In the construction business, we often see the money chasers. You know who they are—they’re the guys that jump from job to job, moving to wherever and whoever will pay them the most. They stay for a couple of months or maybe a year, then they’re off and running again looking for their next big score.
The problem with that, however, is that these guys are living in the short term and not planning for the future. Sure, it’s true…there are other companies that pay more than Grade Tech. They dangle that big money out for all to see, but what they don’t tell you is that their benefits suck and that in six months, you’ll be laid off. After a while, that merry-go-round gets old and it is hard to provide a steady living for a family.
At Grade Tech, we believe in hiring those with a career growth mindset—those who may sacrifice a couple of bucks in the beginning, but stick around to reap the rewards of top-notch benefits, steady, year-round work, the opportunity to build a lifelong, well-paying career, and give back to non-profits of their choice.
We want “A” players who want to work hard and learn the ins and outs of this business to build success. We want those who are in it for the long haul, who want to climb the ladder and grow into a lifelong career. In return, we offer great pay, comprehensive benefits and opportunity galore—all the things upon which you can build your life and family.
To that end, we work hard to find employees that have a positive mindset; those that work well with others, and are willing to learn from those around them and to teach those who are just starting out. Our goal is to provide a consistent, well-paying career for those who want to be a part of the team. For those who are willing to put in the time and effort to build their skills, the sky’s the limit!
Whether the goal is to advance to a higher position or build experience and someday open a business of their own, our guys benefit from the company culture and benefits at Grade Tech – and yes, they also benefit from the pay, which is higher than the average in Utah.
Rory reiterates the importance of consistency and learning on the job. “Of all the guys we hire or come through here, there’s nobody I can’t send out to the field, for the most part, and build them up. There’s great benefit to learning the right way and building from it,” he says. “As a leader, if you can’t take what’s given to you and build on it, you’re just pigeonholed in your job for the rest of your life.”
It’s worth it to embrace long term thinking vs. just working for the raise. If you want to give the career thing a chance—it will take you farther than you ever dreamed and be well worth the few dollars you’re sacrificing in the beginning.