How To Cultivate a Transparent Company Culture
Dave Epp is the President of Epp Foundation Repair, a family-owned construction company specializing in residential and commercial concrete leveling, foundation repair, foundation settlement, and waterproofing. As a second-generation contractor, Dave is passionate about empowering his employees to succeed in the construction industry. His 30 years of industry experience have provided the business and product knowledge necessary to exceed customer expectations.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Dave’s involvement in civic and church organizations highlights his dedication to community engagement and service. He finds fulfillment in coaching youth sports, including football, and indulges in outdoor pursuits like golfing and elk hunting.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Dave Epp discusses his company’s culture
- How leading with complete transparency impacts business and team morale
- Teaching leaders and employees the value of extreme ownership
- Dave explains what “discipline equals freedom” means
- Why does the contracting industry struggle to recruit employees?
- How Dave empowers his employees
- Dave advises leaders to treat others like professionals
In this episode…
With a new generation entering the workforce, companies struggle to recruit and retain employees, beckoning for change throughout various industries. The construction industry, known for being labor-intensive, is not exempt from this reality. While many companies grapple with attracting qualified candidates, one industry leader dominates the competition with his business model.
Adopting a novel business approach has proven effective for experienced contractor Dave Epp. Recognizing that employees want to feel empowered in their occupation, he opted against traditional leadership strategies and instead led with transparency, allowing employees to learn the value of ownership. While some find his leadership tactics extreme, his response to the culture climate has improved the leadership abilities of his employees and boosted the company’s employee retention rate.
On this episode of This Is Concrete, Chad Gill welcomes Dave Epp, President of Epp Foundation Repair, to discuss why the construction industry struggles to recruit new employees and how he empowers his crew. Dave shares how transparency impacts his company and the value of coaching teams on extreme ownership.
Resources Mentioned in this episode
- Chad Gill on LinkedIn
- Workforce Recon
- Dave Epp on LinkedIn
- Epp Foundation Repair
- Extreme Ownership: How US Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
- The EOS Life: How to Live Your Ideal Entrepreneurial Life by Gino Wickman
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