Company culture is important in every industry, but in construction where there are increased rates of injury, addiction, and turnover, it should be even more important. Unfortunately, this is seldom the case. At EDA Contractors, we don’t just emphasize the importance of culture in the workplace, we live it in everything we do. This starts with our promise of being successful together and extends to each of our values. We expect each of our employees to work toward creating a workplace where people feel valued, appreciated, and find a genuine sense of happiness and purpose that transcends both work and home life. This type of environment has even been proven to improve performance and improve employee retention.
Our culture is about embracing an "employee-first" attitude and commitment to our successful together promise. Members of the EDA Culture Team and EDA Champions Committee are tasked with listening to their colleagues and serving as agents of change throughout the company.
Supplementing these two committees, EDA also has a Fun Committee which helps drive culture and connection by hosting fun events throughout the year. Events range from bowling and family picnics, to company fishing trips. These events help employees get to know their colleagues more personally and allows them to unwind from the stresses of their daily work.
In addition to these fun events, the EDA's Cares Committee is tasked with helping organize EDA's efforts to give back to the community. Employees on Cares work directly with a charity of choice to organize events, and fundraisers that help support their mission. This setup gives employees ownership of EDA's relationship with the charity and allows them to do work that is meaningful to them.
My favorite part about working at EDA is the relationships and friendships you can build. Everyone here at EDA is so nice and friendly. Wesley Blosser | Shop Driver
The best part has been the people that I’ve met since starting here, hands down! I immediately fit right in with my department and other coworkers that I see daily. Abbey Flick | Accounts Payable Clerk
The best part about my experience working with EDA has been all the outings that I have been invited to. They have taken me in and showed me great appreciation for my hard work on the field. It’s always a good time and they were great bonding experiences. Brian Cordoso | Carpenter
My time with EDA has been wonderful. The environment here is like no other place I’ve worked before. Bradley Silvester | Masonry Foreman
The best part about my experience working with EDA is the culture. The fact that EDA brings everyone from the field, office, and fabrication shop together… in most companies out there, nobody knows each other, yet they are all supposed to work together. Anthony Mamontov | Carpenter
At EDA, my favorite part has been the growth I’ve been able to experience here. The leadership training, the small group training… being part of that has been huge for me professionally and even personally. A lot of the training I’ve experienced here has affected me personally. Vinny Marino | Superintendent
There have been tons of learning opportunities and opportunities for growth within the company. I was originally brought in as an Accounting Assistant and my role quickly began to evolve. I love the challenges that this evolution has brought, and the support that I have received along the way has been amazing. Marquis Jackson | Assistant Accounting Manager
Let me just say this: I started roofing two years out of high school with Local 30. I have 35 years in with the union, I have worked with about eight different companies, and I have been at EDA Contractors for 9 years. I wish I spent my whole career here. Joseph Weaver | Roofing Foreman