Beyond the Build

Customer Relationships

Beyond Breakfast

Sometime ago, shortly after I read a book by Peter Drucker, I wrote a post about company culture. One of the most powerful quotes I took from that read was, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” In today’s environment where we are hearing about employee shortages, high turnover and “quiet quitting,” that sentiment seems more relevant than ever.

Company Culture is, in many ways, one of the foundation blocks of successful companies. Loosely defined, we’re talking about the shared values and practices that define an organization, both internally for employees and externally as part of public image. This is a big deal in recruiting. The more well-defined a company’s culture is, the more likely they are to attract and retain top talent that prioritizes shared values. Bottom line: Great companies or organizations have their own unique culture, which will empower and motivate.

Whenever we bring on a new team member, our goal is to be upfront about the emphasis we place on relationships with our customers, our subcontractors and the many professionals who work together to ensure a job run properly from start to finish. We care about our community and each other. Getting us all on the same page up front helps everyone involved be as successful as possible.

Merrill Stewart Jr.

Merrill Stewart is Founder and CEO of The Stewart/Perry Company, a commercial building contractor based in Birmingham.