John Fields first arrived in Taos visiting relatives in 1972 on a southwestern odyssey. Originally from the west coast, he had volunteered for four years in the U.S. Navy in 1966, honorably discharged a Petty Officer 2nd class. Graduating from San Diego State College in 1974 with a Bachelor's of Science Degree majoring in Business with an emphasis in Accounting.
John spent two years working for the city of San Diego's Auditing Department helping to set up the largest municipal computerized Accounting System at its time. After completing this task John decided to change course and returned to Taos in 1976 and opened his first Business called Pepe's Deli just off the town plaza. After the birth of his daughter Alicia in 1979 he was involved in various business pursuits while building his own adobe home above the village of Arroyo Seco, in the Sangre de Christo Mountain range.
Then in 1984, John Fields General Contractor was formed. Building in frame, adobe, structural insulated panels, and specializing in poured pumicecrete. JFGC did residential and light commercial projects including work at the major museums in town. Milicent Rogers Museum, Kit Carson Museums, and the Wurlitzer Foundation and their associated directors' homes are in his portfolio.
JFGC is a Design /Build Contractor for Custom Homes in the Taos area, along with Historical Renovations, Remodels, and Additions.