Prevost Constructions's Core Values
Currently celebrating 25 years as a family owned general contractor, the faces of our employees and customers have changed over the years, but the original core values of Prevost have remained true. Founded in 1989 by John Prevost, the original concept of the company was to provide a future for the Prevost family. I was 21 at the time, with my 3 year old brother, Taylor Prevost, as the future generation that perhaps would someday work in the family business.
So began the family-focused, small company beginnings of Prevost Construction with core values that comprised of providing excellent customer service, honoring our commitments, and maintaining long term relationships. We decided in January to dedicate 2014 to "our people, our culture" - as I've come to realize that true business success comes from the people you "keep" in the company. While we've experienced ups and downs along with every other business over the past couple of cycles, we've retained some key employees that have passed the test of time. They continue to embody our original core values and exemplify behaviors that have contributed to our success in recent years. Since we are so adept at renovating commercial buildings, I decided it was time to "renovate & re-invigorate" the core values at Prevost Construction this year. It was an exciting, nine month long process that culminated this past September with an unveiling at our third quarter all hands meeting.
In reflecting on the process of what it took to get to this point, I realized that I learned a lot about the true culture of this company, about myself, and most importantly, being true to our family values. When we unveiled the new core values, it felt like taking out a favorite pair of shoes that you hadn't worn in a while. That pair of shoes that you kind of forgot you had, and then remembering why they were your favorite shoes all along. They're comfortable, they fit just right, and they make you feel incredibly good when you wear them. I've truly enjoyed the experience of this process and am extremely happy with the result. Core values that truly define who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. Feel free to read more on the attached link or experience for yourselves the next time you interact with anyone on the Prevost team.