Who We Are
Jovian Concepts delivers unique, on-site consulting services to government, academic, and commercial missions. Our company is composed of professionals with solid management and technical expertise with diversified backgrounds including prominent leaders in academia, military, and national intelligence. The experience level, reputation of our staff, and our dedication to long term customer relationship-building gives us a competitive advantage.
Founded in 2009 by Richard Scheper, Ph.D., Jovian Concepts is known for being attentive to the emerging technologies and policies within the Federal Government and for matching the right employees to the task. Our competent, congenial staff works side by side with their Government counterparts to deliver practical, cutting edge technology solutions in the most demanding mission areas.
What's the BIG IDEA?
Jovian Concepts is founded on the belief Dr. Scheper developed over the course of his career: the surest way to provide outstanding support to every facet of a mission is by gathering the best people in the business. As an astrophysicist, Dr. Scheper naturally invoked the largest planet in our solar system to name Jovian Concepts-- representing the 'big ideas' we provide our customers and the emphasis we place on building a corporate culture that invests in our employees.
Whether technical, programmatic, managerial, or clerical, superior performance comes from thoughtful people: people who listen, who regularly move out of their comfort zones, who think critically and consider opposing points of view, and, most importantly, who do not take themselves too seriously. At Jovian Concepts we believe in the big idea of building a positive community to support such people so that they can do what they do best, keeping Jovian Concepts Down to Earth...Up to the Challenge.
Written by our employees, the mission statement of Jovian Concepts acts as a guiding force for everything we do: to consistently provide visionary solutions to technical and professional challenges by fostering an innovative, proactive, and cohesive culture for our customers and within the Jovian family.
"[In our corporate Mission Statement] there's an inward facing piece and an outward facing piece, because we're really trying to achieve two things: one is we want to provide excellent service to our customer and be the best in the business when it comes to quality, but the second part is how we want to be for ourselves. We want it to be a family company, a place that we can call home, a place where we feel comfortable riding out the duration of our careers. And for us, that's just as important as our customer-facing side."
- founder and CEO Richard Scheper, on the AHA! Business Radio Show on CBS Radio in Baltimore (2016)
Awards & Accolades
Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Award of Excellence Nominee & Finalist, 2021
Baltimore Sun Media Group Top Workplaces, 2019, 2018, 2017
Baltimore Sun Media Group Top Workplace for Work/Life Flexibility, 2019, 2017
Baltimore Magazine Best Place to Work Winner, 2019 & 2015
SECAF Contractor of the Year and Award of Excellence Nominee & Finalist, 2019
CEO Report Baltimore Corporate Culture Award Winner, 2018
AFCEA Small Business of the Year Nominee, 2018
Smart CEO Corporate Culture Winner, 2016
Smart CEO Best Run Company Winner, 2016
Baltimore Business Journal's Best Places to Work Finalist, 2015, 2012