Welcome to wibi, a construction newsletter for educators
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So what, you may be asking if you’ve gotten this far, is a wibi? At Carl A. Nelson & Company, it’s the name we’ve given to our quarterly newsletter, which we send to clients, prospects and other stakeholders. But it’s also much more than that.
The word, wibi, is an acronym for our years’ old quality assurance standard: Would I Buy It?
With the wibi philosophy, we instruct our personnel — managers, supervisors and craftsmen alike — to look at their own work, and the work of their coworkers, our partners and subcontractors, and determine whether it has been done to a level of quality they would accept if they were paying for it themselves. And if it isn’t, the expectation is for the work to be brought up to that standard that our customers should pay for.
The mission of this newsletter is to bring that philosophy to the construction marketplace by demonstrating the thought we put into our work, and the commitment we have to doing what is best for our clients. As an employee-owned company, we believe the “Would I Buy It?” approach to projects, and doing business in accordance with our core values of Fairness and Honesty, Quality Workmanship and Service Second to None, is why about 80% of our business comes from repeat or referred clients.
In this and future issues of wibi, we will seek to highlight for you successful projects for education clients that could inspire or inform your own facility planning and construction goals. We also will provide expert advice to help you understand issues related to construction and maintenance, such as in this introductory issue of wibi for the education marketplace, where we address the importance of strategic planning, needs assessment and selection of a project delivery method.
In our Safety First and Employee Spotlight features, you’ll also get a chance to meet some of the people we rely on to bring Service Second to None to our clients.
Our goal with wibi is to inform. And, if we do our job successfully, we hope to earn a chance at being your preferred provider of professional construction services that will empower you to serve your community well, both now and in the future.
If you are a client, thank you for your business. We look forward to working together again soon. And if this is your introduction to our firm, we look forward to helping you get to know us. You can be on the lookout for the next issue of wibi later this year, or visit our website at www.carlanelsonco.com/education-construction.
Tim Seibert, P.E.
President, Carl A. Nelson & Company