The Jones family has a long history in
Bedford County Virginia traceable back to Captain Tandy Jones who was a road master for the railroad during the middle 1800’s.
His son Joel farmed the land of which is part of today's family farm in Thaxton, Virginia. Ernest the son of Joel, bought
the farm from his mother Sarah Virginia and a few years later in 1946 purchased the first bulldozer owned in Bedford County,
Even before primary school James Jones,
Jr. traveled with his father James Sr. and grandfather Ernest from Virginia to Missouri. Training of that day included: pick
up rocks, dig up stumps, cut brush, rake, backfill around forms, fetch wrenches,
carry water/fuel, grease equipment, and any thing that young ones were allowed to
do at that time. Those experiences lead to setting forms, tying steel, finishing concrete
and eventually operating trucks, tractors, lift trucks, and other related equipment. After graduation from Liberty
High School in 1977, attending several colleges and universities along with serving 6 years abroad in the US Navy, James Jr.
returned home worked for several companies installing, repairing, improving, and maintaining mechanical as well as electrical
systems and equipment. In 1994 after working himself out of his job, he founded James Jones & Associates and began sub–
contracting residential and light commercial, new construction and repairs. In 1996 he purchased his first track loader and
single axle dump truck. In 1997 the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation upgraded
James Jones & Associates license to Class “A” building and highway
heavy. James’ training, certifications and experience cover a broad range of engineering fields from mechanical, electrical,
to civil. James has his mark on work that spans from Illinois to Florida and from Virginia to Missouri and even
helped repair an orphanage building in Djibouti, Africa.
In 2002 James Jones & Associates purchased the building and property located at 1401 Park Street in Bedford,
Virginia. Since then has been remodeling the building and operating from that location.
We believe a business
is not only a vehicle to produce an income for those who work there, but a vehicle to help improve the world around us. We
attempt to blend the desires of our customers in to God’s creation. The income we procure supports local, national and
international missions aimed at improving the quality of life and preserving the environment around the world.
on the missions link to view pictures from some of our ongoing mission projects.
We follow one simple philosophy known
for thousands of years: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto
While most of our competitors are completely unaware of the impact they have by simply “Doing a job” , we have
taken a stand reduce and sometimes reverse the damage caused by carelessly building and developing the world we live in. The
cost of such a vision is expensive and when considering a job we will attempt to cajole
the customer into taking a long term view of what is being done and investing in their own future.
Construction is not an exact science, even when experienced people are involved, unseen factors arise. When this occurs,
we attempt to minimize the impact of those factors, by involving the customer and educating them of potential
solutions. As a contractor,
we have learned that an agreement, no matter how extensive, is only as good as the TRUST between the parties involved. We promise, to treat every customer with the honor, trust, and respect that we expect
We support the
following organizations by contributing time, work and finances:
American Red Cross, Ruritan National, Boy and Girl Scouting, Various local school academic and athletic programs, Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks, Various churches and their related programs, Habitat for humanity, as well as day to day respectful
support and treatment of other human beings.