BJ Hughes

BJ Hughes President VIcom
BJ Hughes


A native of Virginia, B.J. has over 20 years of experience as a business owner and entrepreneur. Growing up around a family of entrepreneurs and amongst hardworking community, B.J got his first job at the age of twelve running the local paper routes in town learning quickly about product delivery and customer service. Over the years he’s also worked in retail, automotive, farming and in the family restaurant business. He was fortunate to grow up in an environment of mentors that taught him that discipline and hard work pays off! B.J co-founded and remained in leadership at multiple successful businesses in Hampton Roads including VIcom and iSoft. As part of the leadership team, these companies represent the single largest, and most diverse collection of integrated systems and communication experts in Virginia. His greatest strengths are his enthusiasm, loyalty and approachability. Equally as important, B.J enjoys being a leader, particularly developing and seeing his fellow employee owners succeed.

What is your favorite book?

Great by Choice by Jim Collins. This book reconfirmed the impact incredible discipline has on our businesses. I believe that we should never rely on luck or chance to take care of things, maximize them by working hard instead.

What is the best piece of advice ever given to you?

Anytime things would get hard I recall my father telling me that if it was easy everybody would be doing it. He would also say that by the inch it’s a synch by the yard is hard. These quotes have made a significant positive impact on both my life and my career.