Team Work = Safe Work
As we celebrate our 20th year in business, I have taken some time to reflect on the evolution of TJ Wies Contracting over the years. I am extremely proud of all of the accomplishments of the TJ Wies team. Our growth and strength is because of each and every individual who puts teamwork and customer service above their own self-interest. We are truly a team in all aspects.
Now, those of you who know me well know that I am rather uncomfortable with self-promotion. I would rather let our work and people show what we can do, instead of “tooting our own horn”. But, this month I am going to make an exception, since the TJ Wies team has earned some very high honors lately.
Within the past several weeks we have received a very prestigious award and also reached a very significant milestone, both of which revolve around safety.
On March 5th, at the AGC Convention in Las Vegas, TJ Wies Contracting was awarded second place in our division of the 15th annual AGC/Willis Construction Safety and Excellence Awards. We were second among all Specialty Contractors with between 300,000 and 500,000 annual man-hours. This is the second time that we have finished among the top three contractors in this division.
The very next week, we reached 500,000 man-hours worked without a lost time incident. In 2008, we reached 250,000 man-hours safely and then raised the bar to 500,000 man-hours. Things progressed well until 483,508 when we had to start over. As of today, we are at 530,000 and counting. Our next milestone will be to reach one million man-hours safely.
Neither of these accomplishments happened by chance. It took hard work, dedication, and commitment to the TJ Wies team by everyone on the TJ Wies team. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by the best team that our industry has produced (sorry, but I really am a little biased). To everyone on the TJ Wies team – ATTA BOY!!!
I am also proud to announce that our newly remodeled website (www.tjwies.com) is up and running. As with our company, our website has evolved to be bigger, better, and more customer friendly. This website is not a finished project; it is a living project that we will be adding to and updating on a frequent basis. Check it out and let me know what you think.
Until next time, work safe, work hard and HAVE FUN!
TJ Wies Contracting