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JES Honored as Silver Stevie® Award-Winner at 2018 American Business Awards

Homeowner Satisfaction Credited as the Fuel Behind Winning Award
Manassas, VA, May 12, 2018 –JES Companies, recently rebranded as Groundworks Companies, was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Fastest Growing Company of the Year category in the 16th Annual American Business Awards®. More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others.
The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 11. JES was awarded a Silver Stevie® Award in the Company / Organization Award category as Fastest Growing Company of the Year for up to 2500 employees.
“We’re honored to receive this national business award with so many other successful companies, large and small,” said Cary McGuckin, Chief Marketing Officer,Groundworks . “Being recognized for our growth is indicative that we are succeeding in our mission – to help homeowners protect their greatest asset – their home. Customer satisfaction is what fuels our growth.”
More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. “The nominations submitted for The 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding.  The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, President and Founder of the Stevie Awards.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at
About Groundworks
Groundworks, formerly operating as JES Companies, is a family of companies that specialize in residential foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation, basement waterproofing, and concrete lifting. It is the nation’s largest foundation repair company with its corporate office headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Groundworks is comprised of Indiana Foundation Service, JES Foundation Repair, Mount Valley Foundation Services, and Tar Heel Basement Systems. Celebrating 25 years in business, the company has helped over 70,000 homeowners protect their greatest asset, their home. Groundworks operates out of ten offices that serve Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia, Indiana, South Carolina, and Georgia.  The company has been named to the Fortune 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fantastic 50, Inside Business Roaring Twenty, and Best Places to Work. For more information about Groundworks, please visit
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at
Groundworks Media Contact:
Eric G. Lackey
Public Relations Director
Phone: 877- 537-9675
Cell: 757-754-1058