Friends for many years now, our friendship took a new path when we decided to become business partners and become "married" in this project. While signing papers and putting our names together on checking accounts, insurance, and bank papers, we looked at each other and said, "Well, this is it...we are in it for the long haul now!" Since Williams and Bundy Properties was created almost a year ago, we have tackled many decisions and handled it well, in our opinion anyway.
As a banker for the Bank of Humboldt, Jocelyn is well-versed in all things financial which leads her to be our money guru for our business. She stays on top of our spending and lets us know what needs to be done and when things need to be paid, etc. Her books are immaculate, but be forewarned, if you don't turn in a receipt, you are on the hot seat! Jocelyn is a graduate of Humboldt City Schools and supports her hometown tirelessly. You can find her involved with many Chamber activities, Strawberry Festival, school functions, the HHS Alumni Association, her church, and too many more to name. Perhaps her greatest and most rewarding activity as of late is taking care of her 3 beautiful children, one of which was just born in December. As a go-getter Jocelyn makes things happen for us and we wouldn't be where we are today without her.
Having grown up in the D.C. area, Eric is a recent (and I mean, in the last 10 years) newcomer to our little town, but supports it like it is his own. Loving his wife Jocelyn and her support for Humboldt may have something to do with it, but he has definitely made his place here and the community is better for it. As an Information Systems guy for West Tennessee Healthcare, Eric knows a little about everything. He is very knowledgeable on just about anything and if he doesn't know about something, then his Google app is not far away from being used. Eric is our sounding board for everything practical. If an opinion meets his approval, then it will probably get done. And did I mention Eric is a work horse? This guy is fearless (as is evident in his acrobatics on a scaffold) and he doesn't mind getting his hands dirty. Since we have a ton of demolition work, restructuring work, lots of clean up, new construction, painting, refinishing, and heavy lifting, among many other things that have to be done on the building, we are very lucky to have Eric Bundy on our side!
As a Humboldt native as well, Jessica is thrilled to be a part of something new and exciting for her hometown. Currently a recruiter for Personnel Placements in Jackson, she has held many marketing and creative roles, so she felt comfortable handling the marketing and the face of the business. In her spare time (what spare time, right?), she is active in the Jackson Exchange Club and serves on the Board of Directors for the West Tennessee Regional Art Center in Humboldt. Although not professional, she dabbles in creative design and photography and helped create the logo for the Opera House. As a lover of planning all types of events, she would love to take this new found opportunity to help clients plan special occasions in the building. The focus now though is to just get it open. So when she isn't caring for her two precious daughters, she might can be seen busting up some plaster on an occasional Saturday or at least stopping by to give her opinion on the way something looks.
Project manager may be Lee's current title at TDOT, but he might as well take that title for this venture as well. Having restored 3 older homes and doing most of the work himself on those homes, he knows a thing or two about hard work, old structures, and what it takes to get things done. As an engineer, Lee is our structural guy and along with Eric has designed and laid out the store front of our building, which has been completely rebuilt in the past 2 months. He can give the rest of us a yes or no answer on whether the things we dream up in our head that we want for the building can be done or not. His plate is pretty full now with being the Humboldt Chamber Board President, the Vice-Chairman for the Humboldt City School Board, and the President of the HHS Alumni Association, but after he dedicates time to being "Daddy", he is constantly thinking about this building. Being from Humboldt as well, Lee is one of the best promoters and supporters of Humboldt (maybe 2nd to Jocelyn). This business venture only expands on that!
So this is us in a nutshell! We not only want to start a business and succeed, but make a difference in our hometown. If all we get out of this is adding something of worth to the already beautiful downtown Humboldt, then we will be proud!
Thanks for checking us out! And thanks for the support that we are receiving from our community!