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Jerry Bowers Builds Poolside Dreams with Padgett at His Side

Jerry Bowers, owner of Bowers Fencing and Swimming Pools, carries a legacy that spans generations. Established by his father in 1957, the business became a familial endeavor, with Jerry joining at the age of 12 and eventually assuming leadership of the fencing and pool division in 1995. Through years of challenges and triumphs, Padgett Klamath Falls has been by his side handling his business’ taxes, allowing him to focus on his passion. 

Reflecting on his early days in the business, Jerry shares, “Neither my dad nor I went to school for business. We just got to work. So not knowing the business side of things presented its own challenges. Over the years, we just had to work through it and figure out what works and what doesn’t.” 

 A relationship that’s been beneficial in Jerry’s journey was his partnership with Pam and Lexi at Padgett Klamath Falls. “I met Pam at what is called LeTip International, which is a referral group in town. Many businesses come to this event with the intention of passing business to each other,” he says. “One of the biggest reasons to do business with someone is cost. And the cost only goes so far, you have to have great service that goes with the cost. And Padgett Klamath Falls provides a blend of both great costs and great service,” Jerry remarks. 

When asked about the value of his relationship with Padgett, Jerry is quick to point out the practical benefits: “Getting our taxes done every year! We’re not financial wizards so we have to rely on the people who are.” 

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, Jerry offers sage advice to fellow business owners: focus on what you do best and delegate the rest. “My biggest piece of advice would be to stick to what you do well and rely on others to do what they do well. Which in our case, it’s relying on Padgett Klamath Falls to handle our taxes,” he says. 

He underscores the significance of finding one’s calling: “Just like I’m called to be a father and husband, I’m called to provide jobs for my employees and provide service to our customers and communities.” He also stresses the importance of prioritizing relationships over profits. It’s about taking care of your customers and your employees. “They’re like family,” Jerry reflects, highlighting the ethos that drives his business forward. 

Despite the demands of his profession, Jerry finds solace in spending time with his family and observing a day of rest each week—a principle he adopted after turning to his faith transformed his perspective on work-life balance. 

As Jerry looks back on his journey, he embodies the adage, “if you enjoy what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” With the help of his crew, family, and Padgett’s steadfast support, he looks forward to serving his community for many years to come. 

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