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2010 40 Under 40: Ryan Jones

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Ryan Jones strives to demonstrate leadership every day through his actions, both at work and
 away from the office.

“As a successful small-business owner, I have found that leadership is based on inspiration and cooperation,” Jones says. “By empowering employees with confidence and supporting them along the way, they are able to solve problems, seize opportunities and become leaders themselves,” he says. “I believe it is important to continue to learn, grow and improve, regardless of one’s position.”

Jones is proud of his engineering firm’s involvement and experience in the local development of sustainable building design. He was a member of the design team for The Discovery Center, the first Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design-Gold certified building in the area.

“Working on building projects with clients such as Springfield Public Schools, the Park Board, Greene County, area universities, community churches and local small businesses allows me to have a concrete and positive impact on the Springfield community,” Jones says. “Improving the built environment in the Springfield area makes me proud to live here and promote the area in any way I can.”

Other project experience for Jones includes the Titanic museum attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Drury University’s O’Reilly Family Event Center, Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks and a Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World store in Olathe, Kan.

Jones, who has more than 12 years of experience in mechanical and electrical systems engineering and project management, says the establishment of Colvin Jones Davis in his hometown is his proudest accomplishment.

“I am driven by the satisfaction derived from helping turn clients’ dreams into reality,” he says. “By remaining focused on the client’s goals, paying attention to detail, and showing a willingness to go the extra mile, we are able to earn the trust of clients and can help ensure the success of their building project and ultimately their business."

Jones works beyond buildings to positively affect the community, including volunteering his time as a Cub Scout leader with Pack 116 at Wanda Gray Elementary School and coaching youth baseball, basketball and soccer.

“I believe that hard work and treating people with respect are the keys to achieving the success that I have enjoyed … thus far in my career,” Jones says. “I have tried to radiate those qualities in my leadership role within the workplace as well as in my personal life.”[[In-content Ad]]


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