Theresa Gunn, Cody Operations Manager, talks about company culture, core values, and how being employee-owned creates a competitive edge in the Morrison-Maierle, Inc. engineering and surveying member highlight.
Morrison-Maierle an engineering and surveying firm started in John Morrison’s garage in Helena, Montana in 1945. John Morrison and Joe Maierle (pronounced Merrily) co-founded the firm and play a large part in the story of Morrison-Maierle. From the start, the focus is always doing right by the client and providing quality technical work support. Today they have twelve offices in Wyoming, Montana, Washington and Arizona. Backed by the resources that a top 500 design firm provides, Morrison-Maierle cultivates a client-centered experience.
What services do Morrison-Maierle provide?
“We work in eight different market groups and have expertise in dozens of engineering disciplines. Primarily, we focus on building better communities by engineering airports, buildings and structures, land development, industrial engineering, natural resources, surveying and water rights, transportation infrastructure, and water/wastewater facilities” says Gunn.
What makes Morrison-Maierle engineering and surveying services excellent? How does your company rise above your competition?
“Relentless focus on our clients, not shying away from the hard work, and always living by our values. Also, we are 100% employee-owned” Gunn added.
What regions does Morrison-Maierle serve?
Theresa states “our principal markets are in the intermountain states of Wyoming and Montana, though we work in a much wider region and occasionally even on a national scale.”
What makes your company proud to do business in the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming?
“Morrison-Maierle has an office in Cody, Wyoming. In 2016 we merged with Holm, Blough and Company, who had been in business in the Big Horn Basin since 1982. We have continued to serve our clients in the Powell area and the Big Horn Basin.”
What defines your company culture?
“We are a 100% Employee-Owned Company, and we feel our core values define our culture. The four pillars of the company’s founders come to mind: Integrity – We do the right thing, Respect – We value people, Commitment – We keep our word, and Excellence – We give our best.”
What is one thing you really want people to know about your company?
“We are here to create solutions that build better communities” states Gunn.
What song or genre of music best represents your company today?
“2020 is our 75th anniversary so “You Say It’s Your Birthday” will be an appropriate song all year long!”
What makes your company a great place to work?
“We do great work. We get the chance to tackle the most challenging and complex projects, and we have a team of experts who always rise to the challenge. We are innovative and forward-looking and are not content to settle. Morrison-Maierle has visionary and strategic leadership” Gunn proudly states.
What do you value about your employees?
“We have many employees who have worked together for over 50 years. This is a tribute to their dedication not only to their profession, but also to the comradery in our office. We look forward to sharing a cup of coffee and hearing about old times and learning about what our newly hired folks are doing.”
How does your company invest in the future?
“Morrison-Maierle invests in the future with our employee stock ownership program, strategic planning, professional development, and leadership development.”
What will Morrison-Maierle engineering and surveying firm look like in 10 years?
“In ten-years we will be thriving! Sustainable business practices ensure our company is profitable. We will also be in more markets and have a larger workforce in those markets to promote growth in the Big Horn Basin..”
What inspires you to go to work every day?
Theresa concludes, “We have a great group of individuals who are like-minded and strive to deliver the best projects to our clients. It is a pleasure to work as a team with our office!”
It is clear Theresa Gunn is proud to be a part of the Morrison-Maierle team. The core-values and company culture play a big part in retaining their workforce and growing the company. At PEP, we look forward to seeing how Morrison-Maierle engineering and surveying services grows our community.