It’s been a tough year and a half for so many of us at Clayco, and we’ve been asked to deal with so many new challenges that could have very easily set us back as a business. But I can definitely say that it’s the dedication, talent, and unity of our teams that have allowed us to not only grow, but also succeed in all of the projects we’ve been working on since the start of the pandemic.

There’s a lot of talk in the media right now about people quitting their jobs after being called back to in-person work environments. A lot of time has been spent covering the differences in productivity, teamwork, and communication that arise when companies move towards new hybrid models of working. I think so much of this kind of talk is unfounded, and we should call B.S. I’m glad to say that no one at Clayco has quit due to being called back to work together in person.

We decided early on that the best way forward was to bring everyone back to work in offices and on project sites as quickly and safely as possible. And we know we made the right decision. Those working out in the field to complete our buildings never left, and those who came back to our offices on May 10th have been thriving and are really happy to get back to work. We haven’t had even a single person leave, and that’s definitely something to be proud of.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of my team members for continuing to be the best in the business. You are each upholding Clayco’s bold values, and I know we’re going to continue doing great things together in the future.