At STC, we believe that success is a team effort and we are truly grateful for all of the powerful players on our team that make success happen every day. 2020 was a difficult year for everyone, but each member of our team came together to unite under one goal, keeping our clients safe. Recently, we had the chance to sit down with our CEO, Scot Thomas, to discuss the difficulties faced in 2020 and our game plan for moving forward in the new year. Here are some of the most valuable insights from Scot:
What were some of the biggest wins STC accomplished in 2020?
“Without a doubt, our biggest win of 2020 was helping our clients navigate the uncertainties of COVID-19. Our clients had to balance the need to keep their jobs progressing while maintaining a safe and healthy worksite. STC came together as a team, all hands on deck, to find solutions that helped our clients be successful in their business. We allowed their people to go home safely to their families each day and the experience taught us how to be nimble, responsive and proactive problem solvers.”
What were some of the biggest challenges STC faced in 2020?
“We count ourselves very blessed for several reasons. Neither any of us at STC, nor our clients, have seen the likes of anything we experienced with Covid. Plenty of business went into defense mode and waited to see what would happen. At STC we went on the offense. We got more engaged with our clients. We planned and strategized more than ever before and we did our best to ensure our clients had what they needed from all of us. If we didn’t have the strength of our team, the outcome could have been very different for STC, our clients and their employees. I’m just so proud of the work they all did.”
What are the most notable accomplishments you have seen in the 10 years STC has been in business?
“We have truly become a unicorn farm here at STC! Most companies dream of hiring one unicorn (a mythical creature everyone wants to work with) but STC has managed to assemble a team of them over the last 10 years and is gaining a ton of traction. Everyone on our team is united around our 5 core values which have really helped us bring in the right talent.
Passionately Help Others Win
Make Great Plays
Be Genuinely Authentic
Earn a Seat at the Table
Enjoy the Journey
Our people have our values in their bones and bleed STC Orange.”
How did COVID-19 affect the way you approached safety culture in 2020, and how do you anticipate that changing in 2021?
“We have enjoyed helping the construction industry evolve in technology and create unique ways to reach their employees, partners and customers. We believe this newly developed skillset will be a continued practice in 2021 and another tool in the toolshed for our clients as they build their company cultures. What we also learned is that you can’t go about safety passively. You have to own it and drive it into your culture intentionally.”
Which safety trends will STC focus on in 2021?
“Engagement in middle management. STC has seen overwhelming support from owners, executives, and general employees and now we see some great opportunities to equip those individuals in setting up the jobs with proactive tools and strategies to eliminate risky conditions before they surface. A big component of this effort will be maximizing the project management software solutions being used by our clients to include safety plans. In addition, we will focus on improving the communication during critical phases between project manager and field employees.”
What are your goals for STC in 2021?
“We have some aggressive growth plans around new strategic partnerships and our portfolio growth. We are very excited to announce our launch of the Atlanta region and would like to thank all of our clients that are supporting our expansion effort.”
When you look at the team you’ve built at STC, what makes you the proudest?
“Watching our team become passionate about helping others is my greatest joy. It’s what we are known for… our people. We strive to be a company of “Givers”.”
Are there any vendors or partners that should be mentioned who make your work possible?
“A huge part of our success has been our professional partnerships with some of the best commercial insurance firms in our region. Thank you; Mullis Newby & Hurst, Swingle Collins & Associates, Boyd Shackleford, Barnett, and Dixon. Your Passion for your client’s safety and success is infectious!
We are also grateful for Tie Down Safety (Tie Down Engineering) and CRS Inc. (Commercial Roofing Supply), as these companies really bring our safety vision to life with their innovative safety equipment and solutions. True Partners!”
No matter how you choose to prepare your company for 2021, STC is always here to help you make safety simple. Our team is dedicated to each and every one of our clients and the safety of their employees. We have a wide range of managed safety services, from onsite safety training to safety consulting, to help our clients meet their safety goals. Want to learn more about partnering with STC? Check out our blog today!
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