Buddy Weber retires after 20 years at JRE

Yesterday, after exactly 20 years of estimating and managing projects at JRE, Bernard “Buddy” Weber announced retirement and said his goodbyes to coworkers and long-time customers. Buddy assured us with a laugh, “I’m not going anywhere… Well, except on a cruise. But other than that, I’ll be around.” He has already penciled in part-time work at JRE around his hunting and fishing plans.

When Buddy first came to JRE in 1995, “the entire [Coleman] office was smaller than the current SMM office.” The thing that surprised him most over the last 20 years has been the company’s ability to expand into new markets and as a whole with minimal growing pains. “A lot of companies have closed their doors. I’ve seen it all, up and down and sideways. Not many companies can do what this one has.”