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ISU student starts construction contracting business

While taking classes at Iowa State, senior in civil engineering Hamza Janjua applies his current knowledge and skills in construction to start his own contracting business, called SSB Construction LLC.

“I was working as a project manager, and I just saw a lot of opportunities around me,” Janjua said. “I thought that instead of waiting for my graduation, I might as well go for those opportunities. That was one of the reasons I just jumped in.”

Janjua’s company has already started construction projects on two new Burger Kings in Iowa; one is located in Ames on East 13th Street, west of I-35, and the other in Grimes, a city in Dallas and Polk counties.

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