Reflecting on his career journey at Simpson Strong-Tie, Territory Sales Representative Johan Galeano has found fulfillment in his career, citing camaraderie with his team and a balanced work life. Johan’s accomplishments include winning the Sales by Objective (SBO) and Top Gun awards, both of which testify to his dedication and hard work. He genuinely enjoys his job and the trajectory of his career.
Gerard Garza, a Commercial Territory Sales Representative at Simpson Strong-Tie, shares his 3-year journey with the company. From his background in sales to his current role, he values building customer relationships. Gerard and colleagues volunteered for Extreme Makeover Home Edition, reflecting Simpson’s core values of giving back, and having fun. He appreciates Simpson’s culture and looks forward to more volunteering opportunities.
“Having a heart” isn’t a term we use often when we talk about businesses. As with many other attributes we don’t associate with companies in general, Simpson Strong-Tie is an outlier in this regard. The company definitely has heart, exemplified most in Company Value No. 8 – Give Back.
“We’re all so fortunate. No matter what each of our personal situations is, we know that there are many others in this world who will never have the opportunities we’ve had. It is our responsibility to reach out, in whatever manner we can, to support others. We’re all connected in some way and are all part of a greater community,” declared company founder Barc Simpson.
Simpson Strong-Tie celebrated this Halloween by combining fun, family and giving back. This year, Jade Spadoni and her family attended the event in our Pleasanton office, which included a fun Trunk or Treat event and incorporated a give-back activity that aligns with our values. This successful event left kids and parents with smiling faces.
Family is a great motivator for many, and that is certainly true for Benjamin Dotsey, a Production Planner at Simpson Strong-Tie. Originally from Ghana, Benjamin holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. With the goal of providing a better life and opportunities for his family and loved ones, he moved to the United States. Despite initial struggles finding the right job, he persevered and eventually found Simpson Strong-Tie, where he started out as a contractor stacking boxes. After six months, Benjamin’s hard work and patience were rewarded with a permanent position as a press operator in our Columbus warehouse.
Hady Abboud, a Shipping/Receiving Supervisor at Simpson Strong-Tie, explores the significance of our eighth company value, “Giving Back”, and its impact on our company culture and values. He delves into how our culture empowers employees to thrive and develop by creating an environment that values and respects each individual.
Congratulations to this year’s Barc Simpson Community Hero Award winners. Simpson Strong-Tie has nine company values, with the eighth being Give Back. The award encourages the spirit of giving and gives recognition to our employees for doing valuable work in their communities.
Our many locations across the United States and internationally helped us celebrate giving back to our local communities by organizing employee activities partnering with charitable nonprofits.
At Simpson Strong-Tie, social impact and responsibility have been a cornerstone of our business philosophy from the very beginning. This philosophy is embodied most explicitly in our Company Values, which we’ve taken directly from the “Nine Principles of Business” laid down by Barclay Simpson. From “Long-Range View” and “Be the Leader” to “Give Back” and “Everybody Matters,” these are values we take pride in and that we use to help guide our business actions and decisions. We like to think that they help distinguish us as a company and make us who we are.
Simpson Strong-Tie Billing Specialist Maria discusses the “Secret Sauce” that has made Simpson Strong-Tie a unique and inspiring place to work. She shares her own career journey and how her finance team focuses on empowering others while having fun and staying humble.