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Romano says JRM is "always looking for new subcontractors
because it keeps us competitive. However, we also find them
through our client partnerships, so we're not just soliciting
anyone. We're soliciting quality subcontractors that people know
and have excellent relationships with."
JRM's 300 employees, many of whom have been with the
company long-term, have also played a critical role in its success.
"They are stellar, very good at what they do, hardworking and
represent the company very well," Romano says. "They are not
only dedicated to JRM, but also to our clients."
Many of the company's employees are millennials who joined
the company after graduation or through school fairs. JRM
prides itself on promoting from within and providing employees
with opportunities to grow, Romano notes. "We don't want our
employees to have the desire to seek employment elsewhere," he
says. "We want them to aspire to be whatever they want at JRM."
To keep its employees engaged, JRM strives to provide them
with the necessary resources and tools to get their jobs done. "We
believe they need the space and necessary tools to be effective,"
Romano says. "We have a very strong training program. We're dedicating a lot of time, money and energy into training the younger
generation to ensure JRM is still here for many years to come."
Technology plays a critical role in ensuring JRM's operational
efficiency. Recently the company spent more than $1 million to
upgrade its software.
"We wanted to ensure our superintendents and projects managers could work more effectively in the field," Romano explains.
"We didn't want them to log into our systems and get boggled
PHOTO CREDIT: SMYTHSON
JRM has completed many landmark
projects, including the Discovery Center
Times Square and Etsy's headquarters.
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