Meet the Dedicated Team of 5th Generation Contracting

A family owned and operated business, 5th Generation Contracting has a dedicated team that loves to work together to improve our community. For five generations we have worked with enthusiasm and great care to remodel homes and commercial properties in order to add value and beauty. No other local expert in home remodeling in Atlanta can match the experience and skill of our team, and this is evident in the superior quality of our project we perform.

We are proud to introduce you to some of the hardest working, highly skilled group of professionals in Atlanta, GA.

Melissa BeanMelissa Bean, Owner – Melissa is a residential and commercially licensed General Contractor whose family has been in the custom home building and renovation business since the mid 1800′s. Melissa “loves the smell of wood and the sound of hammering,” having grown up working alongside her grandfather and family in their Ohio contracting and custom home building company. After moving to Atlanta and working for some of the city’s construction companies, Melissa found that the owners simply could not – or would not – keep the promises they made to their customers.Melissa knew she could do better. In 2003 she struck out on her own, becoming the 5th generation in her family to own a contracting business. The name is self-explanatory, as is her commitment to the ultimate in quality work and customer attention.

Melissa has a BA in Communications from Bowling Green State University, and decades of industry experience. In addition to founding 5th Generation Contracting, she runs day-to-day operations. Melissa and her husband Wayne have five children, including a son who is eager to become the sixth generation in the family business!

Wayne BeanWayne Bean, Project Manager – Wayne holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Georgia. Wayne worked his way through college in the residential home building business. Wayne is a paint and coatings chemist, and has worked in the industry for 25 years. He has unparalleled expertise with paint color and always knows the right products to use for the perfect painting job.
Bob StutrudBob Stutrud, Controller – Bob manages the company finances and accounting. Having a company that is financially sound and stable is an important consideration when choosing a contractor. Only a company with the strength and stability to remain in business can provide the ongoing support you want for your home or business.
Allen DickeyAllen Dickey, Director of Construction – Having worked in residential and multi-family construction for more than 26 years, Allen brings an attention to detail and a laundry list of certifications to the 5th Generation team. With a degree in Occupational Efficiency from Colorado Mountain College, Allen’s ability to communicate with our clients to ensure a hassle-free project is invaluable. When not working hard for our clients, Allen spends time with his three children and enjoys hunting, fishing, and falconry.
Ed SchmalEd Schmal, Estimator – A graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Construction Management, Ed has 30 plus years of contracting experience under his belt. Having worked in everything from framing and plumbing to HVAC and concrete, Ed brings a wide selection of valuable skills to the 5th Generation team. Ed has a wife of 18 years and two boys, and works hard to ensure that our clients receive the same dedicated attention he gives to his own family.

Eric HaymansEric. K. Haymans – Project ManagerDeeply experienced in residential development, Eric utilizes his Coast Guard background to ensure efficient projects that finish on time and on budget. Eric has worked on both sides of the construction process, both as a builder and as a manager, giving him a unique and comprehensive knowledge of what it takes to complete a superior remodeling project. Eric and his wife of 18 years have one daughter and reside on the Southside of Atlanta.

JJ MurrayJJ Murray, Project Manager – JJ has numerous years of experience as a residential builder and remodeler. He has a proven track record managing residential building projects from single family homes to kitchen and bathroom remodels. He prioritizes communication throughout the project so no detail is missed. JJ and his wife Kelly have a daughter and are expecting a second daughter in October. JJ is an avid Bulldog fan and enjoys the outdoors, either fishing or hunting.

Cherri CampbellCherri Campbell, Interior Designer – With a BA from California State University and more than twelve years experience working with a wide variety of clients in metro Atlanta, Cherri Campbell has been developing her company, Interior Design Group. Her specialty is designing homes that reflect her client’s unique taste while enhancing and facilitating their lifestyles. The simple approach of combining family treasures with updated design elements creates a feeling of comfort and continuity. Whether the home is traditional, or more eclectic, her expertise combined with her sharp attention to detail creates an aesthetically pleasing environment that flows beautifully from one room to the next.


When it comes to renovation and home remodeling in Atlanta, put your trust in the experts of 5th Generation Contracting. We are ready to put our expertise and tradition of exceptional customer service to work for you. Call us at 770-509-2525 to discuss the hopes and dreams you have for your home or commercial property, and to schedule a consultation and written estimate.