Jasper Contractors getting into new construction

Baton Rouge roofing company Jasper Contractors Inc., which has 10 offices around the country, is expanding its business to include new construction.

Chief Executive Officer Brian Wedding said an upturn in the construction industry led to the decision.

The new construction component will enable the company to supply building materials and labor for new construction jobs or solely provide labor, depending on the needs of the customer, he said.

“Jasper will now be even more effective in serving customers with their home repair, remodeling and construction needs,” Wedding said.

Founded in 2004, Jasper Contractors recently was recognized as an Inc. 5000 company for its three-year growth, which amounted to a 163 percent increase in gross sales. Revenue in 2011 totaled $42.

In addition to Baton Rouge, Jasper offices are in Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Phoenix, St. Louis and Salt Lake City.