"Billy is a BEAST! He's one of the most hard working, dedicated guys I've ever worked with. He cares about quality and never cuts corners. As a saw/seal foreman, he has a very important job with our company. I appreciate all the hours and hard work he brings to the table. He brings energy everyday and makes everyone else up their game. If you're not pulling your weight on the job, Billy isn't shy about letting you know you need to step it up or hit the road. Billy is also a lot smarter than he gives himself credit for. He has a lot of good ideas, and his heart is always in the right spot with trying to make us a better company. I'm proud to have him wear our shirt." -Patrick Jones
Billy's hometown is Keokuk, Iowa ("Home of the Chiefs, Hell yaaa!") and his first job was at Raiders Pre-Cast Company.
His hobbies are playing basketball, fishing, golfing, camping, and his chair time. When he's not busy with his hobbies or working, his favorite place to be is with family and friends. Love, food, and happiness are what's important to him. The best piece of advice that he has to give is: "To always live life like it's your last, because we never know. When we're young we always think we have time, but as we get older one thing to remember is our health is our wealth - 100%."
One item on Billy's bucket list is for him and his family to visit and put their feet in the Gulf of Mexico.
Thank you, Billy - for all that you do for this company!
John started with the Company in March of 2018 as a Laborer and has since been a key employee in the Company.
When talking to John’s peers, there was one word that they continuously used to describe him: Dependable.
John is a very versatile employee with Jones Contracting Corp., whether it be flagging, setting up, pouring, sawing, truck driving, or making sure that the other crews have what they need on-site before a big pave – John has shown that he’s an employee that can be counted on.
Without being loud, in fact, typically being very quiet, John’s attitude and ability to be a team player have spoken volumes. The Company is proud to have him onboard, year after year.
John is originally from San Diego, California which is where he held his first job as a Skateboard Park Attendant at Skateboard Heaven Skate Park. San Diego is also John’s favorite vacation spot. He likes going back so that he can visit with his family and his friends. Moving from California to rural Iowa slimmed down his opportunities to skate, though one thing John doesn’t think many people know about him is that he enjoys reading and also enjoys listening to his favorite band, Audioslave.
Advice from John:
Keep your nose to the grindstone
Joe started with Jones Contracting Corp. in 2015 as a Project
Superintendent. He came on board from Shipley’s, where
he had worked as a Superintendent for over 25 years.
He holds the title as Jones Contracting Corp.’s first Project
Superintendent and has played a major part of the
Company’s growth each year by leading our many crews to
reach company goals. Our daily operations are all made
possible by Joe’s hard work, extensive knowledge, and
passion for the industry.
Walte is always trying to see the brighter side of things
and to say he has been a great addition to this company is
an understatement. We appreciate his dedication to
making our company great and we are thankful to him for
continuing to teach those coming up behind him how it is
done and how to be successful in this industry.