S. M. Wilson’s culture is uniquely our own. We pride ourselves on offering an innovative, inspiring and passionate atmosphere – after all, our employees are our owners. Beyond the Build, our core purpose has always relied heavily on teamwork which is why we became 100% Employee-Owned (ESOP) in 2014. Our core values represent the qualities we look for in the people we hire, our beliefs on how we should conduct business and how we should aspire to do our very best work. Our goal is to demonstrate these values at a magnitude that allows others to recognize us as leaders within our company and the construction industry.
In our company, no amount of success, profit or victory is worth compromising our integrity. We strive to do the right thing, every time. We take responsibility for the commitments we make and understand it is our obligation to follow through. Our clients and employees like us because we do what we say we’re going to do – and we do it right the first time. Our word, whether explicit or just a simple handshake, is more important than anything else.
Our clients have big dreams for their projects. So do we. When you work with us, you partner with a crew of engineering nerds and building-minded brainiacs who understand that the truly great projects are the ones that grow out of joining forces with the entire team. Yes, we are eager to please. But more than that, we’re eager to build something great with you. At S. M. Wilson, collaboration is a part of our culture. We believe it is the key ingredient in the quest for great results. 75% of our projects come from our relationships and that’s how we like it. We aren’t looking to just build this project—we want to build your next one as well.
Maybe it’s our Midwestern roots, but we’re always friendly and genuinely real. “Pretense” is not in our vocabulary (we just looked it up). We prefer to keep our ideas bigger than our egos, and our client’s goals above our own ambitions. We take the time to get to know our clients and understand that not all client’s needs are the same. We don’t come to the table with cookie cutter solutions. We only offer up ideas that benefit our clients and helps them achieve success… some call that “added value”. We call it a “no brainer”. For us, the ultimate measure of our work is the satisfaction and growth of our partners.
We live, work and learn in diverse communities rich in culture and tradition – a beauty and balance we greatly respect. S. M. Wilson is committed to continually support disadvantaged firms and a diverse workforce. It is our duty to proactively develop and promote disadvantaged enterprises, subcontractors and suppliers. Our team works within the communities we build to construct a skilled workforce the reflects the diversity of a region’s population. Achieving true, meaningfully diversity is not an easy task. It takes dedication, passion, humility and ability to continually learn and evolve. As Scott Wilson says, “It’s the right thing to do.”
We have nothing up our sleeves. 100% of our successful relationships come from being up front and transparent with our clients, employees, subcontractors and consultants. This openness has helped fuel repeat business and long-term relationships with clients who recommend our work, brag about our people and appreciate our candor. We make no bones about who we are and always keep our word. We believe this brings out the best in all of our relationships.
We have a genuine enthusiasm for our industry, our clients and our company culture. We believe in what we are doing and where we are going, and it is reflected in our attitudes and our work. We are innovators and idea people, and our company is a place where creativity is encouraged and embraced. Work-life balance is more than just a statement. For us, “Work” and “Life” are not mutually exclusive – our team doesn’t have to choose between the two. We are open-minded and never rush to rule out ideas or suggestions. Instead, we embrace change and we look for ways to constantly up our game. Our goal on every project is to make it remarkable so you’ll keep coming back to S. M. Wilson time and time again.