Great Journey West, LLC
2025 Zumbehl Road #119
Saint Charles, MO 63303
Joseph McDonnell, founder and principal of Great Journey West, is a retired Air Force Officer (Lieutenant Colonel) originally from St. Charles, MO. As a former Pentagon Branch Chief, Joe worked with Air Force Logistics Centers, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Congress. He managed the B-52 aircraft upgrade investment portfolio valued at $700M and has a unique understanding of the Federal Government's Budgeting and Acquisition System. Prior to his Air Force career during college breaks, Joe worked in the office and home furniture industry assisting the family business with sales, inventory management, installations, deliveries, and service calls.
As a former “insider”, Joe speaks the Government’s language, understands the corporate culture, and knows how the money flows. Since 2010, Great Journey West has primarily teamed with other small businesses to pursue government contracts throughout the Contiguous United States, Alaska, and overseas.
In 2012, Great Journey West began focusing on project management services. Our specialty is US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects, providing furnishings and services in support of the Huntsville Center Centrally Managed Furnishings Program. GJW's role for each project included all phases of project management from start to finish including: strategy planning, proposal writing, scheduling and coordination, communications, delivery and installation, and final review.