Jensen Precast marks 50 years in operation

One of the largest family owned operators in underground products for commercial building and local, state or federal agency infrastructure celebrated five decades in business earlier this year.

Donald Jensen

Eric Jensen

“We started as a one-man operation and now employ more than 800 workers throughout Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada,” says Donald Jensen, founder and chief executive officer of Sparks, Nev.-based Jensen Precast. “As we celebrate our milestone 50th anniversary, my personal thanks to every employee, customer, and vendor who help make Jensen Precast a thriving success.”

The producer engineers and fabricates highly durable products or structures for water, energy, transportation, and telecommunication markets. Among a robust portfolio, it delivers precast concrete manhole structures, septic tanks, utility vaults, water pipelines, stormwater management systems, highway barriers and bridge components—all designed for expedient and precise installation.

“For five decades Jensen Precast has provided high quality products and services for customers ranging from residential neighborhoods to multinational corporations,” affirms President Eric Jensen. “We’re a family owned company that constantly engages next generation skills and expertise. We work hard to help set the standards that move the industry forward.”

Donald Jensen began casting concrete parking curbs as a teenager and Reno High School student. After founding the business in 1968 with a single facility in Reno, he expanded operations 10 years later with a Las Vegas plant and forged a solid template for future business opportunities. Over the next four decades, Jensen Precast grew in scale and reputation, opening branches across California, Hawaii, and Arizona. The company continues to introduce new products in step with market demands, including stormwater and onsite wastewater management systems to help address increasing environmental considerations.




Twenty Jensen Precast arch culverts were installed during phase one of a golf cart tunnel for Copper Canyon Golf Club at the Sun City Festival, an age-restricted community in Buckeye, Ariz.