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”
From interns to full time employees, Tucker and Carter Hobbs work hard each day out in the field. With a will-to-win and self-starter mindset, they stepped up to the plate and applied to work in the construction industry.
Tucker Hobbs is a Field Engineer and Carter Hobbs is a Support Engineer, both for Providence Construction.
“When I first started with Providence, they didn’t see me as a 19-year-old with little experience. Instead, I was given endless opportunities that challenged me and helped me to grow and learn” expressed Carter. Little self-doubt remained as his confidence grew stronger.
With faith and determination, Carter and Tucker continued to enjoy the hard work that they faced each day. Because of the close relationships and hands-on experience, the brothers decided to stay on full-time with PC.
While they are not always on the same job site, their relationship does not weaken. The bond between the brothers is constantly growing stronger and closer. They said it gives them “common ground” to connect with one another.
Throughout their time here at PC, they give thanks to Nick Kerley and Mark Turner for impacting their construction career. Without their help, the brothers would not be as knowledgeable and determined.
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:
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.
Cody Hairr won our March 2021 Wild Factor award for having a Will to Win and unwavering drive. He does not have to be asked twice to start or complete a project and gets the job done well. Without Cody’s drive, our farm operations would lack the success it holds today.
Cody is a humble team player and never boasts or complains about a task. He is a focused hard worker that strives to accomplish the task at hand.
A Will to Win is seen when Cody rolls onto a new project, never stopping. A determined mindset drives Cody to get things done efficiently. His hard word never goes unnoticed, achieving so much success in a very short amount of time. With this being said, Cody is the first person to ever be promoted to coordinator in their first 90 days!
Every accomplishment has helped earn him his stripes literally and figuratively. A huge congratulations to Cody Hairr on winning the March 2021 Wild Factor award and his promotion!
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!