Our Why

J5 started with a dream and a promise. A dream to build something that is larger than ourselves and on a promise, to be a blessing to others. J5 was established on a foundation of hope, commitment, hard work, and integrity.

“I started in business in January 2000 with the simple purpose of building something that would allow me to have a positive impact on the lives of others.”

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Philanthropy

Resilience

Resilience

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Greatness

In 2010, the journey began. Founder Jabari 0. Edwards Sr., a prominent businessman in Columbus, Mississippi, noticed his son showed an expressive interest in heavy equipment and construction. Jabari, like most fathers, wanted to harness that excitement and interest. Jabari, having a background of construction at early at age, himself, decided to use this as an opportunity to rekindle a desire in himself, to build a construction firm. He was not interested in building a typical construction firm, but a firm that was focused on environmental justice and one that invested in the communities that it served. He envisioned a firm that understands that it is not about the project, but about the people and the story that the project creates.

Since conception in 2010, J5 has consistently provided high quality environmental services to a growing list of clients. J5 is an SBA Hub zone and National Minority

Certified Project Management Firm. J5 has a robust pool of talented individuals with a combined total of 132 years of experience in the field of environmental services, project management, construction management and program management services. Our clients continue to entrust JS with increasingly complex and challenging projects. Our goal is to continue to provide our clients with environmentally sound, state-of-the-art solutions in a timely, cost-effective manner. Our dedication to practical, cost-effective solutions, has built our strong reputation for technical excellence, highest quality outcomes, and diversity of skills, to meet our clients’ needs. Furthermore, our partnerships formed over the years have allowed us to stay competitive and maximize value for our clients. Lastly, we are fully committed to our ”WHY”. Since conception in 2010, J5 has consistently provided high quality environmental services to a growing list of clients. J5 is an SBA Hub zone and National Minority

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