Making Life Better
Every time we start a project, a few things happen. Planning begins. Excitement mounts. Passion ignites. People mobilize. Time passes. Milestones are met. Challenges are quelled. Spirits rise alongside steel. People rally. The building is finished. A vista shifts. A team shines. A community improves. People thrive. What we build means a lot to us. Who we build for means even more. Why we build is why we’re the best at it.
We Own It
Jacobsen employees don’t just see the stone and steel and concrete of our buildings. We see the Jacobsen team members who worked together to create them. We see the estimators who value-engineered the vision; the craftworkers who took pride in bringing it to life. We see safety specialists, warehouse personnel and corporate support staff. We look at our buildings and say: “This is where I poured my passion and expertise. This is where I gave the best I had to give.” That’s the paradigm of an ESOP company.
The Safe Side
There may be two sides to everything. But in our line of work there’s only one side that matters, and we are always on it: The safe side. The S in the Jacobsen Formula stands for safety; the circle around it signifies that it is all-encompassing. We pay careful attention to safety on every project, process and practice.
Jacobsen’s “road show” doesn’t feature antiques, IPOs or an accordion player. (That we’re aware of.) Nevertheless, our construction performers are exceptional—and we absolutely take requests. We’ve been invited by many clients to deliver their vision far and wide—and it’s always a pleasure to take our show on the road.
You probably won’t see us fist-bumping and woot-wooting about the awards we’ve won… but not because we’re indifferent or ungrateful to be recognized for our work. On the contrary! We get to create amazing buildings for our clients and excellent relationships with them in the process. We love what we do, and we get to do it every day. We’ve already won.
Every great company has a great story. Ours begins with Danish teenager Soren Jacobsen, who landed on Ellis Island with $24 and one big American dream: To change its skyline. Ninety-three years later Jacobsen’s dream remains the same—to create structures that thrill our clients and serve our communities for years to come.