As a company, we know that each one of our team members plays a very important role in each construction and real estate decision that we make. From our construction superintendents, constant oversite of quality construction, to our closing coordinators verifying contractual decision— each one of us plays our part in the bigger picture. However, we know that we all play a part in the team that makes up #TeamCook. That is why at the end of the day, we understand that it’s important to enjoy each other company and enjoy the moments we spend together.
It is much easier to build better communities for the residents, companies, and societies where we work when we build a better community within our own walls. We truly believe that part of being a team is having fun. And we do that through the events we participate in and the activities we host on a regular basis. A great example is an event that might not necessarily make you think of teamwork — our local Chamber Chase 5 K promoted by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber Chase Event
Each March, the local chamber host companies and groups from around the area to promote health and wellness within their organizations by participating in a rather grueling 5K course at Riverside Military Academy. This year Cook Construction had 5 participants in the race and several other that supported us at our company tent during the event. Cook employee, Eddie Gannon — who is an avid runner and frequent medalist at local running events — helped lead the team and encourage the participants from our company. He was quick to reach out to anyone running in the event to make sure they were training and preparing themselves for the race.
Eddie placed first overall in his age group with a stellar time of 20 minutes and got to sit around and watch the rest of us cross the finish line. The rest of our team may not have his training, but we all understood it wasn’t about our individual times as much as it was about us crossing the line as a company. It is exactly what we do each day — encourage each other through struggles and press forward to do it better with each course we face.
Best T-Shirt Award
We may not have taken home any other running medals but the marketing team with graphics created by Chris Campbell won the award given each year for best T-shirt using the race logo. The t-shirt was our way of expressing our personality and supporting the event. One of many group t-shirts that are sure to come over the next few years as we try to repeat as winners for this event.
Although running over 3 miles might not sound like it was a great time, our company really enjoyed the fellowship, competition, and the internal rivalry that this event provided. It truly brought us together and provided some stories for a few more months to come.
Be a part of the Team
We know that every person that we provide general contracting services for or that moves into one of our residential homes is an extension of the #TeamCook family. We meet new members of this group all the time and we wanted to just share a few pictures from yesterday.
The lesson is we can do more together than any of us can do alone — and that includes running in a race of hundreds of others while we are silently pulling for everyone else. Or even running faster than the rest of us and still being willing to drive back down the hill and drive the rest of us back up! We invite to learn more about being a part of #TeamCook.