Adam Jones was born and raised in rural Arkansas. He has always had a passion for the electrical trade. Jones started in the business as a general contractor’s laborer. As his knowledge of the business grew he was able to work his way up in the field.
In October 2014, Jones channeled his entrepreneurial spirit and knowledge of the electrical industry into his own business. Today, Jones is the president of AWJ Electric Company LLC.
During his career, Jones worked as an estimator, project manager, foreman and superintendent for reputable construction companies across Arkansas.
Jones led AWJ Electric Company to be a preferred commercial electrical company in Northwest Arkansas. Under his leadership, Jones has tripled the growth of his company in a short amount of time. AWJ has had more than twenty jobs under contract at any given time. These represent millions of square feet while he worked to provide personal attention and quality work and service.
Jones resides in rural northwest Arkansas with his wife and three children. He enjoys training his “25 Ranch” chuckwagon horse racing team. He and his team won the 2014 National Championship Chuckwagon race. The success of the northwest Arkansas community is important to Jones personally and professionally. He is committed to partnering with companies in the area working to make this the best place to live and work.
Our President, Adam Jones, received the
Arkansas Business 40 under 40 award for 2018!
Adam Jones looks too young to have 21 years under his belt in construction, but appearances can be deceptive. A master electrician who started laboring for Nabholz Building & Management Co. at age 16, Jones was overseeing $3 million electrical projects by the time he was 24. He built AWJ Electric from a one-man operation into a 30-employee force in Fayetteville over just a few short years. He started the company in 2014 and saw his first revenue in 2015. “You just jump out on a limb and do the best you can,” he says. A native of Center Ridge (Conway County), Jones spent years soaking up knowledge from contractors he worked for, including Nabholz in Conway and C.R. Crawford Construction in Fayetteville. “You make their lives easy, and they want to do business with you.”
AWJ has completed major projects at John Brown University, Washington Regional Medical Center and Camp Siloam in northwest Arkansas. “I didn’t know when we started we’d be rocking and rolling the way we are now,” he said. In tribute to his own up-by-the-bootstraps background, Jones sponsors education costs for workers’ apprenticeships and training to become journeyman and master electricians. A member of White River Fellowship in Elkins, Jones was on Nemo Vista High School’s 1996 state championship baseball team, and he fuels his competitive spirit nowadays with chuckwagon racing, a sport in which wagon drivers and outriders on horseback race other teams. His victory in the 2014 National Championship Chuckwagon Races in Clinton got his picture into Sports Illustrated.