Chris Manfredonia, Chief Executive Officer
Chris Manfredonia, CEO of San Juan Insulation & Drywall (SJID), was born and raised in New York. Chris moved to Durango in 1978 and attended Fort Lewis College where he received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. In 1984 he started insulating houses with his partner Jeff Jaeger for a company named San Juan Insulation.
San Juan Insulation was just the first of several companies acquired by Chris and Jeff over the next several years. They expanded their services to offer metal stud framing, drywall, acoustical ceilings, stucco, and plaster. The two partners spent the next 20 years growing their business to more than $20 million in annual sales and employing over 200 people throughout the Four Corners area.
"Hiring and keeping the right people have led to our company's respected position in the marketplace. At SJID we spend a good deal of time on human resources; recruiting talented and experienced employees." Our upper management offers professionalism and expertise to help our general contractors with everything from competitive bidding to successful job completion. In 25 years, San Juan Insulation & Drywall has never failed to complete a project.
Chris and Jeff are extremely customer oriented and from the design process to final punch list, they are both "hands on" owners. They understand the current market and continually analyze and make adjustments to meet changing demands in the construction industry. Our goal at SJID is to constantly strive to improve our performance meeting our customer's needs in this fast paced industry.
Jeff Jaeger, President & Chief Operating Officer
Jeff Jaeger, President of San Juan Insulation & Drywall, has almost 30 years in the metal stud, drywall, and insulation industry. Jeff received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Fort Lewis College in 1978. After college he spent the next few years in the energy management business with extensive training in insulation technologies. Jeff's estimating training for commercial systems began in 1983 with one of the top engineers in the commercial drywall field. Over the years, countless experiences, training, and seminars have allowed Jeff to develop San Juan into one of the top drywall companies in the region.
Knowledge gained from working with owners, architects, and contractors of varying sizes in the areas of problem solving, value engineering, scheduling, and project management provides Jeff with the ability to make a significant contribution to successful project completion. He has also helped countless individuals realize their professional goals. Jeff considers it an honor to manage a team of veteran craftsmen, supervisors, foremen, superintendents, and managers that are second to none.
Jeff believes that being president of San Juan Insulation & Drywall, having served in every capacity from the field to upper management, gives him an insight into the construction industry that few have.
Craig Kail, Chief Operations Officer
As Chief Commercial Estimator, Craig is responsible for securing profitable new projects and for identifying and developing other opportunities to further the growth and expansion of San Juan Insulation & Drywall. Mr. Kail's extensive field and project management experience is instrumental in furthering San Juan's strategic goals.
Upon completing the Carpenters Apprenticeship Program, Craig quickly rose through the ranks of the field, field management into Project Management, Estimating and finally executive management. Having worked in all facets of the construction process he brings a unique ability to quickly evaluate and overcome potential challenges and to achieve customer satisfaction while maintaining schedule and profits.
Hattie Miller, Chief Financial Officer
Christina Cummings, Payroll Administrator
Alan Mathews, Residential Operations Manager Estimator
After graduating from Fort Lewis College in 2002 with a B.A., Alan went directly to work for another local drywall company where he was in charge of drywall estimating and project management. He began working for San Juan Insulation & Drywall / Animas Drywall in the spring of 2006 in the same capacity. Since that time Alan has amassed a wide range of experience from residential projects of all sizes to small commercial jobs. His work takes him throughout southwestern Colorado where he has built strong relationships with scores of general contractors. The wide variety of projects Alan sees in his work from local restaurants to $20,000,000 homes in Telluride is just one of the reasons his job is always exciting and he enjoys his work. This broad experience with so many top builders in our area allows Alan to make a valuable contribution to our overall customer satisfaction.
Nicole Manfredonia, Commercial Project Coordinator
Nicole Manfredonia, Commercial Project Coordinator joined the team in 2001. Nicole graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2005 majoring in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. Enjoying working with her father, Chris is something she has always appreciated since she was little. Always wanting to learn and experience new things, she tries to bring whatever she can to the team. Nicole loves living in Durango and considers it luxury with all the different things you can do from river rafting to skiing in feet deep powder to mountain biking in the desert.
Matthew Justice, Senior Estimator & Project Manager
Frank Sciullo, Senior Project Manager
Steve Cobb, Senior Estimator
Steve Cobb, a graduate of Colorado State University's Construction Management program, has been involved in the construction industry for 28 years. Steve has estimated for large firms in Arizona and Southern California but is glad to be back to his home state of Colorado. Steve's primary goal is to provide accurate information in the bidding process to General Contractors. Steve likes the opportunity to provide material options and techniques for cost savings or for added value. With the use of the latest estimating software, SJID is able to provide sound estimates for small or large projects. Steve currently bids light gauge metal framing, cold formed metal framing, drywall, drywall finishes, insulation, acoustical ceilings, acoustical panels, FRP and other required materials in Division 9.
Michael Cantwell, Field Operations Manager
Mark Anderson, Warehouse Manager