Joyfully Yoked – Suntech Blog and Knowledge Base

Rebar Reflections

It felt like God had turned on a sky-sized hair dryer. There was no shade in sight, save for a hat brim. I was the greenhorn on the jobsite, just a hired hand to pick up trash and do menial tasks. I asked our superintendent what I could do to help. “Well, there are those […]

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The Dignity of Work

A recent Gallup poll found that over 70% of workers in the United States are disengaged from their work. They are checked out, burned out, and unfulfilled. The estimated cost of worker disengagement is in the hundreds of billions and something tells me that’s a conservative estimate. So what’s going on here? Do we have […]

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Find Your Why

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.” – Simon Sinek I am an old millennial. And I’m not ashamed of it. Millennials get trashed a lot these days, and I find that even among my peers it’s popular to talk about how worthless millennials are. They aren’t motivated. They are […]

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What Showed Up With Harvey

I grew up in Houston. As a kid I went to the ‘dome and, alongside Dad, enjoyed the careers of Biggio, Bagwell, and Caminiti. I’ve hunted and fished in the southeast Texas region my entire life. My roots are there, our company headquarters is there, and my family is there. I live in north Texas […]

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Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Renowned leadership guru Peter Drucker is thought to have once said that “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” What did he mean? What he meant—and far be it from me to disagree—is that the culture of a company is what matters most. You can think of culture as the feeling you get when you interact with […]

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Wrapping Up 2016

Well, the election is over. The main thrust of the media frenzy leading up to the election of Donald Trump as the 44th president of the United States has hushed. Somewhat. The year is over, too. It seems the business calendar actually ends in mid-November and then picks back up in the New Year. As general […]

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Happy Birthday Suntech!

Suntech opened for business on May 5, 1985. That makes us 31 years old. Looking back, we have operated through the Savings and Loan crisis, the attacks of 9/11/2001, the Great Recession, and countless other world-shaping events over the past three decades. Suntech has limped along at times and soared as well. We have seen […]

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Teamwork is More Than a Buzzword

How are your New Year’s resolutions coming?  It is now March and so by now we have usually fallen back into our normal routines of life.  No need for guilt – c’est la vie. In the commercial construction business, the New Year brings new opportunity to serve clients.  After the quiet of the holidays, new invitations […]

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