2011 Parade of Homes Kayenta

Kayenta is proud to announce its 2011 Parade of Homes entry – Terra Numa, built by J2 Construction. “Numa” is a Paiute word meaning “the People” and “Terra” the Latin word for earth or land. Roughly translated: Land of the People or People of the Land. Located in the popular Shinava Trail area of Kayenta,… Read More

Southern Utah’s First Green Building Council Established

The Southern Utah Home Builders Association is excited to announce the establishment of the Southwest Green Build Council in affiliation with the National Green Building Certification Program. With the arrival of the “green movement,” there were many questions arising. What is green building really? If I install triple pane windows, is my house now considered… Read More

Being Energy Minded At Home with… Gary & Linda Wood

by Brian Passey, Saint George Magazine As a former high school physics teacher, Gary Wood knew he wanted green elements in the Kayenta home he built with his wife, Linda, in 2008. “I understand energy and how it works,” he says. “I like the idea of being on the cutting edge of science.” Gary says… Read More

J2 Construction Receives 2009 Remodel Home of the Year Award

St. George, Utah, – Jake Joines, J2 Construction was awarded by the Home Builders Association of Utah the 2009 Remodel Home of the Year. There were 28 entries throughout the state that were submitted. The award was given out at the annual HBA of Utah Excellence Awards Gala held at the beginning of this year. The award… Read More

Some Reasons To Consider A Green Home

There are many reasons for owning or purchasing a green home… OPERATING COSTS The technologies and practices required to build a green home to certain criteria may result in lower costs to operate the home. Energy-efficient appliances, lighting systems, and HVAC equipment result in lower energy consumption compared to other models. Using less water through… Read More

2010 Parade of Homes Kayenta

This summer, Kayenta Development and J2 Construction breaks ground on its 2010 Parade of Homes entry. This home will be located in the Taviawk Agave area with prime Red Mountain views. The Taviawk Agave area offers 1/2 acre building sites with a custom design and built home in the low $400’s. This years Parade of… Read More

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps

Like standard air-source heat pumps, mini splits have two main components: an outdoor compressor/condenser, and an indoor air-handling unit. A conduit, which houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing, and a condensate drain, links the outdoor and indoor units. The main advantages of mini splits are their small size and flexibility for zoning or… Read More

What Is Green?

By the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Green homes incorporate environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the building and development process to minimize environmental impact. The design, construction, and operation of a home must focus on energy and water efficiency, resource efficient building design and materials, indoor environmental quality, and must… Read More

2009 Parade Home Favorite

Excerpt from Article by Brad Mee, Utah Style and Design Magazine Among my favorite homes was a two-bedroom abode called Terra Spiritus (yes, each entry is named) located in Kayenta. Builder Jake Joines and Gulch Design Group created a modestly sized (3,200-square-foot) single level abode surrounded by unspoiled Utah desert. Simple yet striking, the very… Read More

Cherry Creek Radio Interviews J2 Construction

Cherry Creek Radio: J2 Construction LLC specializes in green building and won the 2008 Green Build Home of the Year Award from the Utah Home Builder’s Association. J2 Construction’s 2009 Parade Home is located in the spectacular Shinava Trail area of the Kayenta Development. Jake Joines, owner and operator of J2 Construction is here to… Read More