About Us

Ujamaa Construction Inc. (UJAMAA) offers Owners high quality, fast-track general contracting and construction management services. We have a diverse range of experience constructing commercial, retail, higher education, multi-family housing and medical facilities.


UJAMAA has experience managing construction projects both large and small for in a variety of industries.
Gleacher center

University of Chicago: Gleacher renovations.


WALGREEN CO. has selected UJAMAA to undertake the extensive remodeling efforts at the Walgreens retail store location in Hyde Park on Chicago’s southeast side.


UJAMAA provided the general construction services for two new 20,000 SF ALDI food markets situated on brownfield sites in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood.

Advocate Bethany Hospital

UJAMAA provided the general construction services for the Lobby Renovation at Advocate Bethany Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.



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Edward Kmetz Receives Top Estimating

CHICAGO, Illinois – June 5, 2013 Jimmy Akintonde, President of Ujamaa Construction, Inc. (UJAMAA), is proud to announce that Edward D. Kmetz has been named the “Outstanding Estimator” by the members of the Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates (ASA Chicago). The award was presented to Kmetz, UJAMAA’s Vice President of Operations, at ASA Chicago’s 19th annual awards event hosted in May. Each year, ASA Chicago recognizes individuals who exemplify the highest standards of excellence, commitment to quality, and professionali...