In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving approaching, I started thinking about the original meaning of the holiday and how it ties back to the core of running a successful business. Thanksgiving Day began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and the preceding year. Much like the efforts to grow food to feed a community, most businesses depend on others to achieve great results. Let’s face it, none of us are perfect, but working together as a community, we can produce excellent results. I would be remiss not to thank those that have contributed to our growth as a business in this November edition of our newsletter.

Our Employees – at the heart of what we do is our incredible staff. We are fortunate to work with a team of people who are committed to doing their very best to serve our clients. The collaboration and commitment of our team enable us to achieve great things.

Our Clients – if not for the trust and partnership with our clients, we would not have a purpose. We appreciate and value the partnerships cultivated with our clients; some spanning the entire history of our company.

Our Sub-Consultants – as they say, no man is an island, and that stands true for us. Our clients trust us to solve their complex problems, and our relationships with other consultants are critical to accomplishing our client’s goals. We have a remarkable group of sub-consultants who work with us to deliver results for our clients.

Our Vendors – I have always said that we need to let the experts do their jobs and focus our attention on what we do. We are fortunate to have outstanding partners in Montana, and we enjoy the fact that most have been with us from the beginning.

Our Communities – we are lucky to work in communities with great businesses and organizations that collaborate to keep our communities healthy and vibrant. Montana is a fantastic place to call home, and without strong community support, business would be challenging.

Our Families & Friends – we are grateful for the love and support we receive from our families and friends who enable us to make the most of our non-working hours and encourage us always to do our very best. Our spouses, children, parents, grandparents, and those who are not blood relatives but instead family by choice, all ignite our drive to succeed.

Our Dogs – although technically our dogs are family too, we have to make sure to give them the special mention for smiles they bring to our faces and warmth to our hearts, both at the office and home.

This time of year, it seems seasonally appropriate to express our gratitude; however, the above list is always on my mind. I challenge each of you to make a point to show your appreciation to those who you are thankful for, all year-round.

Thank you for being a team member, client, sub-consultant, vendor, community member, family member (or dog) of our team at TLI. We appreciate YOU!

by Jason Rice, P.E., CEO