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Our Values

Making the Grade

Our Making the Grade program celebrates dedicated employees – the people who are Shaping the World We Live In by having an impact on the lives of others here at Brubacher, onsite, and in our communities. Each month, Brubacher team members nominate a coworker for modeling our core values and going beyond his or her job description to help our company live out our mission, vision, and values. Management then selects a winner, who receives $250 and a $500 donation to the charity of their choice.

Making the Grade: Casey O.

Casey

Casey, a pipe supervisor, is a valued Brubacher team member for over 10 years, helping to ensure safety and quality work at Brubacher. Casey is recognized by his team members and President Keith Brubacher for his honesty and sharing insight with management regarding a check which was written out to his name by mistake.

 

Integrity is one of our four core values, and we want to honor employees for having integrity and doing what is right, even when no one may be looking. Casey is a true leader, demonstrating honesty and leading by example. When asked what he values most about being part of the Brubacher team, his reply was centered around teamwork – how dedicated everyone is to the company’s mission, vision, and core values.

 

“Teamwork. It’s endless here,” Casey said. “There’s always somebody to call with whatever you need, somebody with experience and knowledge.”

 

For the recipient of the $500 to a charity of his choice, Casey chose the donation to benefit our Veterans. “This has always been important to me,” Casey said. “I feel like we owe them a lot more than what they get credit for.”

 

Brubacher provided the check to Wounded Warrior Project, an organization whose mission is to help veterans living with PTSD get back on track and become a positive force in their communities. www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

Making the Grade: Steve A.

Steve A

Steve’s career with Brubacher started over 18 years ago, and we are very grateful for his continued commitment to our company, his coworkers, and our clients. We all know he works hard on underground construction projects in his role as pipe supervisor. We also notice his level of gratitude, grit, and the impact that the team has had on him and how he views his job. 

 

“It’s about the guys. It’s about the team. Whether it’s our workers, the job site, or our company as a whole,” said Steve. “It’s really about the relationship you build with the people you work for. Really, it’s about the people.”

 

Steve was nominated by a fellow coworker for his leadership, patience, and integrity on all jobs, ensuring all crew members are safe as they work hard, especially in tough trenching situations. His ability to coach Brubacher employees in a manner that increases their understanding and skillset in the industry is also commended in Making the Grade. 

 

“I think it’s an amazing thing … to donate $500 to a charity and to have the opportunity to give back. No matter what the cause is, it’s really a cool thing that we do as a company,” Steve said.

 

Steve’s organization of choice to receive a $500 donation was The Children’s Home of Reading, a non-profit organization offering mental and behavioral health and education services to care for at-risk children, youth, and their families. Their efforts span from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh with offices in Berks County, Schuylkill County, and the greater Lehigh Valley. www.buildingkidslives.org

 

The Children’s Home of Reading is close to the heart for Steve. He and his family, one day down the road, may consider fostering through the organization.