St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

Around here, we Work Hard Play Hard, and what better opportunity to do that than a festive holiday. Our team was channeling the Luck of the Irish on Wednesday as we dressed up to win prizes and enjoyed a festive lunch of corned beef and cabbage and shepherds pie.

Congratulations to Josh Cote, who won our most festive team mate award!

Jamal Barbour: 2020 Annual Wild Factor Winner

Jamal Barbour: 2020 Annual Wild Factor Winner

Once per year, we select someone from our Building Team as the annual Wild Factor award winner. This is considered a great honor in our company, as it signifies that the individual has exemplified all of our core values and is considered to be the WILDest of us all.

Congratulations to Jamal Barbour, the 2020 annual Wild Factor award winner! He has shown a Will to Win, Intentional Adaptability, Lives Compassionately, and Disciplined Execution on a high level and is an example of what all of our team members strive for when it comes to performance and values.

Jamal came into PC from a completely different background than what we do on a daily basis. He has transitioned through many different roles as a result of his Will to Win. Each role faced him with new challenges and he embraces each one with a tremendous work ethic, putting in extra time needed to master that moment.Jamal person is especially excellent at flexibility and purpose-driven versatility and it has had such an impact on our larger team. 

Jamal always takes on challenges with a positive attitude and tremendous care for his crew. His ability to be flexible with his scope of work and adapt frequently, is unrivaled. He was thrust into a lead man role when his supervisor left unexpectedly last year and took on the new challenge head on and with a big smile. As he rose to the occasion, Jamal was deservingly promoted to our Coordination Team in 2020, which earned him a stripe on his hard hat.

Known for having the best smile in PC, everyone loves working with Jamal! He helps teach his teammates the same way he was brought up, exemplifying what it looks like to grow as a leader in this company. If we ever need volunteers on Saturdays or a man to give an extra hand, everyone knows they can count on him to come alongside his team and help out.

When it comes to Disciplined Execution, this core value seems to fall the wayside if a person hits the first three core values, but not with Jamal. He dominated the jobs he was asked to do in 2020. Yearning to know his production rates and where his crew needed to be, to be deemed successful on that job. He takes his time gathering the facts and game planing before jumping right in on projects. He owns his mistakes as well, which rarely happen on his jobs. One of the major highlights with him in 2020 was that through all the growth, the promotions, the bigger jobs, and all the hype, he never lost his humility and took pride in the quality of his finished product. 

This WILD one has earned his stripes both literally and figuratively, as evidenced by a promotion last year. Congratulations, Jamal Barbour on being the well-deserved winner of 2020 Wild Factor Annual Award!

Courtney Ellis: 2020 Annual Wild Thing Award Winner

Courtney Ellis: 2020 Annual Wild Thing Award Winner

Once per year, we select someone from our Coordination Team as the annual Wild Factor award winner. This is considered a great honor in our company, as it signifies that the individual has exemplified all of our core values and is considered to be the WILDest of us all.

Congratulations to Courtney Ellis, the 2020 annual Wild Thing award winner! She has shown a Will to Win, Intentional Adaptability, Lives Compassionately, and Disciplined Execution on a high level and is an example of what all of our team members strive for when it comes to performance and values.

2020 was a challenging year to say the least.  Collectively, our team had to intentionally adapt to overcome these challenges as they relate to not only our work inside these four walls, but also at home. The definition of a Wild Thing Winner not Nominee is someone who excels at all of our core values consistently.

Will to Win – Courtney is a self starter, never having to be told what to do or what task to tackle next. Over her 5 years at our company, she has shown unwavering drive in how she does her job, day in and day out. In a year of quarantine, Courtney had to figure out how to be a controller, mom, wife, and school teacher, and rose to the occasion. With all the curve ball thrown at us, Courtney continued achieving success, making sure we never skipped a beat.

Intentional Adaptability – She remained intentionally adaptable, working until the job was done, even when that meant working late nights and weekends. But she didn’t lose focus on her family amidst all of that; she continued taking her girls to ice skating in the mornings, church on Wednesday nights, and set them up to succeed in learning online. Courtney has shown strategic innovation through developing Global Financial Systems for our companies and continuing to make our reporting better.

