I’m going to take you back a few years. Most all of us can relate to this memory: You’re on the playground, standing in that dreaded line against the fence. Your feet are shifting back and forth, waiting, hoping for your name to be called. You’re thinking, “Please don’t let me be the last kid picked!” The two captains are choosing players who will make their team a winner. Whether it was playground kickball or sandlot baseball, we all wanted to be part of the team.
We’ve had the team concept drilled into us since we were small children. You must be a team player, be a part of the team, and more importantly, be part of the winning team! As adults, in business, managers put their teams together, spend thousands on team-building activities, and focus on surrounding themselves with the best team available in their chosen field. Whether professional sports, healthcare, or CPAs, there’s pride in putting together that winning team!
Here’s what I’ve learned in my brief stint around the construction business. When a construction company bids and wins a project, there’s a timeline of when said project should be completed. As important, if not more so, is the projected budget. Almost all construction companies “sub out” various aspects of the construction process, like excavation and electrical. This leaves them at the mercy of other companies to get the job done right, on time and on budget. We don’t think this is the best way to do business.
Remember the team captain in the school yard? Choosing each member as to have the greatest winning team on the field? Phoenix Construction Chairman and CEO Kaleb Brewer put together a team of service professionals, all under the Phoenix umbrella, who are masters in their chosen professions, and they are called Phoenix Construction Services™. This business division gives Phoenix an edge that few other construction companies have.
“Building teams that are ultimately all working together allows us to communicate more effectively, problem solve more efficiently, and execute on a higher level,” Brewer said. “Although we have done our best to control the construction process, we are not naïve enough to think that it is under control by our merit. To ensure success, we introduced the best coach of all time, Jesus Christ, to guide our team. We at Phoenix think as a team, and act as a team, because we are a team!”
When Phoenix bids a job, you’ll get our excavation services and electricians to make certain the job is done right, on time, and on budget.
Only the best got picked from against the fence. The Phoenix Construction Services™ team is in place, and ready to get in the game.
Dave Cowley is the Senior VP of Investor/Public Relations at Phoenix Construction.