History

60 Years of Experience…

In 1952, Jack Filanc, an original founder of J.R. Filanc Construction Company, formerly incorporated with three other partners as Weardco Construction with a base of 30 employees. Jack bought out the other partners and moved the company to San Diego County. He renamed it J.R. Filanc Construction Company. The business opened with Jack serving as President.

As a family business, Jack passed the baton to Peter Filanc as President in 1990. Another son, Mark, took over as President in 2007. Many years and many projects later, Jack was still active in the business as Chairman of the Board, but also complemented the organization with time-honored wisdom in estimating, value engineering and field operations. Jack’s son, Mark, holds a position in senior management with the company as Chief Executive Officer.

In 1995, Filanc recognized the need to provide Owners and Plant Operators with an efficient means to contract for quick-response repair, maintenance and small construction projects under $10 million in value. The Repair & Maintenance Division (R&M), led by Vice President, David Kiess, was developed to meet those needs. Since then, R&M has opened a secondary office in Phoenix, Arizona and has grown to be a preferred source for federal, municipal and private users throughout Arizona and Southern California for job order contracts and emergency repairs.

Then on April 2, 2011, the first non-Filanc, Harry Cosmos was promoted to President. Harry has over 27 years of construction experience with Filanc and plays a critical role in leading our organization as it grows over the next decade and beyond.

Another milestone transpired on June 27, 2011, when Filanc obtained a design engineering department. We are proud to announce that we have all design-build capabilities in-house for projects ranging from less than $1 million to approximately $30,000,000. As the economy has changed, we have shifted with the needs of the economy. Typically in this industry design firms have acquired construction divisions to their businesses. To our knowledge, this is the first time in our industry and region that a contractor of our capacity has obtained a design engineering department.

Today, we have expanded to a team of approximately 300 people, completing more than 300 major projects for counties, cities and private companies throughout the Southwest. Filanc has applied our core values of integrity, respect and problem solving to every construction project, and have made many friends and forged lasting relationships with our industry partners and suppliers.