About Us

Water and Wastewater Master Builder of Choice

J.R. Filanc Construction Company, Inc. is an award-winning, general engineering and design-build contractor that constructs, renovates, and expands water and wastewater treatment, biosolids management, and waste-to-energy facilities throughout the Western United States. Since our founding in 1952, we have completed more than 300 facilities for the public, private and federal sectors. Our projects range from emergency repair work to $100+ million dollar facility construction and expansion. Our principals have over 200 years of combined experience in the construction of water and wastewater facilities. As a general contractor, Filanc typically self-performs over 70 percent of work with our own forces in the categories of pipefitting, mechanical, structural, concrete, and earthwork. We deliver projects utilizing four methods of project delivery: traditional bid-build, design-build, construction manager at risk and job order contracting. Our projects range in scope from major undertakings spanning several years to relatively small repairs.

Our Chairman of the Board, Jack Filanc, had over 50 years of water and wastewater construction experience, and was one of the original founders of the company. He was actively involved in estimating and value engineering for the company. Always a friend of the industry, Jack established an endowment in 2005 that provides annual general funding for the J.R. Filanc Construction and Engineering Management program at San Diego State University. This program was designed to fulfill the future professional construction engineering and management workforce needs of the local building industry.

Mark Filanc, Jack’s son and co-owner of Filanc Construction, has been with the company since 1981. As CEO, Mark is still heavily involved in each project by offering his considerable consultation and value engineering expertise. With his background in construction and consulting engineering, Mark has developed a national reputation as an expert in design-build; he is designated a design-build professional in the Design Build Institute of America’s charter group for lifetime experience in design-build. This designation is intended to create an accepted and recognized educational standard for experienced, professional and knowledgeable practitioners who possess a qualified and quantified level of experience in design-build project delivery.

Recognizing its benefits and consistency with our corporate culture of partnering and innovation, Filanc was an early adopter of the design-build delivery model. We have been successful in proving its benefits over the past decade though the completion of many fast-track and innovation-laden projects that have been consistently recognized by the Design-Build Institute of America as the best examples of design-build project delivery.