Passion For People
Updated: Mar 12, 2021
What makes Dri Tech exceptional is that passion for people comes first. We’re doing this newsletter article a little differently this month.
My name is Kristina, and I’m a service coordinator here at Dri Tech. I wanted to step in for Blaine this month to tell you a little bit about what working here is like. Also joining me is Jim, a consultant for Dri Tech specializing in business strategies and communication. We wanted to give some insight into what it’s like to work both for and with Dri Tech and what that means for you, our customers.
Before I came to Dri Tech, I worked for an engineering firm for 14 years. I loved the various roles I got to play, but when the company was bought out and management changed, things went downhill. After being an integral part of the business, I quickly lost my voice. My ideas were no longer heard, and my opinion no longer mattered. It was heartbreaking to experience.
That’s when Jim, whom I had known for several years, reached out to let me know about an opportunity at a new company. It was a commercial roofing business called Dri Tech. I was admittedly a little unsure. I didn’t know the first thing about commercial roofing, but I took a chance and interviewed with Blaine. We ended up talking for over two hours, but I knew in the first two minutes that Dri Tech was where I wanted to be.
After working for a company for over a decade, leaving is hard, but when you can tell how great the company you’re leaping into is, it’s a lot easier. And that’s exactly what Dri Tech is like for every new member who joins our team. This is a place where ideas are heard, considered, and often implemented. This is a place where everyone’s role is valued. Blaine is a business owner who certainly is passionate about roofing, but what makes his roofing business great is that he’s even more passionate about the team driving his business.
Jim here now — I’ve known Blaine for over 10 years. We met in a CEO peer group where members helped each other propel their businesses forward. I’ve worked as a consultant for many years, but rarely have I seen a business that functions as incredibly as Dri Tech does. I’ve worked with companies that are much bigger and have been around for longer than Dri Tech that still don’t have the same impressive features and collaborations that Dri Tech does. And that’s thanks to great leadership and great team members.
Blaine has always led his business with a focus on family-like culture. It’s what helps him make people the best they can be without micromanaging them to get there. He gives them the tools and inspiration they need to excel and lets them bring their own value to their role and the business. As someone who has seen a lot of different business and leadership styles, it’s inspiring to find a business that operates this way. It doesn’t happen as often as it should.
But we’re not here to brag about the place we work or the people we work with. We say these things to show you, our customers, exactly what you get when you work with Dri Tech. We firmly believe that happy employees make happy customers because our track record is solid proof of that. When work ethic inside the office is great, you can bet it’s going to be great out on every job we do, too.
So this year, when you’re looking for someone to help you with your roofing needs, you can rely on Dri Tech to give you great service. But more than that, you can rely on working with great people who genuinely care about your needs. It’s the way we’ve done business for 53 years and the way we’ll keep doing it for every year to come.
Kristina & Jim