Company History

JGM, Inc.

JGM evolved out of the leadership of its founder, Carey K. Jenkins, and a subsequent collaboration with a bright team of professionals led by Earl E. Gales, Jr. JGM has grown to merge the talents of architects, planners, engineers, urban designers, and construction specialists.
The goals and objectives of JGM are inextricably bound to those of a comprehensive design and management services organization: the continual improvement, expansion, and refinement of our basic capability to influence the shape and order of the urban built environment. Our ability to measurably effect positive change in the social, psychological, cultural and economic well-being of the individuals who depend directly upon the facilities which we program, plan and design is our self-imposed measure of success. JGM is a group of professionals joined by the common goal of providing the finest quality planning, management, design, research, and technical assistance to private and public sector clients.
The firm evolved out of the leadership of its founder, Carey K. Jenkins, and a subsequent collaboration with a bright team of professionals led by Earl E. Gales, Jr. JGM has grown to merge the talents of architects, planners, engineers, urban designers, and construction specialists. Our approach is augmented by an emphasis on project management, physical planning, construction management, computer modeling, and market analysis, a strategy that provides us with a wealth of comprehensive, innovative solutions. We offer professional services in six major categories: Project Management and Control, Urban Design and Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering, Transportation and Transit Management, Urban and Regional Analysis and Planning. Our broad experience in major cities throughout the United States has positioned JGM to articulate the vision and promise of the new Mega city. As our society emerges into the 21st century, JGM continues to utilize vital advances in industry and technology, as well as more innovative means of activating human creativity. In the fields of transportation, institutional, residential, and commercial facilities design and development, JGM provides bold leadership and solid commitment to excellence.

Carey K. Jenkins. AIA (1920-1987)

In the three decades that spanned his professional career, Carey Jenkins not only maintained a commitment to the development of a superior design organization but also to the ability to articulate the promise of an increasingly complex society. With the charm and quiet vigilance that was to be counted among the indelible traits of his character, Carey Jenkins established a distinguished and prolific presence in a variety of community, civic, and educational arenas. In a career that began in Los Angeles in 1950, he went on to create a legacy that would forever change the lives of all he touched. JGM salutes the leadership of its founder, Carey Jenkins, a man who encouraged people to dream, to challenge themselves and to have faith in their own abilities.
These works of art were created by USC School of Architecture’s first African American alumnus, Carey Jenkins. They not only reflect the natural talent, beauty, and style of JGM’s most valued architect, but these drawings also serve as a reminder of the superior quality their creator established within the heart of this firm where they rest. The intense level of detail and skill seen in his works has not only become a tradition at JGM, but it now serves as a standard for this firm to uphold and by doing so, it continues to honor the father of this corporation. Carey Jenkins symbolizes the foundation and pillars that support the structure upon which JGM was first erected. May his memory continue to live on during the life of JGM and extend forever throughout the lives of those affected by the firm he established.
Carey K. Jenkins, AIA
(1920-1987)
Carey K. Jenkins, AIA
(1920-1987)
In the three decades that spanned his professional career, Carey Jenkins not only maintained a commitment to the development of a superior design organization but also to the ability to articulate the promise of an increasingly complex society. With the charm and quiet vigilance that was to be counted among the indelible traits of his character, Carey Jenkins established a distinguished and prolific presence in a variety of community, civic, and educational arenas. In a career that began in Los Angeles in 1950, he went on to create a legacy that would forever change the lives of all he touched. JGM salutes the leadership of its founder, Carey Jenkins, a man who encouraged people to dream, to challenge themselves and to have faith in their own abilities.
These works of art were created by USC School of Architecture’s first African American alumnus, Carey Jenkins. They not only reflect the natural talent, beauty, and style of JGM’s most valued architect, but these drawings also serve as a reminder of the superior quality their creator established within the heart of this firm where they rest. The intense level of detail and skill seen in his works has not only become a tradition at JGM, but it now serves as a standard for this firm to uphold and by doing so, it continues to honor the father of this corporation. Carey Jenkins symbolizes the foundation and pillars that support the structure upon which JGM was first erected. May his memory continue to live on during the life of JGM and extend forever throughout the lives of those affected by the firm he established.