Anniversary Story

Loving What You Do

Workplace culture plays a huge role in the success of an organization and its team members. We foster an environment of support and challenge, of camaraderie and collaboration. That’s the big picture perspective of how we operate as an organization. The reason we’re successful at that level is because the same thing is happening across our sectors and business units.

Our Corporate Interiors sector is a great example of camaraderie that creates trust, and a high functioning team.  They take our work hard, play harder approach to a new level, putting a big emphasis on building genuine connections within their teams.  

“We work incredibly hard, and often long hours,” said Senior Project Manager Luke Marshall. “To succeed under pressure, it’s essential to be able to trust one another.” For his team and others in the sector, that comes through office challenges and annual outings to reinforce the relationships forged on the job.

“It’s easy to feel job fatigue with the volume and frequency of projects the Interiors team builds,” continued Jordan McLean, Senior Project Manager. “While the pace takes getting used to, taking time out with teammates to let off some steam not only helps new team members adjust, it allows all of us to get to know one another on a more personal level.”

These outings and events— including annual weekends in the Shenandoah Mountains, paintball battles, ski trips, golf challenges, and yard games—have become a tradition for the Corporate Interiors sector. “The activities we choose for ourselves are definitely fun; however they serve a greater purpose, too. We get the chance to see our teammates react in challenging environments, other than construction,” said Jordan.

For Jordan, Luke and other leaders in the sector, the aim is to build a strong, capable group and to empower them for future opportunities. “We want our people to know each other, but we also want them to know themselves,” said Luke. “That helps us, as leaders, better manage our team members and set them up to grow and improve in their roles.”