Hearn Enterprises in Vacaville a new business with an old twist

By June 3, 2011

Hearn Enterprises president Jamie Healer, center, has recently started a new construction company that continues the traditions of her father, Fred J. Hearn's, left, previous construction business in Vacaville. (Mike Greener/Daily Republic)

Hearn Enterprises president Jamie Healer, center, has recently started a new construction company that continues the traditions of her father, Fred J. Hearn's, left, previous construction business in Vacaville. (Mike Greener/Daily Republic)

VACAVILLE — Jamie Hearn-Healer owns a Vacaville-based construction firm that is brand new, but nevertheless has deep roots in the area.

Hearn-Healer is the daughter of Fred Hearn, who ran Hearn Construction in Vacaville for more than 30 years. Hearn Construction merged with Sacramento-based Tricorp last year.


Hearn Enterprises Inc. is a separate entity from Tricorp that focuses on Solano and Napa counties, Hearn-Healer said. It is a general contractor that oversees local projects and uses subcontractors. It does commercial projects and remodels, she said.

Fred Hearn has a role in his daughter’s new company.

“He is kind of mentoring me along and helping out where needed,” Hearn-Healer said. “He’s trying to slow down and not be in the thick of things like he had to do with his previous company.”

And she had a role in her father’s old company starting about six years ago. After she graduated from college with a double major in business and finance, he asked her to come help out. She held different titles and learned every aspect she could about the business, Hearn-Healer said.

Still, she didn’t foresee owning her own construction company.

“The opportunity came,” Hearn-Healer said.

Olive oil win

Katz Rock Hill Ranch Organic of Suisun Valley won the Yolo County Fair olive oil contest.

It won the Patty Bogle-Roncoroni award. Bogle-Roncoroni helped develop the competition and served as a Yolo County Fair board member, according to a press release.

Katz Rock Hill Ranch Organic is operated by Albert and Kim Katz. Their 20-acre estate is certified organic and produces olive varietals Taggiasca, Casaliva and Leccino that originate in three different regions in Italy, the press release said.

EDC seeks golfers

The Solano Economic Development Corp. is asking golfers to mark their calendars for the Aug. 8 Solano EDC Golf Classic.

It will take place at the Green Valley Country Club beginning at 10 a.m. Among the day’s events are a putting contest, barbecue luncheon and long drive contest. The Solano EDC is urging interested parties to reserve their foursome.

Please call 864-1855 for more information and to register.

Going organic?

People interested in organic farming can attend a free workshop and panel presentation Tuesday.

“Going Organic? A Primer Panel” will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the UC Cooperative Extension/Agricultural Commissioner complex at 501 Texas St. in Fairfield. To register, please go to http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=6514 or call 784-1310.

The panel includes representatives from the California Department of Agriculture’s organic inspection team.

EDC names breakfast speakers

How investing  in early learning can improve the bottom line for businesses will be the topic of the next Solano EDC breakfast.

The breakfast is scheduled June 29 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2200 Gateway Court in Fairfield. Registration and networking begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program at 8 a.m.

Two speakers are scheduled. One is Matt Regan, the vice president of government affairs for the Bay Area Council. The other is Lisette Estrella-Henderson, assistant superintendent of educational services for the Solano County Office of Education.

For cost and registration information, please call 864-1855.

What are you buzzing about? Reach Barry Eberling at 425-4646, ext. 232, or [email protected]

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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