Our Team

we consistently work to go above & beyond

While the home office is located in beautiful Denver, Colorado our agency covers the entire rocky mountain territory consisting of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso.




Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones


Hometown: Oxford, OH

Jonathan has 13 years of industry experience in customer service, outside sales, international sales, and various management roles. He spent the first 4 years of his career at a manufacturer learning the in’s and out’s from the inside before working for a rep agency. In 2014, Jonathan started JL Jones Group after learning the ropes for a few years working for a seasoned agency. He enjoys Colorado’s great outdoors by mountain biking, golfing, and hiking.

Justin Vasquez

Justin Vasquez

Regional Sales Manager

College: South Plains College / Hometown: Knox City, TX

Justin has 18 years of industry experience in distribution, install, estimating, sales, project management, and various management roles. He spent 15 years of his career working his way up the ladder in distribution to eventually run his own branch of The Hallgren Co. He is originally from the great state of Texas and still brings his Texas passion in everything he does. Texas Tech college football and his family are where his heart is.

Lauren Jones

Lauren Jones

Inside Sales

College: Indiana University / Hometown: Fishers, IN

Lauren has 8 years of industry experience in inside sales. Lauren has worked as an inside sales representative for the last 7 years and started out working directly for a manufacturer to begin her career. She is an avid reader and can often read as many as 5 books in a single month. When she is not reading she enjoys spending time with her two children, hiking, and working out.

Todd Gehring

Todd Gehring

Regional Sales Manager

College: Utah Valley University / Hometown: American Fork, UT

Todd has 7 years of industry experience in distribution, estimating, sales, project management, and install. He spent the first 5 years of his career in distribution working in various roles so he has a complete understanding of what his distributors need from him. He has a passion for off roading, wake boarding, and his family.

Cindy Code

Architectural Sales Manager

College: Michigan State University / Hometown: Michigan

Cindy has 13 years of industry experience working with architects and specifications. She has a great understanding of what architects need from a manufacturer’s representative and uses her timely communication to assist them in any way possible. Cindy has a passion for art, musicals, learning, family, and travel.

Matt Nicholas

Regional Sales Manager Southwest

Hometown: Fremont, CA

Matt has 3 years of industry experience starting out in the access control world where he worked for a low voltage manufacturers representative firm calling on integrators, locksmiths, and wholesalers. He has also spent many years as a superintendent for a general contractor so he knows the construction industry inside and out. In Matt’s free time he loves to skateboard, jam to punk music, watch baseball and hockey, and cheer on all his favorite California sports teams.

Cory Jackson

Architectural Sales Manager

Hometown: Riverton, UT

Cory has 20 years of commercial building materials industry experience in various project management, sales, product development and leadership roles. He spent 13 years of his career working for a Division 10 distributor before leaving to jump in to the Division 27, access control, world. He joined JL Jones Group in early 2022 to handle the architectural workload calling on architects. Cory is passionate about being active in his community, his family, and sports. He stands a whopping 6’6″ so watch out for him on the basketball court.

Amanda Straub

Inside Sales Manager

College: Indiana University Hometown: Fishers, IN

Amanda has 7 years of industry experience all working directly for a manufacturer of door hardware. She has held several roles in customer service, order entry, and sales operations over her career. She moved to Colorado with her family in 2021 after spending most of her life in Indiana. She joined JL Jones Group in 2022 to take on the bulk of the inside sales tasks. Amanda loves to travel the world, read all the books, spend time with her family, and dominate fantasy sports.

Austin Schlagel

Wholesale Channel Sales Manager

College: Grand Canyon University / Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Austin has 1 year of industry experience as he came to us almost right out of Grand Canyon University where he studied business. He moved to the Phoenix metro in 2018 to attend college and play baseball. After school he decided to make Arizona his home and began his career with JL Jones Group. In his free time he loves to golf, watch sports, play baseball, and spend time with his parents.

Caroline Lambert

Wholesale Channel Sale Manager

College: University of Louisiana Monroe / Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana

Caroline has 7 of industry experience with both division 10 distribution and wood door manufacturing. Most recently prior to JL Jones Group she was a Regional Sales Manager for Trustile wood doors where she gained all of her great industry experience. She moved to Colorado from Louisiana in 2016 and has loved every minute of it. In her free time she likes to enjoy the great Colorado outdoors, ski, and travel.

Meet with Us

Duplication prohibited – our core values definitively set us apart.


Don’t do things the way they’ve always been done just because they’ve always been done a certain way. Chart your own course, be independent.


Communication is the backbone of every relationship whether it’s a business relationship, significant other, family, or friends. Timely and accurate communication is the key, be communicative.


Having passion in everything you do in life is the key to a fulfilling and successful life. Whether you’re passionate about sports, writing, or woodworking, care about what you do. Strive to be the best, be passionate in your craft.


Push the limits, do things others won’t do. Do things that haven’t been done. Be fearless in all that you do.

mission statement

JL Jones Group is dedicated to providing world class sales and customer service for all manufacturers we represent. To achieve this we will provide timely and accurate communication to end users, distributors, contractors, architects, and manufacturers alike. We will operate at all times as an innovative and visionary agency with a passion for the best interest of all of our customers.

Advantages of partnering with us

Hiring a sales agency instead of a direct sales force brings many benefits to a manufacturer.

The manufacturer will avoid all fixed costs associated with hiring direct employees such as salary, insurance, expenses, workers compensation, company vehicles, human resources, travel, etc.

Aside from saving on fixed costs of employees the sales agency has an existing local presence that a manufacturer so desires. Lastly, as you may assume a sales agency has the proven entrepreneurial spirit, burning desire, and self starting attitude that it requires to take a manufacturer from where they are today, to where they want their company to be.

We work closely with end users, distributors, contractors, architects, integrators, locksmiths, glass shops, and manufacturers to build communities in the Rocky Mountain region.

Our Services

Our Partners

Jonathan Jones


Todd Gehring


Justin Vasquez


Lauren Jones


Austin Schlagel


Matt Nicholas


Cory Jackson


Amanda Straub

Cindy Code


Colorado • El Paso • Arizona • Idaho • Montana • New Mexico • Utah • Wyoming

Manufacturers We Represent

Trimco Hardware





Mesker Door




Steward Steel


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Our Associations

Door and Hardware Institute

DHI is an association proudly serving door security and safety professionals, and the dynamic companies they represent, in the non-residential construction industry.

The American Institute of Architects

AIA is a vibrant community of architecture and industry professionals that are transforming the profession. Members enjoy access to industry-best benefits, products and services that support practice and professional development.

Construction Specifications Institute

CSI is a national association of more than 8,000 experts in building construction and the materials used therein. They focus on the materials used within construction projects and the specifiers who specify the products. We are active members.