Legacies Are Built From The Ground Up
77 Years of the Way Up
George T. Jaynes founded George Jaynes Construction Company in 1946 with a commitment to deliver quality and reliable service. It wasn’t long before our small concrete business evolved into an industry-leading construction company. More than three quarters of a century later, we proudly continue George’s legacy of always striving to raise the bar higher in order to help build stronger, thriving communities.
Jaynes Construction Company is founded by George T. Jaynes.
Jaynes is purchased by Pete Ford, who changes the name to Jaynes Corporation. The business expands to commercial concrete, contracting and subcontracting.
Jaynes Corporation opens an office in Farmington, NM.
ABQ Sunport Parking Garage completed. At the time, this was the largest project our team delivered. The 1.3 million SF parking structure has 3,469 parking spaces that required roughly 82,000 tons of concrete to build a structure that is fully functional to this very day.
Jaynes establishes Colorado Jaynes Construction Company, Inc.
An office is opened in Durango, CO.
Bloomfield High School is completed in the Four Corners region. It raised the bar for New Mexico schools with its state-of-the-art security awareness, culinary area, library design and modern sports facilities.
An office is opened in Las Cruces, NM.
New Mexico Scientific Laboratories completed. One of Jaynes’ most complex projects, it propelled us to start our own VDC/BIM Department. We were able to depend on the newly established department to coordinate the many complicated mechanical systems involved in the project. Over a decade later, we now have a fully staffed VDC/BIM Department that provides services for nearly all of Jaynes’ projects.
V. Sue Cleveland High School completed, our largest single school project. One of New Mexico’s largest educational facilities, the project helped us support our communities on a much bigger scale.
Mack Energy Corporate Headquarters Design/Build project completed, solidifying our relationships throughout Southeastern New Mexico. Jaynes Structures Millwork and Concrete teams contributed a significant amount to this project, making it a high-end, custom facility.
2012 & 2015: Jaynes is awarded 1st place for the AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA), Man-Hour Category 450,000 – 650,000 Man-Hours
Sandia Resort & Casino Parking Garage completed, a manifestation of 257 concrete piers, 100,000 tons of reinforced steel, and the collaboration of hundreds of people, processes, technology and safety protocols—a true symbol of the work we do at Jaynes.
Jaynes wins AGC General Contractor of the Year.
Farmington High School (FHS) is completed. A total of 349,743 man-hours contributed to the success of this project. FHS has made a significant impact on the Four Corners area and solidified the expertise and relationship-building of our Farmington team.
Office is opened in El Paso, TX.
Mancos High School completed, our first educational facility in Colorado. Our interface with students became legendary, setting the bar for the future.
Highlands Development Bridge and Springhill Suites Hotel completed. The hotel contains 20 dedicated rooms for guests of Ronald McDonald House Charities of NM. Connecting Springhill Suites to Presbyterian Hospital, the bridge provides families a private and safe route. This project proved our dedication to the utmost standards of safety, and was completed with zero incidents.
Jaynes celebrates our 75th anniversary. Our Senior Management Group is created to help build a succession plan for every key employee, ensuring smooth transitions as the company continues to mature.
The new Presbyterian Hospital Addition (Pres Tower) is built. As the tallest building on the Presbyterian campus, it provides space to care for 25% more patients. To manage its complexities, we developed and introduced a new process for pre-commissioning and project management.
Jaynes returns to the Sunport for the first time since 1989. We’re working with FBT Architects on an expansive renovation that will create more concessions space and amenities for travelers, and a more welcoming and spacious TSA area.
Here’s to 77 more years of looking up.
The growth we have experienced is directly related to our teams applying lessons learned, new technologies, and their willingness to change the way construction is done.
Continuously, we are looking for opportunities to improve ourselves. Leadership development is foundational to who we are and what we do.
We are inspired by the people who make our communities what they are. Our involvement off the job is an extension of our commitment to growing great places.