We are pleased and humbled to announce an exciting recognition for Reitmeier. We were recently awarded the 2014 Best Contractor to Work For by Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (ACHR) News! (Download a PDF version of the ACHR News article)
Established in 1926, ACHR News is North America’s leading information resource for the HVAC industry. According to the ACHR News website:
The annual “Best Contractor to Work For” contest recognizes four contractors in four different regions of the U.S. for their efforts in making their workplaces not only areas where customer service is great, but places for employees to thrive and grow — places where a job is more than a job, it’s a career.
This prestigious award is given annually to just four contractors chosen from the U.S. and Canada, who have excelled at creating places of employment that exhibit an outstanding commitment to customers and staff. We are proud to represent 2014’s Western Region. At Reitmeier, we believe that our success stems from our people – so we couldn’t be happier to have received this tremendous honor.
Our President, Jeff Nusz, reflects on this achievement:
“The key to keeping employees happy is to listen to them; they’ll tell you. We have an open-door policy here. Anyone can walk into my office at any time… It doesn’t matter where the idea came from; if it’s a good one, we certainly want to use it.”
This recognition can be directly attributed to Reitmeier’s core values – Build Sustainable Relationships, Create the Right Solution, Lead the Way, and Own It – which contribute to our mission of balance. By making these core tenets a living, breathing part of our internal culture, we’ve been able to build a team of right-fit people who make up who we are today.
Which might be why Dallin Gibb, one of our senior HVAC service technicians, said his favorite thing about Reitmeier is the small-company mentality.
“Everybody knows everybody. We’re a close-knit team — I’m happy here. I like the people, I like the customers, and I like the atmosphere.”
ACHR News also took notice of our innovative continuing education program, Reitmeier University – citing that Reitmeier is “so committed to education that it started its own school.” As Jeff Nusz put it:
“Our product is our people, and the better educated they are, the better our product’s going to be… What that means for my clients is when we show up, we’re not on the phone calling somebody else asking how to fix it.”
Reitmeier is thrilled and grateful for this honor, and extends a thank you to ACHR News, our team, and our customers for making our success possible. We think Jeff said it best: “Our mission is not to be the biggest company, but to be the best, and it’s all about our people.”