I’m tasked with keeping everyone on task, so my days start early. I’m on site reviewing our team’s construction progress from the past day and for the current day at 6am every day – it’s all about the game plan. There’s always adjustments to be made so that we can build our houses on schedule and meet our key deadlines – cause we build them fast, really fast. But that doesn’t mean that’s our only focus.
It takes a lot of work to keep a team of our size moving forward, focused and happy – and it’s often the little things that make a big difference. We try to teach our newer crew members something every day. We’ve got a lot of experienced trades guys – people that have been working in their field for a long time. These guys have lots of knowledge, so we get them to teach our new and younger team members something new every day. I do this, our foremen do this, our supervisors do this, our journeymen and seniors guys do this because every bit helps our entire team become stronger and build better.
We’ve got the best crew around. Innovative seems to attract the best caliber of people and we’re lucky to have all of them. Our guys and girls are hard-working and loyal to the team – they work in the wind, rain, snow, and heat so that we can carry on to our next projects. We have lots of laughs, which makes the work even better. It’s a great team and everyone gets along well on and off the site; the staff at Bridges is getting used to our crew too – we’ve been going there for years now at the end of our workday.
What I do for a living is not much different than many others out there – but I’ve chosen to continue doing it at Innovative Residential because I’m able to really make a difference here; everyone is. I used to think that the only reason I went to work was to make money, but making money doesn’t define why I am doing the work. When I started working at Innovative I began to understand why I went to work every day. Everyone deserves a home they can call their own, a place where they can raise a family and create memories. That’s what we’re doing at Innovative – we’re building homes and communities for good, hard-working families that need them most. I believe in what this company stands for and the people that work here believe in it as well. That’s why I build at Innovative.