About 2019-04-09T09:33:44+00:00


With decades of collective experience in the ‘boom or bust’ construction industry, we believed we’d seen it all – but the unprecedented impact of the current global economic downturn has changed that: Finance is tougher to secure than ever before (and often at prohibitive rates); countless local and international projects have been axed (from Dubai World downward); and confidence levels have plummeted.

As the barometer of a healthy economy, there’s no doubt construction will lead the way out of this crisis but from artisans to architects, builders to suppliers, developers to investors, every segment of our industry has been affected – and, in the process, the business environment has been changed forever … and so have we.

JEDD’s key values of quality, safety, integrity, transparency and professionalism will never alter. However, as market needs have changed, we’ve taken a 360° review of our business and re-engineered it to meet them.

Now, counter to the trend of packaging businesses in independent, specialist silos that each cater for distinct aspects of a project, JEDD is getting back to basics. With diverse experience and expertise that cuts across the civil, industrial, retail, commercial and residential boundaries, JEDD is now combining its premium skills and resources to partner clients through every phase of the construction project life-cycle.

Although this seamless, integrated approach is standard for the industry’s major players, it sets JEDD apart in the mid-tier construction and property development markets. So too does our expectation that, going forward, the partnerships we build with our clients will last as long as the solutions we design, develop and bring to life


Our Difference

With extensive experience and expertise across the civil and property development sectors, JEDD is able to provide a synergistic and seamless solution to construction and property development clients who appreciate the benefits of streamlined project management.

We offer a single point of contact from start to finish, which facilitates far smoother project phasing, greater cost-optimisation and enables us to deliver faster, more operationally efficient results.

Our Values

Our Expertise

Our Drivers

Meet Our Team

Dave Chapman Chairman
Dave is a registered Professional Engineer and Professional Construction Manager with a Diploma in Financial Management. He has more than 35 years’ experience in the civil engineering and construction industries, having worked for various companies before starting his own businesses. His contract experience is vast and varied and ranges from: the building of concrete bridges, roads, reservoirs, sewage and water works, township infrastructure, welded pipelines, houses and office buildings, to secure lifestyle cluster complexes, sectional title developments, retirement villages, industrial warehousing, commercial office park and property developments.
Jason Chapman Managing Director
After qualifying as a Mechanical Engineer, Jason spent six years in mechanical design and materials management. This provided an excellent grounding in systems, processes, manufacture and operations – and his subsequent experience in the project management, property development and construction fields led to his appointment as Project Manager for the JEDD Group in 2006. His responsibilities now include the full spectrum of activities in the Jedd Group. Construction fields led to his appointment as Managing Director for the JEDD Group in 2016.
Nigel Shoobridge Director
Nigel has spent 30 years working across all segments of the construction industry and has extensive experience in the mining, materials handling, industrial and agricultural sectors. He holds qualifications in Business and Project Management and his areas of specific expertise include: process plants, conveyors, weighbridge foundations, warehouses, waste paper plants, concrete floors and roads, silos and tunnels. Nigel is the Director in charge of Small Works and Business Development.
Walter Mgiba Director
Walter joined Jedd whilst still studying at Vaal Technicon for his Diploma in Civil Engineering, and he has since qualified for his B Tech Engineering (Civil). The ten years that he has spent with JEDD have given him invaluable experience in all aspects of Civil Engineering construction, both technical and managerial, and he now holds the position of Contracts Director, Large Works.



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