Gilmore Construction is pleased to announce that Office Manager Kristy Rooks is the winner of the 2016 Gilmore Way Award. This annual accolade, determined by a vote of Gilmore’s team members, recognizes extraordinary commitment to our company’s core values, which we call “The Gilmore Way.”

Kristy Rooks

Ms. Rooks joined Gilmore in 1998 and is among our company’s first full-time employees.

“She has consistently served with excellence in just about every aspect of Gilmore’s administrative operations,” Chief Executive Officer Jake Gilmore said. “Kristy assumes careful responsibility for our company and leaves nothing undone. She is a shining example for all of us.”

“Kristy is the No. 1 go-to person for everyone in the office — and many people outside it,” said Vice President of Construction Bob Bustos. “She always seems to have the answer to a question — and to know whom to contact or what to do when she doesn’t. The word ‘no’ is not part of her vocabulary.”

“When I go to Kristy with something, she is always right on it and of sincere and genuine help to me,” Project Engineer Dave Schroeder said. “There are no excuses with her, and she doesn’t push off requests to someone else. She steps in to provide guidance and problem-solve because she clearly cares about achieving great outcomes.”

“It is always refreshing to find colleagues who, like Kristy, are fully committed to building teamwork on the job,” Payroll Administrator Sarah Gilbert said. “She is the definition of team player.”

“This is so well-deserved,” Gilmore Safety Manager Vince Gilmore said. “It is a pleasure to work with such a dedicated and loyal co-worker — and to call her friend.”

Teamwork is one of the 14 foundational principles defining the Gilmore Way and explained on the walls of our Denver office: “I am a team player and team leader. I do whatever it takes to stay together and achieve team goals. I focus on cooperation and always work to a resolution, not a compromise. I am flexible in my work and able to change if what I am doing is not working. I ask for help when I need it, and I am compassionate to others who ask me.”

Indeed, Ms. Rooks recently cited “teamwork” as her chief focus in the office.

“Everyone matters and should feel respected and valued,” she said. “I have the unique honor of being able to step into different roles for Gilmore that accommodate the company and its people when there is a need. I truly enjoy serving them.”

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