, YOUR LIFE!


Emergency Response Team

Regardless of the scale of a sudden and instant loss to your property, it can have a profound and lasting impact on your day to day living. Correcting these issues may take several days or months. Our team can handle these repairs for you, doing it right the first time so you aren’t faced with the stress of trying to fix it all yourself.


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You will not find a contractor that is as well-versed in Disaster Recovery
and Property Restoration Services as Jacob’s Ladder.

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