Meet Carrie, Jaco's CFO

Meet Carrie, Jaco's CFO

Our new CFO is a big time wine enthusiast, family woman and good with numbers. Meet Carrie Lindholm.

If You Could Time Travel, When Would You Go? 

Back to 1970’s New Jersey so I could see Springsteen in the early days of his music. 

What’s Your Best Childhood Memory?

I have so many memories of the lake with my parents – boating with dad and swimming with mom.

What’s Your Pet Peeve? 

Poor grammar. 

What Personality Trait Has Gotten You In The Most Trouble?

Impatience.

What Is The Best Piece Of Advice You’ve Received? 

From my beloved grandmother: Stop trying to make your kids perfect for everyone else to see. Let them be them. Just love them and do your best. 

If You Had To Pick A New Name For Yourself, What Name Would You Pick? 

Something that sounded Italian.

What Accomplishment Are You Most Proud Of? 

Keeping my kids alive this long. They’ve made it to 15 and 12. Crossing my fingers….

What’s The Most Beautiful Place You’ve Ever Been? 

Kauai.

When You’re Having A Bad Day, What Do You Do To Make Yourself Feel Better? 

Play wine trivia games or Words with Friends.

If You Could Ask Your Pet 3 Questions, What Would They Be? 

Daisy, why are you so bossy?  Am I your favorite?  Why do you eat trash?

What’s The One Food You Could Never Bring Yourself To Eat?  Oysters.

Who Would Play You In A Movie Of Your Life?  Sandra Bullock.

What’s Worse: Laundry Or Dishes?  Laundry

Cups In The Cupboard: Right Side Up Or Up Side Down? 

I don’t care as long as I don’t have to put them there.  That’s why I have kids. 

Which Would Be Harder For You To Give Up: Coffee Or Alcohol? 

Sadly….the wine.

Can I Get You Another Drink?

Of course!

 

We're not drooling over Wichita's The Old Spaghetti Factory, you are

We're not drooling over Wichita's The Old Spaghetti Factory, you are

The Old Spaghetti Factory branch in Wichita, KS, opens today to the public. Located at the Waterfront in the east side of town, it occupies the building from the previous Fox and Hound restaurant. The Old Spaghetti Factory features a lavish interior full of jewel tones, wood and antique touches, and there’s an old trolley car fitted with tables where you can get a seat. The menu is filled with old-world pasta dishes.

Check out the pictures from the brand-new spot here.

Construction of Salina's Barolo Grill Taking Off

Construction of Salina's Barolo Grill Taking Off

🔊 Salinians: have you heard of Barolo Grill? If you haven't, now you will. This upscale sushi & steak restaurant is currently under construction in the historic downtown area on the corner of Santa Fe St. in Salina, Kansas, and we're lucky enough to have been the builder of choice. The Denver-native chain will be making its Kansas debut in November. For now, let's all drool over the upcoming dishes by checking out their website: www.barologrilldenver.com

We've Got News

We've Got News

“Ahead of its five-year anniversary this fall, Jaco General Contractor is growing in a big way by hiring all Ink Construction employees.”

Click here for the full story.

Our MainStay/Sleep Inn in Lancaster, TX is Open for Business

Our MainStay/Sleep Inn in Lancaster, TX is Open for Business

In February 2019, Jaco completed the $6.5 million dual brand MainStay/Sleep Inn by Choice Brands hotel in Lancaster, TX, and brought a new overnight option to the city. Combining two brands in a single building is one of the fastest growing concepts in the hotel industry, and this 80-room, 3-story building appeals to both extended stay and short-term guests.

Lancaster’s newest MainStay/Sleep Inn features enticing interior and exterior community spaces, smart and versatile guest room/suite layouts, and the comfort of two great brands under one roof.

Check out the gallery below for the exterior and interior shots:





Jaco Implements Procore

Jaco Implements Procore

For the past few weeks, Jaco staff has been working hard to implement a new system at the company, called Procore.

Procore improves the flow of information between all entities involved in a construction project through a unified platform to help construction professionals manage risk and build quality projects—safely, on time, and within budget. 

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Procore will improve data trade between field and office workers when exchanging time sheets, observations, photos, schedules and RFIs. It will also improve efficiency of communication between owners, architects and vendors with the project managers, i.e. RFIs & submittals, pay apps and online meetings. Moreover, Procore works with our existing Sage accounting program.

Needless to say, our team is excited to continue #buildingbetter and more effectively with the help of technology advances.

