2017 Tenure Awards: A Rare and Valuable Workforce
When it comes to tenure, most companies don’t go around talking about it because they don’t have it. Gone are the days when people found a job and stayed there for thirty or forty years before retirement. A steady job used to mean something. It meant a hard day’s work was rewarded and recognized. And, over time, it became more than a job. It became a home. Something not only the employee became a part of but also their family.
We recently announced our Tenure Awards at the end of 2017. These individuals have made Custom Concrete their home for a combined 125 years! And just like they grew with us, Custom Concrete grew with them. Since our founding in 1969, our workforce has grown in size and experience, making us who we are today. Even when times were tough, our team kept us going. They are so much more than employees—they’re family.
We are proud to honor the following Custom Concrete employees for their tenure with the company and commitment to providing our customers with the high-quality products and services they require and deserve.
Douglas started his career at Custom Concrete in waterproofing after a decade in the automotive industry. Today he is our crane supervisor after 30 years with Custom Concrete and a critical component of our team, especially when it comes to accurate and timely placement of wall forms for each job site..
Doug was initially hired in 1992 as the controller at Custom Concrete after working as a CPA with Whitacre Staebler & Co. and Clifton Gunderson. Today, Doug is our Chief Financial Officer. “The time I have spent at Custom Concrete has been exceptionally rewarding, on both a personal and business level. I am so thankful to be part of an organization that is truly a leader in our industry, and is providing great opportunities and success to so many people. I have enjoyed working with an incredible group of people who share tremendous passion for what we do and who operate at the highest level of character and ethics. I believe this combination is very rare in business today.”
Argus was hired as a panel truck driver 15 years ago after working as a production manager for Cooperative Seeds. Today, he is a Residential Field Representative and enjoys working with his team.
Michelle joined in 2002 as a Receptionist and Dispatch Officer. Prior to joining the Custom Concrete team, she worked for a medical software company providing on-site training and claim processing. Now a Senior Account Coordinator, Michelle’s experience is particularly helpful as we onboard new team members and taking care of basic office needs. When asked to share one reason why she’s stayed as long as she has, Michelle shared, “I have seen how everyone pulls together during hard times. Whether it’s due to the economy or something that happens in your personal life… I love the family atmosphere.”
Celebrating 25 years with Custom Concrete, Larry started his career working with our walls team. He is now our Residential Wall Supervisor and can’t imagine working anywhere else. We’re grateful he considers Custom Concrete to be his home.
Chris joined Custom Concrete as a Crane Operator 15 years ago after working for 25 years as a delivery driver for two other Central Indiana companies. Today, he is a tri-axle truck driver and wakes up each morning just as excited to start his day at Custom Concrete as he did so many years ago. “The people that own this company are some of the best people you could ever ask to work for… They give the people who work for them the opportunities to excel.”
To learn more about careers at Custom Concrete, visit http://customconcrete.com/employment/.