One Team, One Dream

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On Wednesday, Over 250 of Flaherty & Collins Properties 450-plus employees descended upon the JW Marriott in Downtown Indianapolis for our 2016 Company Wide Event.

The theme – One Team, One Dream – could not have been more appropriate.

At F&C, we are everywhere, as our Development, Construction and Management teams not only work on building affordable and market rate multifamily housing across the country, but also work on building strong communities where we live, work and play.

This week was a chance for us to invest in building ourselves and uniting our team to celebrate, well, us. Our hard work and efforts, our accomplishments, and to come together under not just a slogan or mantra, but a goal.

After a wonderful introduction to the day by our President, Jerry Collins, we kicked off our day-long, jam packed event with an amazing session of self-reflection and motivation from our guest speaker, Anne Grady. Anne shared several powerful messages with our team and we learned a great deal about not only ourselves, but interacting with others.

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After lunch and our lunchtime awards program – where we recognized winners in several construction and property management categories – we did a group event for charity, building 40 bikes that were donated later in the day to Boys & Girls Club organizations in Indianapolis and Noblesville, as well as Pathway on the Far East side of Indianapolis.

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Next up, our teams went on a Scavenger Hunt around White River State Park in Downtown Indianapolis. Our teams worked together to accomplish finding specific items or points of interest in the guide book, and winners received an Olympic style medal – and perhaps most important – a paid vacation day!

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From there, we broke for a few hours to allow everyone to get dressed to the nines for our capstone event – our dinner and awards program, followed by casino night and dancing in the Grand Ballroom.

Awards were presented to the following:

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Safety Award – honoring employees who continually have safety on the mind, following guidelines and SOPs and look for ways to expand their knowledge and bring safety to the workplace.

  • Gavin Greene
  • Dustin Stevens

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Construction MVP – the Construction MVP who has shown outstanding dedication, professionalism, hard work and positive mental attitude.

  • Gary Waters

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Property Manager of the Year – the Property Manager who has shown outstanding dedication, professionalism, hard work and positive mental attitude

  • Kourtney Cowell, The Heights Linden Square

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Maintenance Supervisor of the Year – the Maintenance Supervisor who goes above and beyond at their property, showing dedication, hard work, professionalism and positive mental attitude.

  • Steve Idol, Westlake

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Leadership Award – employee(s) who have shown outstanding leadership, direction, professionalism, hard work and positive mental attitude.

  • Teri Hedemark
  • Noelle Malatestinic
  • Brian Moore

Employee of the Year  Рpresented by Jerry Collins and David Flaherty, the award recognizes the best attributes of all our winners and goes above and beyond at all times to exceed all expectations. Our MVP!

  • Thomas J. (TJ) Hinds

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With that, we danced the night away and played games to close out our celebration.

We would like to thank all our Flaherty & Collins Properties team members who were able to attend, as well as our sponsors for their generosity in helping us put on the event:

Platinum Sponsors

  • Belfor
  • Hays + Sons
  • KSMC Consulting
  • PPG Paints
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Wilmar

Gold Sponsors

  • Assurant
  • Signworks
  • Moen
  • RealPage

Silver Sponsors

  • Landman Beatty
  • LB Gray LLC
  • Ring Construction
  • America’s Floor Source
  • BrightView
  • Cleansweep
  • Gold Seal
  • Indy Pro Tow
  • Maintenance Supply Headquarters
  • Outdoor Management
  • Ray’s Trash
  • Sandlin Law Group
  • State Farm – Chris McCreery
  • Window Coverings, Inc.
  • Wise Landscaping

Bike Build Sponsors

  • BGI
  • Barry Daming Excavating
  • Drexel Interiors
  • Hulsey Drain & Sewer Service
  • Impact Trash Solutions
  • Kelly Landscaping
  • On Call Construction Services
  • PooPrints
  • Renovia
  • Ryan Fire Protection
  • Ryan Cronk
  • Sandlin Law Group
  • Shaw Flooring
  • Simplex Grinnell
  • United Road Towing
  • Yael Carpety & Floor Cleaning

Scavenger Hunt Sponsors

  • A Perfect Promotion
  • Cleansweep
  • IPS Inc.
  • Maintenance Supply Headquarters

General Sponsors

  • A-1 Painting Inc.
  • Accurate Construction Services
  • America’s Floor Source
  • ASAP Aquatics
  • AT&T
  • Craven’s Carpet Cleaning
  • Glass Tree
  • Handy Helpers
  • Heartland Golf Carts
  • Jani-King of Chicago
  • Joers Carpet One Floor & Home
  • Klean Restoration
  • Leaders of the Class Property Services
  • Liberty Painting
  • Pemberton Lawn Care
  • RentPath
  • Sandlin Law Group
  • Sebert
  • Waste Management