Building a Stronger Community and a Better Custom Concrete
Here at Custom Concrete we believe in the power of the group. Whether it’s the team pouring the foundation on a job site or the group planning our annual Christmas Breakfast, we’re better when we work together. That’s one of the main reasons why we participate in workforce development initiatives in Central Indiana—because together we can make a bigger impact than we possibly could on our own.
Jobs exist right here, right now in Indiana and the construction industry in particular is experiencing an uptick in business. In fact, we have so many opportunities we lack enough applicants to fill the openings. An influx in the populations of Hamilton and Boone Counties in recent years has resulted in the need for more homes, more multi-family complexes, and more senior living facilities. As a result, builders as well as companies like Custom Concrete are having trouble recruiting enough skilled laborers to get the work done.
And Indiana is not alone. In the San Francisco Bay Area, more and more people are flocking to Silicon Valley and the career opportunities available there. And there aren’t enough construction workers to build them homes. In fact, some builders are bringing in workers from as far away as Seattle—that’s over 800 miles away and is almost the equivalent to companies in Indianapolis bringing in workers from New Orleans!
And while building homes and providing jobs is good for the economy and our community as a whole, we would prefer to hire young talent and skilled workers right here in our backyard. So, we have been working alongside some of our industry partners, state agencies, school districts, and local not-for-profit organizations to build awareness of the career opportunities that exist within construction and become a resource for those who are interested in learning more.
Not only do we attend career fairs and other similar events hosted by high schools and community partners, but we are also active participants in the Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program and Build Your Future here in Indiana, to name a few. While we have hired people from events hosted by organizations like these, we focus quite a bit on youth development and career pathways as well. And in partnership with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, we know we can build a stronger Indiana together.
We’re excited about the future! If our involvement in these wonderful programs and initiatives has taught us anything, it’s that children still dream of working with their hands, people do want to own a sense of accomplishment at the end of a hard day’s work, and Hoosiers never back down from a challenge.
And while we’re busy spreading the word about workforce opportunities and careers at Custom Concrete, we’re also building career paths for our current employees—our team. Because their success is our success and we’re committed to laying the foundation for quality not only in our work but also for our people. So, we’re pleased to announce the following promotions and new hires. Together, we’re making Custom Concrete, our community, and our state better.
- Alicia Mathew has been with Custom Concrete since 2014 and was our dispatch supervisor before being promoted to junior commercial estimator this year.
- Joel Alson has been a field representative for many years and has, in fact, been with us for 15 years now. He was recently promoted to field representative supervisor.
- We’re excited to welcome our new Chief Commercial Estimator Dan Bulger to the team! Dan has an extensive background in the construction industry, from general contracting to international consulting.
- In addition to Dan, Laci Miller has joined the Custom family as a receptionist after mastering her customer service skills in the banking industry.
With the right people onboard, we can make a difference. To learn more about careers at Custom Concrete and our employment philosophy visit our Careers page and take a moment to follow us on Facebook, where we will post all upcoming career fair events and community initiatives dedicated to workforce development.