UJAMAA is Kiswahili for the Tanzanian concept of people working together. It means unity in supporting one another by any means available. UJAMAA also means the need to give back to those who support you. UJAMAA Construction (“UJAMAA”) was founded in 2002 by Jimmy Akintonde to create a working organization that pays an equal amount of attention to quality of completed projects, safety of our employees, social responsibility, sustainability, corporate profitability, and citizenship within our communities. He identified a lack of quality construction services that incorporated the community. Before long, UJAMAA experienced explosive growth, eventually opening an office in Atlanta, Georgia in 2017.
Time and again, our team proved that socially responsible construction is not a hindrance to timely and professional work. On the contrary, our work has shown that having values rooted in the community only enhances the work we do and our reputation among community members and business owners alike. The company continues to maintain this balance of corporate governance and social responsibility, striving to bring diversity into the workplace and provide employment opportunities to the underserved.