Diversity. Equity. Inclusion.

JTM’s company mantra is “OneJTM,” which embodies concepts such as the power of safe choices, team, family, community, diversity, equity, inclusion—and consistency in our procedures, practices, and actions.

We are dedicated to equal employment opportunities and non-discrimination, and strive to center diversity, equity, and inclusion in our general contracting and business practices. As a member of the AGC of Washington, we belong to the Culture of CARE initiative, which stands for Commit, Attract, Empower, Retain. The Culture of CARE, and its mission, have served as inspiration for our own values and commitments.

At JTM, we proactively recruit individuals of diverse backgrounds, opinions, experiences, and ideas. We know that diverse views spark creativity, resulting in a synergy of thought that helps JTM achieve positive results while respecting our team members, honoring the goals of our organization as well as those of our clients.

“JTM is committed to building better lives through representation, employee wellness, safety, and opportunity throughout our business practices. A culture of opportunity and inclusion is at the heart of JTM’s values and business approach.”

—JTM’s Diversity / Equity / Inclusion Mission Statement

Actions & Outreach

JTM has intentionally increased our focus and support of ensuring all of our actions appropriately evolve to continue to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in a meaningful and impactful way. We have taken proactive steps to expand outreach and hiring of diverse team members and disadvantaged trade partners and suppliers, including:

  1. We have formed a Diversity / Equity / Inclusion Committee, comprised of representatives from the JTM Leadership Team and a diverse group of team members.
  2. Continued commitment to our established and targeted outreach and partnering with diverse trade partners and suppliers—building new relationships throughout the Puget Sound region.
  3. Our trade partner and supplier outreach has always included, and will continue to center, outreach to SBE / DBE / MBE / WBE / MWBE firms.
  4. JTM’s training program additionally provides education on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the AGC’s Culture of CARE.
  5. Member affiliations with the National Association of Minority Contractors and AGC Small Business Resources, are utilized as regular sources for the development of relationships with new trade partners and suppliers, with a focus on supporting small, women-owned, veteran-owned, minority-owned, and other certified disadvantaged businesses.
  6. JTM’s recruiting committee and HR Department promotes diversity in our hiring practices for salaried staff. Hourly staff diversity is managed in partnership with and primarily through the carpenter’s and laborer’s unions.

How we put purpose into practice

  • Engage with, and utilize, the disadvantaged business associations within the local community for outreach planning.
  • Meet with disadvantaged businesses and get to know their staff, culture, and capabilities, creating open lines of communication with JTM.
  • Utilize Building Connected (trade partner and supplier outreach database) and personal outreach to disadvantaged businesses to describe the project opportunity and encourage their participation.
  • Identify scopes of work or bid packages that can be broken down into smaller bid packages, which may be more manageable for smaller firms.
  • Distribute trade partner and supplier Invitations-to-Bid documents to plan centers. This option is typically only used on public sector projects.
  • Encourage our larger trade partners and suppliers to conduct outreach to disadvantaged and sub-tier businesses.
  • Ensure a thoughtful inclusion of disadvantaged businesses are included in all Invitations-to-Bid.