I truly believe that a successful commercial roofing company is one that cares about more than just making money. Spokane Roofing Company strives to hire the best employees and to develop a company culture that encourages them to stick around, while doing their best work.
Employees are hard to come by in the skilled trades, where the physical demands frequently make it challenging to retain good folks. So, I believe that it is important for everyone at Spokane Roofing to feel respected and to know that they are an important part of our organization. We need to have a positive company culture, to grow the business. I believe that we can compete with bigger, national roofing companies by thinking outside of the box.
That means treating our employees well. Money is one part of the equation. The prevailing wage in the commercial roofing industry is between $40 and $80 an hour, depending upon experience and expertise. Thinking outside of the box also means providing a stable, safe environment for our workers, ensuring that they are satisfied with their job and have the opportunity to grow as people.
Doing those things gives me the most satisfaction. I have always had that mindset, but now Spokane Roofing Company is in a position to offer a top wage and to have our employees involved in the business, in a way that encourages emotional buy-in and promotes job satisfaction. We will always have issues to address, of course, but I want everyone to feel that they can be part of the solution.
Our employee morale right now is the best I have ever seen it. We are retaining the employees we want to retain, by making innovations that show we care about them and their lives. You should not be a manager, unless you think that your job is to give employees the tools that they want and need to be successful.
Company Culture Aligns With 7 Core Values
Our company culture aligns with our seven core values:
- Honesty – A facet of moral character that implies positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness; honesty also involves being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere
- Professionalism — The skill, good judgment, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well
- Dynamic – Characterized by constant change, activity, or progress; positive in attitude and full of energy and new ideas
- Streamline – Modernize, organize, and to make simpler or more efficient
- Innovative – Introduce new ideas; original and creative in thinking, featuring new methods; advanced and
- Invested — Devote (one’s time, effort, or energy) to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result
- Consistent — Acting or doing in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate.
We think about these core values a lot. It is important to me for everyone in our company, from the office to the rooftop, to know them. Nothing matters to me as much as our core values, and our work must line up with them. I believe that is the best way to build our business.
Success Starts With Hiring Good People
My philosophy is to hire good people. We give them a job title that defines their role within the company, along with the specific functions and duties associated with that title. Organization and defined structure are necessary for a successful business; people want and need guidelines.
Having a stable work force enables Spokane Roofing Company to take on larger and more complex commercial roofing projects. It inspires confidence in our employees, when they know they can depend upon one another. It inspires confidence in our clients, when they know they are getting more than their money’s worth, from professional roofers who are experts at what they do and enjoy doing it.
I recently read a quote from J.J. Watt that I think is really true:
Success isn’t owned. It’s leased, and rent is due every day. Making a business work is a daily challenge, and effective communication at every level is key. The only way to grow our company is to have a happy staff, who are both good roofers and good people. I believe we are getting better at success every day.
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Last Modified: September 5, 2019