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Meet Jason Pietruszka of JJP Construction in Studio City

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jason Pietruszka.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Jason. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was a musician that needed a job, imagine that! Little did I know that this job would become my career. I started as a demo laborer and worked up to framing. From that first job, I moved to becoming a site supervisor pretty quickly. But I must admit, I wanted to get my hands dirty. So I tried my hands at most trades. I learned how to set tile and walk an inspection. Learned to read plans and handle city runs. I got my contractors license and partnered with a builder. We grew a company that developed over 100 single-family luxury homes. Eventually, we parted ways and I’ve been building on my own ever since. Its been ten years now and I’ve never looked back. I’ve just always enjoyed what I do.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I’ve been very fortunate. Throughout my career, we really only saw a rise. Construction has gone up, Real estate values have gone up, and with the economy doing very well, new construction demand has gone up too. Of course, I’ve had struggles. There were times when money was tight, or deals were difficult to complete or close. But things always found a way to work out.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the JJP Construction Inc. story. Tell us more about the business.
My company is called JJP construction Inc. We are a general construction company that builds luxury homes. Over the last ten years, my company has only built for developers. Every now and again, we will build a house for a client. But more often than not, our houses are spec homes. We are known for attention to detail, our quality of craftsmanship, and our designs. I’m most proud of what I’ve built as a company. The culture of my company and the working environment. We push hard, but we’re proud of what we accomplish. I think what sets us apart is our process. We organize all of our information, and we have a process in place to execute our projects in the most productive way. On average we can build a house a lot faster than most and without sacrificing quality. This also has a lot to do with the relationships we’ve built with our trades over the last ten years.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I came into this career at the bottom of a bad economy. I was lucky to see the economy only get better for the last ten years. In life, I don’t know if I can call it luck. I am definitely blessed with a beautiful wife, three amazing boys, and a strong support within my family. I don’t want to say there is no such thing as luck, because I do believe it happens. But I work hard for everything I have, there is sweat equity in all of my accomplishments.

I’ve always like this quote, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

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