Jessica R. Underwood
JR Capital Build
At JR Capital Build in Frederick, founder and principal Jessica R. Underwood works with a group of subcontractors to consult on or design high-end, architectural interiors and turnkey services, from concept to completion.
Underwood has worked on a variety of projects throughout her career. She’s a published author and illustrator, hosts a monthly design segment on Fox 45 Baltimore and is a co-broker on the Hagerstown Gateway Shopping Center — The Shoppes at Sharpsburg Pike.
Earlier in her career, she was a real estate attorney. It was during her time spent working at a real estate development company that she became acutely aware of the very few successful women involved in the building industries. “My passion is simply to bring more women, who are by and large unaware of the immense opportunities available to them in the building industries, into these fields through mentorship, education, speaking engagements, writing and leadership,” she says.
Underwood serves as a board member of the YMCA of Frederick County and on the development council of the Interfaith Housing Alliance in Frederick.