Meet Our Team

Jim Jamail, CEO
Jim Jamail has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He has managed more than $100 million in construction for a variety of projects, including but not limited to: mission-critical facilities, medical office buildings, nursing homes, government buildings, K-12 and higher education. Jim manages the finance, accounting, human resources and risk management aspects of our company, which are housed in our Clear Lake office. He is responsible for ensuring all aspects of fiscal responsibility and contractual compliance are delivered with professionalism and reliability. Jim is a Houston native where he resides.

Greg Smith, PE, President
Greg Smith joined the firm in 2001 and has enhanced the operational and business development processes to support successful growth of our company. A professional engineer with more than 20 years of engineering and construction experience, Greg began his career as a Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer where he contributed to the Navy’s transition from traditional “low-bid” construction procurement techniques to the “best value” alternatives of design-build and job order contracting used today. He has successfully integrated this JOC  process into the Jamail & Smith Construction business plan and developed our company into one of the leading JOC contractors in Texas.

Greg was born and raised in San Antonio, earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and received a MBA from the University of Houston. He is the past industry chairman for the Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence (CJE) and currently resides in Austin with his wife and children.

Jennifer Trahan, Vice President – Finance and Accounting
Jennifer Trahan has played an integral role in the success of Jamail & Smith Construction since 1998. She first began managing the daily operations of the company as an office manager. Jennifer capitalized on her degree in accounting and finance, which she earned from the University of Houston in Clear Lake, to become controller in 2002. As the vice president of finance and accounting, Jennifer directs financial statements, is the company bonding liaison, serves as a treasurer, and designs and coordinates a variety of accounting and statistical data. She is also a member of the Construction Financial Managers Association and lives in Houston with her husband and family.

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