We’re a family business with a mission to cultivate creativity through stewardship of inspiring spaces.
In 1966, Steaven K Jones establishes Steaven Jones Development Company (SJDC). One of his first projects is a shopping center in Lawndale.
Roots in West Los Angeles
From the late 70’s through 80’s there were many exciting achievements for SJDC — from the acquisition of a garden-style office building in the Fox Hills area of Culver City to the development of the company’s first mixed-use space with ground floor retail and offices above in Santa Monica.
Two Generations at Work
Lawry Jones Meister, Steaven’s daughter, joins SJDC in 1990 as a project manager for two large scale renovation projects. Five years and many successful creative office space developments later, she is promoted to President, as Steaven becomes Chairman, making SJDC a two-generation family business.
Making Way for Big Ideas
The early 2000s were a time of huge growth, including completing construction on the 24,000 sq ft MediaWorks campus in Marina del Rey, developing a first-of-its-kind creative office building in Westlake Village, and the purchase a one-acre parcel in Marina Del Rey to build a live-work-play development called INclave.
Innovation for Permanent Housing
In 2016, Steaven and Lawry co-found Flyaway Homes, a permanent housing development for LA’s unhoused that uses innovative modular unit construction.
The Third Generation
Steaven Barrett Meister, Lawry’s son, joins the company in 2017 as a leasing agent, making SJDC a three-generations family business.
Steaven Jones & Co
In December 2023, Steaven Jones Development Company becomes Steaven Jones & Co, a nod to the three generations and dedicated team that have kept the company innovating and relevant for over 50 years.