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JB Henderson appoints new Arizona Area Manager

Chandler, Arizona- Jack B. Henderson Construction Company Incorporated (JBHCC) has named Tracy Lucero Area Manager for their Arizona Operations.  Tracy has 10 years of construction experience working as a project manager, project coordinator, and area manager leading all coordination activities involving contract negotiations, project execution to final invoicing, and post construction-activities. Tracy will be responsible for the oversight of concurrent construction projects for the local microelectronics industry including schedule, profitability and customer relations in addition to coordinating the activities of over 150 site personnel.

 

 

JB Henderson hires new Project Manager

Albuquerque, New Mexico- Jack B. Henderson Construction Company Incorporated (JBHCC) has hired Jeremy Byington as Project Manager for its Albuquerque Area.  Jeremy has 9 years of construction experience serving as Superintendent, Safety Officer, Quality Assurance Manager, Project Manager, Estimator and Information Technology Coordinator supporting multiple construction projects for public and private customers. Jeremy will serve as Project Manager for JBHCC projects supporting Sandia National Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base and additional customers as required. Jeremy will be responsible for directing contract administration including subcontractor management, adherence to schedule and budget, and customer interface.

JB Henderson appoints new Estimating Manager

Albuquerque, New Mexico- Jack B. Henderson Construction Company Incorporated (JBHCC) has appointed Darrin Putman as Estimating Manager serving its five SW offices. Darrin has over 27 years of experience in the construction industry and has worked for JBHCC for over 20 years in varying roles serving specialized customers including both NM National Laboratories and NM’s largest Microelectronics Manufacturing Facility. Darrin holds mechanical contracting licenses in NM and AZ and provides oversight and direct support for JBHCC estimating efforts company-wide including NM, AZ and CO.

100 Days of Summer

The 100 Days of Summer begins May 28th through September 5th. The 100 Days of Summer (100 DOS) is an opportunity for employees to refocus and prevent accidents and injuries on our jobsites, at home, and recreationally. The 100 Days of Summer is unique to JBH and one of its highlights is the logo contest. This year’s 1st place winner was Rebecca Severringhaus, daughter of JBH Plumber/Pipefitter Dan Severinghaus. We are pleased to congratulate Rebecca for her winning submittal. She has the honor of having her logo placed on the 100 Days of Sumer banner that each JBH employees will sign at their SOC/100 DOS Kick-off along with placement on the back of our annual JBH 100 DOS T-shirt.

What Our Customers are Saying

“We suffered a critical blow to production when we lost a scrubber and JBH went above and beyond to help us install the new trunk line on the roof in freezing cold temps. The majority of materials didn’t arrive until the sun had already set and it was bitter cold but JBH worked through it in a safe manner.”

“This was our first project together and throughout this project, JBH was on top of their gameThe crew was ahead of schedule for the entire project…Keep up the good work and I look forward to working with JBH again in the future.”

“I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all of the work that JB Henderson did to make sure that the system installs were successful.  The team role modeled professionalism, high quality performance, excellent communication, and customer orientation throughout the entire project."

“I just wanted to applaud you and your crew for doing a wonderful job on our primary wing.  The work was of high standard and everything was restored to brand new!  Thanks for your professionalism and expertise.  It was a pleasure working with your company."

JBH 2010 Rankings

List 2010 Rank 2009 Rank
Top Specialty Contractors of the SW (NM, AZ, NV) (Includes JBH mechanical only revenue from NM and AZ) 33 37
Top Specialty by Value of Work Worldwide (Includes JBH mechanical only revenue from NM, AZ and CO) 38 49
Top NM Specialty  Contractors (includes JBH mechanical only revenue from NM) 3 4
Top Mechanical Contractors (NM, AZ, NV) (Includes JBH mechanical only revenue from NM and AZ only) 8 24

JBH VP Maria Guy serves as Board President for ACE Leadership High School

JBH VP Maria Guy is board president for ACE Leadership High School, a new Albuquerque Charter School focused on developing student skills through an Architecture Construction and Engineering curriculum. The NM Building and Education Congress, a group formed by membership of the Associated General Contractors New Mexico Building Branch, founded ACE Leadership High.

About ACE Leadership High School
The mission of ACE Leadership High School is to equip young people who love to design and build things. To do this, our school will work closely with students, parents, families, community leaders and leaders in this profession to ensure that what we are teaching our students and how we are teaching them is both real-world and demanding enough to create a sustainable and powerful future for this industry in New Mexico.

