Jessica Lewis : CEO and Co-Founder of Mobu Enterprises
Jessica Lewis, the CEO/Co-Founder of Mobu Enterprises, and her team are revolutionizing the real estate industry by developing Affordable Housing Projects out of disaster-resistant shipping containers.
This helps individuals and families that may live in uncertain climates have a sustainable home that cannot be destroyed after a natural disaster. “The shipping containers are wind, water, and fireproof, which means they are able to be in any type of climate and will be able to withstand any type of environmental changes that the climate may potentially experience,” said Lewis.
With over 50 years of experience, Mobu Enterprises has created Award-Winning designs distinctive of each client’s unique vision, with Jessica being a visionary herself. She has foreseen the possibilities that Mobu Enterprises can create with “The Sky Is Not The Limit” as her motto. “You have rural insecure areas. You can use the shipping containers for commercial spaces, retail stores.
They’ve built stadiums out of shipping containers, there are high-rise apartment complexes, and someone has even built a skyscraper using green construction,” said Mobu Ent.’s CEO. In the last year, the ambitious workaholic has gained approval from Bibb, Clayton, and Cobb County, GA to build Permanent Affordable Housing structures, including acreage in Africa, making this a global initiative that can impact many livelihoods. Shipping Containers are also cost-effective; less expensive to have built than a traditional home and the turnaround time is about 60-90 days for residential and nine months for commercial.
Mobu Enterprises is dominating the green construction industry just with its high performance, effectiveness, and efficiency. In addition, Jessica Lewis has authored a book titled “How To Start An Apprenticeship Program,” which is written from a construction perspective.
Lastly, Jessica Lewis is making it a priority to offer Financial Aid to start-up and small businesses with the understanding that people are just lacking the proper funding for their vision and if they can receive a significant amount of money to help them get up and running, she wants to provide those funds.
We Empower Magazine got an exclusive interview with Jessica.
Tammy Reese: What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
Jessica Lewis: I knew there had to be more to life than following orders from others who, in my opinion, did not know what they were doing. I have always had an independent thinking mindset and my family members were business people, so it was inevitable for me to be an entrepreneur.
Tammy Reese: Please tell me how Mobu Enterprises came about?
Jessica Lewis: We started on the west coast with projects working as a project manager and decided to start our own business after seeing the flexible uses for containers. We want to solve a global housing problem not just make money.
Tammy Reese: Let’s chat about disaster-proof shipping container homes. What has been some feedback from residents that obtained them?
Jessica Lewis: Many of our previous customers mention how they have saved money on energy costs and how they feel safer. We also hear how grateful they are to have invested in the project as well as how beautifully designed they are.
Tammy Reese: What do you love most about the work that you do?
Jessica Lewis: I love helping people go green in a not-so-green world. I also value what I do; its impact is great and the uses are endless. Having one product that solves all of the world’s housing challenges, keeps my soul glowing.
Tammy Reese: What would you like to tell our readers who are currently in common weather disaster areas?
Jessica Lewis: Rebuild different. Try the container as an alternative because they are wind, water, and fireproof. The material we use inside is the same, it’s called smart steel.
It has a high R-value of 49, which cannot be brought to a local home improvement store but together they serve as a capsule. All you would need if water gets in is sanitized pressure washing and your good to go.
Tammy Reese: What’s next for you?
Jessica Lewis: We will be building our manufacturing plants, launching our apprenticeship programs, and slowly taking our blocks back one container at a time.
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