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Motivation or Movement?

Posted on May 21, 2018

By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development Through my career I have witnessed and studied a multitude of employee motivation techniques. When I was an aspiring leader, my mentor told me that I couldn’t motivate anyone; however, I could create an environment where the person was motivated to do the work. Later, I discovered that [...]

Learning and Relearning Keeps Us Safe

Posted on April 30, 2018

By Vogel Bros. Safety Department “Each day learn something new, and just as important, relearn something old.” –Robert Brault* Whether you’re a new apprentice or a seasoned journeyman one project away from retirement, Vogel Bros. believes we are all continual learners. When it comes to the safety of our employees on the jobsite, we believe [...]


Posted on April 16, 2018

By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development When I first started my civil engineering education in 1978, (I know I am dating myself) I had a required reading from a paper written in 1969 that contained the following story: Three workmen were cutting stone for a structure and gave different answers to an inquiry as [...]

People are the Key to My Success

Posted on April 2, 2018

By Daniel Vogel, Safety Specialist Being a young professional in the construction industry is not without its challenges. In January 2018 I was offered the opportunity to step into the role of Safety Specialist and be a resource for promoting a safe culture throughout the company. Transitioning from my previous role as a laborer in [...]

Demonstrating “People are the Key to Our Success” by Celebrating Employees

Posted on March 19, 2018

Vogel Bros. Building Co. hosted a celebration at our new office on Saturday, March 17, 2018 that recognized milestone years-of-service for six employees and congratulated one employee on the announcement of his retirement. Retirees joined office staff, craft workers and leadership at the event that served as a forum for both the annual employee recognition [...]

Servant Leadership and Lean Construction: Long-Term Focus

Posted on March 12, 2018

By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development My previous blogs reviewed respect for the worker and seeking the optimal state as common points to both Lean Construction and Servant Leadership. To cap off my discussion of the synergies between these philosophies is the concept of a long-term company focus. To truly serve the worker, the [...]