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Founded In: 1986
Size: 1-4 Employees
Annual Vol: Undisclosed
Woman Business Enterprise Minority Business Enterprise 8(a) Business Development Program

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JEI Inc. was first founded in 1986 (As Jaime Enterprises Incorporated, in North Chicago, Illinois) by Gerardo M. Jaime. The company’s beginnings as sub-contractors began in 1986 when Jaime Enterprises started selling flowers to the Illinois Toll Way Authority for landscaping, that led to their first I.D.O.T. job, where Jaime Enterprises began to restore the grass areas on the highways where collisions had occurred. In the late 80’s, they became one of the first pioneers in Chicagoland, to install commercial silt fencing. They continued their work in contracting, landing bigger contracts, which included work for the Great Lakes Naval Base, and commercial ground maintenance for McDonald’s & Ameritech (now better known as AT&T). In 1994, Jaime Enterprises rebranded themselves as JEI, Inc., and Gerardo Jaime’s wife, Leticia Jaime, took over as President. JEI, Inc. purchased a fleet of semi trucks and opened a facility in Chicago to loadtrain of scrap paper and other commodities for Conrail corporation. JEI, Inc. entered the SBA 8 (a) program in 2002 and started doing general contracting work.

As of 2007, we now have 2 locations. Chicago Il. and Custer Ky. A son and daughter have joined JEI, Inc. Jerry Jaime Jr. supervises and runs the construction crews. Vanessa Jaime is now our marketing director. With the two siblings joining on board, we hope to offer many more years of quality service as we have offered for over 30 years.?


What We Do

Products/Services Relating to Building Alterations
Products/Services Relating to General Contractors
Products/Services Relating to Landscape Construction

Project Experience

Mixed Use
Single Family Residential
Misc Project
Non-Building Construction
Non-Residential Building
Residential Building

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Associations & Memberships

Member of DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise)
Member of HUBZone HUBZone
Member of IDOT (Illinois Department of Transportation) IDOT (Illinois Department of Transportation)
Member of MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) MBE (Minority Business Enterprise)
Member of SBA 8(a) (Small Business Administration 8a Certified) SBA 8(a) (Small Business Administration 8a Certified)
Member of WBE (Women's Business Enterprise) WBE (Women's Business Enterprise)
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