Pandemic Spotlight: JMJ Construction

JMJ Construction is a general contractor in the construction industry for government agencies, including U.S. military branches and the State of Wisconsin.

Vice-President Bridgette Wiggins recalls the past several months of conducting business in a pandemic as quite unusual and a critically important time to remain committed to projects and their people.

“We are an essential business,” says Wiggins. “Our team experienced a few hiccups along the way, but we were able to stay on track with a whole lot of needs one way or the other.”

As a government contractor, JMJ is unique with legal requirements that must be met for certified payroll, which IPS provides for them in a custom-built online portal in addition to a system for time and attendance. Wiggins says there was never any interruption in service from their payroll provider during the crisis.

“IPS was proactive in communicating with us,” Wiggins says. “Regardless of shutdowns and glitches happening during the pandemic, there was never a delay in getting what we needed from them. They sent us notices that applied to us regarding banking holidays, the tax implications of executive orders, and more. We were able to stay on top of the many changes thanks to IPS.”

When JMJ Construction launched as a company, it turned to IPS for payroll services. Wiggins cannot imagine working without their team, even more so in a challenging business climate.

“As a small business owner, it was extremely difficult for us during the initial weeks of the pandemic. I was working from home with a light staff that was homeschooling children and working remotely. I was also homeschooling my three kids and taking care of all of these necessary legal requirements. IPS had my back. It gave me such peace of mind to know that some things were going smoothly.”