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JES Foundation Repair Honored with Prestigious “Roaring 20” Award

On the list for the 6th time, JES is recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Hampton Roads

Virginia Beach, VA (Nov. 16, 2018) – JES Foundation Repair, a Groundworks company, has been honored with a 2018 “Roaring 20” award at the 9 annual awards ceremony held at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center. The award recognizes Hampton Roads’ fastest growing middle-market companies and their contributions to the region’s economy. Sponsored by Inside Business magazine and the accounting firm of Cherry Beckhart, LLP, the Roaring 20 highlights accelerated regional growth, determination and perseverance by its winners.

“We’re honored to be included in the Roaring 20 with the many of the region’s most successful businesses”, said George Frates, JES President. “This award is a tribute to our entire team who are passionate and dedicated to our mission of providing the right solutions and world-class service to Hampton Roads’ homeowners.”

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To be eligible, a company must be headquartered in the Hampton Roads area, founded prior to 2015, have realized gross revenues of at least $2 million in 2017 and have experienced three years of exceptional growth. Cherry Beckhart, LLP conducts interviews with the finalists and verifies financial data. The information is then reviewed by an independent panel of local and university business leaders who select honorees based on revenue and employee growth. In addition, nominated companies are evaluated on factors that resulted in their growth, challenges, obstacles overcome and projected long-term sustainability.
This is the sixth time that JES has been selected to the Roaring 20 over the 9 years the award has been celebrated.

About JES Foundation Repair

JES Foundation Repair, founded in 1993, is a subsidiary of Groundworks, a family of companies that specialize in residential foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation, basement waterproofing, and concrete lifting. Groundworks is the nation’s largest foundation services company with corporate offices in Virginia Beach, VA. It is comprised of JES Foundation Repair in Virginia and Maryland, Tar Heel Basement Systems in North Carolina, Indiana Foundation Service in Indiana, Mount Valley Foundation Services in South Carolina and Foundation Recovery Systems in Missouri. Celebrating 25 years in business JES, combined with the other Groundworks brands, has helped over 125,000 homeowners. The company has been named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the nation, Qualified Remodelers Top 500, Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fantastic 50, Inside Business Roaring Twenty and Best Places to Work. For more information about JES, please visit For more information about the Groundworks Companies, please visit


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2410 Southland Dr
Chester, VA 23831


2569 Quality Ct
Virginia Beach, VA 23454


1250 Reames Rd
Middle River, MD 21220


8122 Bethlehem Rd
Manassas, VA 20109


2033 Cook Dr.
Salem, VA 24153


456 Old Courthouse Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522