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January 27, 2023

Jenkins/Gales & Martinez, Inc.
310.645.0561  |  www.jgminc.com

As seen in the LAX Coastal Magazine & Business Guide, pg. 26

As a kid, Ryan Gales enjoyed tinkering with Legos and Transformers. Today, he is building on a much larger scale as the CEO of Jenkins/Gales & Martinez (JGM). Started by his father, it is one the of the largest minority-owned (and family-run) firms in their field. JGM offers services in six major categories: Project Management and Control, Urban Design and Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering, Transportation and Transit Management, Urban and Regional Analysis and Planning. They have worked on many major projects in California and around the country including schools, stadiums, and airports.

Ryan is most proud of working on airports because he says they are like “self-contained cities.” JGM has many projects at LAX, JFK, LaGuardia, Ontario, and Indianapolis, among others. The educational system in California has also benefitted from Ryan and his team’s expertise, as they have either built from scratch or remodeled many schools across California. In addition, they work with many major institutional facilities, commercial buildings, transit/transportation, public works infrastructure, and housing. A primary benefit of hiring JGM is that they are a smaller family-run business and can make decisions quickly. They see projects through from beginning to end. They are also proud to offer both architecture and construction management at one firm! 

Ryan would like to see the company grow, but in a smart and targeted way.  As a massive sports fan, one of Ryan’s favorite projects is the Banc of CA soccer stadium in downtown L.A. He would love to do more stadiums in the future. Ryan and his company pride themselves on living by a few rules. As his grandfather taught him, “A man is only as good as his word.” Ryan says that if they say they are going to do something, they will do it and do it well.  He also says that they would rather lose money than do a bad job. JGM and their team have a proven track record of meeting their client’s needs, on-time and within budget. So, if you have any kind of building needs (especially a sports stadium for Ryan), Jenkins/Gales and Martinez is available for any small to massive commercial projects, and they will get the job done, and done well! 


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Friday, January 27, 2023 | 10:35 am