Jaime Wester – Owner
Jaime is originally from Wolcott, Connecticut where she graduated from Post University with a Bachelors of Science. In 2004 she couldn’t stand the cold winters any more and decided to move to sunny Florida. Once she arrived in Florida she lived in Orlando for a few years before moving to the Tampa area. Jaime started working for Champion in 2007 where she led the sales & marketing department. After learning about the sinkhole business she started to see a greater need for her skills. As a result she slowly started assuming other roles in the company. Once she started managing the operations of the company she re-organized the structure, leadership, and doubled the size of the workforce. Having seen the great strides Champion was making, Jaime’s dedication to the company, and her leadership skills, Michael decided to make her a partner. During Jaime’s time with Champion she has overseen hundreds of projects including compaction grouting, helical piers, steel underpins, wall tiebacks, chemical grouting, mud jacking, and concrete piers. Jaime is a keynote speaker at many sinkhole informational events, attends the Windstorm conferences, and is continuing her education by pursing her general contractor’s license. Jaime is active in the community by volunteering her time assisting with fund raising for the Veterans Memorial Park in Hillsborough County and donates to charities such as Paws, ASPCA, and Veterans Memorial Park.
Michael Mosher – Owner
Mr. Mosher began his career as a well established home renovator in the Orlando and Tampa Bay areas. While working for multiple investor groups, he started subcontracting foundation repair work on several properties. Michael was not satisfied with the quality of work and types of warranties being provided by the contracted companies, therefore he made contact with some of the most competent companies doing foundation repair across the country to see what was working for them. In 2002 Mr. Mosher negotiated a dealership franchise with Ram Jack Systems to install their products in the Bay Area.
A short time after, one of the other Ram Jack dealers starting substituting their own inferior fabricated product for the Ram Jack product. During this time, Ram Jack did not take immediate action on the matter and allowed the dealer to still operate. Not wanting to be affiliated with substandard products, Michael decided to start looking for another steel pier distributor to work with.
In 2004 he signed a distributor agreement with Fasteel Systems, which has over 110 dealers of the Fasteel product line across the United States. Champion Foundation Repair Systems became the exclusive distributor for all Fasteel Products in the state of Florida and the exclusive dealer for all of Mid-Florida. Since then Michael and Champion have developed their own Compaction Grouting Program, Chemical Injection Program, Helical Tieback Program, Epoxy Grouting for pools and other structures as well as many other new innovations. In addition to running Champion, Michael has also been a yearly speaker and exhibitor at many of the industry’s leading events such as DFI’s Helical Conference, Windstorm Conference, PLRB/LIRB Insurance Conference, Geo-Institute Sinkhole Conference, and The World of Concrete shows. Michael is always involved with the community and helping others. Each year he has donated and contributed to many charitable associations. He has donated to people in need and helps the community in any way he can.
Michael also is the proud owner of one of the best informational websites on the web about sinkholes and sinkhole activity, www.sinkhole.org and is a member of the following organizations:
- Deep Foundations Institute – Member
- American Society of Civil Engineer’s – Member
- Florida State Licensed Contractor –CRC 1328835
- Better Business Bureau – Member and Care Member
- Past Sinkhole consultant for Columbia County Emergency Operations Center and SERT
- Trainer of over 100 Home Inspectors in the expertise of Sinkhole
Jessica Bowey - Senior Project Manager
Jessica is the Senior Project Manager at Champion Foundation Repair, and Jaime Wester’s right hand woman. Originally from Fort Collins, CO, she attended Colorado State University and was a manager at a prominent Financial Institution for 6 years. She then moved to Virginia Beach, VA where she was the Senior Sales Coordinator for Tri Cities Distributing. When her sister moved to the Tampa area to work for the Buccaneers, she happily jumped on the opportunity to move to beautiful Florida. In order to expand her management experience, she became part of the management team at a local restaurant in South Tampa until she was recruited by Champion to add more depth and strength to the already powerful office staff. Jessica is a huge sports fan, and loves to play and watch all different kinds of sports. She also enjoys food, wine and travel.
Julie Wilson – Project Manager
Julie is a Florida native, born and raised in the Tampa Bay area and attended the University of Miami. In 2006, Julie became a nationwide project manager responsible for rehabilitation of foreclosed homes and worked closely with several large mortgage companies such as Fannie Mae, Chase, and Saxon. Julie joined Champion in 2010 and is our mortgage and insurance project manager. She works hand in hand with mortgage and insurance companies to ensure repairs and disbursement of funds can be completed in a timely manner. When Julie is not at Champion she enjoys going to the beach, running, and volunteering for community events benefiting veterans.
John Wester – Director of First Impressions
John is originally from Wolcott, Connecticut. He was a painting and building contractor for 47 years. He specialized in painting commercial and residential properties as well as building houses from the ground up. When he was finally ready to retire he moved to Florida to relax and enjoy the warm weather. In 2010 he grew tired of the retirement life and decided to work part time for Champion. He has become an integral part of the team and contributes to the overall functions of the business.
Yoshi Bowey – Guard Dog
Yoshi is originally from Nebraska, but his 2 moms saved him and brought him to colorful Colorado. He loved the snow, but started wondering what else was out there, and wanted to see this so called beach his friends on the east coast were talking about. So he took the trip across country to Virginia Beach. He became an avid Buccaneers fan, so he came to Florida to root on his team. Yoshi loves cuddling, barking, dog massages, treats, and going for rides. His nickname is Mr. Happy.
Bella Bowey – Guard Dog
Bella was born in Virginia Beach, Va. She is a little fighter and has more energy than she knows what to do with. When she was a puppy, her nickname was Diesel because she wasn’t scared of anything and she had bulging muscles in her legs. She is very protective of her moms and her older brother. She has a hard outer surface, but once you are her friend, she will love you (and lick you) for life! She has since moved to Florida with her family. Bella enjoys sticking her tongue out, playing, going for walks, eating, and giving her brother Yoshi a hard time.
Emily Wester – Guard Dog
Emily Wester was born in 2003 in Hartford, Connecticut. She moved with Jaime to Florida. She accompanies Jaime to Champion to guard the office and earn her paycheck of bones and cookies. She loves when anyone comes to the office to visit her. In her spare time she enjoys sunbathing, chasing ducks, and cuddling.
Zoe Wester – Guard Dog
Zoe Wester was born in 2004 in St Cloud, Florida and came to join the Wester family and her big sister Emily. Zoe also comes to the office and spends most of the day sleeping. Guarding things is hard work. Zoe loves to chase squirrels, eat hot dogs, and update her Facebook page.