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Jacobson James & Associates, Inc. (JJ&A) is a certified woman-owned small business enterprise specializing in environmental consulting. Founders Jennifer Garner, Jan Jacobson, and Terry James had a vision and passion to create a different kind of environmental firm composed of exceptional people who grow into high performing teams working with collaborative clients!

JJ&A’s culture takes a people-centric approach to consulting and fosters a family environment that is sensitive to each person’s lifestyle choice. Our goal is to offer a fun, challenging and safe work environment focused on professional growth. After starting with three employees in 2004, JJ&A has grown to a team of 40 comprised of:



Safety is our number one priority in the office and in the field. We provide the training, equipment, and supervision our staff needs to return home safely from the job every day. All members of our team have both the right and the responsibility to stop work if conditions are unsafe. View JJ&A’s Safety Metrics.


We believe that we all succeed by challenging and enriching each other. Therefore, we ensure a rewarding, fun, energetic, and family-focused work environment that fosters professional and personal growth and success.


Lending a helping hand to others is an important value to JJ&A and our staff. In the spirit of giving back, JJ&A makes a donation every year on behalf of our staff to a charity that has special meaning to them. We display these charitable donations on our office wall of hope. JJ&A is a proud sponsor of the Toys-for-Tots campaign, blood drives, Relay for Life, and other events, raising hope and happiness in our local community.


Work hard/play hard is our reward to staff for their client dedication and achievements. We have enjoyed time with each other’s families on fun events such as beach house visits to Pajaro Dunes, camping and rafting, snow days sledding and skiing (or at least trying) and some seriously competitive chili cook-offs and BBQs. We had no idea of the passion behind creating the best in show chili!

I love working at JJ&A because of the culture that Jan, Terry and Jenn have worked so hard to create and maintain.  It is a fun and family oriented environment that allows a great work/life balance while bringing out the best in everyone to ensure that the client is provided the best possible service.

J. Quiggle

Practice Leader, Storm Water Services