Josh has served numerous organizations in his efforts to impact our local and national communities.
Former felon wants to ‘transform’ the nation’s prisons (Johnson City Press)
An advisor to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee told members of the Johnson City Noon Rotary Club on Monday that prison should be more than a place of incarceration and
Master Service founder sells company to start criminal justice reform foundation
Master Service Companies owner Josh Smith has sold his company and will use the profits to create a foundation that will fund criminal justice reform initiatives. Its headquarters will remain
Representation of Men of Valor in Partnership with Fourth Purpose Foundation
Fourth Purpose Foundation, a Knoxville-based criminal justice reform philanthropy, will break ground in early March 2021 on Dogan-Gaither Flats, a development to provide housing, counseling, accountability, work placement, and
Convict-turned-CEO sold his Knoxville business to help change prisoners’ lives. Here’s why.
After retribution, incapacitation and deterrence, the fourth traditional purpose of incarceration — rehabilitation — is a misguided one, argues Smith, who has defied the odds in the 15 years
Josh’s story is one of struggle and ultimate triumph. He’s well-acquainted with the major highs and lows that life has to offer. Get a glimpse of his journey here.
Served federal jail time
Josh Smith served a five-year sentence for his involvement in drug trafficking During this time, he was able to learn about business from books and fellow inmates.
Founded Master Service Companies
Master Service Companies is a home improvement company with one simple mission: To “do the right thing.” Josh sold Master Service Companies in 2019 and was then able to fund other community endeavors.
Founded Fourth Purpose Foundation
Fourth Purpose Foundation is an organization that aims to make prison a place of transformation. Josh’s tough-on-crime conservative values shape its ultimate mission of creating better future neighbors for our communities.
Master Opportunity Fund
Master Opportunity Fund, started by Josh, focuses on real estate investments. Opportunity Zones are established based on poverty-stricken areas, where private investment is needed to revitalize.
Pardoned by President Trump
In 2020, President Trump issued a full pardon for Josh Smith through his efforts and impact he has made on his life and the lives of others in his community.
Josh’s business investments are a testament to his skills as a founder, leader, and organizer. He utilizes the wealth he has obtained from these businesses to fund his community efforts.
Master Service Companies
Master Service Companies, founded by Josh Smith in 2008, was a home improvement business that focused on crawl space and foundation repair. Additional services include basement waterproofing, concrete leveling, and sump pump installation. In 2019, Josh Smith sold Master Dry to establish his non-profit, Fourth Purpose Foundation.
Master Opportunity Fund
Master Opportunity Fund, started by Josh in 2020, focuses on real estate investments. Opportunity Zones are established based on poverty-stricken areas, where private investment is needed to revitalize.
Josh Smith has founded numerous successful projects and participates in community engagement, all with the goal of providing high-quality and life changing services to local and national communities.
A large part of Josh’s involvement in the community is fulfilling a role as a public speaker.
Fourth Purpose Foundation
Fourth Purpose Foundation aims to make prison a place of transformation.