LOCATION: 16915 W. Victor Road. New Berlin, WI 53151
WEB SITE: www.cjassociatesinc.com
YEAR FOUNDED: 1984
PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERED: Interior design, remodeling and construction, office furniture.
PROJECTED 2008 REVENUE: $14 million
LEADERSHIP TEAM: Kim Hastings, president; Pete Sotiros, sales manager, furniture division; Gary Gapinski, sales manager, ICR Division; Mary Wild, business system manager; Brian Augur, manager, delivery and installation; and Curtis Rudy, CEO.
TARGET CLIENTELE: Corporate, professional, healthcare, government, education, manufacturing and financial.
BUSINESS ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS: MMAC; New Berlin Chamber; Waukesha Chamber; BOMA; and NAWBO.
WHAT HAS FUELED YOUR COMPANY’S GROWTH? Expanded service capabilities to our clients, increased sales force and a commitment to deliver on our promises.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE TO YOUR COMPANY’S GROWTH? Educating the public that the low price is not always the best price.
DO YOU PLAN ANY CHANGES IN YOUR COMPANY IN THE UPCOMING MONTHS? Implement a software program that will allow CJ & Associates, Inc. to manage our client base from initial contact to completion.
WHO ARE THE BUSINESS PEOPLE, LOCALLY OR NATIONALLY, WHOM YOU ADMIRE? AND WHAT TRAITS DO THOSE PEOPLE EXHIBIT THAT MAKE YOU ADMIRE THEM? To be specific would be unfair to all the great "business leaders" that are out there. Given our 25-year history, anyone that has the perseverance coupled with good ethics and dedication to lead a company, gets my vote.
WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR THE BUSINESS CONDITIONS OF YOUR INDUSTRY OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS? Positive and competitive through the end of 2008.