We are distinguished from other builders in our attention to detail, excellent craftsmanship and on-site superintendents.
John S. Corda started Corda Construction in 1982. Joan Jones joined Corda Construction in 1998 in the office. Soon she was estimating, negotiating contracts, and working as project manager in all phases of construction. In 2012, Jones Corda Construction was formed as a partnership between John Corda and Joan Jones and Joan became a licensed contractor. In 2016 John Corda retired from Jones Corda Construction and suddenly died. Joan and the team continue the company in the same tradition.
Corda Construction started out with a three-man crew doing small remodel projects. Currently Jones Corda Construction specializes in custom homes and commercial projects and employs a crew of 40-50. We have completed over 80 new homes, and numerous residential, remodel, and commercial projects. Our growth is due to our reputation and word of mouth; we do very little advertising. We have found this approach has given us the opportunity to work for a small group of wonderful people.
We have won numerous awards and accolades whether it was Tahoe Quarterly, Mountain Living, C Magazine, or Architectural Digest. Our employees are very loyal and hardworking. We have an extremely low turn- over rate. Most of our subcontractors have worked with us on numerous projects and can be counted on. With this combination, we have had great success meeting deadlines and budgets.
We are distinguished from other builders in our attention to detail, excellent craftsmanship and on-site superintendents. We self-perform all carpentry related functions and all painting. We believe these features allow us to assure our clients that we have built them a quality house.
In today’s construction trade, we have been fortunate to build multi-million-dollar custom homes and large commercial projects. The result is the custom homes get the internal advantage of a commercial builder and the commercial projects get the quality of a custom homebuilder. The bottom line is Jones Corda Construction is a small company that can do large and small projects and continues to provide a one-on-one relationship with the client.
Joan Jones was born and raised in Truckee. Attended primary school through High School in Truckee. Joan attended UC Davis and transferred to California State University, Sacramento where she completed her studies of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Joan returned to Truckee and worked for Northstar at Tahoe from 1984-1997 as Director of Food and Beverage. In 1997 she became General Manager of GarWoods Grill and Pier. In 1998 she joined Corda Construction. In 2012, Joan earned her contractor’s license, and she became partner with John Corda, forming Jones Corda Construction. In 2016, as John retired, she took the role of President and sole owner of Jones Corda Construction. In 2018, Joan became licensed in Nevada. She is married to Russ and has one daughter, Katy, who together run the other family business, Truckee River Winery. She is very active in the community and was on the Truckee Town Council from 2008-2016 serving as Mayor twice.
Laurie has been with Jones Corda Construction since 2008 and handles all the bookkeeping needs of the office including payroll, invoicing and day-to-day office management. As a 30+ year resident of Tahoe City, she enjoys mountain biking, nordic skiing, swimming, and walks with her dogs.
Vice President – Construction Operations
Mike has been with Jones Corda Construction since 2002 as lead foreman and currently Vice President overseeing construction on multiple projects. Mike had previously run his own construction company, Roberts Construction prior to joining Jones Corda Construction. Mike was lead supervisor of many difficult projects in Martis Camp and the Tahoe Basin. Recently he supervised the extensive remodel of a 1924 Lakefront and an ultra-contemporary Martis Camp home. Mike is well respected by all the crew and subcontractors and is an architect favorite. In 2020, Mike was promoted to Vice President in charge of Construction Operations. Mike oversees all jobsites and works directly with each superintendent assuring quality, accuracy, and budget compliance. Mike has two boys with Caree; Griffin and Rhys. Mike is very active with the local Truckee Baseball Foundation and enjoys camping and being outdoors.
Dave has been with Jones Corda Construction since 1989. Dave learned the construction trade from John Corda. He has supervised many of our custom home constructions. Dave’s duties include job site supervision, job coordination and project management. Dave specializes in creating the Tahoe mountain home and was superintendent on the Pond, Bochner, Duffy, Burton, Combs, Nye, and Richardson residences. Dave enjoys skiing, sailing, and spending time with his two children Slater and Hayley, and his wife Kathy. Dave and his family live in Truckee.
Adrian has been with Jones Corda since 2006. He has over 30 years experience in the construction trade, which he began as a union apprentice, and then became a journeyman carpenter. Adrian led the framing crews on the following projects: Combs, Latta, Armstrong, Nye, Cue, Gotelli, Myers, Hanson, Vann Rossi, and Richardson and supervised the Voorhis project. Currently Adrian is working on a commercial restaurant project in Nevada. Adrian’s hobbies include BBQ, camping, and 49er games. Adrian lives in Reno with his wife, Marsha. He has two grown children.
Finish Foreman/ Superintendent
Joel recently joined Jones Corda Construction (2015) but has worked for many years with Tony Hardy Construction. He has 15 years in the construction trade and previously worked with Joan at Northstar at Tahoe. Joel is married to Roberta and has a son.
Rafael started with Jones Corda Construction in 2002 with hard work and a keen interest in always being better has become our painting foreman. He has excellent knowledge of painting and knows how to keep a high quality while achieving a budget. Rafa runs a 7 man painting crew and has a broad repertoire of painting skills from exterior staining to interior glazing the painting department can accomplish all the desired effects. In his spare time, Rafael is enjoying fatherhood to his two boys Rafita and Joshua.
|Dave Stewart||Superintendent||31 years|
|Michael Roberts||Superintendent||19 years|
|Adrian Conway||Superintendent||14 years|
|Joe Leininger||Superintendent||32 years|
|Rafael Aldama||Painting Foreman||16 years|
|Laurie Axell||Bookkeeper||12 years|
|Juan Jimenez||Carpenter||26 years|
|Jose Ramos||Carpenter||24 years|
|Bryan Cameron||Carpenter||20 years|
|Lorenzo Arias||Carpenter||19 years|
|Jesus Medina||Carpenter||18 years|
|Alvaro Contreras||Painter||16 years|
|RB Clark||Carpenter||15 years|
|Israel Serna||Carpenter||14 years|
|Manny Salas||Laborer||14 years|
|Travis Eckert||Lead Carpenter||13 years|
|Julio Castellanos||Painter||12 years|
|Omar Serna||Carpenter||9 years|
|Fabian Serna||Carpenter||9 years|
|Luis Sotello||Carpenter||9 years|
|Tim Dvoracek||Lead Carpenter||8 years|
|Stacy Diegel||Carpenter/Cabinets||6 years|
|Oscar Castellanos||Painter||4 years|
|Alejandro Gomez||Carpenter||3 years|
|Luis Gonzalez||Carpenter||3 years|
|David Soto||Laborer||2 years|
|Jose Ramirez||Carpenter||2 years|
|Daniel Moreno||Painter||1 year|
|Eric Wess||Carpenter||1 year|
|Justin Willeford||Carpenter||1 year|
|Jesus Lara-Martinez||Laborer||1 year|
|Rudy Sanudo||Laborer||1 year|
|Sergio Lopez||Laborer||1 year|
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