Irby Leaders Come Together to Learn, Grow, and Continue the Company’s Legacy
Irby Construction Company hosted its annual Superintendents’ Meeting on August 12-13 in Biloxi, MS, where more than 120 leaders from across the organization attended.
“From battery energy storage to critical transmission line river crossings, substations, and more, it is an exciting time to work at Irby and in our industry,” said Jason Clayton, President of Irby Construction. “Bringing our superintendents, foremen, supervisors, and other leaders together in one location to provide updates and share information is crucial to our continued growth and success.”
The theme for the meeting was “Leading Change. Reaching New Heights.” Topics included safety, recruiting, fleet and equipment, operations support, panel discussions on field operations, project management, corporate services, and business development. The keynote speaker was Chad Hymas, a world-class wheelchair athlete, best-selling author, and, as noted by the Wall Street Journal, one of the 10 Most Inspirational People in the World.
Working with Irby’s parent company, Quanta Services, Hymas helped develop the Capacity Model, which drives the company’s safety culture. The Capacity Model provides guidelines and critical focus areas deeply-rooted in and driven from the highest levels of Irby to the crews on the job to ensure the safety of employees, subcontractors, and the community.
“Our culture and success are built on safety, forward-thinking, innovation, a sense of adventure, a cooperative spirit, a desire to perform, and a lot of hard work,” said Rick Shouse, Irby Executive Vice President. “Our leaders in the field continue these qualities at every job site generation after generation. That’s what keeps Irby strong and prosperous.”