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Ten Questions Construction Company Leaders MUST Ask about their Training Programs

How does training your workforce…

improve the quality of your work product?

increase your productivity and bottom line?

reduce turnover, absenteeism and rework?

create a safer work environment?

reduce your punch list and warranty calls?

provide opportunities for employee growth and advancement?

strengthen employee loyalty and commitment?

lead to higher levels of customer satisfaction?

help ensure your future success?

Education, training and career development are a win-win-win for our company. Investing in our people has produced the following results:

  • For the last five years, we continue to stay below the industry average of a 1.0 Experience Modification Rate. Our people are working smarter and safer, which reduces the amount of risk on the job, and reduced insurance premiums save the company money.
  • Our trained workers ask fewer questions and are more likely to get the job done right the first time, on-time and within budget.
  • By providing opportunities for growth and training, our employees stay committed and loyal.

In 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the average number of years wage and salary workers stay with their current employer was 4.6. We currently have 42 full-time employees who have stayed dedicated to our company for over 15 years!

James Perry, a Shapiro & Duncan Service Technician, is one example of how training pays off. With the help of Shapiro & Duncan, and his hard work and dedication to his apprenticeship training, he became valedictorian of his class. Watch his speech here.

On September 10th, our Vice President of Business Development, Mark Drury will be
joining a number of panelists including Scott Vossler (Fougler-Pratt
Contracting, LLC), Paul Elias (The JBG Companies, Inc.), Lewis Brown ( Former
Director DC Office of Apprenticeship), Pablo Pineda (Graduate Apprentice) to
speak on the benefits of craft training. You can register for this event here.

We work with a number of training programs in order to accommodate the needs of our employees recognizing that time and location are critical when you live in the DC metropolitan region. We participate in apprenticeship programs which are recognized as industry leaders in order to provide our employees with the best training possible.

We highly recommend students and construction companies consider investing in the following 4-year programs: