Meet the family
JD Jordaan started his career as a Farm Manager in agriculture and studied for a diploma in agricultural management but in 2002, after a major car accident he changed careers and headed into the construction arena after teaching himself to walk again against all the odds.
JD has been part of the construction industry for more than 19 years with experience in the construction, erection and fabrication sectors. He completed major projects in structural roofs as the owner of Trispan including the design manufacturing and installation of steel structures for Ellis Park, Pick ‘n Pay and Spar distribution centres in Johannesburg. He developed further with concrete slabs in the rib and block pre-and-post tension, and cast-in-situ concrete slabs. Working with concrete gave him the sense of “life” in construction, where he could become involved in civil works and had the opportunity to develop in general building work ranging from low cost developments, ablutions and housing growing into the international oil and gas refineries in the civil and mechanical engineering field. In Saudi Arabia he worked for AYTB as Superintendent and was part of a $5M project constructing two 3750m² Off Grid offices for a major Fuel refinery in the desert with modular buildings as a turn key project. This has included the civils, concrete works, asphalt, building, sewage, water supply, power, security, fire protection, communications, interior design, staff breakfasts and lunches as well as furnishing, computer networking and board room facilities among various other projects.
Noticing the current trends, JD furthered his expertise in water recycling and water harvesting, utilizing skills he obtained throughout his career and internationally.
He understands that fossil fuels are not a sustainable source of energy and therefore completed a certified solar course. He also qualified as an installer for Kwikot geysers, where he can install solar geysers and continue a path of greener living for all.
Johanita Jordaan, have been running a virtual assistant company called The Admin Desk along with for the past few years. She has more than 15 years’ experience in various administrative, event management and management rolls. She excelled in knowledge of more than 27 computer software programmes from MS Office, Pastel, QuickBooks and Maximizer CRM to name but a few, which makes her perfect for the company to stay current in their working environment. She has obtained key skills during her working career such as basic bookkeeping, sales, various administrative and coordination duties, distribution and subscription management. Spending many years in a variety of sales departments as administrator and in the media industry in some leadership roles with a Business Management and Administration Certificate, Johanita eased her way neatly into the day-to-day managing of the company.