The JC&A Way

At JC&A, We Build...® Leaders Projects Community The JC&A Way

JC&A is known for our trademark ‘We Build…®’ philosophy, referring to the building of great teams, award winning projects, lasting relationships, and our community. Our people are the lifeblood of our company, and without their contributions to the culture we’ve developed over the past 27 years, JC&A would cease to exist as we do today. Combining our people with our steadfast commitment to customer service and our “everyone is a client” attitude, we have grown into the best merit shop construction management firm in the Northeast.
In reflecting on our 27 years of success and how we achieved it, we are incredibly proud of what it means to say, ‘We Build…® The JC&A Way.’

Our Philosophy

At JC&A, it has always been about our people, our clients, and our community.

Our Approach

The success of any project is based on the quality of project organization, communication and the implementation of proper project controls. JC&A establishes these at the inception of every project.


Safety has always been paramount at JC&A and we enforce the ultimate safety standards at all times. Our operations are guided by an established safety policy that is based on a sincere desire to eliminate personal injuries, occupational illnesses and damage to equipment and property.


Our Safety Sticker Program ensures that all subcontractors assigned to a project have been orientated with our program for that specific project and have a number that correlates with their name prominently displayed on their hard hat. Under no circumstances will the standards of safety be lowered or overlooked in the interests of time or profit. Safety rules and regulations are put into place for the protection of our employees, subcontractors, clients and the general public.

Diversity & Inclusion

J. Calnan & Associates (JC&A), is steadfastly committed to building a workplace that celebrates diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our organization, while developing a workforce that represents the varied and extraordinary communities we work within. Our organizational culture is grounded in our collective belief that JC&A is at its best when our goals are aligned with our business partners, clients, subcontractors and the people who live in our communities. Since our founding in 1996, we have been guided by a mission to provide an engaging, inclusive and rewarding environment for the betterment of our talented, creative and energetic construction professionals within the commercial real estate industry.

At JC&A, We Build…® a diverse company by…

– Recruiting, developing and retaining of a diverse talent base

– Paying our employees fairly

– Building diverse teams

– Driving education and awareness

– Empowering environment

– Celebrating different ideas and perspectives

– Seeking out diverse industry partners and suppliers

– Supporting our communities through mentoring, outreach and volunteerism


At JC&A, we strive to provide sustainable construction solutions that incorporate energy efficiency and reduce the consumption of our natural resources whenever possible. Each of our projects includes a waste management plan that diverts waste and salvages materials. In doing so, JC&A has been able to divert nearly 85% of our construction debris from landfills over the past ten years. In addition, JC&A has developed a companywide IAQ (indoor air quality) program to ensure a healthy construction environment for all our staff and subcontractors for the duration of each project.

Our knowledgeable staff of LEED-Accredited Professionals have managed dozens of LEED Certified projects, including one of the country’s most significant geothermal residential developments, New England’s first eco-friendly affordable senior housing developments, and multiple projects in the oldest LEED EB Gold building in the United States. In addition, certification programs like the USGBC’s LEED rating system and the IWBI’s WELL Building Standard offer a framework to ensure sustainable construction practices and healthy buildings for projects seeking to maximize green measures. Both have been instrumental in increasing the awareness and understanding of sustainable and healthy built environments. We’re always excited to apply our years of expertise to help clients navigate the certification process.


At JC&A we seek out the best & brightest individuals in the industry, and endeavor to provide them with every opportunity for professional success. As such, we offer a variety of resources for our associates to sharpen their skills and grow their networks both within our organization and the larger commercial real estate industry.

JC&A University is the cornerstone of our training program and provides our staff with ongoing technical training on a variety of relevant topics including safety, quality control, workflow and document management, contract administration, sustainability and industry best practices. Our field staff is OSHA-certified and all JC&A employees are trained in first aid, CPR, and the use of AED’s. Through our involvement in industry and trade organizations, we provide our associates with countless opportunities to develop and expand their professional networks.


At JC&A we embrace technologies that help our project teams work together more efficiently and improve access to information for all stakeholders. Both in the office and on the jobsite, we employ cutting edge technologies that maximize value for our clients.


Autodesk Build provides seamless document management, enabling efficient collaboration between the design team, client, field staff and subcontractors. Vista by Viewpoint handles our conventional project and financial management duties, providing our team with real-time financial data in an incredibly robust platform. From AutoCAD to Navis to Revit, we provide our team access to the latest BIM tools required to construct complex facilities. And our recent investment in two Boston Dynamics Spot robotic dogs opens up new possibilities for documenting construction progress, monitoring remote environments, and automating tasks that would otherwise consume valuable resources.


Our commitment to technology is unparalleled and improves the overall construction process. At JC&A we are constantly exploring new and innovative ways to leverage technology to benefit our clients.

We Build...® The Jc&A Way

After 27 years of amazing projects, continuous growth and a commitment to giving back, we are still just getting started.