Every fall as the leaves start to turn color and the temperatures begin to cool, we are reminded of our company anniversary. This year was a big one – our 1st birthday! From brainstorming at the local Korean restaurant with my brothers to launching a start-up business in the middle of a global pandemic a mere 6 months later, October 1st will always hold a special place in the Jung Bros. collective hearts.
For me personally, October 1st is a HUGE day! My son, Ivan also celebrates this date as his birthday. While we celebrated one year servicing Cheyenne and Wyoming and the greater Rocky Mountain region, he was turning seven. Big boy now! And we want to be a big boy company!
As we recollect our work in the last year, still a fledgling company finding our way, nailing down policies and procedures, and striving to stabilize our work force and working capital, we can share some major successes on this one year milestone:
- We made it! Tons of companies fail before they reach their first year
- We’re beating financial projections. The demand for services that we provide is clearly there and relationships we’ve forged and the way we conduct business is valued in this community. Thank you!!
- By sticking to our Core Values, we create business relationships that will last and bring repeat customers. We’ve seen clients hungry for new options in the Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Materials Testing space
- Wyoming is a special place to do business. It’s clear that we made the right choice by picking Wyoming as our Headquarters
- We’re launching a second office in Casper, WY. This will broaden our geographic reach and allow us to reach markets easier in northern Wyoming
Recognizing success is one thing, but we also learned, and failed and had missteps along the way. We know, however, that it’s going to take a lot more work to keep the “Monster Fed” as our accountant likes to remark in regards to keeping working capital in the business as we grow.
We have to keep our heads up, utilize that Wyoming grit to push through the difficult times and failures. We have to keep that entrepreneurial spirit alive every day. It’s not easy to own your own business, but extremely rewarding. Like when we were able to take our team out to a local steakhouse to celebrate our devoted employees for their investment into our collective success. I want to personally thank them… YOU are the reason we made it!
And a few words from our Chief Jung Bro, Jared:
“It is exciting to celebrate one year in business! To create a culture at JB Engineers based on hard work and safety is extremely rewarding. It has been a pleasure watching the staff grow professionally over the last year, as we wouldn’t have made it this far without the hard work of all of our employees”
I close with a quote from my hero:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”Theodore Roosevelt
We look forward to celebrating again next year and all the opportunities that lie in front of us. JB Engineers is a worthy cause to dare greatly for!