Jacob S. Meck Construction chosen for Big50
Jacob S. Meck Construction, located in Green Bank, has become part of an elite group of contractors in the country.
The second of West Virginian contracting companies to be selected in the past 25 years, Meckﾒs was named one of Remodeling magazineﾒs Big50.
Owners Jacob and Malinda Meck, as well as members of the contracting crew, attended the Remodeling Leadership Conference in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 1 to receive the prestigious award.
Malinda said several of the contractors in attendance were interested in the Meckﾒs business because they operate without the use of wireless internet and cell phones.
ﾓOne lady I met couldnﾒt believe we didnﾒt have Twitter or Facebook,ﾔ Malinda said. ﾓWe explained to her that we get business from being involved in the community and having a more one-on-one interaction with the community.ﾔ
In a society that is now driven by internet social networking sites, Malinda said she believes the longevity the business has experienced is because of the lack of those things.
With Malinda serving as President of the Pocahontas County Chamber of Commerce and Jacob being a member of the Durbin Lions Club, they are more like neighbors than ﾓthat contracting business.ﾔ
Having 12 years in business under their belts, the Mecks have secured themselves a place in the contracting business.
ﾓThere was a saying, ﾑif a contractor survives five years, theyﾒre doing well,ﾒﾔ Malinda said. ﾓTen years is even rarer. If they can make it by then, they are going to succeed.ﾔ
The company focuses on constructing kitchens and baths, but can also remodel any part of the house.
Malinda creates a three-D image on the computer for each job in order for their customers to get a better understanding of what the space will look like before hammer strikes nail.
The construction crew consists of Jacob, his brother Amos, Travis Vandevander and Travis Turner.
Along with the construction business, the Meckﾒs also rent portable toilets and collect residential, commercial and roll-off construction trash.