Like myself, Joel grew up on a farm. Starting out as a project at the age of 17, growing into an impactful family business in South Carolina. Coming up on 25 years, with 3 divisions now and over 100 employees, this is NOT your typical construction company! A privilege to share this conversation and learn from Joel, on why his people and the community, are not only the foundation of his company, but also the results!
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2:05 – spending more time with your people than you do your family, and when you look forward to helping your people personally and professionally, it no longer feels like a job
4:30 – sometimes things evolve on their own, neighbour to neighbour
5:10 – changed 10 years ago our mission, from providing quality construction service, to wanting to have a positive influence, insight from John Maxwell – 15 invaluable laws of growth
6:10 – challenges turn into growth opportunities, with turnover less than 5% extremely low for the industry, care for the employees! Not the highest paid, but fair, honest, and enjoyable to be around
8:30 – life is too short to put on a show, what transparency looks like in an owner
10:30 – start the morning with a devotional, keep the big thing the big thing
11:00 – Values, respect, innovation, safety, and ethics RISE
11:50 – Hard to find employees like ours – ask Chick-fil-A – Stopped focusing on the resume and skills, and now hire people that want to be part of a team and the right culture fit
14:35 – Referrals from employees still number one, and encourage team members to share and use social media
16:15 – When you are engaged you can grow – Challenge is not getting the business, getting more great people- watch the video focused on their employees the video is real
18:05 – Whole lot easier to be yourself, what is the impact you are having on other people. To break down the walls, you must be open yourself
19:10 – have a positive impact on as many people as we can
19:30 – can deal with mistakes, not a lack of integrity
21:01 – on-boarding new employees is like your relationship with your wife, create opportunities for fellowship and personal interactions to build relationships
22:30 – Community dedication started from the Bible, keeps the mindset of doing for others
24:46 – What do you want your tombstone to say between the dates? What do you want to be remembered by?