Our Team

John Ray

John Ray has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He started in the field and worked his way up to being a project manager.  John is a principal at the E&L Construction Group. He has extensive knowledge in the construction industry with both renovations and new ground-up projects. He has been involved within the commercial industrial and retail markets his entire career.


  • Commercial
  • Government
  • Industrial
  • Office Buildings
  • Retail
  • Water/Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Major Projects:

  • Ground Effects, Flint, MI – $10M
  • Sloan Museum of Discovery, Flint, MI – $16M
  • Genesee Packaging, Flint, MI – $9M
  • St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office & Int. Ctr, Marysville, MI – $35M
  • GM Powertrain PV6 Engine Program, Livonia MI – $85M
  • GM Transmission Renovation, Warren MI – $42M
  • GM Small Car Program, Orion MI – $10M
  • Polytrauma Rehab Ctr Dept. of Vet. Affairs, Richmond VA – $8M
  • Dining Facility – USACE, Ft. Leavenworth KS – $7.5M
  • Multiple Menard Stores, MI – $5-7M
  • Multiple Kohl’s Department Stores, MI – $4-5M
  • Multiple MediLodge Assisted Living Centers, MI – $3-5M


  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – Michigan Technological University

Personal Information:

John and his wife Kim have been married for 23 years and have 3 children.  During his free time, he can be found coaching the Middle School swim team, or enjoying the outdoors with hunting, fishing, and golf.

Fun Fact:

John is quite handy and built his own house.  He is also an outdoorsman and shot a bear in recent years.