“As part of the vision for IT Landes, we took time to evaluate the previous structure of our operations, which was made up of one mechanical and one plumbing department. After careful consideration, we decided that restructuring by combining these two departments into one, would be the best approach to building up our large commercial/industrial construction capabilities. We embarked on this structure change at the beginning of our current fiscal year. By combining departments, we believe this action will play a pivotal role in our team becoming a viable option for clients and general contractors looking for a one stop shop with all necessary skills to meet the demand of large complex projects in our geographic area. The pool of available contractors in this market in our service area is relatively small. We believe this will create additional opportunities for our growth as a company.
This change required us to take a close look at what our previous construction staff job descriptions required. We needed to make changes to the job descriptions to meet the demands and expectations of a contractor working on large construction projects. The development of these job descriptions identified a need for us to create an additional level of project oversight to allow our Project Managers to fully invest the appropriate amount of time in the administrative requirements of our projects, more specifically, large multi-year projects. This led to the creation of our new Field Superintendent positions, which has been a significant change to how our operations team functions. The primary responsibility of our new Superintendent role is working with our field teams to oversee the safe, efficient, and quality installations on our projects while protecting and promoting the values of our company culture.
We would like to recognize all the energy and flexibility that our commercial construction team has shown in this process. Our project managers are now overseeing the administrative requirements and teams for both the plumbing and mechanical needs of their projects. The superintendents are adapting well to the demands of their roles that require visiting multiple sites within the course of a week. They are adjusting to the requirements of actively assisting in resolving challenging issues that can occur on various projects at one time. Our administrative teams have also been working diligently to combine and improve the many differing protocols and processes that occurred across both departments. In addition, our field staff has shown tremendous amounts of flexibility in working together as one team.
As we continue to work through a structural change of this magnitude, we continue to remind and encourage each other that this type of change will take years to fully implement. The efforts that our team has put forth speak volumes about the desire of our employee owners to see our company continue to be known as a great place to work and be successful long into the future.”