UJAMAA is the premier diversity construction contractor in the City of Chicago and is fully committed to supporting diversity initiatives within the construction industry.
UJAMAA Construction, Inc. has built its business and reputation by supporting diversity contracting, and building capacity of smaller MBE/WBE General Contractors and subcontractors in the communities in which we work.
We work tirelessly with several inner city agencies and advocacy groups, providing equal business opportunities for disadvantaged contractors and vendors, while encouraging minority and local workforce hiring practices. UJAMAA has always met the diversity goals set by our clients.
Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) firm
City of Chicago, Established Business Enterprise (EBE)
Central Management Services – State of Il (CMS)
Alliances & Associations
African American Contractors Association (ACCA)
Black Contractors United (BCU)
Builders Association (AGC Chapter of Il)
Chicago Urban League
Association of Subcontractors & Affiliates – Chicago
Healthcare Engineers Society of Northern Illinois
U.S. Green Building Council
UJAMAA itself represents a diverse and representative mix of employees, subcontractors and suppliers.
UJAMAA Construction Inc. is committed to equal and representative employment, as well as business and community opportunities for local residents, minority and woman- owned businesses. UJAMAA maintains the highest standards in all efforts related to equal employment opportunity including substantial participation by Minority Business Enterprises, Women Business Enterprises and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MBE/WBE/DBE, respectively). We will provide a reciprocal effort to mirror the community being served during the construction of our projects, continually bettering the communities in which we live and work.
Taking a proactive approach to providing opportunities for minorities and women is an essential element with any project and UJAMAA will establish and implement a results oriented program to achieve our client’s specific goals.
|Englewood Square | Chicago, Illinois||34%||11%|
|WalMart Store #3110 | Chicago, Illinois||32%||7%|
|Halsted Parkways | Chicago, Illinois||44%||7%|
|Kennedy Jordan Manor | Chicago, Illinois||47%||8%|
|Diamond Suites | Oswego, Illinois||32%||17%|
|Hope Manor II||42%||6%|
|Mariano’s Fresh Market||47%||9%|
|Wal-Mart Super Center – 85th & Stewart||35%||7%|
|Wal-Mart Express – Chatham||45%||8%|
|Advocate Health Systems||40%||6%|
|City Colleges of Chicago||75%||8%|
|Aldi Retail Store – 76th & Ashland||40%||10%|
|Aldi Retail Store – 85th & Stewart||40%||7%|
|Loretto Hospital Psychiatric Unit||65%||7%|
|Kruel Realty Renovations||65%||6.5%|
|Illinois Institute of Technology||69%||8%|
|Marshfield Plaza Infrastructure Package||45%||6%|
|University of Chicago – Palmer Renovation||46%||30%|
|University of Chicago J3 Lab Renovation||40%||6%|
|Loretto Hospital Critical Care Unit||53%||11%|
The unified Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas / Ujamma Construction, Inc. team has successfully completed the State of the Art Training Center located in Little Village, Chicago Illinois.
We would like to thank you and your team in your efforts to exceed our DBE goals for this project. The total Tier II DBE Goals as outlined in the construction agreement were; total 85% DBE, broken down as follows: 10% (LBE) Little Village / Local, 30% (HBE) Hispanic and 45% DBE. Each sublevel was to be exclusive of each goal identified.
As of this writing, Ujamaa Construction, Inc. has exceeded the goals outlined above and achieved 92.74% Tier II subcontractor participation; 15.75% (LBE) Little Village / Local, 30.84% (HBE) Hispanic and 46.15% DBE.
The teams efforts in bring this project to a successful completion and realizing and exceeding our goals is appreciated.