I would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming show of support and respect for my father over this past week. I know I don’t have to tell you what a shock it was to me and all of us. As most of you know I worked closely with my dad and we talked almost every day. He was my best friend and I will miss him terribly.
My dad started this business in 1978 with only $27.32 to his name and was extremely proud of the reputation we earned over the years for doing work the proper way. He liked being a contractor but loved being a consultant and often saw the humor in getting paid to do what he did best, argue.
I have worked for my dad since I was a teenager and have worked with him for the last 13 years. I was the Director of Field Operations during that time and oversaw all of the repair work that Watkins Services, Inc. performed. Our estimator, Robert Ayers has helped my dad prepare his cost estimates over the last 9 years and I often consulted with both of them during that process. Robert and I have a close working relationship and we are both fully committed to continue with the construction litigation services of this company.
My dad often told me of his desire for me to carry on with all aspects of his work after he is gone and that is exactly what I intend to do. Because of my father’s passing I am now President of Watkins Services, Inc. and we will continue to provide our customers with the same high standard of construction repair and litigation support. I may not be able to deliver the information in the entertaining way that my father did but the information will be the same.
Thank all of you for your past and present support of this company. We look forward to doing business with you in the future. Please contact us if you are in need of our services.
Steve “JR” Watkins II