JZ Utility Barns Launches Website to Continue the Legacy of their Founder and Father
April 27, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle NewsWhen JZ Utility Barns was founded by Jonathan Zook in 2001, little did the family know what all would soon transpire. For the first few years, the Utility Shed Company based in Rural Retreat, VA made slow growth as father and sons worked hard to get their new business off the ground. Their story of loss and persistence is outlined in a new website recently launched to promote sheds, portable garages and dog kennels built in their small family operated company.
Jonathan's original vision for starting a storage shed business was to provide space and opportunity to work with his four sons. Soon after moving to Southern Virginia in 2001, JZ Utility Barns was launched and began providing sheds and garages in VA.
In the fall of 2003 tragedy struck. Jonathan was diagnosed with the dreaded disease of cancer and began a heavy treatment program. Chemo treatments made him very sick and in his third week he had a massive stroke. Nevertheless, to the delight of his family and friends, Jonathan was able to recover and rejoin the family in slowly growing their Utility Shed Company in Rural Retreat, VA.
The business continued to grow until 2013 when Jonathan faced the grim news of the vengeful disease's return. Again, he fought hard to live, reports his wife, Mary Ann who now assists her sons in running the shed and garage company, but within two years "God called him home to suffer no more."
The tragedy was a huge loss, but Mary Ann and the boys decided to press on with providing high quality utility sheds, portable garages and other outbuildings for customers in Southern, VA and Northern, NC. Today one son Randall serves as the office manager and another son Justin is the shop manager. The loss of their father is still keenly felt, but with God's help they continue on.
Their launch of a new website comes with the aim of selling more sheds locally and continuing the legacy that Jonathan began in 2003.