Mike Bordes, owner
For the many who maintain a fitness regimen in Westchester, Mike Bordes is the one to thank (or gripe at, depending on how your workout went). Bordes is the owner of AA Jedson, since 2004 a general development and design/build firm that has given the region many of its trendiest fitness spots, including more than 20 SLT locations, as well as sites that house Rumble boxing gyms, Ripped Fitness, and Bikram yoga studios. In the last year, Westchester County saw the installation of more than 20 new businesses and projects that were linked to AA Jedson.
In his youth, Mike Bordes eagerly devoured his father’s Reader’s Digest how-to guides. It was a burgeoning interest that yielded his own six-person painting, plastering, and ceramic-tile business — by the time he was a high school junior.
Today, Bordes’ reach is eclectic: Rye Brook-based AA Jedson has also done numerous residential and restaurant projects, including Fortina’s Rye Brook and Brooklyn locations, Dig Inn, and Cava.
Looking forward, AA Jedson will begin work on a new project in White Plains while continuing its intensive involvement in the construction of fitness studios. “Westchester has been my home for over 20 years,” Bordes says. “To be successful within your own community is so rewarding.”