120-year-old Family Business Receives Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification
Nashville, TN – Press Release
After 120 years in business, John Bouchard & Sons Co. (JBS) is pleased to announce its certification as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) by The Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise (GO-DBE) for the State of Tennessee. This certification is recognized by many other DBE certifying agencies.
Owner Lisa Bouchard Morgan says, “For over a century, the John Bouchard & Sons Co. tradition of innovation and excellence has helped create and maintain the systems that keep communities running. It’s my privilege to help carry our family’s business into the future, while holding strongly to our long-built values of integrity, service, quality and family.”
Following in her father’s path, Lisa seeks to build upon the employees’ exceptional skills and work ethic, which benefit our customers, maintain our corporate strength and have our JBS families flourishing. Joining the Board in 2011, and now as Chairman & CEO, she is the fifth generation overseer of John Bouchard & Sons Co. as it continues to build & sustain hard working infrastructure across our region.
“Lisa’s increasing involvement over the last decade has prepared us well for the next steps of growth on our horizon,” said William D. Morgan, President & COO.
About John Bouchard & Sons Co.:
Beginning as a Nashville machine shop in 1900, the company was incorporated in 1913. Today it is a fifth-generation, family-owned, diversified concern serving modern industry through four fully-integrated divisions:
The Construction division offers over a century of experience in turnkey electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection and fabrication projects. Each of these disciplines also provide maintenance and repair to industrial, municipal, institutional and commercial customers.
The Machine Services division is equipped with the talent, resources and training to offer field service and shop repair for all types of compressors, pumps, stamping presses, blowers, gear boxes and other rotating equipment utilized in the municipal and industrial markets, as well as general and CNC machine work.
The Equipment Sales & Service division sells and services compressed air, pumping, nitrogen generation and vacuum systems, as well as general pipe, valves and fittings. JBS is an authorized distributor for Gardner Denver in most of Tennessee, all of Kentucky and parts of southern Indiana.
The Foundry division provides municipal castings across the Mid-South. JBS manhole covers, trench grates, curb inlets, valve boxes and other foundry products are staples of the region’s infrastructure. JBS is also an exclusive distributor for Neenah and Deeter Foundries.
The JBS main office/shop is in its original Nashville location, with offices in Knoxville (TN), Evansville (IN), and Elizabethtown (KY), all serving customers across the region.
Go-DBE is the State of Tennessee’s certification office for diversity businesses meeting the State’s definition as minority owned, women owned, service-disabled veteran owned, persons with disabilities, and small business enterprises. Go-DBE also serves as the central point of contact to assist diversity businesses looking to compete successfully in State contracting activity. Download our Certification HERE.