The goal is to blend beauty, durability, and energy efficiency – and to build the very best home possible – where people will live, laugh, and love for many years to come.  

Jake welcomes the challenge of making each home an artistic endeavor. A hands-on builder, Jake is personally involved in every aspect of the construction project. 


Our persistent dedication to a higher standard ensures that your home is built correctly. We actively oversee our home sites daily. Our contractors, suppliers, and home owners feel open to collaborate within our team environment. This enables everyone involved in your home project to enjoy a positive building experience.

Desert Dreamscape
Built in: 2020
5582 SF
3 bedrooms 4.5 bath
Kayenta, UT
Kayenta Concept 2
Built in: 2019
3445 SF
3 bedrooms 3 bath
Kayenta, UT
Modern Elements in Nature
Built in: 2018
4652 SF
3 bedrooms 3 bath
Kayenta, UT
Modern By Nature
Built in: 2017
3779 SF
3 bedrooms 3 bath
Kayenta, UT.
Desert Soleil
Built in: 2016
2,684 SF
3 bedrooms 3 bath
Ivins, UT.
Desert Illumination
Built in: 2015
3,922 SF
3 bedrooms 3 bath
Ivins, UT.


We knew before starting that Jake was an exceptional builder, because we watched him build previous Parade of Homes houses. But there were qualities that remained unknown until we had a personal, first-hand experience with him. For one, he is the most honest and honorable businessman we have ever worked with in our long business careers. He is authentic, a straight-shooter, and absolutely reliable. Second…

George and Linda Davis

J2 Construction built our Kayenta home. The house came in on time and under budget. Jake was a pleasure to work with. He allowed us a lot of leeway to be involved and make decisions during the construction process. We feel our new home is a true reflection of our personalities because of the choices we were able to make along the way. He is able to get the best subcontractors because of his respectful…


J2 Construction contracted our home at Kayenta. It was a parade home and was under a tight schedule to finish. There were so many details that had to be coordinated during the entire process, but Jake is a master at scheduling subs at just the right time. And our weekly sit down meetings and Jake’s detailed spreadsheets allowed us to see what had been completed and where we were on our construction budget. Not only…

Fred and Heather Joy

J2 Construction, i.e., Jake Joines, received his baptism under fire in the construction of our Kayenta house. Kayenta imposes many controls and restrictions on contractors who build here and Jake acclimated very well to the “Kayenta Way” of building. His easy transition to this demanding environment is a tribute not only to his intelligence but also to his astute level of awareness. The fact that Jake is fluent in Spanish, eliminated…

Don and Sue Miller

We selected J2 Construction, Jake Joines, to perform the remodel on our home in Bloomington, Utah because of his commitment to “green” construction techniques and the quality he has demonstrated in all of his projects. Jake provided highly skilled sub-contractors for all aspects of this complex remodel project that incorporated energy efficient, technologically advanced and environmentally friendly products…

Bob and Billie Wyler

Jake Joines was our builder for our custom home. He was easy to work with and at the same time very knowledgeable. We were very grateful for Jake’s help in incorporating energy efficient and environmentally friendly products into our home. He was true to his building schedule and, most importantly, stayed on budget. The end result was the quality home we had envisioned and one we are proud of….

Tom and Judi McNeilis

We have recently completed our home in the Kayenta Community of St. George, and we enthusiastically recommend our builder – Mr. Jake Joines of J2 Construction. The project was completed on time and within our budget. Mr. Joines was a pleasure to work with and his superior craftsmanship is evident throughout our home. As veterans of a number of commercial and residential projects…

Jesse and Nancie Ehrlich

It has been a pleasure working with Jake as we built our home in Kayenta, while living away in Salt Lake City. Ours was the 2011 Parade of Homes house, and with Jake’s expertise it received a Silver Certification for energy efficiency. We didn’t realize at the time how important it would be to have someone in whom we could completely trust with the details–both large and small–because no sooner…

Tim and Kristen Micklos

Working with Jake to build our dream house was a terrific experience. He is very organized and detail oriented which gave us complete confidence that we made the right decision to work with him. We wanted a home that was wonderfully green – not only because we care about the environment but we wanted to save money in the long run. Jake helped us figure out every aspect of building a green home…

Patrick and Kathi Fox

Let me start out by saying that I highly recommend J2 Construction. I’m a bit cynical about referrals because who would post a negative one?? My referral is an honest one, which means that Jake is not perfect and there were certainly hiccups along the way. It’s only natural to expect issues. The most important part of the home…

Lisa Bernath

Jake Joines, J2 Construction built our home in Kayenta. It was a pleasure dealing with someone who takes great personal pride in what they do, who cares about the project as though it were his own. We did not have unlimited funds, the home needed to be completed within our budget. Jake worked with us from the very beginning to build a quality home which would meet this constraint. The home was completed on time…

Shayne Jones