Jack grew up in Southern California, and immediately after high school he joined the draft in 1968 and served as infantryman in Vietnam where he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. After 21 months in the service, he started working alongside his father building custom homes in the mid-seventies in Palmdale, CA. From there he moved with his family to Lake Elsinore, CA where he worked for a large savings and loan, builing banks, condominiums and apartments. He started his own business along side his brother and another partner in which they build a 6-plex theater in Palm Springs as well as 334 condominiums in Anaheim and 320 senior appartments in Hemet, CA.
In 1989 the family moved to Montana where he met his new partner, Frank Strickland and they became J&F Construction. Jack's son, Jon joined the business in 2004 and together they have built over 700 homes, town homes, condos and 4 office buildings in the Flathead Valley. Jack lives in Kalispell with his wife Lorie, and together they have 3 children and 10 grandchildren.
Jon was born in the Southern California area and moved to Montana in the late 80's where his family was part of Youth With a Mission (YWAM) for a few years. Realizing what a phenomenal area the Flathead Valley was to live and raise kids, the family permanently put down roots in Kalispell. All through high school summer months Jon was an active part of J&F Construction. After graduating he moved to Seattle for college, gaining a degree in Business Management.
In 2004 he moved back to the Kalispell area and began working with J&F Construction. In 2008 he became part owner of J&F with his father Jack. Jon loves the creative part of the building process. Pairing a home plan with a client, that will enable their family to live life to the fullest is a passion of his.
Jon has been married to Lindsey for 19 years and has four amazing children; Jackson, Garrett, Hayden and Avery.