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.”
In 2010, the journey began. Founder Jabari 0. Edwards Sr., a prominent businessman in Columbus, Mississippi, saw firsthand the how communities suffered due to industrial waste and poor air quality. He grew up blocks away from a site which caused soil contamination within a predominantly African-American neighborhood. As a dedicated citizen and local businessman, Mr. Edwards founded J5 GBL and focused heavily on environmental justice. He envisioned a firm that understands that it is not about the project, but about the people and the story that the project creates. Our company invests in the communities that we serve.
Since conception in 2010, J5 GBL has consistently provided high quality environmental services to a growing list of clients. J5 GBL is a SBA HUBZone and National Minority
Certified Project Management Firm. We have 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 J5 GBL 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 HUBZone and National Minority