JCP Construction Represents Community and their Company at Milwaukee’s 53rd Juneteenth Celebration

Growing Black Business

Black entrepreneurship was born out of the necessity for access to goods and services that would create thriving and profitable Black business districts across the country. 

Although business owners and prominent neighborhoods have faced extreme acts of oppression and tragedy, the resilience of the communities and businesses continues today among Black entrepreneurs. 

With thousands of Black-owned businesses operating in Milwaukee, Juneteenth was a chance for them to showcase what they had to offer the community and also a chance for the community to support their local entrepreneurs.

Prosperity Beyond Money

JCP Construction was one of the local businesses representing itself and its community at Milwaukee’s 53rd Juneteenth celebration. 

Owned by three brothers from Milwaukee, they offer high-quality construction services and have gained notoriety from projects including the Fiserv Forum, Summerfest grounds, Northwestern Mutual headquarters, Bader Philanthropies, and Wisconsin Center District Convention Center. Clifton Phelps is Principal of JCP Construction who used his time at the Juneteenth celebration to reflect on his success and impact on the community. 

“Some of it’s luck but a lot of it is perseverance, just trying to understand that there was a goal that we had to maintain and had to keep pushing,” said Phelps. “We knew that there was opportunity for growth for a firm like ours in the city of Milwaukee so we had to keep pushing and busting through the ceilings.” 

The company is focused on maintaining opportunities provided to its community and works to ensure underserved communities have access to greater working experiences. 

“We want to make sure our workforce, which is mostly minority, gets on these job sites so they can continue to work with family wages they produce to put food on the table inside compromised zip codes in Milwaukee,” he said. 

To watch Carvd N Stones’s Coverage of the 53rd Milwaukee Juneteenth celebration click here.

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