Recognition 2017-04-05T19:54:23+00:00


Honors & Awards

We’re proud to have been honored with some of our industry and our community’s highest awards.

2012 University of Illinois at Chicago: Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

2012 The Coalition of United Community Action – O.R.T.C., Inc.: Contractor of the Year

2011 United Voters of Truth & Change: Community Service Award

2009-2010 Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates: Outstanding General Contractor of the Year

2009 Builder’s Association of Greater Chicago: Corporate Citizenship Award

2008 United Voters of Truth & Change: Presidential Award

2008 Coalition for United Community Labor Force: Contractor of the Year

2007 African American Contractors Association: Outstanding Joint Venture Partnership Award

2003 Genesis Housing Development Corporation: Genesis Youth-Build Chicago Award


UJAMAA is Chicago’s largest certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) construction firm.


UJAMAA is a member of the Builders Association, The U.S. Green Building Council, Black Contractors United, The Chicago Urban League, Hispanic American Construction Industry Association and other local industry associations. UJAMAA is signatory through the Mid-American Regional Bargaining Association (MARBA) to the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters and we have the capacity and expertise to self-perform selective demolition and carpentry work on projects.

Development of a 10-acre site in an urban environment can be very challenging with the underground unknowns and working with all the stakeholders and their variety of interests. However, UJAMAA Construction demonstrated a strong commitment to support the various goals of the project.

David Doig, President, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives

The retail environment is a fast paced, fluid world requiring adjustment as potential tenants change and the goals are adjusted to reflect new requirements. UJAMAA Construction was always focused on the goals of the Developer and making the experience as seamless as possible which is greatly appreciated.

Brian J Galey, AIA, Manager, Galey Consulting, LLC

UJAMAA Construction has shown a true commitment and dedication to their work and to the IIT Campus.

Terrence Frigio, Director/Design & Construction, Illinois Institute of Technology