Jamie grew up on working farm in Keene, NH and started exploring his long time interest in construction while attending the Cheshire County Vocational High School with coursework in Mechanical Drafting, Woodworking, and General Carpentry. When the time came to make a decision of where to go to college, Jamie leveraged his young woodworking portfolio and was fortunate to be offered acceptance and financial support to attend Yale University. At Yale he double majored in Mechanical Engineering and Architecture, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS degree in 1981. While working his school summers and breaks in the Construction Industry, Jamie was fortunate to be hired in 1979 by an Edgartown Family to design and build an in town guest house for them. While completing this first design-build project in the summer of 1980 with the help of his brothers and few Yale classmates, Jamie and his crew were hired by Harry Garvey at the Weatherly Company to help estimate and subsequently build the Kennedy Onassis Estate. After college graduation, Jamie continued to work for the Weatherly Company for next three years as a Crew Forman and Site Superintendent.
During the four years working at the Weatherly Company, Jamie and Joe Chapman developed a strong working and synergetic relationship that evolved into the start-up and eventual shared ownership of Doyle Construction in 1984. With the inception of Doyle Construction, Jamie concentrated his time over the next six years developing and implementing project management systems, including the training of personnel within the organization, to support the estimating, quality, safety, cost, and schedule controls that were required for the large and complex projects that Doyle Construction was pursuing and building. In 1990 Jamie took an extended leave of absence to attend the Civil Engineering program at Stanford University and graduated in 1991 with a MSCE in Construction Engineering and Management. With this additional degree in hand, independent of Doyle Construction, he explored a wide range of construction projects in the North East USA. Jamie returned to Doyle Construction with an additional 20 years of experience estimating and managing large, technically complex, and fast paced construction projects for demanding public and private clients. Jamie’s off-island construction experience now supports the management and construction requirements of the ever increasing technically complex, quality demanding, cost and schedule sensitive, and larger Architect designed homes that Doyle Construction builds on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard.
Jamie has lived in Town of West Tisbury for over 25 years and makes his home with his wife Jen and his two boys: Quin and Will. When there is any spare time, their Family heads back to Northern New England for hiking and skiing in the mountains.