When Steve founded The S4 Group, Inc. in 2002 he wanted to build a company that provides open systems integration solutions for non-IT and building automation systems (BAS). An important part of his vision for the company includes taking advantage of opportunities to volunteer in the community and business organizations. The S4 Group, Inc. recently approved a community volunteer policy. The policy gives employees time off to participate in community events or work with agencies/organizations that they have a shared passion with.
In setting the pace for volunteering Steve is an active member of the Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of Directors of the Ogden Union Station Foundation as well as the Ogden Noon Exchange Club. His love of trains and railroading led him to be the President of the Golden Spike R&LHS. Steve encourages the staff of the S4 Group, Inc. to volunteer and become active in organizations they are passionate about. Nancy Jones volunteers as a reading tutor at the local elementary school and attends community literacy meetings. She also volunteers with several charitable events during the Holiday season. Brian Jones has volunteered with a local initiative that builds bikes for economic disadvantaged residents. All employees are participating in the annual KUED pledge drive telethon on December 6.
On the business side of the equation Steve has taken advantage of several opportunities at BACnet International. He is a member of the Test and Integration Group, Wireless working Group and PlugFest. In addition to these groups he enjoys sharing his experience and “best practices” with his peers in the industry and enjoys the feedback and new ideas that come from these presentations.
Steve wants to continue to volunteer and states, “Creating a corporate culture that values giving back to the community is very important to me. I want a company that is financially viable and offers value to our city’s culture.”