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Groundworks CTO Kim McDonald Honored with Top 40 Under 40 Award

September 26, 2018

JES Foundation Repair, a Groundworks Company, is honored to announce that Kim McDonald, Chief Technology Officer, has been selected to the Hampton Roads business publication Inside Business as a ‘Top 40 Under 40’ for leadership, achievements, and community service and will be honored at the awards presentation dinner on Tuesday, October 23 at the Norfolk Marriott Hotel.

McDonald’s career and public service began in the United States Army and has evolved through positions and entrepreneurial endeavors in software development, technological innovation, and training. She is a recognized leader in her field whose commitment to excellence and leadership, combined with her sincere desire to give back to the community make Kim a deserving recipient of the award.

 “We are extremely proud of Kim and feel very fortunate to have her on our team,” said Matt Malone, CEO of Groundworks Companies. “She is truly an extraordinary person who has achieved so much and helped so many people. Kim is an outstanding leader, mentor, and irreplaceable asset to JES, Groundworks and the community we serve.”

 “Her positive attitude, work ethic, and commitment to helping others never stops. It’s great to see her recognized in the 40 Under 40.” said Cary McGuckin, CMO of Groundworks.

 Kim McDonald currently serves as Chief Technology Officer at Groundworks Companies, parent company of JES Foundation Repair. She also serves as President of Groundworks University, the division of Groundworks that provides sales, production, and leadership training to over 700 employees.


About Groundworks
Groundworks Companies is the nation’s largest privately held foundation services company with its corporate office headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA. Groundworks is comprised of Foundation Recovery Systems, Indiana Foundation Service, JES Foundation Repair, Mount Valley Foundation Services, and Tar Heel Basement Systems. The combined companies have helped over 125,000 homeowners since 1986. Groundworks operates out of fifteen offices that serve Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The company has been named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, the Qualified Remodelers Top 500 and Best Places to Work. For more information about Groundworks, please visit

About the Inside Business Top 40 Under 40
Inside Business magazine’s 20th annual Top Forty Under 40 profiles young business people who are successful in their professional careers and are making a difference in their communities. The Top 40 Under 40 were determined based on each nominee’s leadership, innovation, achievement and strategy for success. Special attention is also paid to the individual’s community service involvement. Entrants are judged by a panel of local business leaders. Contest winners will be profiled in a special issue of Inside Business magazine October 22 and honored at an awards banquet Tuesday, October 23 at the Norfolk Marriott Hotel. For more information on the Top 40 Under 40 go to

Groundworks Media Contact:
Eric G. Lackey
Public Relations Director
Phone: 877- 537-9675
Cell: 757-754-1058
Email: [email protected]