Too many business owners place the company itself as the most important thing, but we believe that standing for something and having integrity comes first. In fact, we have a list of core values that we actively live by each day.
Our first core value is to operate by the Golden Rule, which states: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” In other words, we treat people the way we want to be treated, whether it’s our clients, our partners, our suppliers, or our employees.
The Value of Ethics
Nobody wants to be cheated or lied to. As we decided the kind of company we wanted to be, we determined that we’d apply the Golden Rule to our own code of ethics.
What does that mean? It means we will not cheat our clients. Before we make decisions, we ask ourselves how each one will affect our clients. If something we are considering would benefit our company but hurt our clients, we won’t do it.
When it comes down to it, the conduct of our company is about the culture we promote. We’ve ingrained into our employees the importance of consistently making the right decisions over time. This includes everything from the consultant who talks to you about how to fix your problem to the company officer who drafts up a fair contract.
The Ethics Award
It’s easy for us to talk about being ethical, but it’s something else entirely to be recognized for our ethics. In 2003, we were the gracious recipients of the Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award, for upholding the highest business ethics standards in the greater Dallas area.
Simply saying we’re ethical wouldn’t win any awards. Only repeated ethical actions by our business can get that kind of recognition. We’re also the only roofer in the greater Dallas area to have ever won that award – and we were in competition with large companies and businesses across a range of industries.
The point is, we believe in ethics and live by that code in our business interactions every day. Because it’s the right thing to do.
Storm Hawk Commander-in-Chief,