Location: Baltimore, MD
Namdi C. Iwuoha
JLN Construction Services, LLC, a certified Minority Business Enterprise, specializes in general contracting and design-build. The company performs site and concrete construction, masonry, finishing, demolition, installation of doors, windows and HVAC improvements, drywall and framing. Currently, JLN is engaged in a joint-venture partnership with fellow construction firms Barton Malow and Turner. In addition, JLN is working in association with Hensel Phelps on the construction of the new hotel on the campus of Johns Hopkins. The company is also performing site work for HESS and Gilbane Building Company as part of the renovation of an elementary school. Networking with larger firms and learning from them has contributed to JLN’s solid growth trajectory, says managing member Namdi C. Iwuoha.
Quick Tip: “It is not what you achieve, but what you do with the achievement.”
Iwuoha works to position JLN so it can take advantage of any opportunities that come its way. As part of that philosophy, the company also takes care of its employees. “We encourage our employees by providing incentives. JLN promotes from within, so employees benefit,” says Iwuoha. JLN involves employees in its joint-venture agreements by allowing them to work on the larger firms’ sites to gain experience.