Plain and simple, the founders of LOJO are the Lay family. Eric and Niki Lay met way back in the day at Sierra College; quickly became best friends and within a week they were dating. Eleven months later they were married in the Oakland Mormon Temple.
“We are faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. We make our best efforts and realize we are very much not perfect. We strive to be better every day. We believe God has a plan for us here on Earth, and being blessed to be business owners with the opportunity to help others is a part of that plan.” –Eric Lay – CEO/Co-Founder
Their boys, Jonah and Logan, are two-and-half years apart and have always been the inspiration behind LOJO from day one. The company was rebranded back in 2008 with the effective name of LOJO, named after “the boys”.
Eric has a strong technical background with his bachelors degree in Information Technology and refocus on marketing with an MBA centered on Marketing. Eric spends a good amount of his time outside work serving in his church as a Youth Leader and Scoutmaster, working to help young men develop life skills. Other time is spent certainly with family planning out the next adventure. His hobbies hobbies include playing racquetball, coaching soccer, or working on a honey-due project. Something many people don’t know about Eric is that he is a country boy at heart. He was raised on an ostrich farm out in Loomis, California. Originally he wanted to be a veterinarian or a teacher, but life had other plans in store.
Niki is the finance brains behind the operation of LOJO. She manages the day to day finances and keeps the focus on the bottom-line. Her instincts with regards to human resource management are inspired. Outside of the office, Niki runs a full-time job in the role of mom; one of the most thankless jobs known, but certainly one of the most rewarding. She too serves in church responsibilities, working currently with the primary age children. She loves to spend time with family, be outside, play games, and read. She is also a huge Jane Austen fan.
Jonah and Logan continue to be an active part of LOJO. They get excited to take on more responsibility as they become older and desire to be more involved. Both boys are very active in school, sports, drama, Boy Scouts, and their musical interests. There’s never a dull moment in the Lay household.
“We had a dream and a vision of what we wanted in our website and LOJO was able to take that vision and create exactly the website we wanted.”
“I have never dealt with a company that is so responsive the way LOJO is. Any time there is a glitch in our system, LOJO is just a phone call or a quick email away, and they are there, promptly helping us. Special thanks to everyone behind the scenes that made our website look so great. Their slogan “Problem Solved” couldn’t be more appropriate and fitting. LOJO is definitely on my referral list.”
“LOJO has been very easy & accommodating to work with.”
“The LOJO team exceeded my expectations by continually exhibiting outstanding resourcefulness, and excellent service.”
“Thanks to LOJO for the great work on the logo, business and post cards. We love it and have gotten numerous compliments on the finished products!”
“I am currently working with LOJO on a website as well as keywords & SEO. Although my business isn’t off the ground yet (I’m just not ready!) I am impressed with their employees’ knowledge & ability to meet my needs. They have some great ideas for social media too. I am excited to have found a local web developer who knows this area that I can get ahold of when I need to. I really didn’t want just a generic website from a distant company with a customer service department I’d have to hold for any time I call. My business is unique & I want my website to be as well. Their sales team is great at figuring out what my needs are since this isn’t exactly my area of expertise. So far I’m very pleased.”
“We chose the LOJO team because they were honest and had many ideas to help us design our Painting website. They were fast and accurate.”
“LOJO did an extremely nice job on this with great communication too. The best service I’ve had from a web company. I really appreciate it.”
“LOJO is always willing to help. They have a great design team and my experience with them has been very positive.”
“ The team at LOJO is, without a doubt, the most professional web design group I have ever worked with. When I say “professional,” I mean both technically brilliant and a joy to work with. You guys know your stuff, plus you are friendly! This is in stark contrast to the so-called web experts out there who might be technically savvy, but are impossible to communicate with. As the former head of training at Disney, I think I know what good service and technical excellence looks like, and you have it all. Thanks so much!”