Community Involvement

There is a phrase that embodies JBS's approach to community involvement. A wise man once told me this, and it sums it up:

There is no greater gift we can give others than our time and treasure. We do so enthusiastically, with a smile on our face and delight in our eyes.

You can't mandate such an eagerness to help others. It comes from the heart and is as ingrained in the companys culture as is a desire to deliver exceptional building results. Most of JBS's community efforts originate with our team members, organizations or activities which they have a personal interest in or affiliation with. Mirroring the companys family/friend business roots, you're more than likely to see a team members family working side by side with others.

Paralleling the companys business philosophy, JBS conducts service efforts in a quiet and unassuming way. For more than 10 years the company has given five percent of its pre-tax earnings to a wide range of community initiatives. Yet you won't see press releases trumpeting the newest effort; instead youll find a heads-down and get it done attitude. While each team member is free to create their own programs, all have a common denominator: a commitment to reinforcing the companys core values of Trust, Responsibility, Safety, Teamwork, Service, and Stewardship.

Whether it involves building a home, mentoring a student, cleaning up a highway, providing food for the hungry and holiday gifts for those in need, or merely offering a helping hand or some type of expertise, JBS team members approach each effort humbly, responsibly and with a strong belief that they are simply doing the right thing.