It All Began With a Simple Plan
Sometimes great things start simply. The company was founded initially to install air cleaning and air pollution control equipment for another company in which Greg Jenson and his father, Bernie Jenson, were partners. Greg became a California licensed contractor and the company’s initial name was Jenson Mechanical Equipment.
Greg continued this relationship until the air cleaning company was sold when his father retired around 1993.
Growth and Expansion
As more and more work came in, the company doubled its size, when it relcoated from its original location in Hayward, CA. to Fremont, CA. To accommodate more growth, the company moved yet again to another location in Fremont, once more doubling its space and then eventually expanding to a unit next door and doubling in space again.
These moves allowed for an increase in fabrication, equipment and employees. This increased the number of customers, including large Fortune 500 companies, helping to give the company added revenues and momentum as it entered the late ‘80s.
It’s All In The Name
The company incorporated and changed its name to Jenson Mechanical, Inc.
Another Move in the Right Direction
JMI moved into its current 30,000 sq. ft location in Union City, CA and began adding additional fabrication equipment and staffing up to accommodate an increased workload.
100% Certified & License to Build
Greg obtained his General Contractors License (Class "B") in addition to the C20 License.
This General License allowed JMI to provide complete turnkey installations of equipment, including rigging, process piping, etc. and hire subcontractors for electrical work, concrete, framing and drywall. With these new licenses, JMI was able to take on a wide range of general constuction projects, including precision foundations and building retrofit work as well as new building construction and site development.
JMI incorporated in the State of Nevada and obtained a State of Nevada contractor’s License, enabling the company to expand their operations and reach into the State of Nevada.
A Third Generation Enters the Scene
After enduring several recessions and economic downturns, Greg’s son, Matthew Jenson was brought on as the company’s Business Manager. Matt has a BS in Marketing from Sacramento State University and is charged with carrying on the company values of Innovation & Integity through marketing and making its customers aware of the broad range of valuable services JMI can provide.