Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 by Michelle McLees
Virginia Beach. (November 9, 2010) JES, a leading engineering solutions company specializing in foundation repair, basement waterproofing and crawlspace moisture control, was recently named to Hampton Roads Roaring 20 - an award that recognizes 20 of the region's fastest growing companies that are making significant contributions to the local economy. To qualify for this prestigious honor, a company must be headquartered in Hampton Roads for at least three years, have realized gross revenues of at least $2 million in 2009 and experienced three years of growth.
Established in 1993, JES has grown from one employee into a company with three locations and over 100 employees with a 64% increase in annual gross revenue over the past three years. Founded by Jesse Waltz, a professional engineer, in his native Pennsylvania, JES originally focused on waterproofing basements. However, when he relocated the business to Virginia to be closer to family, he quickly realized that the area did not have as many basements so structural repairs were added to the company's services, which is now the biggest part of the business.
While JES was growing, Waltz also consulted around the country on foundation repair and business management, but still wanted to monitor his business while away from the office. As a result, Waltz developed BizWiz®, a Web-based business management system designed for the foundation / basement / crawlspace repair industry and other home improvement industries. BizWiz provides real-time data on a company's activities and performance, including leads, sales, marketing, gross profits, personnel and other information. Currently this management system is being used by 40 companies in the United States and Canada, and it is revolutionizing the way they do business.
About JES Construction
JES is a structural engineering solutions firm specializing in residential and commercial foundation repair, basement waterproofing systems, and crawl space moisture control systems. The company is Virginia's largest authorized dealer for Foundation Supportworks' products, Basement Systems® products, and CleanSpace® crawl space encapsulation products. JES operates out of three locations in Virginia including Virginia Beach, Chester, and Manassas, and serves Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Northeastern North Carolina. For more information about JES Construction please visit www.jeswork.com.
About the Roaring 20
The Roaring 20 award honors 20 of Hampton Road's most dynamic businesses based on revenue and employee growth. Finalists were chosen based upon a formula that takes into account both dollar growth and percentage rate of growth over the company's three most recent completed fiscal years. Other judging criteria included critical factors that resulted in company growth, challenges/obstacle overcame and future outlook of long-term sustainability. An independent panel of judges of local business leaders and university business faculty worked with Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP to evaluate and assess the criteria.
For more information contact:
Office: (757) 558.9909
Toll Free: 877-JES-WORK
Cell: (757) 749.5875
Office: (804) 425.9914
Toll Free: 877-JES-WORK
Cell: (804) 519.1909