JG Management Systems, Inc.

Service company rapidly expands across country

336 Main St., Ste. 207 Grand Junction, CO 81501

970-254-1354 | Visit Website

Jerome Gonzales, owner of JG Management Systems, is in the running for what he believes is one of the most prestigious of the many awards already recognizing the success of this entrepreneur. As the winner of the SBA Region 8 Minority Small Business Person of the year, Jerome is among 10 finalists nominated for National Minority Small Business Person of the Year, a national award given out annually by the U.S. Small Business Administration. He hopes to add the award to an already long list of awards and recognition received by JGMS, including making the list of Inc. Magazine’s 2007 and 2008 fastest-growing privately held companies in the nation.

When Jerome Gonzales moved to Grand Junction, Colorado in 1998 to continue his career with the U.S. Department of Energy, little did he know that within three short years, he’d be taking the plunge to start his own company. He began this journey when, in August of 2000, he started the Energy Services Division for Wastren, Inc. a contractor to DOE. Jerome had a dream to start a spin-off company that would use engineering methodologies to provide operational and technical support to clients in the areas of performance management, program and project management and engineering services, and in August of 2001, that dream became reality when Jerome founded JG Management Systems, Inc.

"The successful entrepreneur should “pay attention to the sacrifices, not just the rewards of owning their own business. If you aren’t willing to risk everything, you shouldn’t start.”
Jerome Gonzales

Jerome did his homework and utilized every possible support resource he could find, from othe savvy business people in the community who were willing to act as mentors, to programs such as the SBA 8(a) and HUB zone certification programs. Mesa County business support programs offered through the Business Incubator Center such as the Colorado Small Business Development Center and Loan Fund of Mesa County have played an important role in supporting the growth of Jerome’s company. In fact, the Loan Fund of Mesa County provided company financing that enabled JGMS to go to the next level and become bankable with US Bank. JGMS has since grown from a 1-person shop to 2 partners and 47 employees in multi-state locations.

When asked to describe entrepreneurship’s greatest reward, Jerome said that the thing he is proudest of is the fact that his company provides employees (and their families) 100% paid benefits in regard to medical, vision, dental and disability insurances. JGMS is a leader in community stewardship, returning 5% of net income to charitable organizations and allowing each employee 40 hours a year of company-paid time to support a charitable organization of their choice. No wonder this company was selected by Colorado Parent Magazine in 2007 as one of Colorado’s Best Companies for Working Parents!

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