Rick Marquardt

Chairman & CEO


Rick serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Jaynes Companies. He is a 36-year veteran of the construction industry and has been with Jaynes since 1983. Rick manages and serves on the Jaynes Board of Directors and is responsible for succession planning. He oversees long-term strategic development and direction of the company; ultimately responsible for implementing the strategic direction of the company. He oversees the CFO and all financial reporting, bonding, and banking relations for the Jaynes Companies. He leads the executive leadership of the company through development, motivation, and example-driven behavior. Rick believes in a powerful, united team to achieve the objectives set forth at Jaynes since 1946.


  • He is a board member for the Albuquerque Economic Development, Albuquerque Economic Forum, and Greater Albuquerque Chamber
  • In 2000 he served as President of the New Mexico Associated General Contractors
  • He started his career with Jaynes 33 years ago as an intern.  He finished his degree at UNM and moved up the ladder to become a project manager, head of estimating, and ultimately CEO
  • Rick was one of the original committee members responsible for establishing UNM’s Construction Management Program