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Kayenta Home Surrounded by Red Mountains

J2 Construction | St. George Area Parade Of Homes 2021

Nestled at the base of the soaring Red Mountain in southern Utah is the uniquely unparalleled desert community of Kayenta. This is where serendipity begins. Seamlessly flowing from the land in color and texture, Desert Serendipity radiates delightful discoveries such as spacious light filled rooms, expansive windows that perfectly capture the stunning views, and tasteful […]

2020 J2 Construction Parade Home

J2 Construction | St. George Area Parade Of Homes 2020

Large windows open to spectacular red cliffs and distant views, blurring the line between indoor and outdoor living. Red sandstone and natural desert flora meet with warm and inviting interiors spaces, offering a sanctuary of comfort, calm and a sense of peace. Inspired design paired with quality construction focuses on a bright, spacious living environment […]

The Kayenta Concept Home 2

J2 Construction | St. George Area Parade Of Homes 2019

Kayenta has long embraced the concept of building a community that fits beautifully into the natural desert landscape. This home is the culmination of that sustained legacy. The Kayenta Concept Home 2 is the second home of its kind to be built showcasing the best in casual desert living, with style and substance. Featuring a […]

2018 Kayenta earth-centered Parade Home

J2 Construction | St. George Area Parade Of Homes 2018

Inspired by elements and patterns in nature, this well-appointed and masterfully designed and constructed retreat reveals the point of connection between our natural and created environments. Featuring a spacious open-concept floor plan surrounded by floor to ceiling glass, this home offers an abundance of natural light and features expansive views of Kayenta’s red rock cliffs […]

Portrait of Jake Joines

J2 Welcomes Visitors to the 2016 Parade of Homes

Welcome to the 26th annual St. George Area Parade of Homes presented by the Southern Utah Home Builder’s Association and our local community sponsors. The parade’s many participants have put much creativity, thought, hard work, and time into creating these fine displays of craftsmanship and design. Planning and preparation for the Parade of Homes takes […]

Best In Green Award

Jake Joines wins 2015 Young Professional of the Year Award

Jake Joines, owner of J2 Construction received the 2015 “BEST IN GREEN” Young Professional of the Year Award at an awards ceremony taking place during the 2015 NAHB International Builder’s Show. Jake Joines is a Master Certified Green Professional (CGP) that is nationally recognized as an industry leader in the green building community. He has […]

2014 St George Parade of Homes

J2 Welcomes Visitors to 2014 Parade of Homes

Welcome to the 2014 St. George Area Parade of Homes, the 24th annual home show event, located in beautiful St. George Utah. This year’s parade displays a variety of 28 custom and semi-custom homes featuring Contemporary, Modern, Classic, Tuscan, Southwestern, and Traditional designs that include the latest innovations in building and construction technology. Home amenities […]

St. George Ironman

Area Builder Leads Ironman 70.3 Escort team

Jake Joines, founder of J2 Construction, is captain of the”Pro Runner Escort Team” for the St. George US Pro Championship 70.3 Ironman race. This team of volunteers (riding mountain bikes) is responsible for leading the first 3 male and female Professional Athletes thru the run portion of the race to the finish line. Ironman returns […]

Terra Norte Kayenta Home

2013 Parade of Homes Kayenta

A classic desert home, set into the stunning red rock landscape of the Kayenta Community, Terra Norte offers spectacular views and plenty of room to breathe. Relaxed, contemporary styling offers a warm and livable atmosphere – both indoors and out. Large view windows illuminate a spacious, open floor plan washed in warm sunlight. Terra Norte’s […]

2012 Green Builder Home of the Year Award

J2 Wins 2012 Green Builder Home of the Year Award

BUILDER JAKE JOINES of J2 Construction and architect Matt Marten of Gulch Design had a clear goal in mind for this large (5,200 sq. ft.) southwestern luxury home. They wanted to include as many green features as possible. But those features had to pass two tests: Did they serve the owner? And did they fall […]

National EcoHome Design Awards

Area Builder Nabs National Award

The Spectrum and Daily news IVINS — Jake Joines, owner of J2 Construction, received national recognition this week as a winner of the National Ecohome Award. The winning Kayenta home he built was one of the Parade of Homes in February of this year and incorporated numerous environmentally focused features. Joines was one of 17 […]

Ecohome Grand Award Winning Home

J2 Construction Receives 2012 ECOHOME Grand Award

The Design Awards judges were amazed by the amount of energy-minded technologies and luxurious custom touches that builder Jake Joines squeezed into Terra Caelo for barely more than $200 a square foot. For instance, to keep insulation costs down without compromising efficiency, Joines specked two inches of closed-cell spray foam followed by blown-in fiberglass in […]

Terra Numa Parade Home Living Area

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, […]

J2 2011 Parade Home Kitchen

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 […]

Gary and Linda Wood

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 […]

Dome Home Remodel Interior

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 […]

Case-de-amore Kayenta Green Home

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 […]

Taviawk Agave Area Parade Home

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 […]

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