We believe that to be most effective in delivering on our mission, the curriculum must integrate academic knowledge with trade skills and high levels of the professional “soft-skills” such as collaboration, communication and being client driven.

To aid with this unprecedented level of integration, we will have a Construction Coach on staff. The Construction Coach will help teachers develop projects that incorporate the industry processes and help us understand what types of real projects students can tackle and accomplish. He or she will also continue to connect the school to other construction professionals who wish to mentor our students.

If students are interested in ACE, we believe they will be active learners. Kids who think they want to be involved with designing and building communities are likely kids who learn best by doing.

The daily experience of students at ACE Leadership will reflect this understanding and can be summarized by the phrase, “Learning by doing, every day, in every class.” Typically, schools are not designed to create and sustain active learning. Yet, many students interested in working with their hands in traditionally designed schools wait all day, through classes that seem irrelevant to them, so that they can engage in their elective classes to learn with their hands.

Go to ACELeadership.org to learn about the school and its mission.

JBH Journeyman Kris Gillham Wins Local and Regional Union Competition

JBH apprentice Kris Gillham has completed his Local 412 Apprenticeship by not only winning the Pipefitting portion of the State of NM Apprenticeship contest, but going on to win the Western Regional’s contest.

In the 2- day state competition, Kris completed projects in the following individual categories; welding, T-Drills, soldering and brazing, rigging, and VIC along with a written assessment test.  After claiming the #1 spot in the state for the pipefitter apprentices, Kris was eligible to compete in the Western Regional’s competition against apprentices from 9 western states. With five years of intense training behind him, Kris beat 38 total contestants including 7 fellow pipefitters to win the competition. He is the first person on record from LU 412 to win regionally.

Kris excelled in a written test, completion of two isometrics drawings and individual projects in the following disciplines; brazing and soldering, screw pipe, rigging, tube bending and steel. Each of the 7 tasks was worth 100 points awarded by nationally recognized judges. Plumbers, welders, sprinkler fitters and HVAC technician apprentices joined the pipefitting apprentices to take part in the 3-day contest. By the 3rd day, Kris was awarded the most points overall on the pipefitting scorecard.

The next challenge for Kris is the National competition, which takes place in Ann Arbor, Michigan in August. According to LU 412 Assistant Training Coordinator Chuck Schumann, there are over 30,000 total  apprentices nationwide, making the 300 who competed regionally the top 1% of all national apprentices. Of that Top 1%, the 7 best in each category: pipefitting, plumbing, welding, sprinkler fitting and HVAC technician will compete in the national competition.

Kris has worked at JBH since he began his apprenticeship, starting out in our onsite pipe fabrication facility and most currently learning cutting-edge 3-D modeling software and supporting work at Sandia National Labs. 

Congratulations Kris! Good luck at nationals!  

JBH Celebrates 50 Years of Service- Message from CEO, Mark G. Henderson

Then… 
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Jack B. Henderson Construction Company.  Jack was the modest son of a carpenter who returned to Clovis, New Mexico after serving his tour of duty in the service.  In Clovis he met his bride Joan Stroud and that’s where the JBH story begins.  Jack B. Henderson started his company on May 5, 1959. Jack led JBH through prosperous times and tough times when it seemed that he would never get another project.  Those first years taught my parents a lot about life and making your own way in this world. Through Jack’s perseverance and drive he began to develop relationships with the Atomic Energy Commission (now Sandia National Labs), Kirtland Air Force Base and PNM. JBH began doing architectural work for these customers, subcontracting all mechanical scopes. Back then JBH was a much smaller operation with Jack and Bob Poline running the show.  Bob worked with Jack on many projects over the years and was instrumental in the early days of JBH.  Bob was the field ace and Jack the estimator and all around business man. As their relationship with the Atomic Energy Commission strengthened, JBH began to secure additional work to build up their resume.

In 1967 JBH general contracting bids were being affected by a local mechanical strike. Jack asked the local mechanical contractors for pricing on projects and they refused saying they couldn’t price any work until the strike was settled. Failing to submit bids was not an option for JBH. Jack took the matter into his own hands and added mechanical contracting to the list of services JBH self-performed. Jack hired his brother in-law Leland Stroud on the Piping side and Paul Sims for HVAC.  Leland’s son John Stroud Sr. also joined JBH at this time.  With Leland and Paul’s guidance, Jack hired a few plumbers and tinners and the mechanical division was rolling. The sheet metal shop was added the same year.

