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Exploring Life & Business with Dwayne Jones of Dwayne A. Jones Construction Company

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dwayne Jones. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Dwayne A. Jones has been a general contractor who partners with his brothers Maurice Jones, Sr., Deushawn Jones, Sr., and cousin Shea Lee. Dwayne A. Jones Construction Company LLC is homebuilder with an emphasis on affordable housing. Dwayne has been a community gardener and cycling enthusiast for many years.

He has traveled to Ghana and Togo West Africa, India, and Haiti on mission trips spending time with children at orphanages. Dwayne has built many new homes, tiny homes, and projects for the homeless over the past 30 years. Dwayne has published three children’s books and currently working on others in the series. He lives in the historical black community of Orange Mound where he continues to provide affordable housing opportunities.

Dwayne received a BS in architectural engineering from Tennessee State University and later received his master’s in business management, and currently working on a dissertation to receive his doctorate of management. He is passionate about housing for the homeless and affordable housing.

Dwayne and his team built the first tiny house village for the homeless in Nashville and built two shipping container units for the homeless in Memphis.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
The journey has been up and down with the lack of funding or limited funding for most of our projects.

Community support for tiny homes was limited in the early years. It has taken years of commitment to developing a following for many of our projects as most people want to see proof of concept before supporting.

Currently, finding affordable lots to build on is a challenge due to a large influx of out-of-town investors bidding significantly higher than the asking price or market value.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Dwayne A. Jones Construction Company LLC?
We are a general contracting company focusing on affordable housing, land development, and housing for the homeless or unhoused. We are known for our tiny house projects throughout the city of Memphis.

Our company structure of brothers Dwayne A. Jones, Maurice D. Jones, Sr., and Deushawn Jones, Sr., all with degrees from Tennessee State University in Engineering and our cousin Shea D. Lee a partner with a BS in Criminal Justice makes up our unique management team.

We are hands-on with all of our projects and have the capacity to manage and perform construction projects. We are affectionately known as Them Jones Boys!

Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
We currently are building over 20 new homes throughout the city. We have started on a subdivision named after my mother Dr. Cheryl Jones approved by the Land Use Control Board for 31 new homes in Cheryl Jones Cove.

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