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For more than 70 years, the Jansen Group has been serving southeast Wisconsin with quality masonry construction and management. With more than 60 awards to its name, the company has earned a reputation as an honest, hard-working company. Ron Zoltak, division president for the Jansen Group, talked with Masonry magazine about his company's success, his corporate philosophy and where he sees the future of the masonry industry heading.
Masonry: Tell us a little about the Jansen Group's history.
Zoltak: The history of our firm began in 1930 when Joseph Jansen started his own construction company. In 1932, Joseph moved into his first office and shop. Joseph's son joined the company while attending school. The firm responded to industry challenges and grew.
Our current senior management, with Thomas Miotke as president, assumed leadership in the mid 1980s. Management formulated a business philosophy that concentrated solely on the delivery of construction. On Jan. 1, 1990, The Jansen Group Inc. was formed. The corporation is employee-owned and -operated.
Masonry: To what do you attribute the company's longevity and success?
Zoltak: Jansen has a longstanding reputation of honesty and fair dealing. When we make a commitment, no matter how large or small, we deliver to the client's full satisfaction. Also, our workforce, in the field and office, is responsible for our success. Their commitment and dedication sets us apart.
Masonry: Tell us a little about the corporate philosophy that runs your business.
Zoltak: Our vision statement explains our philosophy. We are a unique group of professionals, recognized by incorporation, who are guided and bonded by moral codes, citizenship and vision. We bring together both the art and the science of construction; Jansen delivers the best construction solutions for our clients and our marketplace. Now and always, we must produce success, keyed with client satisfaction, industry leadership and just plain fun.
Masonry: The Jansen Group is organized into independent divisions. Explain those divisions and how this structure benefits the customer.
Zoltak: The Jansen Group Inc. is organized with the customer in mind. Traditionally, construction firms are one large group providing several types of services. At Jansen, we have organized our services into independent divisions, or 'delivery systems,' that provide the client with the resources of a large firm and the expertise, personal attention and focus of a small firm.
J.P. Jansen is the flagship of Jansen as one of southeast Wisconsin's oldest and best general contractors. This division handles projects that require a general contractor or managing general contractor. The team consists of seasoned project managers and some of the best superintendents in the business.