Soon the modest carpenter’s son from Clovis was managing work at Sandia National Laboratories helping to develop the very first clean room.  JBH provided support in manufacturing computer chips capable of surviving nuclear exposure (a task that had never been done before) and helped develop the first semiconductor fab in Building 870 to get the job done. JBH continues to work at Building 870 today.

With the clean room experience gained at SNL, JBH looked toward another opportunity for high tech work. JBH knocked on the door of a Rio Rancho microelectronics manufacturer in the mid 80’s and finally got the opportunity to show our capabilities during a Fourth of July acid line removal project. We were the only contractor willing to risk the exposure to the acid. You may be familiar with the saying “it’s a tough job but someone has to do it.” We were and continue to be that someone.

And now… 
As the years have passed one thing has remained constant with JBH, we know for certain that we are only as good as our people and they are the reason for our long history in the construction industry and the community.  We find ourselves being challenged during the tough economy with staying the course, holding to our values, and honoring our people who in turn honor each other and the customers we are fortunate to work for.  The hard work of each geographic area of JBH results in our ability to maintain our revenue and continue to grow and prosper.  Jack would be proud to see the progress the company has made since those early days.

The Colorado Team is working hard developing new customers in the region and continues to support current customers who demand nothing but the best.  The Northern New Mexico Team is in the early stages of a large design build project that will keep folks working for years to come.  The Arizona Team is in its infancy and working hard to gain a solid market share of the next generation computer components.  The Rio Rancho Team is working on the next generation microchip and we will be challenged like never before to meet the demands of the production schedule while working safe and making sure we do the job right the first time.  The Albuquerque Team continues the work with SNL, UNM, APS and KAFB proving the value of our company with each completed project.

We can only wonder what mom and dad would think of their company as it is today.  We know they would be proud of each and every person on our team. We know that they would be proud to serve the customers we serve today and of the honesty, integrity, quality and safety values we hold dear.  Looking into the future we are so excited and anxious to continue the journey of building for the absolute best customers in the world and employing the very best people around.  Please join us in celebrating our 50th year in business and taking pride in our work and giving back to the community we live in.  We look forward to another 50 years of building futures while supporting our valued customers.  God bless you all! 

Mark & Linda Henderson

Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Awards JBH the 2009 Corporate Citizenship Award

The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce awarded JBH a Corporate Citizenship award for medium size business on March 23, 2009. Judges picked the finalists’ based on their economic goals, educational or social involvement and the ability to provide a safe and stable environment for customers and employees. The winners all have a presence in Albuquerque and have given back to the local community. ARCA, Exhibit Solutions of NM and SW Airlines were also awarded as the non-profit, small and large business, respectively.

JBH Ranks Locally and Nationally in 2008

JBH 2007 revenue and safety numbers have led to several rankings in the following industry publications; Plumbing and Mechanical Magazine, Engineering News Record, Southwest Contractor Magazine and the NM Business Weekly. JBH also received special safety recognition from the Associated General Contractors New Mexico Building Branch.

JBH 2008 Rankings:

Publication

Survey

JBH Ranking

NM Business Weekly Best Places to Work #2
NM Business Weekly Top Mechanical Contractors (NM) #3

SW Contractor Magazine

Top Specialty Mechanical/Plumbing
(NM)

#3

SW Contractor Magazine

Top Specialty Contractors Mechanical
(regionally AZ, NV, NM)

#7

NM Business Weekly

General Contractors New Mexico

#7

SW Contractor Magazine

Top Specialty Contractor Sheet Metal
(regionally AZ, NV, NM)

#8

SW Contractor Magazine

Safest Specialty Contractor
(regionally AZ, NV, NM)

#12

SW Contractor Magazine

Top Specialty Contractor Plumbing
(regionally AZ, NV, NM)

#17

SW Contractor Magazine

Specialty Contractors
(regionally AZ, NV, NM)

#38

Plumbing and Mechanical Magazine

The 2008 100 Pipe Trades Giants
(nationally)

#67

Engineering News Record

Top 600 Specialty Contractors
(nationally)

#323

Associated General Contractors of NM

Zero Incidence Rate – 50,000 work hours and over Building Division

N/A

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