The Who's Who in Building & Construction

A Passion For Building

Jody James Watkins & Indian Wells Tennis Gardens


“I have this passion for building things … of seeing things change on a daily basis,” says Jody James Watkins, President and CEO of Watkins Landmark Construction, a general contracting firm that provides a full range of services, including preconstruction, construction management and design-build. Watkins and his wife of 24 years, Jennifer, who serves as CFO, established the business in 2004 in San Diego, Calif.
Prior to forming his own company, Watkins spent the first part of his construction career at DPR Construction and Clark Construction—large, renowned construction firms where he worked on award-winning projects, such as Petco Park, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Pacific Athletic Club, and the Pfizer La Jolla campus. “Both firms provided me with some incredible learning experiences where I first learned the value of running a construction business that self-performs key construction scopes versus subcontracting,” says Watkins.

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