Happy New Year! We are so thankful for our customers, employees, and all who have made Just·Tech into the family we are today.
To show our appreciation, we’re spotlighting one Just·Tech employee each month to get to know more about them not only as an employee but as a person.
We’re starting 2021 off by talking to Charles Justice. Charles is our Director of HR and Business Processes out of our La Plata branch.
Sit back, relax, and learn about Charles and how he contributes to Just·Tech’s success!
Hi, Charles! We’re excited to get to know you better, so thank you for chatting with us today. Let’s start by telling us a little bit about yourself!
I graduated from West Virginia State College and Marshall University. As an adult, I have worked over 40 years as a Miner, Safety Professional, Safety and Management Trainer, Human Resources, and Labor Management.
I am married to Nancy, and this year we will celebrate our 48th anniversary. We have three grown sons and eight grandchildren. Nancy and I grew up in West Virginia, where I began my career in the coal industry. We then moved to Louisiana as my career transitioned into the salt industry. In 2017, we moved to King George, Virginia, and I started in the Print and IT Management Business at Just·Tech’s La Plata, Maryland office.
Wow, Charles! Thank you for that! Congratulations to you and Nancy on your anniversary, beautiful family, and great adventures over the years! You said that you moved to Just·Tech’s La Plata location; what brought you there?
Joshua, the Founder, Owner, and President of Just·Tech, is my son. Soon after he started Just·Tech, he began to question me as to when I could join the company. In 2017, I was at a place in my life to make that happen, and Just·Tech was just reaching a key growth opportunity. I retired from my role as an Area Human Resource Manager and joined Just·Tech in my present position. The opportunity to work with my son was the most compelling draw to coming here.
What an excellent work-life relationship! What are your primary responsibilities working here?
I am an Officer for the Company, and as such, I review and sign contracts, leases, and other legal documents for Just·Tech. I am also The Human Resource Department; in this role, I handle all human resource-related matters. In addition, I am responsible for preparing and processing payrolls, signing checks, and contributing to the overall operations improvement initiatives. As my title states, I have input and high-level oversight in the business processes, from day-to-day operations to new acquisitions.
You definitely stay busy, that’s for sure! What do you like the most about working here?
I have enjoyed working closely with Joshua and seeing Just·Tech grow. It is exciting to be part of the strategy development and execution which resulted in that growth. There is a great working environment here where individual and team contributions are celebrated. I have always enjoyed new challenges; working here has brought me into a different industry and into the world of small business, which has been a challenge and a great learning experience for me.
It’s been fantastic to see you two work together! If a company is considering working with Just·Tech, what would you tell them?
Just·Tech is a stable, award-winning company with a bright future. Employees are treated well in a family-like atmosphere, where the Company’s success is closely tied to the employee’s success. At Just·Tech, you will work with some of the best people in the industry!
Perfect! Can you tell us a customer success story that you were a part of? How did you and Just·Tech as a company helps this company or individual?
In my role, customers are internal, so my customer is Just·Tech. When Joshua started the company, he needed a business plan. Although I was not an employee at that time, I offered assistance to him in the development of his initial business plan, which was accepted and thus started the company. With my background in human resources and safety, I am called on to develop policy for changing regulations or changes in company direction. This may result in a change to the Company Employee Manual or, as in this past year, the Development of an Infectious Disease Plan to address the concerns of COVID-19 in the workplace. Some of our customers, due to regulations or their own company policy, needed Just·Tech to have a plan and training for all employees who interacted with them. A plan was researched, developed, and delivered to all employees, which allowed Just·Tech to continue to operate and serve our customers and keep our employees working during this trying time.
Thank you so much for your hard work! Now, think fast! What is your favorite Valentine’s Day chocolate?
Triple Chocolate Cake
Sweet! When you’re off the clock, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy spending time with family and spending time outdoors. I enjoy hiking, hunting, clearing trails, and preparing food plots on my property in Virginia. The summer of 2019, at the request of my grandchildren, I built a large treehouse (12’x14’) for them to play on and in.
What an awesome grandpa! Thank you for sitting down with us today, Charles! If a customer needs to reach you, what is the best way to contact you?
Thank you for all that you do, Charles! It was a pleasure getting to know you better. Here’s to a year full of health, happiness, and opportunities! Cheers!
Just·Tech, a 2020 Inc. 5000 designee is a technology company and has been keeping more than 3,000 clients happy since 2006 in providing our Print Solutions, Network & IT Solutions and custom Xerox App Solutions.
Areas we support:
Southern Maryland and Washington DC area
Northern Virginia, Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia
North Eastern Virginia and the Northern Neck of Virginia including the cities of Fredericksburg & Stafford
West Central Virginia including the cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton & Charlottesville
South Western Virginia including the cities of Lynchburg and Roanoke
North Central West Virginia including the cities of Fairmont, Clarksburg & Elkins
WV/KY/OH tri-state region including the cities of Huntington, Charleston, Ashland and Portsmouth
Through our Print Solutions, we offer sales and support for Xerox multifunction copiers & printers. Just·Tech is a Strategic Xerox Partner and one of the top ten Xerox partners in the country. We also provide supplies & service support for HP, Lexmark, Dell and Brother printers. Currently we are managing thousands of copiers & printers making millions of copies & prints every month.
With our Network Solutions, we provide Managed Network Services & IT Support to hundreds of small businesses, non-profits and religious organizations. We specialize in proactive support and provide onsite & remote assistance.
Just·Tech is the first Xerox certified Personalized Application Builder Authorized Developer in the United States. With our App Solutions, we create custom apps for Xerox multifunction copiers that increase efficiency and improve workflows. Just·Tech is the exclusive reseller in the U.S. of the most affordable and complete print management app solution, PrintAnyWay. There are more than 60,000 apps that we have created installed on Xerox devices across the globe.