Jon Bengtson joined LPS in 2004 as a residential designer. With his previous background in graphic design, Jon has developed a unique illustrative style for which LPS has become well known. His detailed, classic-style plans and elevations are known for their market appeal as well as their affordability.
What makes Jon such a good residential designer is his varied background and work experience which began at the ripe old age of 14. Before college, Jon learned the construction business from the ground up, cleaning construction sites before moving on to work for the U.S. Naval Base Public Works Department in Naples, Italy. During college he worked for various contractors in the home building industry. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University, he briefly worked in the Music Entertainment Industry. Afterward, he returned to design, creating graphics for modular trade show displays in downtown Chicago.
Sought after by several builders throughout Hampton Roads, Jon’s expertise is to revise their architectural plans to better reflect local historic styles. His work covers a vast range of design styles from homes suited for small lots to beautiful custom homes including the Homearama 2012 “Made In America” House by Vintage Homes. Jon’s work in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Hampton has been recognized with both City awards and Builder Association awards.
Recognition & Awards
~ People’s Choice Award – Buckroe Beach Parade of Homes, 2010 for Crestmark Custom Builders
~ Creative and Innovative Design Solutions Awards in Residential Development for the City of Virginia Beach :
- Honor Award – Oceanfront 73rd Street Project, 2012 for Erik Homes
- Honor Award – Old Beach 24th/25th Street Project, 2014 for VB Homes
In his spare time, you’ll find Jon remodeling his personal residence, a 1966 Brick Colonial Home. He is performing the majority of the work himself from foundation repair to framing, trim, cabinetry and everything in-between. “I found as a kid that building the fort, designing a Lego spaceship, or drawing a picture was the where I found real enjoyment,” he says. “Today I get to do and enjoy those things all over again with my son.”