Jim Black Constr. Christmas Party

Happy Holidays from everyone at Jim Black Construction!

We wanted to give an inside look at the JBC family- our annual holiday party. This year it was held downtown at Sullivan’s Steakhouse on December 6th, 2014. All employees and their spouses were welcome to come have a nice dinner, and enjoy a drink with their coworkers. Photos from the event can be seen below.

We’ve been extremely busy since the end of the hail season. Those last few storms will keep us doing roof repairs and replacements through the New Year and, depending on the weather, possibly well into spring. Project Managers, Superintendents and our general labor force have been putting in long hours getting all the projects organized. The office staff has also been working hard prepping for the end of year paperwork as well as their regular assistance with project follow-up. The holiday party is an annual event for Jim Black Construction to celebrate and appreciate everyone for all their hard work and dedication to the company throughout the year.

The food was, truly, phenomenal. Tucked back in the private party dining area, we were all treated to crisp salads, savory steak and chicken, scrumptious family-style sides, and just the right touch of sweet at the dessert. (While we’d recommend eating there if you’re looking for a nice dinner out, their main dining area did fill up pretty quickly, so a reservation would not be a bad idea.) We all chatted and mingled while sipping wine or various other drinks of choice. We were, however, surprised by one of the Project Managers towards the end of the fete. He does a pretty good impression of Chris Farley in his Matt Foley persona.

Geary-Chris comparison

While most of us were finishing our desserts, PM Geary slipped away quietly to change clothes. We were then asked to welcome our guest, Matt Foley, a motivational speaker. “Hi, my name is Matt Foley. I am 35, I am divorced, and I live in a van down by the river.” Geary ran with it from there.

We knew we had a talented group of people that work for us and make us the amazing company that we are, but, every once in a while, one of our own surprises us. We are privileged to be a part of our employees’ lives and can’t wait to see what other surprises Christmas and the New Year has in store for all of us!

As a quick reminder- dried out Christmas trees are extremely flammable. Crackling fires and scented candles are beautiful, but please be aware of where they are, especially in proximity to holiday decorations.

From all of us at Jim Black Construction, wishing a safe and very happy holiday to you all!

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