Following high school, Sean Jensen enlisted in the Marine Corps, looking for community. After growing up in foster care, the military provided him with a newfound family and camaraderie.
But after leaving the Marines at 24, Jensen found himself with few resources to start a new career.
“I got a week’s worth of transition assistance courses and then they kicked me out into the world,” Jensen says. “Nothing really prepares you for that.”
Jensen eventually found work at a construction company, “shoveling ditches to work my way up through the ranks.”
“My military mindset helped a lot, but nobody recognized the training that I had in the service,” he says.
Despite not having a college degree or business experience, Jensen took his construction skills to eventually found his own company, Polu Kai Services.
The Falls Church construction and disaster response company now has 75 employees, averages around $20 million a year in revenue and employs a workforce of roughly…Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.