We Are JEM Group
Building To Improve Lives

Since 2003, we have earned a reputation for our personal approach, building together with customers, partners and communities. Our biggest asset is our team who leads each project with the attention it deserves and ensures that even the smallest details aren’t overlooked. Through our dedication to deliver quality construction projects, we plan ahead and customize even the most technically complicated projects to make the most transformative impact.

Our Purpose
We build to improve lives
Our Vision
Deep relationships delivering extraordinary service powered by perfect execution and highly engaged people
Our Values
Open and Honest, Accountability, Creativity, Working Well Together, Pride in Our Work
"JEM thinks about more than construction. They’ve built a strong firm that delivers on their commitments, delivers on their promise. JEM gets things done creatively with consistency and technical thinking.  They are very good at helping us make sound judgements when we do not have 100% certainty. We get ‘special treatment’ from JEM and get the best thinking."
Joe Arthur
Executive Director - Central PA Food Bank

Leadership

Jessica E. Meyers
CEO
Andrew S. Notarfrancesco
Vice President of Operations
Christopher B. Wise, CPA
Controller
Jessica E. Meyers
CEO
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Jessica E. Meyers is the CEO of JEM Group. Before founding the firm in 2003, she spent nearly 10 years in the construction industry. Jessica provides leadership, strategic business planning and client development for the firm. Under her leadership, JEM has experienced significant growth and diversification.

Her passion for giving back to the community has resulted in several board positions throughout the community including Centric Bank, Penn State Health West Shore Region, The Salvation Army Harrisburg, and the YWCA Harrisburg.

For her professional and civic dedication, she has been recognized as one of the Central Penn Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” and as one of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business. JEM Group was recognized as one of the CREDC FAB Five, was named Woman Owned Business of the Year by the SBA, and most recently was named to CPBJ’s Power 30 for Construction and Real Estate and received the Champion Award for Women in STEM. Her firm also was named one of the CPBJ's 50 Fastest Growing Companies four times and has received numerous awards for safety and craftsmanship.

A graduate of Penn State University, Jessica has lived in Central Pennsylvania for more than 35 years.
Andrew S. Notarfrancesco
Vice President of Operations
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As Vice President of Operations, Andrew Notarfrancesco is responsible for overseeing all aspects of JEM Group’s construction operations including managing to financial and organization benchmarks and business development. With over 22 years of experience, Andrew has directly managed projects totaling over $700 Million.

Andrew is currently a committee member of the Real Estate Collaborative the development arm of the Cumberland Area Economic Development Council.

Education: Catholic University of America, Bachelors of Science in Architecture.
Christopher B. Wise, CPA
Controller
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Chris Wise oversees all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecast preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. He is also responsible for human resources and risk management for the firm.

For over 25 years, Chris has worked in the local community, with his experience ranging from public to private accounting, in both small and large organizations. Chris is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of CPA’s (AICPA, PICPA), as well as the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), Central PA Chapter.

Education: Penn State University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Community Involvement

JEM hosted a site tour for the ACE Mentor Program showcasing the revitalization of the ATLAS Building, educating young leaders on careers in construction.
JEM hosted Milton Hershey School 3rd graders to explore the construction progress at the new Catherine Hershey School for Early Childhood Education.
JEM team volunteers at The Salvation Army Food Pantry to help clients escape food insecurity and maintain their independence and dignity.
Donors, dignitaries, students, staff gathered in a ceremonial beam signing event to commemorate the milestone in the construction of the new Cathedral Education Center for the Harrisburg Diocese.
YWCA Lancaser
In support of women entrepreneurs who demonstrate their commitment to improving our communities, JEM joined in the celebration of the winners recognized with the Lancaster YWCA.
Penn State U Student Tour
Penn State University students secured a front row experience to see construction in progress. Students toured Schaedler Yesco’s Distribution Center’s major expansion project to learn about project management, scheduling, safety, quality control, and logistics through design and build execution.

Our Awards

We are proud recipients of numerous industry awards. These esteemed organizations have recognized JEM Group for high performing achievements and exceptional leadership in our field.

From industry innovation, diversity, and outstanding leadership to fastest growth and excellence in construction, we are honored by each accolade. We work hard every day to deliver value across the business and proud of our strong company culture, award-winning people and projects and especially for our extensive impact.