Pinkard turns 61 Today! At the beginning of the year, Jim Pinkard looked at the history of the company. Now, Tony looks to the future.
As of March 30th, Pinkard Construction enters its 61st year serving Colorado senior living, affordable housing, multi-family, recreation, municipal, and commercial clients. Pinkard's President, Tony Burke, thought it was time to look at our future. Burke says the company’s leadership is armed with the wisdom and perspective gained by adapting and growing with this always-evolving construction and development market.
“We march forward with a new generation of ownership, new leaders, and new branding,” says Burke. “These decisive changes represent a continuation of fundamental business practices but with a fresh new look and approach to the challenges and opportunities presented in the world of construction today.”
Burke says that his leadership team recognizes the importance of changing stereotypes of who can participate in the construction industry. His view is that greater workforce diversity enhances the companies' ability to be creative and competitive and the industry needs to attract the workforce of tomorrow.
Burke knows that the need for construction professionals is at an all-time high. A key priority for Burke is investing in Pinkard employees' ongoing development and creating an environment that retains talent. He feels that a company culture with opportunities for growth, stability, and work/life balance will also pay dividends in recruitment.
“We aim to create an environment of belonging in our office and jobsites. This industry is a great place to make a living and should be inclusive and representative of our community,” explains Burke. “We strive daily to perform with our core values in mind, knowing that these qualities are the foundations of transparency and tenacity.”
Burke also recognizes that mental health is an ongoing challenge within society, specifically in the construction industry. He says Pinkard will continue to expand employee benefits, build cultural supports, and engage with the entire construction industry to ensure a resilient Colorado workforce.
“Pinkard's people are its greatest asset,” says Burke. “I feel a responsibility to ensure that our employees have mental health and counseling options as part of their benefits, are using technology that makes their jobs easier, and feel that they have the support from within the company to not only perform but thrive at Pinkard”
Burke feels that this emphasis on the health and stability of Pinkard's workforce is the right thing to do, but also allows Pinkard to offer an unparalleled client experience. His teams have the capacity to be collaborative, provide good stewardship to their clients, produce exceptional quality, and add overall financial value to their projects.
“Offering our employees the best tools possible not only helps them but offers our clients a greater degree of collaboration, clarity, and control over their project,” says Burke. “We want to provide our clients with a superior construction experience, in addition to the best value”
Burke is optimistic when he thinks about the next 60 years of Pinkard. He says he feels that “Going into our 61st year, we are eager to share our excitement and enthusiasm with our friends, clients, and peers. We are thankful to be solidly rooted in the Colorado community and for the expertise of our creative and professional staff. Together we will build great teams, offer great solutions, and provide great value for all our current and future clients.”