Who We Are
JWI is known for our unmistakable culture of treating both clients and employees like close family.
We are a woman-owned, certified DBE that has provided exceptional owner’s representation, program management and construction management for public and private owners. We have built our reputation by developing positive, long-term relationships and providing an energetic, diverse, and inclusive workplace. With headquarters in Chicago, IL, and offices around the U.S., we have easy and cost-effective access to any assignment in the world.
JWI began in 1999 as a small project and construction management firm.
Our growth is owed to our commitment to continuous improvement and THE Best People in the industry.Read More
“Since starting JWI in 1999, our guiding principle has been our unwavering philosophy around people. Our JWI team brings together experienced professionals who are ready to deliver projects to help you realize your vision.”Julie Watts, President
Our Mission, Vision, & Core Values
These beliefs are what shape and define who we are as a company and what we will continue to be as we grow.
To deliver exceptional professional services efficiently, effectively, beyond expectation, while treating clients and employees like family.
To be known for our Family Culture as it empowers THE Best People to drive excellence by delivering nationally recognized services in our markets.
Work as a team and respect each other
Inspire innovation and go above and beyond
Commit to excellence and continuous improvement
Celebrate and appreciate success
Create value for our clients and employees
JWI provides an energetic, diverse, and inclusive workplace that offers our clients innovative thinking in an ever-evolving industry.
We believe in treating both our clients and employees like family. JWI is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion with having groups such as WINGS and the Diversity and Inclusion Action Council (DIAC).
WINGS is dedicated to the growth and development of the Women at JWI. Just as it was a journey for our President, Julie Watts, to establish and grow JWI to what it is today, it has also been a journey for us to find our voice.Learn More
We know that change happens one step at a time, and our first step was to launch the Diversity and Inclusion Action Council (DIAC). This council of a diverse group of employees led our company through a journey of discovery and a personal road of growth. We have established three committees to do our part to effect change. These committees are:
- Mentorship Committee
- Family Portrait Committee
- Connections Committee
Professional growth and continuous improvement are a way of life at JWI.
Known for our unmistakable culture of treating both clients and employees like close family, we have built our reputation by developing positive, long-term relationships.
You can continue your education through our employee tuition assistance program and attend company-sponsored, in-house training programs. JWI provides a multitude of benefits and policies to ensure each and every employee is set up for success. The possibilities for growth are limitless when you decide to build your career at JWI.