There’s the privilege of stepping into a business that your father built from nothing. And there’s the responsibility you have to pass the business on to the next generation even stronger than you found it. Honor and obligation sit side by side. The key principles are persistence, humility and integrity.
That’s why it’s so personal for me. The deals we make aren’t just numbers on a balance sheet; they’re real relationships with people I know and respect. I want to see them do well. I want to see strong, vital cities and local communities thriving.
We don’t answer to shareholders but to one another. All of us know that the best way to honor our family legacy is to keep our promises. Work with integrity and provide a level of service other companies can not match. We continue to operate from the premise that you can do well and do good at the same time.
We remember where we all came from and remember the past and those that inspired us getting here. It’s the highly personal, mutually beneficial way we’ve done business for the past 70 years and plan to do for the next 70 and beyond.
Jeffrey J. Feil