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WADMAN’S FAMILY CULTURE ENSURES EMPLOYEES AND CLIENTS ARE TREATED WELL. BY BRIAN SALGADO
repair work and a few small projects for Hill Air Force Base in Utah. reating every employee like family has been a significant part of Just as Jay Wadman learned from his father, V. Jay’s sons learned from Wadman Corp.’s culture since its inception in 1951. This strong family culture is reflected in Wadman Corp.’s mission statement their father as they grew up around and worked for the business. In and core values. These values translate into delivering the high- 1984, Jay’s son David was named president of Wadman Corp. David continues to emphasize the principles carried down from his grandfather in est quality projects and excellent customer care and service. creating and maintaining good relationships with clients. During the “There is still a strong family oriented feel to the culture even though 1980s, the company grew to cover the 11 western states. there are not many family members left here,” says Keith Buswell, vice David Wadman now serves as the CEO of Wadman Corp. Today, the president of business development. “Our mission statement, which is organization’s clients includes major national retail clients such as based on our core values, reflects our commitment to the success of our Walmart, resort developers, healthcare owners and providers, governclient and our people. Those core values are trust, honesty and commitmental agencies from local municipalities to federal projects, educators ment. Our aspirations are not to be the biggest general contractor, but including K-12 and higher education, multi-unit residential developers, definitely the best.” travel centers, hotels, restaurants, churches, Wadman Corp. was founded by V. Jay libraries, correctional facilities, financial instituWadman, who learned about the construction tions and grocery stores. business from his father, Ben. Ben owned a www.wadman.com “Our goal, like any company, is to maintain small company during the Great Depression • 2010 Revenue: $85 million profitability and maintain a positive culture for and through World War II. He earned the our people to work in,” Buswell says. “It all boils nickname “Honest Ben” for his commitment • Employees: 100 down to working hard. We also play hard. All of to delivering a quality job on a handshake. • Specialty: General contracting our employees are involved in the many recreJay Wadman used the good business pracational activities available to us in Utah. We also tices and principles he learned from his give back to society with company service projfather as he started his own firm. ects and many of our employees volunteer in the Jay Wadman started his own company in –Keith Buswell, vice president of community or as board members on various 1951 after completing a tour with the U.S. business development industry associations.” Navy. He took on small remodeling jobs,
“It all boils down to working hard and building relationships based on trust, honesty and integrity.”
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Construction Today - February 2011
Out of the Blues
Wall Works USA Inc.
Pacific Pile & Marine
Dufferin Construction – Highways 403 and 401 Projects
Natt McDougall Co.
Abhe & Svoboda Inc.
McKinney Drilling Co.
ODOT/Miller Cable Co. – Northeast Ohio ITS Project
Barnard Construction – Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project
C.A. Barrs Contractor Inc.
Charles Blalock and Sons Inc.
Parsons Brinkerhoff, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Skanska USA, Dragados USA and Tutor Perini – Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement
William Charles Construction – I-39 Repaving
CB Richard Ellis Canada
The Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd./PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Fargo Pacific Inc.
Critchfield Pacific Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Culpepper Construction Co. Inc.
Golden State Framers
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
IMC Construction Inc.
Jones Lang LaSalle – Empire State Building Renovation and Retrofit
Econo-Malls Management Corp.
Turner Construction San Diego – New Central Library
Trotter & Morton – University of Calgary
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
Danis Building Construction Company – The Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center
F.J. Sciame Construction Co. – Abraham Joshua Heschel School
Eckman Construction – Pinkerton Academy Freshman Building
The Hagerman Group – Parkview Whitley Hospital
Whaler Industrial Contracting Inc.
Construction Today - February 2011