For many, September 21 is just a date at the end of a month. But for us, it is a day of beginning. The day on which the late Mr. C.M. John, our founder, was born in 1892 Chettupuzhakaran house, which is an aristocrat family in Thrissur.
Service was his life from beginning to end. Starting his career as a reputed teacher in Trichur, he soon found a much bigger cause calling for him. It was a tough time when allopathic drugs were great in demand but nowhere available. There wasn’t a single drug store in the district dispensing them. That was when Mr. John decided to dedicate his life to the desperate need of the time. Hence born the oldest medical shop in Trichur. The year was 1924 and with only a handful of companies producing them in the state, acquiring medicines was not so easy. But that wasn’t a reason big enough to stop him from his mission. He collected medicines from neighboring states and compounded them to the exact weight and formula prescribed by the doctors. Determination paid off. This sheer commitment and compassion is our prized legacy.
Big dreams complemented by bigger efforts make success stories. However, what made Mr. John’s success a different one was the integrity and innovativeness with which he approached virtuous initiatives. These attributes of him contributed a major share in the formation of several financial institutions of that time, including Catholic Syrian Bank Ltd, The South Indian Bank Ltd, Popular Kuries, Kshemavilasam Company Ltd, Dharmodayam Company, Oriental Kuries etc.
Later, his son, Mr. C.J. Joseph, Stepped into his shoes making the noble enterprise initiated by Mr. John touch new horizons with the establishment of its thriving sister concerns. C.J. Joseph & Sons-- an exclusive paper merchandise dealing concern started in 1975, The Josephsons Building Complex-- a grand edifice housing a number of business concerns at Erinjeri Angadi, Josephsons Office Equipments established in 1985--- first of its kind in Trichur and still a big name among office equipment and computer consumable dealers, Alice Legacy, a magnificent apartment edifice at Ekkanda Warrier road, in the heart of the city, etc. are among them.
Having years of glorious credibility behind it, the saga of service still goes on with the third generation undertaking, with the recent boom in construction related activities in Kerala, came the need for specialized drawing equipments of world class standard.
The establishment of advanced engineering drawing equipments store in Thrissur has become a necessity. To achieve the standard of Thrissur, Mr. C.J. John, grandson of Mr. C.M. John, is initiating to establish, first of its kind Thrissur, an expansive house stocks all the technical drawing equipments and drafting tools right from the technical drawing pens to seam rippers and metal clamps.
This exclusive store is soon to be opened. Following the great footsteps, commitment is what led us this far and your love and recognition is what fuels us to go the extra mile. It’s our pleasure to cordially invite you to grace the auspicious occasion of the inauguration of this brand new venture - JOSEPHSONS ENGINEERING DRAWING EQUIPMENTS. With your kind patronage, support and cooperation, we can go forth even farther, together.
Born in an aristocratic family in Thrissur, Mr. C.J. John, Chettupuzhakaran completed schooling and college at St. Thomas College High school, Thrissur and post-graduation from Madras University.
After education Mr. John started his career by helping his father in the family business, that’s a retail medical shop in Thrissur town, by the name M/s C.M.John & Sons, Chemists & Druggists, the enterprise started by his grandfather Mr. C.M. John in the year 1924.
After many years of running the medical retailing business, Mr. John started his own business in 1975, dealing in the retailing of all kinds of printing and writing paper in Thrissur town, named C.J.Jopesh & Sons.
In the year 1981 when his father expired he took charge of all the business establishments and also the family matters, with the kind blessings and advises of their beloved mother Mrs. Alice Joseph. In 1985 he started a new establishment with his younger brothers, merchandised exclusively in office stationary and related articles by the name Josephsons office Equipments, first of its kind enterprise in Thrissur town.
Also in the year 1990, Mr John started one more institution along with his brothers, in the name C.M.Johns Diagnostic services- a modern computerized medical laboratory for testing blood etc. Offers at most accuracy in clinical diagnostics results.
After one decade all the four brothers partitioned and each of them has owned each shop establishments.
In the recent year (2015) Mr. C.J. John has started a new exclusive store of his own, mainly deals with engineering drawing articles by the name Josephsons Engineering Drawing Equipments.
He has also headed several private limited institutions dealing with chit business and some charitable institutions also.
Mr.John married a science graduate from Mampilly house of North Paravur, and having two children.
The eldest is a girl and she is a software engineer, working in Infosys Bangalore since 2004. Married to Mr.Jijo George (M.Tech.), of Mundadan Family, Angamaly, working at Nutcracker Ltd., Bangalore, having two children.
The second is a boy, Mr.Joseph, a software engineer. He had his schooling at Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Thrissur and B Tech degree from Jyothy Engineering College, Thrissur and had two certifications in International Health and Safety practitioner’s course at Abu Dhabi. Worked at Technical support field at Bangalore and worked as safety officer at Abu Dhabi. Now working as Senior Safety Advisor at Laing O’ Rourke Middle East Holdings LTD, Dubai.