JRA & Associates Contracting

What is the biggest misconception about the industry?
That there is no personal growth. If you are a plumber then you will be a ditch digger forever.

What is your biggest current challenge at work?

Finding skilled field labor.

What keeps you up at night?
Having a consistent flow of work at all times. Not too slow yet not too busy, basically preventing large swings with manpower needs.

What project is your company most proud of?

Olney Library which was our first project that was over $1 million. It had a contemporary design that presented various challenges but we persevered, provided a quality product and were profitable.

How does your ABC membership help your company?
ABC membership adds a sense of quality to our business and helps reinforce a positive corporate reputation. ABC also creates more networking opportunities for us.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
An accountant

What is your favorite metro Washington hangout/restaurant?
Just recently, Felt Lounge at MGM. Not that I have time to hangout very often however.

Who would you trade places with for a day?
Alicia Keys, and I would sing for the entire day because I can't carry a tune in a bucket.

What is your favorite movie or tv show?
Almost anything on Investigation Discovery. I like seeing how they solve the crimes.

What do you do for fun?

Gardening is my only hobby. Besides that, I like being a mom and watching my boys grow up and experience life.

What book are you currently reading?
Who has time to read an entire book? I'm lucky if I can finish an article.

What was your first job?
Secretary for KT Mechanical, making minimum wage which wasn't yet $5 an hour.

JRA & Associates is a minority woman owned small business and certified 8a participant. We provide mechanical and general contracting, and construction management to commercial, state and federal clientele. Our mission on all projects is to deliver the highest quality construction services for our customers at a fair and reasonable price.

In business since 2007

Joy Anderson
JRA & Associates Contracting