Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Tanis Jamar, co-owner with husband David, of J Bar Enterprises.
What services do you provide?
Luxury restroom trailers and lighted special event sanitary restrooms.
What inspired you to start this company?
My husband and I were both working our careers as a NICU RN and Firefighter. At the time we didn’t have any children and were both working shift work. We decided that we would start a side business. That was 11 years ago. We have since both left our careers and work this business full-time. It has been a huge blessing to our life and our immediate family, as well as the 26 families that we support through employment.
What sets your company apart from similar ones in the same field?
We provide a level of cleanliness and service that is above and beyond what anyone else in our industry provides. We guarantee that all units will be delivered immaculately clean and free of graffiti. We deliver and pick up on time. In 11 years we have never called a customer to cancel a delivery because we couldn’t meet the scheduled delivery window. More importantly, we know that our employees are the most valuable asset the J Bar has. We believe that if we take care of our employees well, in turn, our employees will take care of our customers.
What is your favorite part of your workweek and why?
Tuesday morning is my favorite part of our workweek because we hold our company-wide breakfast and meeting. It is the only time of the whole week when everyone is together in the same place at the same time. We serve breakfast and get to visit with people whose schedules are typically opposite of our own and create the family environment that our company is built on.
What is one favorite client story and why?
My favorite story is not so much of a client story, but one involving a driver. I got a call at the office on a Monday afternoon from a driver who was picking up a special event restroom from a barn wedding that had taken place on the previous Saturday evening. He called to tell me he was stuck inside of the toilet and couldn’t get out. When I asked him how that could possibly happen he told me that he had stepped into the restroom to begin pumping it and as soon as the door closed a cow walked up and stood right in front of the door, essentially locking him in. He said he had tried banging on the door, yelling, and “rocking” the restroom back and forth, but the cow wasn’t budging and requested that I call the owner of the ranch to see if he could get the cow to move. It took about 20 minutes, but the cow finally decided to seek greener pastures and our driver was set free.
To learn more about J Bar Enterprises, visit www.gojbar.com