Living Compassionately – This core value is probably one of the things Courtney is best known for around here. When something is asked of her, she humbly responds with a stance of availability and a smile on her face. She is responsible in helping us be good financial stewards, and serves her teammates by being reliable and dependable. We even had to make a policy to keep people out of her office because she so wanted to help everyone all of the time! Born and raised Clayton, she is constantly trying to connect dots with resources and people in our local community.

Disciplined Execution – Courtney excels operationally in every area, handling big tasks in the treasury function of this company. She has also excelled in making her personal health and wellness a priority in 2020 with discipline and consistency. When it comes to accountability, Courtney is not only great at what she does she is alway striving to do better. She is efficient and able to be fast paced because of process and drive. 

She is the true definition of a teammate. She is the kind of person you want on your team that you can trust and know that when you ask for something it’s going to get taken care of.  When you are in the fight or battle – she is the one right beside you.  She is also a great friend to a lot of people in our company, and would do anything for any one of us.  She is very deserving to be the Wildest of us all for 2020!!

Congratulations, Courtney! 

Tony Maxwell: December 2020 Wild Factor Award Winner

Tony Maxwell: December 2020 Wild Factor Award Winner

Live Compassionately: a humble and responsible approach to how we serve each other and our community. It is both internal and external. It’s how we treat each other, being fair and humble.

Tony Maxwell won our December 2020 Wild Factor Award for Living Compassionately.

He has excelled at serving his teammates with a heart of compassion. How we do what we do – how we treat people while we’re going about our work – is at the core of what makes this company different. 

In construction sometimes the experienced operator or pipe layer can get overlooked. At PC we embrace this veteran and really rely on their knowledge and experience to help train our other teammates. Tony has trained countless other pipe layers and helped tackle one of the toughest water tie’s on our Tractor Supply Site. Working alongside hwy 42, a busy highway, and against a tough terrain. 

Tony has always stepped up to the challenge of mentoring and training new teammates and has helped many of our coordinators get to where they are today. He lives compassionately for his teammates.

We are so grateful to have you on the team, Tony! Congratulations.

Mark Turner: December 2020 Wild Thing Award Winner

Mark Turner: December 2020 Wild Thing Award Winner


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

Mark Turner won our December 2020 Wild Thing nomination for having Intentional Adaptability. He is a living, breathing example of what it looks like to intentionally adapt for the betterment of our team. He get plugged into a lot of different roles and acts as a swiss army knife for various company needs. 

Mark works hard everyday and is always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. Phrases you will often hear them say are, “it’s no big deal” or “we’re going to do what we need to do” – never seeking credit for the amount of work completed or time spent serving others. 

He has been essential in facilitating operational excellence for all of our companies. He also ensures that, no matter where his team is located, equipment quickly and efficiently gets moved to where they need it so our crew can keep moving projects forward.

When Mark says he is going to do something, the job gets done. He consistently communicates with his team on hold ups during projects but also adapts and develops a new plan to keep things moving along as quickly as possible!

Congratulations, Mark Turner, on winning our December Wild Thing Award – a recognition well-deserved!

Matt Bunn: November 2020 Wild Thing Award Winner

Matt Bunn: November 2020 Wild Thing Award Winner

To have Disciplined Execution means achieving operational excellence through safety, accountability, and an efficient, fast-paced environment.

Matt Bunn won our October 2020 Wild Thing nomination for having Disciplined Execution. He has set the bar in many ways for getting the job done well, consistently, and fast-paced.

Matt helped pave out three times the number of projects we have ever done as a company this year. Most of which happened in the last quarter of the year. He and his team stepped up in a big way, helping us achieve success in unprecedented ways.
He also helped navigate tough schedules and the end of year push between third party clients and internal projects. He overcame those challenges with a can do attitude and smile on his face.

One of Matt’s greatest accomplishments was leading the Safest Crew of the year, with zero incidents! #SafelyCompete He has come a long way in his new profession, with very few failed proof rolls in the month of November.

He truly cares for his crew and the PC family. Congratulations to Matt Bunn, our November WildThing award winner!