What better way to spend the end of the week than hanging out with a few thousand middle school students?
Our RiverWild team was honored to participate in JoCo Works, an industry-led event for 8th grade students to inspire what’s possible for the future workforce. This in-person career exploration event was set up at Johnston Community College, where over 3,000 young men and women interacted with various industries.
We had a blast talking about the endless possibilities in a construction career, and the impact of choosing the right community for employment. From equipment testing, to prize wheel spinning, to countless questions answered (if you know, you know!) these students explored it all with our crew.
This program honors the area’s most dynamic privately held companies. RiverWild is honored to be one of these “50 companies that are the heartbeat of the Triangle’s growing economy. They are creating jobs, entering new markets and implementing immersive workforce cultures.”
“Jaclyn and I are so proud of our hard-working, tenacious team. Without them the growth and success of our family of brands would have never been possible,” said Reid, Founder and CEO of RiverWild. “Being locally owned and operated is something we’ve always been proud of; living in the community we work in, and being deeply invested in it’s growth and vitality. We’re excited for the days ahead and can’t wait to see where this WILD crew goes next!”
The excitement of our WILD employees filled the kitchen once again this past week. Smiling ear to ear, everyone gathered together to celebrate our second win at the title for Best Places to Work!
Our company is so proud of this achievement and we wanted to recognize not only the award, but how far our family of brands has evolved over the years. Founder and CEO, Reid Smith, shared a message recognizing and congratulating our team on their hard work and dedication.
“If our mission statement is to impact and develop people, then this is something we’ve got to take pride in. To win and do something like this has more to do with you guys than it does anything else.” – Reid Smith
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
“As we say a lot, housing and construction is what we do, but it’s not why we do it” said Reid. “This is why we do it. It’s nice to be here and be able to celebrate it and see it come to fruition. This is why we’re here.”