20 under 40: Kelly Henke and J.R. Hartman Jr.
June 25, 2011 at 1:25 a.m.
Updated June 27, 2011 at 1:27 a.m.
Name: Kelly Henke
Family: Husband of almost 13 years, Keith; two children, Kyle, 10, and Katelinn, 4
Name: J.R. Hartman
Family: Wife of nine years, Amy; twin boys, Ethan and Ryan, 7
Occupation (Henke): Marketing and human resources for Victoria Communication Services, VCS Security Systems and Infiniti Communications Technologies
Occupation (Hartman): General manager for Victoria Communication Services, VCS Security Systems and Infiniti Communications Technologies
Why they were nominated: Siblings Kelly Henke and J.R. Hartman Jr. have together been able to operate three successful businesses thanks to their common priorities: faith in God, family and teamwork. Their sharp business skills, friendly personalities and passion for community involvement haven't hurt either. Henke and Hartman have propelled the business started by their mother into an all-encompassing communications hub. And along the way, they've acknowledged and credited their employees' hard work, knowing they couldn't have done it without their "family of employees."
What does success mean to you?
Henke: Success - the looks on our employees' faces knowing they love their jobs, seeing repeat customers who love what VCS stands for and come back for more. When you put God first in your life then all else falls in place. My success is based on the relationships that I depend on daily - with my Lord, my family and the VCS companies' team members. Without those, success wouldn't be a part of who I am.
Hartman: Success is my family, my faith and my relationships with the team who we work with everyday in the VCS companies, which belong to God because without Him, I would be nothing.
Corrected June 27, 2011.