Virginia Beach, VA (January 28, 2019) – JES Foundation Repair, a Groundworks company, announced new leadership changes in its Virginia Beach, VA branch. Ryan Bernard, who previously oversaw Operations, has been promoted to General Manager. Brian Stocks, who has been a Certified Field Inspector since 2015, has been selected to be the new Sales Manager. Bernard will be responsible for managing all operations at the Virginia Beach branch, which serves all of Hampton Roads, Northeastern North Carolina, and parts of the Eastern Shore region in Virginia. Stocks’ duties will be to manage the expectations and performance of the branch’s team of Certified Field Inspectors.
“This is a great opportunity to continue to grow with the company,” said Bernard. I’m excited to enter into my eighth year here with new responsibilities, but most importantly, I look forward to helping JES’ operations continue down a path of success.”
Bernard, a former marine, is no stranger to the operations, production, and sales sides of the business. In 2011, Bernard started out as an installer then three months later worked his way up into a foreman position. Less than a year later he was in the field as a Certified Field Inspector. He has also held the positions of Assistant Sales Manager and Production Manager. “His vast knowledge of our company and industry make Ryan a perfect fit for General Manager, ” said George Frates, JES President. “We’re proud to see Ryan grow within JES and look forward to the leadership he brings to the position and overall company.”
Stocks has also been in the construction industry for nearly 20 years and holds a Class B Contractors license. As a former owner of multiple businesses, Stock also brings a keen eye to the analytical and financial side of the business. With his passion to see JES grow, he will lead JES’ Certified Field Inspectors into another year of unprecedented development and achievement.
“We have a lot to look forward to,” said Stocks. “Our growth in this market is remarkable and the only way we’ll continue to grow is for each member of this team to outdo any previous efforts. We will be the best foundation repair services company in Hampton Roads. Our Certified Field Inspectors will provide superior services and solutions and we will not stop until every interaction is a meaningful, resolution-oriented experience.”
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 www.jeswork.com. For more information about the Groundworks Companies, please visit www.groundworks.com.