We always want to be respectful of others in our dealings - that is obvious. What we do is not easy and we want to earn the respect of our customers and the industry we serve by way of what we do, the quality of the service we offer, the value we bring on our jobs, our interactions with our customers, and the way we represent our company. We always want to set ourselves apart.
We make no apologies for our desire for growth. We have established a market leading position nationally and we want to continue to be out in front of our competition. Part of our purpose statement is "GPRS exists to create the best opportunities for our team members." Growth is the best way to create opportunity. One of the greatest aspects of my job is to be able to reward someone who has worked hard and separated themselves with a better opportunity. It is important to note that when we talk about growth it is not just the size of our company - in terms of people or revenue. We want our people to grow as well- to be pushed and to push themselves to become better.
We believe you cannot have an exceptional company without having exceptional people. We believe a person's character is what makes them exceptional. Integrity is synonymous with character. Someone with a high level of integrity is going to do right by others even when it may never be noticed. That is important as it relates to GPRS because on 99% of the jobs we do, we will only have one person on site - it is up to that person to represent GPRS and our company well. Integrity is key.
Our services enhance the safety performance of our customers. We are hired to minimize our customers' risk when they need to work below the surface. What we do to enhance safety does not mean much if we are not conscientious of working safely ourselves. We exist to improve the safety of the construction industry - we need to lead by example in modeling that behavior.
When you are part of a team, you ideally get to a point where you look out for the best interests of your teammates. When one person needs help, their teammates are there to pick them up. We look out for one another, one person's strength compliments another's weakness. Together, we are greater than the sum of our individual parts.