Company History

A leader in the industry since 1957, JAR Construction specializes in public works areas related to highway and street construction such as concrete paving, flat work, earth work, asphalt paving and utilities. JAR Construction has established a reputation for completing projects on time or ahead of schedule. Our employees take pride in their quality of work and are committed to surpassing deadlines, and recognize that excellence in performance is the key to success. JAR Construction has been a part of building the El Paso community for nearly 60 years.

1957

Joe A. Rosales Concrete is formed

Performing small residential projects that include patios, sidewalks and driveways.

1963

Company secures first contract with the City of El Paso

Company begins performing commercial work pouring sidewalks and curb and gutter throughout the city.

1965

A New Addition

Jaime Rosales joins the company as a foreman for concrete crews.

1969

Breaking Barriers

Company is first minority contractor in Texas to perform highway work.

1970

Incorporation of JAR Concrete

Joe A. Rosales Concrete incorporates as JAR Concrete, Inc.

1971

JAR buys first curb and gutter machine in El Paso

Pouring 5,000 – 6,000 feet in one day compared to 1,200 feet a day by hand.  Due to high demand for curb and gutter, company buys their second curb and gutter machine six months later.

1972

JAR Appoints a Vice President

Jaime Rosales is named Vice President of JAR Concrete.

1982

Presence in Austin, Dallas and Houston

JAR Concrete begins performing highway work on projects in Austin, Dallas and Houston.

1986

Joe Rosales, Jr. comes on board

Joe A. Rosales, Jr. joins JAR Concrete as an estimator.

2007

Name Change

JAR Concrete, Inc. begins doing business as JAR Construction, Inc.

2008

Joe Rosales, Sr. retires

After 40 years, Joe A. Rosales, Sr. retires as President of JAR Construction.

2009

New Leadership

Joe A. Rosales Jr. assumes role as owner and president of JAR Construction.

2014

Jaime Rosales Retires

Jaime Rosales retires from JAR Construction.

2016

Angelica Rosales Joins JAR

Angelica Rosales, daughter of Joe A. Rosales, Sr. joins the company as Director of Business Development.

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Joe A. Rosales, Jr.

Owner/President

Joe is responsible for the development and implementation of long-range goals to ensure the effectiveness and growth of the company.

Joe A. Rosales, Jr. serves as owner and president of J.A.R. Construction, Inc.  He assumed the role of president in 2009.  J.A.R. Construction was founded by Joe A. Rosales, Sr. in 1957.

Joe has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry.  He started with J.A.R in 1986 as an estimator and landed the company’s first city project as a general contractor in 1989.   Throughout his career he has served as a project manager and superintendent on large concrete paving projects in El Paso and Austin.

Joe is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Building Construction.

This year marks our 60th anniversary as a heavy highway contractor. While several things have changed over the years, the values upon which this company was founded remain the same; providing quality service in a timely manner for our customers. It is an honor to be a part of building our community.