We Are JEM Group
Building To Improve Lives

JEM Group is a woman-owned construction services firm located in Central Pennsylvania. From the beginning, the driving force of our organization has been to improve the communities where we live and build. On each project that we undertake, our goal is to develop deep relationships with our clients by understanding their project vision and developing a strategy for execution.

Our portfolio of work includes projects of all sizes and levels of complexity – from the simple office fit-out to a complex urban renewal project. Our diversity of experience across the markets we serve and our capabilities ensure that we can meet the needs of all of our clients.

Our biggest asset at JEM is our team. Our highly-qualified team is committed to providing extraordinary service to every client by providing leadership, collaboration and creativity on each project. With executive involvement on each project, we give each project the attention it deserves and ensure that even the smallest details aren’t overlooked.

Our dedication to delivering quality construction projects in our community through teamwork, leadership and accountability has earned us the reputation of a responsive firm that delivers results to clients.

Leadership

Jessica E. Meyers
CEO
Andrew S. Notarfrancesco
Vice President of Operations
Christopher B. Wise, CPA
Controller
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Jessica E. Meyers
CEO
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.
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Andrew S. Notarfrancesco
Vice President of Operations
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.
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Christopher B. Wise, CPA
Controller
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

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.
Cathedral Education Center Safety Program
JEM’s construction team at the Cathedral Education Center hosted a week-long Safety Program for the kids to learn how exciting the construction industry can be with a paramount theme that safety always comes first.
Our team spent the day with students of all ages at The Salvation Army’s Summer Youth Enrichment Program to educate and engage kids in hands-on, fun construction activities.
In the early stages of #COVID19, our #TeamforGood did gratis maintenance work to help the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
Jessica lends her support to help raise funds and awareness for the YWCA Greater Harrisburg's In a Pinch Fund helping women obtain grants.
JEM Volunteers Central PA Food Bank
“The team at JEM has been a Godsend with the extra food deliveries, box packing, etc. etc. They have been an enormous help from day 1 of our crisis response." – Joe Arthur, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank CEO #TeamforGood #BetterTogether #FightingHunger
JEM team members and their families supporting the YWCA Greater Harrisburg's 15th Annual Race Against Racism
Volunteering at Joshua Group
JEM team volunteering at New Life for Girls after completing Phase III of their renovations
Hosting HACC student construction tours at Susquehanna Art Museum
Jessica participates in the Youth Day of Caring for YWCA
Shalom House
Volunteering at Shalom House for a wreath sale