Peggy Smedley
Peggy SmedleyEditorial Director

Nifty 50

As we have been researching the 2019 Constructech 50 and digging into what makes a strong company culture today, a common theme stands out. Each winning technology company recognizes this one word: People.

It is about enabling the employees to serve the customers well. Stephen Covey, author of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, once said, “Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” It is very apparent that the companies on this year’s Constructech 50 recognize this.

Quite honestly, the companies that do are going to be the ones who succeed while the others struggle to keep up.

Attending LiveWorx in June the common theme was this: people, process, and technology. One guest so eloquently said that we often overemphasis the technology, and occasionally the process, but too often we don’t focus on the people component.

This is a mistake. Companies that don’t build a strong company culture are likely going to find they will be left behind. Some of the companies on this year’s Constructech 50 appear to be making moves in the right direction when it comes to achieving the triple threat. And this is great news for the construction industry. They have set the foundation that is needed inside the company to serve the construction industry. These companies are responsive to customers and the industry at large.

Some of the companies on this year’s Constructech 50 appear to be making moves in the right direction when it comes to achieving the triple threat. And this is great news for the construction industry.

They market themselves at tradeshows and behind the scenes.

Quite candidly, if a company was not accessible; it didn’t make the list. Construction companies need technology vendors that will partner with them for long-term success. They need someone who will help them set up a good implementation plan. Each one offers a different type of technology, but they all deliver when it comes to customer service, being responsive, and working to help the construction industry achieve great things.

This is needed today, if we are going to build more complex projects, with fewer staff. The industry needs good technology, but they also need good partners to help get it all done. Here’s to the 2019 Constructech 50.

Laura Black, Editor-at-Large

One more personal note, you might have noticed our very own Laura Black has taken on the role as editor-at-large. No she is not leaving us, but she and her husband Mike are expecting their third child. And as such, looking for a little more work-life balance. So please take the time to congratulate Laura as she chases three little ones and stories for us.