Chief Financial Officer
Allen Construction / Santa Barbara, Calif.
Transparency: We’re incredibly transparent. We give everyone specific line items. Clients feel more comfortable knowing where their costs are going. It’s also a selling point.
Best innovation: Our owner and founder is a leading advocate for building green. His home, which we built, is a good example. We have green committees in-house for both business and building practices, and we help clients understand why that’s an added value, as well as why it’s good for the environment and for them.
Becoming an employee-owned company: As of 2020, we are a majority employee- owned company. That’s a huge deal not only for internal morale but also from a control perspective. Now, we have a say in our own fate.