As our fourth Beyond the Build week comes to a close, we reflect on this time we have had to appreciate our company, our communities, and our co-ownership. Perhaps more than ever before, this celebration provided a vital connection between employees.
Starting on Monday, September 28, our jobsites and offices began sporting Beyond the Build banners and posters. In honor of our transition to 100% ESOP, our ESOP Communications Committee members and additional helpers delivered sweet treats to our jobsites in throughout the Midwest and Southeast between September 30 and October 1.
Part 2 of our Beyond the Build week revolves around giving back to our communities. The Indianapolis office participated in a donations drive benefitting the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF). Items were collected items through October 3, and together we were able to donate more than 3,000 canned goods, clothing, and hygiene items. The Charlotte office partnered with Charlotte Mechanical for their annual coat drive that started September 1 and will go until November 13. During the week, the office supplied 35 coats.
Typically to round out this week of camaraderie and celebration, we will host a large event to thank our employees for all of their hard work throughout the year. Unfortunately, COVID-19 prevented us from meeting up in our traditional manner, so we had to improvise and get creative! Indianapolis employees and their families met up on Saturday, October 3, at Tibbs Drive-in Theatre, for a socially distanced evening. Those located outside of the Indianapolis region received a movie night-themed gift basket sent to their homes.
Though we had to adapt our plans from our conventional Beyond the Build week, we accomplished the same goals. We celebrated what makes Shiel Sexton unique – our company, our communities, and our co-ownership.