Black Wall Street PORT COVINGTON: P&J Contracting’s Pless Jones, Sr. to be Recognized, 8.26.16

pless jones sr 16Pless B. Jones, Sr., Founder, President  & Chief Executive Officer of P & J Contracting Company, Inc., 3010 Ridgewood Avenue Baltimore Maryland 21215

P&J Contracting Company has been providing construction, renovation and demolition services, in the public and private sector for over 35 years.  Our company has a solid reputation for offering specialized demolition services to industrial, government and commercial clients. With regional offices and affiliates in six states, P&J Contracting Company qualified professionals ensure that their work is completed safely, on time and within budget. Using specialized equipment, we are able to execute the demolition and removal of waste, equipment, salvage and other hazardous and non-hazardous materials.

P&J Contracting Company is a Maryland corporation with a current workforce of more than (75) full-time employees and a surety bonding level in excess of over thirty million dollars ($30,000,000).  P&J’s executive office is located in Baltimore, Maryland.

P& J Contracting was founded by Pless Jones, Sr, who is presently the President and Chief Executive Officer.  He is also currently President of the Maryland Minority Contractors Association.  In 2008, P&J Contracting was recognized as a Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise and Minority Business Enterprise of the Year by Small, Minority and Women Owned businesses.

P&J Contracting Company is proud to be a driving force in improving the reputation of the demolition industry by our investment in our on-site equipment and re-investment of our profit into the latest demolition and recycling equipment.  Our commitment to recycling using our own crushers and recycling yard means that we constantly improve the facilities that we offer and are able to pass the savings on to our clients.

Over the past thirty years, P&J Contracting demolition jobs has spanned a number of different states, including Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Louisiana.  The scope of these jobs have ranged from the demolition of row houses and various apartment buildings to the implosion of the Raleigh Convention Center building, which included extensive Asbestos Abatement at 50 feet heights.  Other projects have included an ongoing contract with Baltimore City for On Call Emergency Demolition and Planned Demolition of Condemned houses, and Bio Tech Demolition for East Baltimore Development Incorporated, which was the largest private demolition and excavating contract awarded to a Minority Contractor in the City of Baltimore.  Most recently, P&J Contracting was awarded the contract to demolish West Baltimore’s Uplands Housing project, a 100 acre, $300 million residential redevelopment project.

Mr. Jones wants to pass on the spirit of entrepreneurship to his five children.  He has also demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the community by hiring local workers and using minority subcontractors.  His commitment to minority business enterprises goes well beyond the construction site.  As President of the Maryland Minority Contractors Association, Jones continuously advocates and mentors for small minority businesses by providing them support for obtaining industry certifications and training necessary to succeed in the construction industry.

Mr. Jones is among the honorees at the Black Wall Street PORT COVINGTON event on Fri., Aug. 26, 2016 from 3 to 5 pm. RSVP at

This event is produced by and its partners. It is a part of the ongoing ORIGINAL Black Wall Street SERIES *NYC *MD *DC *ATL *NOLA.