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:
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.
Disciplined Execution: we expect operational excellence through safety, accountability, and an efficient, fast-paced environment.
Trevor Viehweg won our July 2020 Wild Factor Award for having Disciplined Execution.
He has really owned it in this area, especially at efficiency and fast pace, which takes intentionality and a sense of purpose about even the smallest tasks.
Trevor is a lead man on our grading crew. He has stepped up to start assuming supervisor duties on this crew for a few months now and is doing great work.
In November, he and his crew managed an import of dirt into the Academy Point projects of over 34,000 cubic yards. This was done in 25 days, which was 6 days ahead of schedule! Talk about a Will to Win! Some days there were over 20 dump trucks coming in and out of the site. Trevor handled the flow with great care for safety and kept a fast paced cycle going.
He has exemplified having a Will to Win with Disciplined Execution in a way that keeps others safe, keeps things moving, and propels PC forward.
Intentional Adaptability: consciously embrace change, through mutual flexibility, strategic innovation, and purpose-driven versatility to advance our people, products, and services.
Robert “Butch” Brownfield won our October 2020 Wild Factor Award for having Intentional Adaptability. He excels at being flexible and going with the flow to help our team continue driving forward despite whatever curve balls may come our way.
Every one of us does things that are not part of the job description. To be flexible is to have a mentality of availability, which Robert has gone above and beyond in. He drives our Flatbed Dump truck which can be one of the most demanding trucks in our fleet. Delivery erosion supplies to pipe materials. Everyone wants this “MVP”, all the time. He handles this with a great attitude and embraces the challenge of his hectic dispatch.
Robert doesn’t shy away from getting out of his truck to work or help secure his load and always wants to lend a hand to whoever needs it. He is team player to the core and we love having him on our team.