Who We Are

J. Rivet Construction was launched when Josh Rivet, owner, realized a need for an experienced upscale custom homebuilder with unparalleled service in Baton Rouge. With more than 15 years of homebuilding and renovation experience in Atlanta and Mobile, Ala., Josh and his wife Rachel moved back to Baton Rouge in 2007 and launched J. Rivet Construction to fill this niche.

His hands-on approach, quality of final product and attention to detail on every aspect of the construction process makes him unique. From preparing the land to the final walk through, Josh is on the jobsite, covered in dirt on most days, attending to the most important aspects of the process. Direct communication with the builder himself has resulted in many happy homeowners throughout the years.

Specializing in custom home construction, J. Rivet Construction works with a refined network of architects, interior designers, subcontractors, local craftsmen and landscape architects from across the region to bring the finest quality product and service to customers.

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Josh is a graduate of Catholic High School and Louisiana State University. An entrepreneur at heart, he learned the value of hard work, dedication and customer service by launching a successful landscaping company while still in high school. Josh is proud to be a small business owner, living and working in the Baton Rouge area.

Rachel Rivet recently joined the family business, working with clients on selections and managing schedules, budgets and marketing efforts. With more than 10 years of experience working for advertising agencies, her professional expertise lies in client management, new business development, comprehensive marketing strategies and event planning. Rachel worked with several real estate development clients during her agency time, giving her valuable experience in community planning and programming, working with builders and crafting marketing strategies for developers. Her personal interests include interior and fashion design, landscaping composition, and functionality of spaces and how all of these meld together to create a special sense of place.

What We Do

Licensed for residential and commercial construction, J. Rivet Construction specializes in custom home construction.
With more than 15 years of experience building homes, we’ve built a business based on quality, knowledge of the industry and satisfied clients. And coffee. Lots of coffee.

Our Process

Before we get started, maybe you’d like to learn a little about how we like to work.
Our process is simple and straight forward, with the ultimate goal of providing clients with a beautiful new home.

  • Envision

    This usually starts with the homeowners and visions of how the new home will serve different purposes in everyday life.

  • a


    With our experience, we can help determine smart spending for maximum ROI. Along with the homeowners, we refine the original vision to stay on time, on target and on budget.

  • b


    The advantage to working with us is that we are small, family-owned business. This allows homeowners to work directly with the builder, not superintendents or subcontractors.
    With Josh on site nearly every day, projects stay on track, moving families into their new homes without sacrificing quality.

  • Celebrate

    We love satisfied homeowners and a job well done. That means it’s time to celebrate.