Remembering Our Founder

Remembering Our Founder

This week marks one year since our founder, William “Ted” Phillips, Sr. passed away. Ted built the foundation of P&J when he was a teenager in the mountains of Robbinsville, North Carolina, and he’s been the heart of our company for the more than 60 years we’ve been in business. Without his pioneering spirit, P&J wouldn’t be the proven leader that we are today. 

Over the past week we’ve taken to social media to share our favorite ‘Tedisms’. He was never a man to mince words, and those words have certainly stuck with us! P&J is indivisible from Ted’s spirit, and we are committed to following his example, under the guidance of his wife Avis Phillips, Chairman of the Board, and his son Teddy, CEO. Ted’s core values – integrity, safety, quality, and production – will continue to guide our business practices now and into the future.

We encourage you all to celebrate his life today and to remember him by honoring his legacy with action. Show up for your community; have a positive attitude to solve problems; and help your fellow man with random acts of kindness.

As Ted would say, “Good enough.”