The greatness of any business is determined by the commitment of the leaders of the organization. We have seen some companies collapse as a result of poor leadership, as others change with great leadership. The rules of entrepreneurship are the same; if you want to be successful, you got to be self-disciplined and self-motivated, among other virtues.
The other thing that people always complain about is lack of promotions. You stay with a company for decades, and when the President or the Chief Executive Officer seat is empty, the management goes poaching the replacements from other firms. Many individuals live in bitterness, feeling that would have been their opportunity. If this describes you, you may learn something from Louis Chenevert, the former CEO of the prestigious United Technologies Corporation (UTC).
Louis Chenevert acquired his degree in Production Management from HEC Montreal. His lectures were so impressed with his commitment and hard work that they began looking for opportunities for him from their friends. When he finally completed his education, he was hired by General Motors. Here his work was perfect; he was always working towards the improvement of the firm. He even got to serve as the General Production Manager before leaving the organization.
Later in 1993, Louis Chenevert was hired by Pratt & Whitney. Again, the focus of Louis was in ensuring that the company improved and moved to the next level. It was not long before the management of the firm saw his spirit and his dedication and they promote him to President of the firm in his sixth year in the company. After some time, the UTC poached him and made him their CEO.
It is worthwhile to note that Louis Chenevert became a CEO before he was made one. To him, it was not about the money; it was about doing the right thing and propelling the firm to greatness at whatever position he was serving. He did not wait until he became CEO to start putting in long hours or going the extra mile for the company. The next time you want a promotion, don’t wait for it, be it and let the title catch up with you on the way.
The Torch Award is given to those who truly deserve it, and Aloha Construction is one of the deserving of this very prestigious award. The Torch Award recognizes companies that have high standards, demonstrate social responsibility and leadership, and have good business practices. The Award recognizes such qualities as commitment t performance, organization, and ethical standards not to mention ethical practices in everyday business dealings.
Aloha Construction has done a lot of good in the community, and they continue to make a difference in the lives of others. They have founded the David Farbaky Foundation that is a catalyst for good. The foundation is named after the founder and CEO of the company.
Aloha Construction donates a generous $5 for every assist the Illinois university gets to children with cancer through the Camp One Step program. The company also sponsors local organizations such as the local hockey team and the baseball and softball teams of Medinah. They are also partners of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington.
Not only does Aloha Construction care deeply about their community but they also care about their customers and employees as well. They are planning to expand to offer a restoration and interior remodeling sector, and they will offer services such as water damage restoration, mold removal, carpet cleaning, and fire damage restoration. This division is going to be primarily based out of the Lake Zurich area, and they will have an additional office located in Bloomington. They will continue to offer their usual services of roofing, gutters, and siding replacement.
Aloha Construction is a very reputable company, and they stand behind all of their work. That is why they provide a solid 10-year craftsmanship warranty on all of their roofing jobs. Their contractors also have to go through rigorous training to become certified, and they always strive to do the very best that they possibly can in all that they do. They will continue to be supportive of their employees, customers, and their community and they are very grateful, humbled, and excited to receive such a prestigious award as the Torch Award.