Gary Heath, Jr.


Gary’s 30 years of experience began when he was an apprentice in the field. He earned his Journeyman’s certificate after 4 years of trade school in the carpentry and flooring program. Gary joined Hovermill in 1988 as an installer. His dedication, hard work, and professionalism earned him a position on the office management team in 1998. He is the 5th generation owner of the company, continuing Hovermill’s unique tradition of passing on ownership to an employee. He loves spending time with his wife, son, and daughter, and he enjoys activities such as camping and fishing.

Thomas (Luke) Patton

Vice president/Senior Estimator

After 20 years of field experience and work in project management, Luke has the expertise to serve as our Senior Estimator. He worked his way up from apprentice to foreman, and then to the office in 2005. He now leads the estimating department to ensure complete, quality proposals are submitted, and he follows up on all bids to negotiate contracts. He also works with the VP to help oversee the project management department. Luke enjoys coaching his son’s soccer team and spending time with his family.

James (Jim) Jenkins

Project Management

Jim has over 25 years of hands-on flooring experience. He has worked with many different flooring applications and has certifications with Armstrong Commercial, OSHA 30, and Local 1823 carpet installation. He is also a graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. Most importantly, he is proud to be a husband of more than 20 years and a father of two wonderful children.

Charles (CJ) Hiltner, Jr.


CJ brings both field experience and tech savviness to our team. He started his career with Hovermill after graduating from Severna Park High School in 2006. He worked his way up to become a certified installer at the local union hall. He has shown a level of responsibility and professionalism on the field that carried him to his current position as Estimator/Project Manager. CJ is looking forward to applying his expertise towards future projects and growing with the company.

Debbie Kresment

Office Manager

Debbie’s friendly voice is likely the one you hear when you call, and she is the first to greet visitors when they enter the office. With over 30 years of experience in office management, Debbie works very efficiently and orderly. Debbie has an AS degree in accounting from CCBC and has been with Hovermill since 2008. She maintains all aspects of the company’s office and administration, including accounting, customer service, human resources, and payroll. Debbie helps keep our projects running smoothly and our people in the loop.