RiverWild Celebrates Women in Construction Week

RiverWild Celebrates Women in Construction Week

Today RiverWild celebrated National Women in Construction Week and International Women’s Day by honoring women who have recently been promoted within the RiverWild family of brands.

The five newly-promoted managers, Christine, Fayre, Megan, Brittany, and Danielle, all started with the company around the same time as coordinators. Each of the leaders has “earned her stripes” through hard work and dedication exhibiting RiverWilds core values: Will to Win, Intentional Adaptability, Living Compassionately, and Disciplined Execution.

Women in the construction field

“Jaclyn and I couldn’t be more proud of each of these women who are integral to our companies. There are not a lot of women in construction, and it’s even rarer to see them in leadership roles. We have some tenacious women working here who have earned every bit of this respect and appreciation.” – Reid Smith

Read more about the stories of RiverWild leaders here.

Tucker Hobbs: 2021 Annual Wild Factor Award Winner

Tucker Hobbs: 2021 Annual Wild Factor Award Winner

Congratulations to Tucker Hobbs on winning the 2021 Annual Wild Factor Award! 

Tucker Hobbs is an excellent example of what it means to be WILD. Now with a navy hard hat, his teammates can look up to Tucker, his leadership, and his knowledge on ways to apply our core values every day.

Two summers ago, Tucker was only an intern. Developing a will to win, he worked alongside Nick Kerley. He has grown tremendously at what he does helping him earn a promotion to the coordination level. Each day his grit, determination, and mission to impact and develop people shine through his work. 

Bringing that W to work allowed Tucker to be impacted and developed by others with more experience and is willing to be taught. He even turned down an opportunity to go on the project coordination team to gain field experience and grow his career in the field. 

Being intentionally adaptable can also be seen in Tucker. From different crews, job sites, and roles, his flexibility allowed for greater success. With each project, Tucker embraces change and holds himself accountable. 

Working alongside his teammates, Tucker lives compassionately. You can see how much he cares about our people and company. 

His disciplined execution stands out as he embraces a safety mindset. He tries each day to be efficient, especially with our fast-paced culture. 

Providence is so grateful for all that Tucker has done for the company. From intern to full time he brought that W while being impacted and developed. 

Congratulations to Tucker Hobbs on a job well done!

Marcos Orozco: December 2021 Wild Factor Award Winner

Congratulations to Marcos Orozco for winning our 2021 December Wild Factor Award!

Marcos has brought an infectious attitude since day one. He came to providence 2 ½ years ago willing to learn and grow in the field. 

His enthusiasm for excellence as an operator shows through his hard work and dedication to his job. Working on the clearing crew, he faced many challenges but overcame them with strength and smiles. 

His hard work paid off as he is now promoted to the Coordinator role. Every day he embraces the culture of Providence and all of our core values. 

Congratulations to Marcos on a job well done! 

Austen Jones: November 2021 Wild Factor Award Winner

To have a Will to Win means to be a self-starter with an unwavering drive who competes to achieve success.

Austen Jones won our 2021 November Wild Factor Award. He is dedicated to his job each day. As a member of the grading crew, he strives to grow. He started at the level of roller operator, off-road truck driver to smaller equipment, operated a rock hammer, is in the process of learning GPS and positioning himself for growth with a knowledge and understanding of large grading projects.

Learning and trying new things show off Austen’s unwavering drive. It is a consistent hustle and motivation in order to better himself and the company. With this drive, he has achieved success through the challenging year of 2021. 

Seen in Austen’s hard work is a hint of intentional adaptability. Not only did Austen embrace change but figured out ways to advance the team and company. His teamwork was outstanding! 

Congratulations to Austen Jones on receiving the 2021 November Wild Factor Award!

Chad Hollifield: October 2021 Wild Factor Award Winner

Intentional adaptability means ​​consciously embracing change, through mutual flexibility, strategic innovation, and purpose-driven versatility, to advance our people, products, and services. 

Chad Hollifield won our 2021 October Wild Factor award for intentional adaptability. At the beginning of his career here, he worked on the farm. By embracing change, he moved to operate multiple vehicles for the logistics team. 

With evolving roles, Chad is flexible and versatile, helping his teammates along the way. He knows how to advance in certain areas no matter the challenge or title. 

Congratulations to Chad on winning the October Wild Factor award! 

Paul Smart: March 2021 Wild Thing Award Winner

Paul Smart: March 2021 Wild Thing Award Winner

To have a Will to Win is to be a self starter with unwavering drive who competes to achieve success. It’s about that “it” factor; it’s being self motivated in a way that pushes your whole team to achieve success.

Paul Smart won our March 2021 Wild Thing award for having a Will to Win. He is a self-starter, always finding the next thing to do without being told. This drive and dedication is brought to the table every day.  

Paul adapted quickly to his new role as he continues to learn new skills. Patience while teaching new hires comes easy to Paul as he is a hard-working teammate. He executes each task efficiently and is not afraid to jump in and help out his teammates when needed. 

This excellent communicator accomplished many estimates with very few mistakes. He strives to be the best at his job and as a team player. 

He is an essential member to the Providence Construction team. Congratulations to Paul Smart, our March Wild Thing award winner!