The Small Business Revolution is a year-long documentary/photojournalism project that tells the stories of 100 small businesses across the country throughout 2015. The project highlights small businesses that are “creating something more personal, more local, more meaningful for all of us.” JMMDS is proud and honored to have been chosen for this series.
A few months ago, award-winning photographer Christina Clusiau visited our studio in Saxtons River to document a day in the life of JMMDS. Although it was a bit of a dreary day, Julie took her to visit a local residential project, where daffodils were just coming up, as well as the Saxtons River Park site for which we had recently created a design.
In addition to describing how a tiny firm in Vermont creates special residential and large-scale landscape designs around the country and reaches out to the world with our landscape design app and online design service, the story highlights one of the best things about working at JMMDS, a benefit cherished by those of us who work here and perhaps unknown to some outside our studio:
“As a female small-business owner, Messervy has a keen understanding of the struggle to balance work and life, especially as a mother. She employs four women in her Vermont studio and is happy to give them a flexible work environment so they can be there for their children when needed. ‘Work-life balance is very important,’ says Messervy. ‘I learned that from being a mom and working off my dining room table when my kids were little.'”
Please visit Small Business Revolution to read the whole story about JMMDS and see Christina’s photos. Take some time to browse the website and read about dozens of other inspiring small businesses that are making a difference. Follow SBR on Facebook to see wonderful stories and photos each week.
The Small Business Revolution is sponsored by Deluxe to celebrate its 100th anniversary.