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What Does It Mean to Make a Home?

How Jaynes Builds Communities and Relationships

There’s that old saying, “Home is where the heart is.” It’s a cliché, but it’s true.

A home is more than a place with four walls and a roof, and it’s a concept that extends past your house and into many areas of your life, from where you work to the community you reside in and the people you choose to interact with each day. Home is a refuge and a sanctuary where you are free to be the best version of yourself.

Without relationships, home feels empty and lonely. It’s the people, more than anything, that make a place feel like home.

Our Vision Is to See the Communities We Call Home Thrive for the Long Term

As contractors, the structures we build have a role in shaping our home, whether we’re building multifamily housing projects, businesses that allow people to flourish, hospitals to protect our health, or schools to raise up the next generation.

As industry leaders, we build relationships with our industry partners and subcontractors, sharing our knowledge and experience while inviting discussion and growth. We’re solution-bringers who are always looking to improve a process or find a new way of doing things so we can all do our best work.

We are also invested in building up our community in other ways, including education and outreach opportunities.

Some of these are simple, like sponsoring local sports teams or hosting a trunk-or-treat event for neighborhood kids. Some are bigger investments, like helping to found the ACE Leadership High School for kids looking at hands-on education and an introduction to the trades. We support other higher education initiatives and community outreach programs as well.

These things are important to us because where we work is our home, and we want our home to be taken care of in a way that will make it flourish.

Making More Communities Home

Jaynes started as a concrete company in 1946. By the 1970s, we’d become a well-known general contractor in Albuquerque, and the foundations were laid for the kind of company we’d become. We’d already structured as an ESOP by then, giving employees ownership stake in our success, and we’d grown into our Farmington office to begin building in the Four Corners.

Since then, we’ve expanded further. We have offices in Albuquerque, Durango, Farmington, El Paso, and Las Cruces, and our self-performance crews sometimes travel throughout the Southwest to work on other projects. We’re always looking to grow. But we will not grow into a place we cannot treat as our home.

For us, that means working to nurture deep relationships, so those we work with know who we are and how we do business. We want to measure our business on a scale of decades rather than months. Just like we look for employees who want a long-term career, we commit to projects and relationships—with owners, subcontractors, architects, and other builders—for the long haul.

Building people who can build projects that build a community where people can feel at home. That’s The Jaynes Way.