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Passion + Proficiency + Purpose = MOTIVATION

Posted on August 15, 2018

By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development I have heard it said that “people are motivated when the pain of not doing something becomes greater than the pain to do it.” Seems like a negative way to look at motivation. Increasing “pain” may get a person to move, but it does not create sustainable results. [...]

Transaction Speed is Increasing: What do we do with the increased capacity?

Posted on July 2, 2018

By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development In 1985 I saw my first facsimile machine in operation. The fax documents were sent over a phone line between two machines in different states. I was amazed. I immediately thought of several uses where we could increase our efficiency since we would no longer be confined to [...]

Welcome to the Team!

Posted on June 27, 2018

Vogel Bros. Building Co. extends a warm welcome to several new employees across our company. In our Lakeland, FL office, Paul Lacey has joined our team as a Project Manager and Tammy Doenges as a Field Administrative Assistant. In our Madison, WI office, new team members include: Frank Gorham as Project Manager, Nick Schuch as Estimator, [...]

Exciting News!

Posted on June 25, 2018

Congratulations to Darren Vogel for his promotion to VP of Operations for our Lakeland, FL office, and also to John Weir for his promotion to Director of Field Operations in Florida. Darren was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida and represents the fifth generation of Vogel family members to provide leadership for the company. Darren [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]