As you follow along with the journey of Bob Bowen throughout this book, you get a sense of what made the man and what made the business. It’s a journey we celebrate everyday, and especially today, as we enter our fiftieth year of business at Bowen Engineering Corporation. But the personal stories and the shared lessons learned are timeless and invaluable, to budding engineers and students of business, as well as the most seasoned entrepreneur.
Personally, I never tire of the stories from his fifty-five-year career, because these are stories told by my father. It makes me so proud to witness the business that he and my mother started in 1967; to see the employees’ lives changed, the communities improved, and the honest and hardworking quest to build a reputable business along the way.
Along with that quest, a unique esprit de corps has been created at Bowen Engineering. And in the pages that follow, you’ll understand the genesis and evolution of that spirit. We work to keep it alive on a daily basis, thanks in large part to my father’s vision and constant dedication to the process, and most importantly, to people. As we look to the future, we are sure we want to remain the leader in our marketplace, but it’s our focus on people and enabling employees to become leaders that makes our business great. We are all in this together, and as I often say, ”None of us is as smart as all of us.”
As you read along, it will become clear how I came up with that mentality. It’s because I learned from the best.
CEO and President
Bowen Engineering Corporation