Jay began his career with Lantz Construction in 2005 after serving in the Army as a 31-U Signal Support Systems Specialist, stationed at Fort Gordon, Georgia. He is grateful for the opportunities he has had to grow and advance throughout his employment at Lantz and appreciates the company’s openness and willingness to communicate.

He is also blessed at home with his wife Amber and their son Nicholas. The family lives in an antebellum farmhouse in Shenandoah that was built circa 1844 (some sources say 1777). The home, which was once a saloon and general store, has been mentioned in books, included in Civil War trails, and featured on antique souvenir plates; a picture of it hangs in the Page County courthouse.

Jay is extremely proud of his son who is a consistent honor roll student and a Boy Scout with Shenandoah Area Council Troop 8. Jay volunteers his time as Scout Master for Troop 8 and as senior Cub Master for Cub Scout Pack 48. The Earneys makes a point to spend at least one day each week with a family activity. Jay’s hobbies include fishing and tending to three dogs, two cats, dozens of chickens, two goats, and 14 ducks – all of which he considers pets.