History of J. W. Grand, Inc.
In 1975, J. W. Grand, Inc., was founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During the industrial construction boom of the mid 1970’s, the company quickly established its presence in the construction industry and rapidly began expanding. A large percentage of the projects being handled consisted of renovations of commercial and institutional structures, additions and new construction.
In the early 1980’s J.W. Grand diversified and entered the industrial market. Due to the limited experience in this area, many contacts were made with industrial construction organizations in order to formulate solid policies and procedures that met or exceeded industry standards for safety, quality and the necessary level of commitment to be successful as an industrial contractor. In a short time, industrial contracting became second nature to J.W. Grand, and the company became firmly established in the industry.
By the mid 1980’s the decision was made to expand geographically again into another diversified and prosperous market. After extensive research, J. W. Grand, Inc. opened its second office in Raleigh, North Carolina. Over the ensuing years, the Raleigh Branch firmly established itself in the health care, educational, commercial and institutional markets providing new construction, as well as renovations, design build, site work, and utility services.
Today, J. W. Grand building construction licenses in Louisiana. Forty two years after its inception, J. W. Grand continues to be an integral part of the commercial and industrial construction scene throughout the South. Because of our employee’s dedication to professionalism and integrity while striving to exceed our customer’s expectations, J.W. Grand looks forward to continued success in the future.
The Value of Ethics at J.W. Grand, Inc.
The construction industry is very competitive. At J. W. Grand, Inc. we believe that professional and ethical integrity helps us to bring the best product to the customer and buildt our progress and success during more than 40 years in construction industry. An excellent reputation is a differentiating competitive advantage. The reputation J.W. Grand Inc. earns everyday is impacted by our business ethics.
Our actions determine our integrity. We go above and beyond what is ethically required by law to ensure that we establish a committed, trusting relationship with our clients. If actions determined our integrity, then they must be guided by clear, shared values. Honesty is number one and integrity is number two. Over time, our personal standards of honesty and integrity will be strengthened or weakened. It is a choice we make daily, one decision at a time.
J. W. Grand, Inc. has established a system of controls to ensure proper conduct and response to anything that would challenge our values. It includes but not limited to the following areas of business:
Compliance with laws • Confidentiality • Record management • Trade secrets
Accounting for funds • Professionalism • Conflicts of interest • Nepotism
Use of company assets, such as software, tools and equipment.
Building a trusting relationship with our clients requires clear expectations, shared goals, clarity of communication, professionalism and mutual respect. J. W. Grand, Inc. maintains these values as intrinsic in our company code of ethics. We honor our commitments to business partners, clients, suppliers and subcontractors as a part of our corporate integrity. Compliance with laws, rules and regulations, Federal government requirements and other agency requirements is the only way to conduct business at J. W. Grand Inc.
J. W. Grand, Inc. measures success by the positive reputation we have established in the construction community. It takes a long time to build a good reputation in the construction industry and almost no time to obliterate it. Our good name and reputation are the most valuable intangible assets, which we maintain with constant improvement over the course of our business.