East Coast Development Group
Joe Benton

Joe started in construction as a summer job doing vinyl siding. He continued working while finishing school and college and eventually became a general contractor. He developed a passion for giving new life to homes and helping to make his customer’s vision come to life from design to conception.
Regardless of price, each and every project is completed with the same care, determination and extreme precision as the next.  Each house is built like his family would live there.

His journey has taken him from helping the first time homebuyer that never thought they would own a new home to 10 million dollar commercial projects in Afghanistan.  He has an unlimited GC license in North Carolina and Virginia.


Eagle Construction of VA

At Eagle, we don’t just build homes, we build communities that celebrate life’s moments by bringing people together and families closer to what matters most.

Since 1984, Eagle has been one of Central Virginia’s most trusted builders. Eagle’s commitment to excellence is surpassed only by our passion for crafting experiences that transcend construction. Eagle came into the Hampton Roads market in 2005 and is currently building in Central Virginia, Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, and continues to expand. Eagle is owned by a Richmond-based, Fortune 500 Company, Markel Corporation, which allows our company to grow and to last. With 135 communities and over 6,000 homes built from Central Virginia to Hampton Roads, we’ve made our mark by continuously delivering on our commitment to excellence and attention to detail. Because building homes doesn’t start with plans, it begins with people. From our planners and designers to our suppliers and trade partners, we are one team – united by an extraordinary dedication to exceptional quality delivered with a personal touch. More than our philosophy, it’s our Eagle promise that lives at the heart of everything we do and endures long after the job is done.

We are committed to our customer experience, our team includes professional, knowledgeable, friendly faces that genuinely care and are there to help throughout every step. Our process, from start to finish, is designed with you in mind. We strive to create a process that is enjoyable and convenient along the way. Our Eagle Design Centers in both Richmond and Virginia Beach offers a vast array of options to personalize your home all in one convenient location.

We truly stand by our quality because our homes are thoughtfully designed, able to be personalized to your unique style, and incorporate products we are proud to use like eco-friendly Mohawk carpets and Timberlake cabinetry that come from regional, sustainable forests. In addition to these quality products, our energy-efficiency program includes individual certification of each home we build, so you can enjoy peace of mind and energy savings.


Joey Corp
Sam Cohen

Sam Cohen, builder/owner, has been involved in the building business since 1978. Starting as a carpenter’s helper in new construction, he worked on some of the finest homes in the Tidewater area. He worked for a builder, who is now retired, that taught him from the ground up every aspect of new construction. He was part of a team that dug the foundations with shovels, framed, roofed, corniced, and did all the interior trim work. They did everything that a carpenter could do. He was transformed into a master carpenter. He takes pride in the construction education he received.

In 1984, with the support and encouragement of his employer, he went into business for himself. With this foundation in construction and physically being involved in each phase, Sam has an edge in the building business. His attention to detail and craftsmanship is unmatched in the industry. He places his signature on each home he builds. It is not often that you find a builder who is a carpenter or craftsman, as well as a contractor. Sam is very creative and has a knack for changing the ordinary into a masterpiece. The level of detail begins with the foundation work to the final phase.

Sam spent several years building his reputation as a trim carpenter and then as a builder. Still working in his homes on the mantels, bookcases, stairways and woodwork, he enjoys placing his fingerprints on each home.

Sam is a board member of his church and he, as well as his family, are very active there. Sam is also active in the Tidewater Builders Association. His entry to the Homearama 2000 show was the charity house that benefited the Boys & Girls Club of South Hampton Roads.


JF Schoch Building Corp.

Jack Schoch has built showcase homes in 15 previous Homearamas, demonstrating how their dynamic partnership can bring a dream home to life. Jack’s talent for perfection and craftsmanship presents quality workmanship, depth of experience and intense sense of style. To date, there are close to 300 Schoch homes, from $200k to more than $4 million, gracing Hampton Roads. Many located in Virginia Beach’s Church Point, Indian River Plantation and Chesapeake’s Warrington Hall and Graystone.