We Are JEM Group
Building To Improve Lives

Since 2003, we have earned a reputation as a premier woman-owned construction firm for our personal approach, building together with customers, partners and communities. Our biggest asset is our diverse 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 a transformative impact.

Our Purpose
We build to improve lives
Our Vision
Deep relationships delivering extraordinary service powered by exemplary execution and highly engaged people
Our Values
Open and Honest, Accountability, Creativity, Working Well Together, Pride in Our Work

Our purpose is clear: we build to improve lives. Driven by your mission as dedicated problem solvers, we excel in effective project planning. We lead with collaboration and transparency, working alongside you with a sense of community. Together, we ensure success at every step, building trust and staying ahead of the curve. Ready to turn your vision into reality? Explore our Customer Journey Map and let’s make a lasting impact to improve lives.

"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


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

The JEM Team bundled up to volunteer with Cocoa Packs to ensure Derry Twp. students received supplementary nutrition and other support to enhance their overall wellness.
JEM Group hosted a Central PA Blood Bank blood drive in our office complex and received enough donations to save 84 lives.
JEM Sponsored hard hats and provided mentorship at ABC Keystone's All 'Bout Construction Camp's Women in the Industry Panel to help school-aged girls explore career opportunities in the construction industry.
The JEM Team packed 440 cartons that benefit qualified local families as dietary supplements.
JEM employees volunteer with The Salvation Army Capital Region Harrisburg to assist with collecting shelf-stable, fresh, and frozen foods in their food pantry.
JEM employees donate annually to ensure that local students go back to school with everything they need to be ready to learn.
Claudia Rivera joins WITF Smart Talk, LIVE on The Spark to encourage local students to join the trades.
The JEM Team visits job sites for Employee Appreciation Day.
JEM Staff creates literacy packages for United Way.
The JEM Team volunteers with the Salvation Army drive through pantry.
Jessica Meyers delivered wisdom on mentorship, authenticity and leading by example as a panelist at Mid Penn Bank’s Women’s Empower event.
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

From industry innovation, outstanding leadership and excellence in construction to fastest growth and diversity, we are honored by each accolade for high performing achievements in our field.

North American Industry Classification System "NAICS" Codes

236220 – Commercial & Institutional Building Construction

236210 – Industrial Building Construction

238350 – Finish Carpentry Contractors

238190 – Other Foundation, Structure & Building Exterior Contractors

541350 – Other Management Consulting

541618 – Building Inspection Services

236115 – New Single-Family Housing Construction

236116 – New Multifamily Housing Construction