For me, the “JC&A Way” means community. I think there’s something so special about finding your people, and I feel like I have found that here. We’re so lucky to have a team that genuinely works together, supports each other, and pushes one another to learn more, work harder, and achieve big things. That’s a true community and trust me, it’s not easy to find!
Beyond these walls, the JC&A team consistently puts in the effort to make the bigger community that we live and build in an all-around better place for everyone. I am so proud of how our team stepped up during and after the Pandemic. While so many other companies still struggle to get their employees back to work and deal with the new “quiet quitting” pandemic, JC&A is making an impact together in so many ways, like volunteering to clean and landscape a family shelter for Heading Home, donating truck loads of treats, toys and blankets to the Animal Rescue League and creating goodie bags for the children of our local Ronald McDonald House. We have taken the plunge, literally, to support the Special Olympics, spent a day making holiday cards for Veterans residing in a nursing home, delivered Thanksgiving meals to women battling breast cancer, and raised money for Leukemia Lymphoma research. All of this, while balancing our own personal challenges, home lives and JC&A’s busiest year on record.
Real estate / marketing is actually my second career, and I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I do. I’ve learned that this is such a cool field, getting to create places where real people learn, heal, discover, and achieve, beam by beam. I think what makes us extra special is that we don’t stop once a project wraps. We stay invested in the community and the people it serves; I especially love when it comes full circle and we can collaborate with a client, like Cradles to Crayons, to do something powerful and leave our mark.
The culture at JC&A has opened so many doors for me, and I think for a lot of you on the team, by awarding us the means and opportunity to volunteer with charities that inspire or resonate with us. Any of you who know me well know that ‘NO’ is my least favorite word – I believe that there’s always a way to get to your goal. So thank you to everyone who has dedicated time and energy to any of JCAres initiatives this year and making our ideas and goals a reality.