NuJak Development, Inc. was founded on April 6, 1992, in Lakeland, Florida, by Frank Kendrick. Frank chose to start his own business in the construction industry because his father before him worked in the industry, and taught him the ropes growing up. In 1989, he became the first in his family to graduate college with a Bachelor degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida. His entrepreneurial spirit and passion to build a sustainable community led him to start his own company. NuJak’s first project was a new house for Mr. Kendrick’s in-laws. Since that time NuJak has grown to be one of the largest minority-owned construction firms in Central Florida.