We recently met for our annual State of the Company address on February 15. The gathering provides an opportunity to discuss our accomplishments from the past year and our goals as we continue along the road ahead. I’ve highlighted a few moments from the meeting.
Where We’ve Been
2016 was a great year for Shiel Sexton. The concrete division had a major year as they completed more concrete projects than ever before and filled in third-party work. The Support Services staff grew to be an integral part of the construction process, as clients and owners are frequently expecting updated schedules and distinguished models of their buildings in real time.
On September 30, 2016 we became a 100% ESOP Company, which was a historic step for Shiel Sexton. The decision to become an employee-owned company did not happen overnight; it was a transition that had been in the works for more than five years.
We also unveiled the Expect More campaign, which embodies the values Shiel Sexton strives to bring to every project. With this mantra, we were able to honor a culture that values the positive experience we provide to clients.
Where We’re Headed
With 2017 comes a new host of opportunities and challenges. We look forward to beginning projects that will have a major impact on the landscapes of their respective cities.
Honors and Awards
Our State of the Company address also includes an award ceremony that acknowledges those who go above and beyond to exude the values of Shiel Sexton. We presented four awards to employees who demonstrate our company culture exceptionally,
Project Manager Dave Taylor was the 2016 Timothy J. Sexton Citizenship Award recipient, as he continually seeks to improve the community we live in through a variety of activities. Dave’s many interests include supporting the students at Providence Christo Rey High School and coaching athletics at Cathedral High School.
The Rising Star Award is given to both a field and office employee who epitomize what it means to be a great employee. Their dedication to a quality product is a huge asset to the company. We were proud to recognize Justin Reitz as this year’s field workforce winner, and Project Manager John Matson as our office and management winner.
Shiel Sexton’s Richard C. Shiel Award of Excellence is another honor in which we recognize both a field and office employee for their dedication both to their roles and the company. In the field, Raoul De La Croix is an employee who will go to any length to ensure a project is completed with all of the quality we promise to our clients. His integrity is immeasurable. Senior Accounting Manager Gretchen Fuelling is another Shiel Sexton employee whose professionalism and consistency has pushed our company to be the best it can be. Her knowledge and experience been a major component of many of our projects succeeding.
The Innovation Award received a new name to honor our late friend and coworker, Gil Hutchins. Gil was a brilliant mind who helped deliver a multitude of successful projects during his career at Shiel Sexton. This year, the Gil Hutchins Innovation Award was given to the drivers of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan, including Kris Altice, Dan Murphy, Mike Dilts, and Ben Wilhelm. Their vision for this company will truly lead us into the next – and better – era of Shiel Sexton.
Congratulations to all of our winners!
The SCOOP | March 2017