Lone Mountain Contracting started back in 1973 by James Nick Blea. At the time, we specialized in US Government contracts, working with the Department of Defense, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Energy, Corps of Engineers, BIA, U.S. Marines and the US Army. This work brought to our team the art of negotiation, value engineering, job scheduling and extensive job specific training.
James N. “Nick” Blea (President & CEO) Nick started the business in Las Vegas, Nevada and expanded to New Mexico. He relocated his entire operation to the current site in Bosque Farms, New Mexico, in 1980. He is a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute and the University of New Mexico. He holds a BS in Accounting. He has extensive experience as a general contractor in all phases of construction which includes the management of the business, project management, and job estimating. He has built LMC with a varied amount of general construction work which includes experience in commercial building construction, residential construction, single family dwellings, remodeling, water tank installation and rehabilitation as well as roofing, landscaping, tracks, tennis courts, and athletic fields. His clients have included the State of New Mexico, City of Albuquerque, Sandia National labs, Los Alamos National Labs, Kirtland AFB, Fort Bliss, UNM, and numerous other educational institutions. As CEO, he manages the planning and implementation of its projects.
Miguel Garcia, Director of Field Operations, has over 30 years experience in the construction of running tracks and tennis courts. He is also recognized as a leading track striping specialist with national and international experience.
Myles Sanchez, Sale Representative for Western NM , as a former athletic director, teacher, and track coach, Myles has a passion for getting your sports programs what they need. Throughout the week he covers the western half of the state, visiting with schools and municipalities, while on the weekend you’ll find him at running a track meet or ballgame. Myles grew up in Belen, NM and is a 2007 graduate of NMSU, GO AGGIES!
Awards and Recognition
American Sports Builders Association
Outstanding Single-Field Facility of the Year
2015 Santa Fe Ivan Head Stadium, Santa Fe, NM
Distinguished Outdoor Track Facility Award
2007 Track at Tse Yi Gai High School, Pueblo Pintado, NM
2007 Pojoaque Track & Field, Pojoaque Pueblo, NM
2009 Running Track at Bernalillo High School, Bernalillo NM
Distinguished Sports Field Facility Award
2007 Synthetic Turf Football Field at Tse Yi Gai High School, Pueblo Pintado, NM
2008 Red Mountain Middle School Synthetic Turf Field, Deming, NM
Distinguished Single Field Facility Award
2011 Alexander Gusdorf Eco Park High Altitude Soccer Complex, Taos, NM
Distinguished Multi-Field Facility Award
2011 Taos High School Athletic Complex, Taos, NM
2011 Questa High School Multi Field Facility, Questa, NM
Green Facility of the Year Award
2011 Alexander Gusdorf Eco Park, Taos, NM
Distinguished Track & Field Facility
2012 Jemez Valley Warrior Stadium Track & Field, Jemez Pueblo, NM
2016 Escalante High School Athletic Facility, Chama, NM
New Mexico American Society of Landscape Architects
NMASLA Design Award
2011 Design – Constructed Projects: Salazar Green – Salazar Elementary, Santa Fe, NM