Download our newsletter: BQuarterly – Winter 2013
From the CEO
We’re pleased to at last unveil “The First Sixty Years,” a look back on the rich history of Bobbitt. Written by George Rembert, this book chronicles the life and times of entrepreneur and Bobbitt founder G. E. Bobbitt from our company’s humble beginning in 1946 to today’s 100% employeeowned design build construction firm. For over 65 years, Bobbitt has been helping our clients maximize their building experience. We didn’t want our story fade and be forgotten over time; so in order to chronicle the rich history of Bobbitt, we’ve created a custom book that preserves our unique history for future generations.
Bobbitt’s history is the foundation for what our organization is today. By publishing this book, we are able to document our values, culture, and successes as a guide for present and future leaders, as well as build company pride. The book allows Bobbitt to preserve the stories and images of our company’s founding and expansion. Hardback copies of the book have been presented to all Bobbitt employees, as well as to retired employees, clients, and friends. We can all be very proud of our heritage, and we now have a keepsake to remember the past and look to the future. George says it well:
“Many have made significant contributions to this American success story and been instrumental in shaping the culture and the foundation of beliefs that Bobbitt represents
today. It is to all those persons, both past and present, many of whom spent most of their working lives with Bobbitt, that this book is dedicated. If, at the end, the reader has a better understanding of what makes this company so special, this effort will have been worthwhile.” – George A. Rembert
We owe a special thanks to George that words cannot adequately convey. Not only for “The First Sixty Years,” but also for his longtime contributions to the Bobbitt family. George recently retired from serving on the Board of Directors for more than 25 years where he delivered unvarnished insight and guidance. As the author, he minimized his personal contributions to Bobbitt in the book. There is no way Bobbitt employees would have enjoyed the rewards of Bobbitt’s significant success without the benefit of his efforts and accomplishments. His contributions to Bobbitt are too numerous to list here. Three highlights that stand out for me include his leading role in the establishment of our ESOP in 1986, his computerization of our company, and the hiring of Christy. Thank you, George.