As we entered 2020, we were laser-focused on fulfilling our five-year strategic business plan. Before quarter one ended, our focus was stretched to include an unexpected and unknown virus rapidly spreading across the US. As the country’s economy closed down and government-ordered restrictions were put in place, we were all faced with many new challenges brought on by the pandemic. Fortunately, the construction industry was deemed essential. As we look back, it was inspiring to see how our team members and clients adapted to all the changes around us and worked together to allow our work to carry on.
We all quickly adapted to new health and safety protocols such as social distancing, daily health questionnaires, increased personal protective equipment, and environmental hygiene requirements. Even with these ever-changing expectations, our team never missed a beat.
When asked “how has The Cianbro Companies managed through this crisis?” the answer is easy: “It’s all about people.” Our team members possess grit. They know how to persevere. Working together as a team, our nimble and adaptable culture is able to quickly adjust to the many changes around us. We are a team of dedicated professionals who make a living in the construction industry; up before the sun and on the project ensuring the safe execution of work.
Across the country, team members from A/Z Corporation, Starcon, and Cianbro, worked in unison, more so than ever before in our history, diligently and creatively to deliver on our commitments to our clients. Many team members traveled farther from home to support critical projects and took on various assignments outside of their normal scope
We are so proud of what the team has accomplished this year. For many, each day brought uncertainty for what was next. Many sacrificed time away from their loved ones. Yet, they continued to support one another and overcome each challenge that the year presented. We thank them for their commitment and cooperation throughout this pandemic.
Our gratitude, however, does not stop at our team members. We would be remiss if we did not recognize the sacrifices of our team members’ families. Without the support of their loved ones, our team members could not do what they do.
We also want to thank our clients who collaboratively worked with us as partners to ensure the successful execution of work. They openly communicated their expectations, were understanding of the challenges at hand, all while respecting the health and safety protocol we deployed to ensure a safe work environment. This spirit of teamwork and commitment is what makes for successful outcomes.
We recognize 2020 was a long year. Our society witnessed tension growing within our political system, social injustice unfolding, and natural disasters devastating the gulf and west coasts. Our mental wellness has been taxed. Yet through it all, our team continued to press on.
Despite how challenging the year was, we never lost sight of our strategic plan laid out five years ago and we remained focused on fulfilling our mission of executing it successfully. Our leveraged use of new technologies and our enhanced operating procedures through our continuous improvement efforts have made The Cianbro Companies more competitive and successful.
We are excited to see what opportunities 2021 will bring and remain confident that whatever they may be, the A/Z, Cianbro, and Starcon team is ready and poised to tackle them together.
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