Why Self-Perform Millwork?

Taking ownership of a job means keeping an eye on the details

One of the first steps of any new construction job is pouring a concrete foundation. One of the last steps is millwork – all the trim and molding and cabinets and custom-built wood details that make a space functional and beautiful. Jaynes does both. And our self-performed millwork means that our people are there, hands-on, to see every project through from beginning to end.

We started doing millwork as an extension of our concrete business: forms and reveals needed to be cut and assembled, so we began doing it ourselves. We’ve grown a lot since those days and have added increasingly skilled workers to handle increasingly complex jobs. Today, our expertise and craft are sought after throughout the Southwest to tackle the toughest millwork jobs. But our priority is always on serving our own clients first.

Embracing Complexity

Millwork is complicated. Woodworking takes skill, precision, and a thorough understanding of the materials used. Different woods require different techniques to accommodate the grain pattern, color, softness, and other properties that affect the look and feel of the finished piece. Elements like moulding, railings, and wainscoting are often the first line of defense against wear and tear, so building them with an eye toward both beauty and durability is essential.

From hospital nurse stations and front-office welcome desks to cabinetry, trim, and custom ceilings, every piece is custom-built to fit the space and functions as part of the structure. Form always follows function, and that’s true whether we’re building cabinets for a school or assembling an eye-catching ceiling as the centerpiece of a hotel lobby.

You Dream It. We Build It.

Architects and designers are great at coming up with beautiful and exciting ideas. But it’s the contractors who have to actually get in there and build it. As contractors, it’s our job to turn a vision into reality. To rise to that challenge, we maintain fifty experienced millworkers on our team and a full-service 10,000-square-foot millwork shop for fabrication. With more than 75 years of experience in the business, we know what it takes to attract, train, and keep the best talent. We are an AWI-certified, QCP-licensed woodshop adhering to the highest standards of excellence in the field.  Additionally, we are an FSC certified company and can meet all of the current LEED v4 sustainability project requirements.

The Self-Perform Advantage

Because we do all of our work in-house, our team members are always available for collaboration and problem-solving – meaning issues get addressed right, and right away. Self-performing also lets us know immediately what elements can be pre-manufactured so we can build them out in advance. As soon as the space is ready, those items can be installed. This cuts down on construction time and allows us to spend more time getting the details just right.

Beautiful, functional, durable, well-made construction has been the cornerstone of our business since 1946. And our obsession with detail isn’t just a matter of being excited by cabinets and trim. It’s really about making something that will last and serve the community it’s made for. A building is only as good as what it can do for the people it serves, and we think that’s true of the folks who build it, too.

Whether you need millwork renovation in an existing space or an entirely new build, our team is ready to turn your plans into a beautiful, functional reality. Connect with us to get started.