Jaco Has Kicked Off Airport Spaces in New Orleans

Jaco Has Kicked Off Airport Spaces in New Orleans

Jaco has begun construction on another round of retail spaces at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport's new terminal. The airport’s 35-gate, $1.029 billion terminal is currently under construction, and set to open on May 15, 2019.

We are beyond excited to be a part of this project!

TownePlace Suites is Open for Business

Our TownePlace Suites in Fort Worth, TX is now open to guests! The grand opening ceremony will be held on 1/31/19. Thank you to all the Jaco staff who put in the extra effort to complete the punch list and turn over the project!

It's (almost) a wrap!

Closing time for TownePlace Suites - completing final inspections and punch list right about now! ✓ Our Fort Worth, TX hotel is scheduled to open the middle of December.

Get to Know Jason McClelland

Get to Know Jason McClelland

Our newest Project Manager, Jason McClelland, has recently joined our team at Jaco and has been a great help to keep chaos at a low level in our office, when managing our multiple active projects. Born in El Dorado, KS, Jason has worked in the construction industry for the past 13 years, from numerous school projects to the most recent ones like Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, Wichita Center for the Arts and the Koch Industries headquarters expansion.

Where are you in birth order?

I’m the oldest of 3.

How many different states have you lived in?

2 - Kansas and Missouri.

What kind of pet do you have, and how did you choose its name?

We have 2 Yorkies, my wife picked out the names.

What are three items you’d take with you to a deserted island?

Fishing pole, sunscreen and a boat.

What’s your favorite sports team?

Philadelphia Eagles.

What TV show or movie do you absolutely refuse to watch? Why?  

Reality TV. It’s all written to make people watch.

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?

Bahamas.

Name one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

Toilet paper!

What’s the best thing that has happened to you so far this week?

Hopefully Thanksgiving.

What did you want to be when you grew up when you were in elementary school?

I think it was a fireman.

What motivates you?

My two boys.

How do you wind down after work?

Spending time with the family.

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?

Spending time with my wife and two sons.

World, Meet Marvin

World, Meet Marvin

Marvin Pritchard came to Jaco beginning of November as an addition to our team of project managers. The Kansas native brings over 38 years of experience in the construction industry under his belt and a great personality. He’s answered one of our most interesting questionnaires so far—take a peek below!

What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?

My home town is Edna, KS. It is a small farming community with less than 500 people. It had an old grain elevator made out of wood, not concrete. It always looked like it could fall down at any time, but stood until 2010. I have a framed painting of it. 

How many different states have you lived in?

Not counting construction jobs, I have always lived in KS, but if you consider the 7 years working on the road, I have lived in 15 or more states. 

What animal do you think most closely matches your personality?

Dog. 

If you could choose one age to be forever, what age would it be and why?

50 experienced enough and secure enough to know the best way to live, still young enough to enjoy living. 

What are three items you’d take with you to a deserted island?

Knife, gun and a big boat! 

What’s your favorite famous or inspirational quote?

My grandfather once told me to “always take warm clothes, you never know when the weather is going to change”

What’s your favorite sports team?

KC Chiefs.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Steak, baked potato, with everything on it. Of course my life would be much shorter! 

What’s your favorite hobby?

Tie, golf and boating. 

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?

Hawaii. 

Name one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

Mattress. 

What’s the best thing that has happened to you so far this week?

Started new career at Jaco!!

If you could live in any city, where would it be and why?

Charleston, SC for the history, warm climate and ocean. Plus there is always King Street! 

If you could change something in the world, what would it be?

Make every country have a free society where the people can strive for success. 

What did you want to be when you grew up when you were in elementary school?

Baseball player.

Where was your first job?

My first job was hauling hay on the farm and for neighbors. 

What motivates you?

Building something that you can point to and say I helped build that. 

How do you wind down after work?

Sit on the porch with a drink. 

What’s something that has surprised you about your chosen career path?  

Technology changes. I was in construction before pagers were available! 

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?

Outdoor activities.

What job would you be terrible at?

Health care. It takes a special type of person to give care to people they don’t know. 

What’s a topic you wish you knew more about?

Classic cars.

Are you more productive in the mornings, afternoons or evenings? Why?
I think mornings, but when the day is about over and I still have a lot to do, I seem to find another gear. 

Have you ever had to “unlearn” something in your professional life?

Yes, certain construction methods that are obsolete.  

How do you describe what you do for a living to family and friends?

Sit in the office and push a pencil.  

What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?

Owners will always complain about the cost, but will always return for the quality!