Commitment to Community

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J&S Construction and our employees strive to show a spirit of Servanthood in all that we do.

The employees of J&S Construction established a special voluntary charitable fund in 1989. Since that time, J&S Construction employees have made contributions amounting to more $125,000 to numerous charities.

Some of the well-known charities the J&S Construction Charitable Foundation has contributed to include: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tennessee Epilepsy Foundation, Tennessee Association for the Deaf, National Children’s Cancer Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Special Olympics.

Local charities J&S Construction has contributed to include: Camp Discovery, Cookeville Pregnancy Clinic, Genesis House, Happy Haven Homes, Manna House Ministries, Meals on Wheels, Plateau Pregnancy Services, Rising Above Ministries, Structured Athletics for Challenged Children, Toys for Tots and various local rescue squads/fire departments. All donations sponsored by the J&S Construction Employee Charitable Foundation are matched by J&S Construction.

J&S Construction donated the materials and furnished the labor to erect the office building for Mustard Seed Ranch, which is a home for underprivileged children in the Upper Cumberland Region. Employees donated their own time for the labor. After the actual living accommodations were completed, J&S Construction and its Charitable Foundation donated a wide screen television for the home’s den.

This is not the first time J&S Construction employees have donated their time and talents to help the community. They were also responsible for building a Habitat for Humanity house for a deserving local candidate.

J&S Construction employees have also worked alongside the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce in forming teams to assist in the annual membership drives. It’s the belief of J&S Construction, that by helping with the growth of the Chamber of Commerce, we are contributing to the growth and development of the entire Upper Cumberland Region.

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J&S Construction co-sponsored Monterey High School’s Virtual Enterprise Class’ website, www.yourspace-tn.com. The members of Your Space, the virtual company, shared their business model with the J&S Construction management team which, in turn, encouraged them to continue their education and pursue their dreams. J&S Construction employees judged the students’ business cards, video productions and participated in their networking event which wrapped up the Global Entrepreneurship Week. J&S Construction representatives, along with other community volunteers, attended a luncheon at Monterey High School sponsored by the Upper Cumberland Development District. This luncheon honored the students of the Virtual Enterprise class, and they also had opportunity to participate in a “speed mentoring session” with the community business representatives serving as mentors.

To help put people in the 6th district back to work, Congressman Diane Black hosted a job fair at Tennessee Tech University’s Hooper Eblen Center. The purpose of this event was to help connect job seekers with businesses that are hiring or plan to hire. Another part of the event was seminars on resume writing and interviewing skills. Along with 60 other employers, J&S Construction participated in this successful event and was able to meet a number of talented candidates.

Donations for the 2015 year tallied an exciting $15,750. A few of the organizations the Charitable Foundation donated to included: AdoptTogether, Alzheimer’s Tennessee®, Cookeville Rescue Mission, DeRossett Church of Christ (Sparta, Tenn.) backpack program, Genesis House, Happy Haven Homes, Heart of the City Playground, Mustard Seed Ranch, Rising Above Ministries, Shriners Hospitals for Children®, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Toys for Tots, and local fire departments in the surrounding counties of Cookeville. 

These are just a few examples of the efforts of the J&S Construction Employee Charitable Foundation and are made possible thanks to the generosity of J&S Construction in funding the Foundation’s administrative costs.