General Contractor

Loudin Building Systems

Shannon Dye is the Administrative Assistant / Project Manager / Accountant of HSL, Inc., t/a Loudin Building Systems located in Louisa, Virginia. ​

 Jim Durante, Jr., a partner and vice-president of HSL, Inc., brings over 40 years of construction experience to the organization.  He is Howard’s right hand and assists him with every aspect of the business.  In addition, he serves as project manager and oversees many of our projects, while supporting Howard with estimating.

Jim met Howard while they were both working for L. White & Co., Inc. in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  He joined L. White & Co and worked as a consultant in the Construction Management Division during the construction of a regional jail project, before officially joining the company as General Manager and then Vice-President.  Prior to L. White & Co., he owned and managed his own general construction company.

Jim is no stranger to hard work either.  He began his construction experience working for his father at American Bridge (a division of U.S. Steel), as an iron worker at age 16 and worked through college in this capacity.  After college (Hartford Community College, Boston College and University of Baltimore), he worked for his father’s steel fabrication business for six years.  He began his career there welding/fitting, overseeing the plant, and then helping with estimating and sales.  His practical and technical knowledge and attention to detail, afford him the ability to oversee and complete his projects successfully and within budget.

Shannon Dye

Jim Durante

Shannon has been employed with LBS for 7 years in role of bookkeeper. Along with Angela she will tell you that whatever it takes to get the job done is where you’ll find her most.

Shannon is a devoted mother.  When not at work you’ll find Shannon relaxing with her chocolate and a hidden bowl of pasta. When asked where you’d spend all your vacation time you’ll find that Shannon is a beach lover.

Jim and his wife Peggy are active members of Life Point Church in Spotsylvania, Virginia.  His hobbies include enjoying his wife’s wonderful cooking and golfing.

Howard is involved with his church, Howard is not only a member and deacon serving at Mineral Baptist Church; he enjoys coaching and ministering the youth in Upward Basketball, as well as playing, singing, and writing Gospel music. Howard is a family man and when he’s not enjoying a relaxing evening with his family you can find him and his son somewhere on the water fishing.

Jim Durante is the Vice President of HSL, Inc., t/a Loudin Building Systems located in Louisa, Virginia.                                                                 

Howard, as president of HSL, Inc., brings over 30 years of construction experience to the organization.  The company has earned a notable reputation for its commitment to customer satisfaction and quality.  Loudin Building Systems has encompassed such jobs as manufacturing facilities, shopping centers, office buildings, church/religious and educational facilities.  While the majority of the company’s work is commercial and industrial, a portion is devoted to residential custom home building.  Howard’s responsibilities range from developing company budgets, project budgets, complete project management, sales, marketing, and being involved in all aspects of the day to day operations of the business. 

Prior to starting his own company, Mr. Loudin worked in a variety of capacities at L. White & Co., Inc.(a general contractor), in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  He served as Vice-President and General Manager, Construction Manager, Superintendent, as well as Concrete and Ironwork Foreman.  Having started his career in the field as a tradesman, he has a wealth of practical and technical knowledge that enhances his ability to manage projects more effectively.

Mr. Loudin was esteemed with the prestigious award as the “2007  Business Person of the Year” by the Louisa County Chamber of Commerce.  He has been involved in an abundance of projects in the Town of Louisa that helped earn him this award. During the award ceremony, the Chamber commented that “He has changed the face of the Town of Louisa” and “You can’t drive through Louisa County without seeing the results of what he has been doing.  He has left a beautiful legacy for our Town for generations to come”, (The Central Virginian, February 22, 2007 issue).     

Howard Loudin is the President of HSL, Inc., t/a Loudin Building Systems located in Louisa, Virginia. 

Howard Loudin

Loudin Building Systems
39 Loudin LaneLouisa, VA23093US
Phone: (540) 967-2680 Website: