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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 clients and our people. Those core values are trust, honesty and commit- Walmart, resort developers, healthcare owners and providers, governmental 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 • Headquarters: Ogden, Utah down to working hard. We also play hard. All of to delivering a quality job on a handshake. • Employees: 100 our employees are involved in the many recreJay Wadman used the good business prac• Specialty: General contracting ational 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 community or as board members on various 1951 after completing a tour with the U.S. industry associations.” Navy. He took on small remodeling jobs, –Keith Buswell, vice president of
“It all boils down to working hard and building relationships based on trust, honesty and integrity.”
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Bermúdez, Longo, Díaz-Massó (BLDM), S.E.
Universal Builders Supply Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Co. LLC
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
Dana B. Kenyon Co. – Florida State College at Jacksonville
On Site Management Inc.
Retail Developers in Ontario
Morguard Investments Ltd. – Bramalea City Centre and Expansion
Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc.
Bayfield Realty Advisors Inc.
DZSP 21 LLC
Rudolph and Sletten
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
MW Builders – Fort Leonard Wood AIT Barracks, Phase 1
Weir Welding Co.
JE Dunn Construction Co. – Woman’s Hospital
Manhattan Kraft Construction Co. – Sarasota Police Department Headquarters
P.J. Hoerr Inc. – Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
Poettker Construction – Watterson Towers Renovations
BBL Builders – Columbia Parc at the Bayou District
Reliable Builders Inc.
Joe Hall Roofing
ECM International Inc.
Branch Highways Inc.
GCC America Inc.
HOK: NOAA Pacific Regional Center
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