By Evan Coulter
I’m not really into making New Year’s resolutions. Goals, sure. But resolutions? Not really my thing.
One of my goals for UCEC in 2016 is to improve both our customer and employee experience. We’ll achieve this goal by several initiatives, some of them centered around fun and uplifting events.
Speaking of “uplifting,” this is what Terry Engledow faced when he returned from vacation last week:
You might have seen this picture on Twitter (@UCECBuilt). Terry was definitely surprised! (That’s 1,500 balloons, in case you’re wondering.)
I’m inspired by our great relationships with customers. Other companies inspire me as well, such as Moosejaw. They are a Minnesota-based discount adventure gear supplier with a sense of humor. I really like their corporate communications. Although we are in different industries, I can see similarities between MooseJaw and UCEC.
We like to have personality in UCEC’s blog, Twitter feed and in-person events. Instead of a faceless panel shop, our customers and readers can learn more about the great people who make up UCEC’s team. In our blog, you can hear from various personalities. We can’t sell you a sleeping bag, but you can read about camping in national parks, hiking through Peru or the picturesque Irish landscape. We hope that through our written communications, you can get a glimpse of who we are in 2016.
Evan is Vice President of Business Operations.
More Great Stories from UCEC
Some of us love change and others loathe it. But if you’re in the panel business, you’ll see plenty of change over the years. I certainly have.
I have never viewed UCEC as a “one-stop shop." Simply put, we build the best control panels, period.
It's our pleasure to regularly give our blog readers a glimpse into our hard-working Management Team here at UCEC. Led by our officers Mark Inboden, President and CEO, and Evan Coulter, VP of Business Operations, the team also is made up of: John Beattie, Operations Manager for Production; Terry Engledow, Technical Support Manager; Zach Fothergill, Operations Support Manager; Garrod Massey, Operations Support Manager; and Paula Zangari, Project Coordinator.
I just got back from a golf trip to one of my favorite destinations on earth...Bandon Dunes in Oregon. My good friend Evan and I played five rounds in 2½ days. The weather was really good for the Oregon coast in the middle of April, except for one round.
Editor's Note: You may have seen the post, "5 More Questions with Mark Inboden" earlier this year. We thought it was time to ask Evan Coulter, VP of Business Operations, five questions of his own. Thanks, Evan, for your insights and answers.
UCEC is a proud Colorado company. The company was born here and it’s going to stay here. The famous “spirit of the West” is present in our employees: we are hardworking, adventurous and resourceful.
Our VP of Business Operations, Evan Coulter, is a busy man. But he's not too busy to share some of his thoughts on life, business and pumpkin spice lattes on the UCEC blog. Below, we've compiled a collection of Evan's best posts for your enjoyment.
Our CEO and President Mark Inboden was recently featured in a video for the The Alternative Board (TAB). TAB brings business owners and leaders from non-competing industries in Denver, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Golden and Evergreen together in a group setting – similar to a board of directors.
Change is constant at UCEC. So much so, we have a saying here: “No change, no happy.” We expect change constantly, whether it’s a request from a customer or a tweak we want to make to a project. Perhaps a requested part is now obsolete. Or perhaps the customer wants to use a different part than planned. Construction changes happen, too, in far-off places, and that affects our plans. All of these changes need to be noted in a “living” document that everyone can access.
The world needs more level-headed thinkers who sometime take a slightly negative view of things, right? I’m sure you’re all nodding, “Yes!”