Our philosophy at JEM Group is to provide a diverse project team in order to deliver greater value for our employees, clients and the communities in which we work.  We believe that a diverse team stimulates creativity, problem solving, collaboration, and effectiveness resulting in a high quality project for our clients.  As a diverse business, JEM Group forms strategic partnership with construction managers, architects, engineers and other general contractors to achieve diversity goals on construction projects.

JEM Group has partnered on Commonwealth of PA, state, federal, and transit projects in a variety of roles. Our partnering services include:



Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Penn DOT Business Partner

NAIC Codes

Nation Association of Insurance Commissioners “NAIC” 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

Team Partnerships

Job Order Contracting PA CommonwealthThe Gordian Group, Job Order Contracting

Construction Manager for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Job Order Contracting Program

Since 2016, JEM Group has been the select small-diverse business partner for The Gordian Group to provide pre-construction and construction management services for Commonwealth agencies. Job Order Contracting, or “JOC”, is a proven construction procurement process that is ideal for use on renovation and alteration work, responding quickly to emergencies, addressing a backlog of deferred repairs and straightforward new construction. Instead of dealing with the time and expense of bidding each project separately, with Job Order Contracting, the contract has already been competitively awarded for an indefinite number of projects, enabling contractors to respond quickly and construction to begin faster.

The JOC Program has administered up to $30 million for Commonwealth agency projects as of 2019. JEM Group has two full-time employees dedicated to this program as account managers who act as facilitators for the agencies and The Gordian Group.

Centene Corporation PA Health Wellness

Select Design-Builder for Centene Corporation – PA Health and Wellness

Since 2016, JEM Group has been selected as the General Contractor the Community HealthChoices Services issued by the Department of Human Services PA Health and Wellness for Pennsylvania. We provide construction contractor services for three locations.  We have built roughly 52,000 sq. feet of office space in Camp Hill, PA, three floors of about 50,000 sq. feet of offices in Pittsburgh, PA, and a third location with 25,000 sq. feet of offices in Philadelphia, PA.

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Quandel JEM GroupQuandel

General Contractor DBE/WBE Partner with Quandel – Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Lancaster

Beginning in 2017, JEM Group teamed with Quandel as their DBE/WBE Partner for the Department of General Services project for the construction of the new Greiner Advanced Manufacturing Center at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, PA. We were personally invited by Quandel due to our success in building programs within Lancaster and the surrounding region, as well as our exceptional success with MBE/WBE outreach in the local community. The DGS Project 417-44 Phase I involved the construction of a new Higher Education / Technical Training Facility, comprised of two buildings and site development. The buildings enclose Instructional and support spaces, and the site incorporates parking and support facilities.

Cost Estimating Services:

SSA Architects

Farm Show Repair & Remediation, Harrisburg, PA

Cost Estimating Rehabilitation for the Original Farm Show Complex, Repair and Remediation of Water Penetration, Maclay Street end

Project Value:  $750,000

Southeastern Veteran’s Center – Department of General Services, Spring City, PA

Cost Estimating for Phase 3 of demolition and Infrastructure Upgrades to Southeastern Veterans Center

Project Value:  $9.2 million

L.R. Kimball & Associates

Armstrong County Maintenance Facility, Kittanning, PA

Cost estimating services for 46,000sf Armstrong County Maintenance Facility

Total Project Value:  $11 million

If you are putting together a dynamic project team and are in search of a highly qualified partner to achieve diversity, please visit our Contact Page.

For more information, please download our Capability Statement 2020