Entries by Angel-Lee Jensen

Increased Vocational Classes in Indiana

Last week the Indianapolis Business Journal featured an article discussing an increased national and state focus on career and technical education. The article noted that during the 2013-2014 school year (the last for which numbers were immediately available), 8,400 graduates had earned at least one industry certification, license or industry-recognized credential. That’s 11 percent more than the year before…

Welcome to the Team!

We have added Angel-Lee Jensen as Receptionist and Special Projects Coordinator to our family here at Custom Concrete! Angel-Lee will be playing a key role assisting Custom Concrete executives with special projects and fulfilling a new forward-facing role for the company as well…

Welcome to the Team!

Westfield, Ind.-based quality concrete foundations contractor Custom Concrete has added former United States Marine Corps Combat Engineer and Construction Chief Chuck Haberman as Onboarding Coordinator. From sourcing and recruiting new employees to onboarding, training and development, Haberman will be playing a key role as Custom Concrete continues to grow and be a destination for job seekers throughout the metro Indianapolis area…

Skilled Trade Jobs

Today’s installment is indeed about a hot topic – myths around skilled trade jobs. It’s a subject I’m passionate about.

I strongly believe that attending a four-year college isn’t the only path to success for our young adults. A career in a skilled trade can be just as rewarding in terms of personal happiness and financial reward, but who’s sharing that fact with our middle school and high school students these days? Not many are, and often not even guidance counselors or parents. The next generation of workers’ career path hinges on the advice they receive or don’t receive in high school.  While Mike Rowe is doing a stand-up job, more of us could be spreading the word and opening eyes to the fact that there are more opportunities out there than 4+ years of college debt and a desk job…

[In the News] The Shift to Multi-Family Real Estate

Did you know multi-family real estate is one the fastest-growing sectors in the country right now? In fact, investment hit a record $43 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015, and multi-family units now account for more than one-third of all new housing.

Shifting lifestyles in the U.S. have sent demand for rentals through the roof. America’s rental population is expected to grow by 4.2 million people between 2015 and 2025, according to a recent Harvard study…

New Year, New You

The Custom Concrete team is pleased to announce Dave Abbitt as the overall winner of our “New Year, New You” wellness contest. As part of our corporate wellness strategy and in partnership with our employee benefits firm, American Health & Wellness Group (AHW), we launched a fun and innovative 12 week wellness program in January called “New Year, New You”…