Eli B. Smith, PE


Involved in the construction industry since 2000, Elijah Smith founded JDS Consulting in 2008 as a one-person drafting and design firm operating out of his home in North Carolina. Since then, Eli has worked on estimating, design and engineering for tens of thousands of projects, and, together with Principal Robert Murray, has expanded JDS Consulting into a multidisciplinary engineering company, headquartered in Raleigh, and employing more than 90 team members, who serve clients throughout the United States. Eli’s entrepreneurial spirit, extensive experience in complex project management, and dedication to the success of his clients and employees continues to guide the company. As Eli oversees the company’s growth, operations and development, his focus remains on the top priorities of customer service and a strong work ethic, which were the values of Eli’s late father and the company’s namesake, James Douglas Smith.