Raleigh, NC, July 14, 2021 – RiverWild was announced as one of the Triangle Business Journal’s 2021 Best Places to Work.
You could almost feel a tangible sense of pride and overwhelming joy in our offices the morning of the announcement. The kitchen was bursting with smiles and chatter as Founder and CEO, Reid Smith, congratulated our team on being men and women worth recognizing. It was a moment of triumphant celebration recognizing not only the award, but just how far our family of brands has come.
“Seven years ago when Jaclyn and I started the company, we did it with a heart of wanting to do it differently. Not really knowing where that would take us or lead us, but just wanting to do it differently for the people we love and the people we work with. Our mission to impact and develop people has been there from day one and is something we’ve been passionate about the whole time.”
This award recognizes companies that received high marks in areas such as team effectiveness, trust with co-workers, manager effectiveness and work engagements. The winners were chosen based on an employee-survey process conducted by Quantum Workplace. Once nominated, a company had to meet a threshold in employee participation – a percentage that varies based upon the size of the company – to be eligible to be honored. Companies receive this award because their organization
“This is an award for you guys” said Reid at a company celebration. “Y’all are the best part about this place and the best parts of what we get to do every day. I’m proud of our team and want to congratulate you for creating a culture worth recognizing”
Here at RiverWild we love to celebrate employee anniversaries. Each one of these individuals contributes an immense amount of drive, knowledge, and innovation everyday. We are beyond grateful to have these hard-working people in our work family! Congratulations to the following employees that have been with the RiverWild team and family of brands for one year or more:
Intentional Adaptability is to embrace change, through mutual flexibility, strategic innovation, and purpose-driven versatility, to advance our people, products, and services.
Susan Bercaw won our January 2021 Wild Thing nomination for having intentional adaptability. She is a technology wiz that overcomes many unpredictable challenges. Through strategic innovations and solutions, she tackles these problems with an unwavering drive.
During January and February, Susan worked to move the River Wild company forward on Google Migration and setting up satellite offices, recent employees, devices for new software, and daily tasks. Through her work she values people’s needs and is willing to collaborate with others.
Susan seeks the best solution to each problem while still learning different aspects of technology herself. This drive does not stop her humble ways and giving heart. Her fellow co-workers greatly appreciate her hard work and all that she has done for the company.
Congratulations to Susan Bercaw on winning the January Wild Thing award!
To have Disciplined Execution means achieving operational excellence through safety, accountability, and an efficient, fast-paced environment. To live compassionately means having a humble and responsible approach to how we serve each other and our community.
Jessica Lloyd won our February 2021 Wild Thing nomination for having Disciplined Execution and Living Compassionately. She has gone above and beyond in various ways for getting the job done in a fast paced and efficient manner. With a giving heart, Jessica is always serving needs in our community and assisting her fellow co-workers.
Jessica is always tackling new projects with a will to win mindset. Full of knowledge outside of her role, she is very versatile and proactive, benefiting multiple brands.
This hard working mom of three makes time to excel in her role while being a great friend and co-worker. Jessica’s open heart and hard work ethic is greatly appreciated by others and the community.
She truly is a humble and kind person willing to connect and serve others. Congratulations to Jessica Lloyd, our Wild Thing award winner!
RiverWild is pleased to announce that on Monday, April 5, the Clayton Town Council reviewed and unanimously approved the Riverwood Golf Section Two development. The walkable community will consist of 726 residential units (432 single family lots, 74 townhome lots, and 220 apartments) and will include an amenity center and golf course maintenance facility.
This development will provide a variety of housing options that meet the needs of executive and local workforce in accordance with the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. The 300 acre site includes 81+ acres of open space, providing abundant recreational and lifestyle amenities throughout.
“Having grown up in this community and now raising a family here, it is a true honor to create opportunities for people to call Clayton home. As Johnston County continues to grow, it’s critical that the workforce is supported by housing and lifestyle amenities that help them plant roots and continue to contribute to our thriving community” said Reid Smith, Founder and CEO of RiverWild
“This project will bring dynamic solutions to needs that our community has expressed. We worked hard to develop a plan that would provide a walkable community with a variety of housing options, lot sizes, and desirable amenities” said Dave DeYoung, Director of Development. “This community will offer opportunities for large and small families with various income levels and at different stages in life to call Clayton home.”
“As Johnston County continues to grow, so does the need for workforce housing. With companies like Grifols, Novo Nordisk, Caterpillar and others across the County announcing expansions and new investment, it is critical that all of our towns are able to secure diverse housing options that range from executive style homes to workforce housing” added Chris Johnson, Director of Johnston County Economic Development. “This is something that Johnston County lacked until recently. Residential development is one of Johnston County’s six cylinders of economic development. Communities with diverse amenities and recreational lifestyles that families are seeking across the Triangle region, will position those to meet the growth Johnston County is seeing and will continue to witness.”
“We can’t wait to get started on this project. We’ve been working hard on this development for quite some time, collaborating with the local community and great partners to deliver a product that we believe will make a difference.” – Reid Smith, Founder and CEO of RiverWild
Riverwood Golf Section Two is set to begin construction in late 2021 or early 2022.
We are excited to announce our summer internship program! This isn’t your ordinary internship (as you can see from the video) – this is a hands-on, seat at the table, get your hands dirty type of internship.
Why our internship program is different:
You’ll participate in actual meetings helping us make decisions that propel our companies forward.
Over the summer you’ll receive training and guidance from multiple key stakeholders and executives.
At the end of the program, you’ll have a Wild Project that you can proudly say “I did this!”