Technology at Work

01.13.2016

The “online world” is a great source of information and can help with just about anything. Today, I joined the executives in my company for an online meeting and I was amazed at how far we’ve come as a company.  Technology has given us the freedom to be mobile within our offices which is quite convenient.  We don’t have to physically be in meetings anymore to be part of the conversation.  Video conferencing has paved the way for ease in communication between our two offices and outside consultants.

Advancements in Project Management software and websites have also created  a more efficient work flow process.  Transferring project specific information and pictures is now much easier.  Important project files and images can be stored and found faster.  Each project is set up the same way providing consistency for our teams between projects.

We all like to save time and be as productive at work as possible so it’s important to keep up-to-date with the latest technology.  There’s always something new and better to help your company success but many companies fear change. As JFK once said, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”.

Goodbye 2015!

01.06.2016
It’s a great new year! Hello 2016!

It’s a great new year! Hello 2016!

As the new year begins, we look back and reflect on the last year.  Thornton Construction had a great 2015 with lots of growth.  Here are a few highlights:

  • Opened a new Broward office
  • Entered a new sector with a few residential construction projects
  • Revamped the company organizational chart
  • Hired key personnel
  • Improved employee benefits package
  • Focused on backlog expansion
  • Acquired social media
  • Honed in on our core values and mission statement

And the list can go on and on.

We are all very proud of what we were able to accomplish this year.  Our President, Tom Thornton, wrote a list of goals at the beginning of the year and kept the list handy as a reminder of where the company was headed.  As each goal was reached and completed, he would strike it off of the list with great satisfaction.  The goal for 2015 was to work towards growing the company and allowing it to be an enjoyable workplace for all employees.  We are definitely working towards the big picture and have climbed up the ladder significantly.

2016 is looking to be another great year of growth and progression.  There are many new things in the works that will create more efficiency throughout the company and we are all very excited to see those things come to fruition.  None of these things would be possible without the support and patience of our amazing team.  Thank you to everyone in the company for all that you do.  You are the reason Thornton Construction is succeeding and expanding at such an incredible rate.