Founded in 1975 and operated as a residential drywall company, our first commercial project was the Fire Station in Cherokee, Iowa.
In 1982, we branched out into the acoustical ceiling market with our first project being a medical clinic in Ivanhoe, MN.
Timeline of Total Sales
In 1994 we purchased a small 600 square foot office building and an adjacent 3600 square foot warehouse. The next year, 1995 we started our EIFS division with the Sunrise Manor Dinging Hall in Sioux City, IA as our first project. We also hired Wayne Nielsen, to start a retail sales division as we moved out of the residential market he is currently VP of Retail Sales. Brenda Jensen Kryger came on board to expand our estimation department she is currently VP Construction Services.
In 1996 our growth continued and we added a 1080 square foot addition onto our office. We also added the sprayed fireproofing and poured gypsum flooring divisions in that year. We bought six lots behind our office in 1998 and constructed a 10000 square foot warehouse and the following year we built our present offices. Finally in 2002 we built a 5600 square foot addition onto the warehouse which linked our original warehouse with our new one and giving us over 19000 square foot of enclosed warehouse space.
We are active members in American Wall and Ceilings Industries (AWCI) and the American Subcontractors Association (ASA). We are also members of American General Contractors (AGC), Painters and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA), and Master Builders of Iowa (MBI). We started a federally approved Apprenticeship program that previously graduated 10 people and will graduate four more this year. We have the majority of our employees receive the OSHA 10 hour and a minimum of 8 extra hours yearly of continuous education is required for all foremen. We have a written safety program with a designated Safety Director.
JARCO Builders Ltd. is dedicated to achieving total customer satisfaction. We pledge to do this by providing a safe work environment, quality control, and proactive planning to meet our customers schedules.
Wrestling Scholarship Program
JARCO provides two $500.00 wrestling scholarships to qualifying athletes at both Briar Cliff University and Morningside College. The scholarships are awarded by the coaches with JARCO's criteria of at least a third place finish at a high school state meet. Past recipients include several NAIA All Americans. JARCO is committed to our student athletes.
JARCO Apprenticeship Program
In conjunction with Western Iowa Tech we offer a two year drywall, EIFS, and Acoustical apprenticeship. This program is an accredited US Department of Labor program. These classes provide both classroom and "on the job" training to develop and improve construction skills. A diploma from the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training is the end result of completion and recognized throughout the industry.