JAC Construction is one of the most experienced and respected building and hospitality construction firms in the United States. Across the country, we have delivered several dozen hotel projects for clients representing trusted brands as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, and Intercontinental Hotel Group.
We have been transforming the visions of our clients into award-winning projects for many years in the hospitality industry and our experience includes boutique hotels, remodels, restaurants, 3-4 star properties as well as luxury resorts. JAC Construction offers a system of strategic services, from early planning and design to management of the construction process and value engineering and we are committed to creating value, controlling costs and meeting aggressive deadlines.
In order to support our clients in saving time & money, JAC construction’s professionals focus on optimizing value and eliminating waste at every step of our process. We build with the intention of exceeding expectations for quality, safety and aesthetics and consistently deliver finished products that endure the test of time.
Alen Cooper is the Principal and Head of Operations for JAC Construction. He oversees daily operations for the company including customer relations, estimation and budgeting, and he also heads up project management. He has a gift for analyzing, troubleshooting, and resolving issues and delays before they occur. He is an excellent communicator and professional who provides JAC’s customers and vendors the attention and respect that they deserve.
Alen hails from England where he received his degree in engineering. He began his career in construction when he came to America sixteen years ago. He has a love for construction and bringing projects in on time and within budget. He believes in keeping his commitments and delivering an excellent product to JAC’s clients.
Alen has been a car enthusiast since he was a boy. He spent many years restoring AC Cobra’s and his is a master mechanic. He enjoys the gym and spending time with his wife and three kids at their ranch in Temecula.
Carrie MacElwee Cooper is the Principal and Head of Administration for JAC Construction. Carrie oversees the accounting and human resources for JAC. In her role, she is responsible for recruiting dynamic individuals who make up the team at JAC. She is the glue that keeps everything running behind the scenes.
Carrie is a graduate of San Diego State University. She has a passion for construction and has worked in the industry as a licensed contractor for over 20 years.
Carrie is from Southern California and has lived in Temecula for 22 years where she resides with her husband and three kids. Outside of work you will find her riding horses and training at the gym.
Bret Morrison is the Principal and Head of Construction for JAC Construction. Bret has been working in the construction industry since 1986 and has been a general contractor since 1990. Bret has an impeccable reputation for excellence in his field. Bret began in residential construction with his father’s construction company. When he began his own construction company he branched out into commercial construction including hotel renovations.
Bret graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara with a degree in business economics. While there, he ran his parents company from his dorm room. Bret has a mind for math and business and an eye for detailed construction from catching errors before they occur to coming in and resolving past construction issues. He is a problem solver at heart. Integrity and keeping his word are key values to his business ethic.
Bret is a father of three and a grandpa to one, so far. He has been an avid golfer for most of his life and has played most golf courses in Southern California.
Jim Spitzig is the Principal and Head of Business Development for JAC Construction. His consistent vision and commitment to client's goals and business integrity has been integral in the firm's continued growth. It is Jim's entrepreneurial spirit and success owning hotels that enables him to relate to and understand the needs and goals of hospitality owners.
Since the company's inception, Jim has been cultivating client relationships and maintaining the firms' strong reputation with national brands like Marriott Hotels, Hilton Hotels and InterContinental Hotels. These relationships have enabled JAC to build a variety of hotels from three and four-star hotels to boutique and luxury properties.
Jim earned a B.S. in both Engineering and Business from Purdue University and quickly jumped into the entrepreneurial game. He has owned successful art companies and hotels both in the Midwest and in California.
Ken Crow joined JAC Construction in November 2015 as a Project Superintendent, and was promoted to Construction Manager a year later. With an industry career that spans several decades, and covers his early days as a carpenter apprentice to President of a successful construction company, Ken brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to the team. Ken's hands-on, no-nonsense management approach, augmented by his familiarity with every aspect of the industry; a keen sense of what is required at every phase; and ability to quickly and effectively troubleshoot problems, affords him the confidence and expertise to oversee the construction side of ongoing projects, and work with the Project Managers/Superintendents to deliver the best product possible. Ken's integrity and expertise has made him a valuable member of the JAC team.
Certified in advanced tactical weapons training, and a former golf professional in the PGA program, in his downtime, Ken might be found on the shooting range or driving range.
Jayme Crist is Project Administrator When she was hired on she brought with her valuable knowledge of construction and project management. She is the go to woman for everyone in the company. She understands the flow of projects from inception to completion and keeps vendors, peers and employers on track along the way while creating team with everyone.
She is committed to ensuring that all the clients’ objectives are met throughout the construction process. She has been in the industry for the last 12 years and has a wide range of experience from new schools, marine barracks, new hotels and hotel remodels. On her off time, she is a wife and mom. She is a fitness and gym addict and loves the river.
Dustin Archer is the Accounting Manager for JAC Construction. His commitment to excellence is shown in his ability to meet all business and client needs, all while keeping integrity at the forefront of his operations.
Dustin graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He previously worked for a solar company as an accounting manager and operations manager. His continued drive and commitment to success has truly put him ahead of the curve.
Dustin’s strengths are his organizational skills, leadership, integrity, urgency, and clear communication. When working with Dustin, clients and project managers are able to trust that everything will be handled in a professional and timely manner.