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Speakers Bureau

Our Speakers Bureau is comprised of professional engineers, industry experts and certified system designers who speak on topics including:

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We provide free continuing education classes, seminars, and “Lunch & Learns” to home inspectors, architects, real estate agents, engineers, property managers, insurance adjusters, civic groups and home owner associations. If you want to learn more about foundation repair, crawl space moisture management or basement waterproofing, you can now have a JES expert speak to your group, association or office. 

Our Speakers Bureau is comprised of professional engineers, industry experts and certified system designers who speak on topics including:

  • The Causes, Symptoms and Solutions to Common Foundation Problems
  • An Introduction to Foundation Support Systems in Rehabilitation and New Construction
  • Dry Basement Science: What to Have Done and Why
  • Flood Vents: Where Your Liability Begins and Ends
  • Flag History and Etiquette

JES is a registered continuing education provider with NCEES, ASHI, the AIA/CES, the RCEP and the Virginia Association of Realtors

Speakers Bureau – Meet Our Speakers

Jesse Waltz, PE – Co-Owner

Jesse earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute in 1985. In 1993 he founded JES which has quickly become on of the region’s largest foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation and basement waterproofing companies. Jesse also developed Bizwiz©®, a cloud-based total business management system.

Stella Waltz, Co-Owner JES

Stella Waltz – Co-Owner

Stella is an expert in flag etiquette and history, having learned from her father a Retired Chief Petty Officer and WWII veteran. Stella has traveled across Virginia to speak with schools, Civic Leagues and other associations about the importance of treating the flag with respect and honor.

Scott Davis, PE, Senior Director of Engineering, Safety and Compliance

Scott Davis, PE – Senior Vice President of Engineering

Scott received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia and Maryland. As JES’ Senior Vice President of Engineering, Scott oversees all installation and construction applications. He works closely with customers and the team of professional inspectors to resolve structural problems in residential and commercial buildings. In addition, Scott ensures all necessary building codes and permits are properly streamlined and executed. 

Leadership - George Frates Branch Manager Hampton Roads

George Frates – President of Virginia Operations

George is responsible for the management and training of all our Virginia inspectors. He has over 30 years of experience in construction, building design, and real estate. He’s also a certified structural & waterproofing design specialist, crawl space specialist, and system design specialist.

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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