Santa Maria de la Paz
Catholic Community Social Hall


Since most of our jobs are negotiated, we are able to take a "TEAMWORK" approach to our building projects. At the conception of each project and as plans are being developed we work closely together with owners, architects, consultants and, often times subcontractors to provide expert analysis and explore the various available options. As the design process progresses, we apply our "value engineering" expertise to ensure that the best building methods and technologies are incorporated to achieve maximum value for our clients.


John G. Rehders, President
Shirley A. Rehders, Secretary / Treasurer

Having lived in Santa Fe for 40 years, John feels like he is a "native Santa Fean". Married to Shirley (a REAL native Santa Fean") for the last 39, they have raised their four children and now have two granddaughters and two grandsons. Starting in the construction field in 1971, John has been involved in building for over half of his life. Starting out as a laborer and quickly moving up to apprentice carpenter, he earned his journeyman card in 1973 and was soon promoted to foreman and later project superintendent. Over the years he has amassed a wealth of knowledge while working with other construction companies he thought, "I can do this better". In 1984, he did just that, starting up his own company John G. Rehders, General Contractor. Having a wide background in all types of building construction has enabled John to do a broad range of different projects over the years. In 1999, the company incorporated and added "inc." to the name. When the company was first founded 27 years ago, Shirley took on the task of book keeping for the business, even though the kids were small and everyday life demanding. Well, now the kids are all grown, but so has the company. She remains committed to making sure subcontractors and suppliers get paid, making employee payroll, tax deposits and generally keeping the books in order. Having a deep sense of commitment, both John and Shirley are firm believers in giving back to the community, a fact that is demonstrated by their involvement in Church, Civic and Charity organizations. All stock in John G. Rehders, General Contractor, Inc. is owned by John and Shirley Rehders.

Jeff Sanchez, Project Superintendent
Jeff, a life long resident of Santa Fe, came to work for the company in 1984. He and his wife Corrina have been married for 23 years and have two sons and a granddaughter. After starting work as a laborer, Jeff worked his way "up the ladder" first becoming carpenter, then foreman and finally superintendent, a position that he has held for the last several years. His extensive knowledge, work ethic, attention to detail and excellent relationships with owners, architects and subcontractors have made Jeff one of the best in his profession. Jeff has supervised over the construction of numerous projects, including Santo Nino Regional Catholic School, St. Francis Cathedral Basilica Renovation as well as Chamisa Hills Professional Plaza. He is currently overseeing renovations at Cristo Rey Parish.

Paul Valdez, Project Superintendent
Paul, also a life long Santa Fe resident, came to work for the company in 2002, bringing with him an excellent resume of successfully completed projects. Paul and his wife Sylvia have two children and a granddaughter. Having served his apprenticeship in the carpenter's union many years ago, Paul has worked his way up through the construction business to his current position which he has held for several years. His vast knowledge of construction, "hands-on" experience and excellent report with owners, architects and subcontractors have made Paul a well respected member of his profession.

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