Meet the Black Entrepreneurs Transforming Shipping Containers into Affordable Homes

Jessica Lewis and Ibrahim Smith

Jessica Lewis and Ibrahim Smith, the founders of MOBU Enterprises, are making history as the newest Black-owned company that specializes in building disaster-resistant homes using sustainable construction methods. Their company is a pioneering shipping container enterprise recognized for its innovative affordable housing approach.

To further its mission, MOBU Enterprises has proudly announced its collaboration with An Officer and Gentlewoman, LLC (AOAGWLLC) as its new public relations firm. This strategic partnership aims to elevate MOBU's industry presence and underscore its commitment to transforming communities through green construction.

Jessica comments, “AOAGWLLC is the ideal PR partner for business owners seeking to enhance brand visibility. Their industry credibility, verified workmanship, and dynamic online presence impressed me during my due diligence.”

Raquel Riley Thomas, Owner and CEO of An Officer and Gentlewoman, LLC, expressed her excitement about the partnership, stating, "We are thrilled to be working with MOBU Enterprises, a company that not only pioneers innovation in sustainable housing but also shares our commitment to making a positive impact on communities. Together, we look forward to shaping a narrative that reflects their dedication to excellence and positive change."

Focused on efficiency and innovation, MOBU Enterprises has emerged as a leading force, transforming communities and revitalizing neighborhoods through its streamlined projects. The company's comprehensive team of general contractors, engineers, and interior designers enables them to complete projects in less than 90 days, providing clients with a one-stop shop for buildouts.

Steel shipping containers, which were once used for cargo transport, are now being repurposed by their company to create unique and sustainable homes. Customized interiors transform these containers into comfortable and modern living environments, with the construction of a custom structure typically taking between four to 12 weeks, showcasing MOBU's commitment to efficient and timely project delivery.

To learn more about MOBU Enterprises, visit

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To learn more about An Officer and Gentlewoman, LLC, visit

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